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Veikko Rouhiainen

Current position at VTT

Research Professor

Research background and current research topics

As Research Professor, Veikko Rouhiainen was appointed to be the coordinator of VTT's safety & security research at the beginning of 2005. In recent years his main task has been to coordinate VTT´s safety & security research in EU’s FP 7 / Security programme and in Horizon 2020 programme.

Since 1978, Veikko has been working at VTT as a Researcher, a Senior Research Scientist, and since 1993 as a Research Professor of Industrial Risk Management. His main tasks have been to develop safety, risk and reliability analysis methods, and also apply them in different kinds of industries. His doctorate was related to risk analysis. As group leader of the risk analysis group he participated in the planning and direction of several research projects and programmes. From 2001 to 2005 he led VTT's "Safety and Reliability" Technology Theme (Research Programme).

While at VTT, Veikko has been particularly active in the international research community. His activities include membership in standardisation committees, dozens of conference organisation committees, and conference programme committees, and editorial boards of journals. With many connections to industry and interest groups in various kinds of research projects, he is also a member of the National Expert Committee of Safety Management and -Technology (2001-), and the EUROTECH Security Research Group (2005-).

Veikko has been a Docent at Tampere University of Technology since 1993. He has also acted as an opponent and examination committee member of doctoral dissertations at the Tampere University of Technology. From 1991 to 2006, he was the Teacher in Risk Analysis and Reliability Engineering at the Tampere University of Technology.

Current major research projects at VTT

2007 – present
Research Professor and Research Coordinator of the "Safety and security" research at VTT. Current research interests are focused particularly on the security assurance of citizens, society and enterprises, safety management and -engineering, and industrial risk management.

Education

Doctor of Technology, Tampere University of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 1991: (dissertation: The Quality Assessment of Safety Analysis).

Licentiate in Technology, Tampere University of Technology, 1987.

Master of Science, Tampere University of Technology, Finland, 1976.

Work history

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1978 – present.

2006 – 2007, Research Professor, Coordinator of the Security Key Technology Action of VTT (funded by VTT, European Commission, etc.), and coordinator of the "Safety and security" projects in VTT Strategic Research.

2001 – 2005, Theme Leader, VTT's "Safety and Reliability" Technology Theme, included 9 research projects (funded by VTT, European Commission, Tekes, etc.).

1996 – 2001, Group Manager, Responsible for the projects, and versatile consultancy activities of the risk analysis research group (funded by the European Commission, Tekes, The Finnish Work Environment Fund, Industry).

1992 – 1996, Project Coordinator, TOMHID – Total Overall Methodology for Hazard Identification (funded by the European Commission, Tekes).

1989 – 1992, Project Leader, in several projects related to the quality assessment of safety and risk analysis; dissertation research (funded by Nordic Council of Ministers, Tekes, The Finnish Work Environment Fund).

1984 – 1989, Group Manager, Responsible for the project basket of safety analysis group (funded by The Finnish Work Environment Fund, Tekes, Industry).

1980 – 1983, Project Leader in several projects related to occupational safety.

2005 – present, Research Professor, VTT Strategic Research.

1993 – 2004, Research Professor, VTT Automation.

1984 – 1993, Senior Research Scientist, VTT Manufacturing Technology.

1978 – 1984, Research Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

From 1975 to 1978 as a Design Engineer in the Engineering office OHJE Oy.

Teaching experience

1993 – present, Docent (e.g. to Associate or Visiting Professor) of Industrial Risk Management at Tampere University of Technology

1991– present, Teacher in Reliability Engineering and Risk Management at Tampere University of Technology.

Positions of trust and professional assignments

Journals

2005 – 2007, IJPE, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Editorial Board, Member
1998 – 2006, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Editorial Board, Member
1999, Automation Technology Review, Editorial Board, Member.

International Professional Organizations

2005 – present, EUROTECH Security Research Group, Member
1993 – present, ESRA, European Safety and Reliability Association, VTT's representative
1991 – present, Scandinavian Reliability Engineers, Member
1989 – 2000, Society for Risk Analysis, Member.

