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Prof Caj Södergård

Caj  Södergård
NameCaj Södergård
OrganisationTechnical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
Job titlePermanent Research Professor, Media Technology
BioPermanent Research Professor, Digital Service and Media Technology , at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).He got his masters degree (with honours) in Computer Science and Control Technology in 1980 and his Doctor of Technology in 1994, both from Helsinki University of Technology. Before joining VTT in 1982, he worked for three years in industry, designing machine vision systems. At VTT, Södergård has worked in  numerous image processing and media technology projects, of which he has lead a significant part.  His work has resulted in several products used in the field. His expertise is in media and digital service technology, especially in context-aware, personalized and affective media. He has 250 publications, is author of several books and has 5 patents ans several patent applications in these fields. Södergård was in the core group that intitiated the national Next Media program and served later on its board. He is currently on the board of the European Big Data Value Association and is a member of the EU High Level Expert Group outlining the European Open Science Cloud. A detailed CV is found at his home page http://www.vtt.fi/people/caj_sodergard.pdf