Programme Committee or Scientific Committee Membership of International Conferences

2008, The 5th International Conference on Safety and Reliability – KONBiN'08, Wrocklaw, Poland, International Programme Committee, Member
2007, NoFS 2007, The 17th Nordic Research Conference on Safety, Tampere, Finland, Local Organising Committee, Member
2007, ESREL 2007, The European Safety and Reliability Conference, Norway, Programme Committee, Member
2005, KONBiN'2005, The 4th Safety and Reliability International Conference, Warsaw, Poland, Programme Committee, Member
2005, ESREL 2005, The European Safety and Reliability Conference, Advances in Safety and Reliability, Tri-City, Poland, Technical Programme Committee, Member
2005, IEEEE SMC Hawaii 05, 2005, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Hawaii, USA, Programme Committee, Member
2003, KONBiN'2003, The 3rd Safety and Reliability International Conference, Gdynia, Poland, Programme Committee, Member
2002, ORP'2002, 2nd International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention, Gran Canaria, Spain, Programme Committee, Member
2002, KONBiN'2002, The 2nd Safety and Reliability International Conference, Warsaw, Poland, Programme Committee, Member
2002, PSAM6, International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, Programme Committee, Member
2001, KONBiN'2001, Safety and Reliability International Conference, Warsaw, Poland, Programme Committee, Member
2000, PSAM5, International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, Osaka, Japan, Programme Committee, Member
2000, ORP'2000, 1st International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention, Gran Canaria, Spain, Programme Committee, Member
2000, ESREL 2000, The European Safety and Reliability Conference; Foresight and Precaution, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Programme Committee, Member
1999, ESREL1999, European Safety and Reliability Symposium, Programme Committee, Member
1998, ESREL 1998, European Safety and Reliability Symposium, Programme Committee, Member
1997, ESREL 1997, European Safety and Reliability Symposium, Programme Committee, Member
1994, ESREL 1994, European Safety and Reliability Symposium, Programme Committee, Member
1994, SAFEPROCESS'94, Fault Detection Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes, Espoo, Finland, Programme Committee, Member
1991, SRE Symposium, Reliability and Safety of Processes and Manufacturing Systems, Tampere, Finland, Local Organising Committee, Chairman
1989, IUFRO, Conference of International Union of Forest Research Organisations, Working Conditions in Woodworking Industry, Lappeenranta, Finland, Local Organising Committee, Member.

Standardization Committees and Working Groups

2005 – present, IEC/TC 56, Dependability/ WG3 Risk analysis. Risk assessment of technological systems, Member
1991 – present, SESKO/SK 56, Luotettavuus (Dependability). Standardisation Committee, Member
1991 – 2001, IEC/TC 56, Dependability/WG12 Risk analysis. Risk analysis of technological systems, Member.

Domestic Organizations

2004 – present, AEL/VAK, National Expert Committee on Safety Management and –Engineering, Member
2005 – present, Advisory Board of VTT Certification, Member
2005 – present, The Finnish Maintenance Society, Research and Education Committee, Member
2000 – 2003, The Finnish Maintenance Society, Research Committee, Member
1998 – 2007, The Finnish Risk Analysis Society, Steering Committee, Member
1990 – present, The Finnish Society of Risk Analysis, Member
1989 – present, Association of Safety Managers of Finland, Member
1986 – present, Society of Quality Engineers of Finland, Member.

Selected publications

Rouhiainen, V. (ed.) 2013. Research Highlights in safety & security. VTT, Espoo. VTT Research Highlights 10. 129 p.

Rouhiainen, V. (ed.) 2009. Scientific Activities in Safety & Security 2009. VTT. Espoo. 115 pp.

Rouhiainen, V. & Heikkilä, A-M. 2007. Ensuring the quality of safety analyses in industry. PSAM 9.International Conference on Probalilistic Safety Assessment and Management. Hong Kong, China, 18 - 23 May 2008. Edge Publication Group Limited. Hong Kong (2008).

Rouhiainen, V. 2007. Technology roadmap of security research, VTT, Espoo. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes 2368, 33p.

Naumanen, M. & Rouhiainen, V. (eds.) 2006. Security –tutkimuksen roadmap (Security research roadmap). VTT, Espoo. VTT Tiedotteita – Research Notes 2327, 69 p. (In Finnish).

Rouhiainen, V. (ed.) 2006. Safety and reliability; Technology theme – Final report. VTT, Espoo. VTT Publications 592, 142 p. + app. 27 p.

Suokas, J. & Rouhiainen, V. (editors) 1993. Quality management of safety and risk analysis. Elsevier. 291 p.

Veikko Rouhiainen's s publications in VTT Publications Register.


Additional information

Veikko Rouhiainen
Research Professor
+358 20 722 3262

Additional information

Veikko Rouhiainen
Research Professor
+358 20 722 3262