Jyrki Katajainen: Curriculum vitae

1. Education

    Turun Normaalikoulu, Finland
      Matriculation examination, May 1976
    Department of Mathematics, University of Turku, Finland
      B.Sc., Dec 1979
      M.Sc., Oct 1980
    Department of Computer Science, University of Turku, Finland
      Licentiate in Philosophy, Jun 1983
      Ph.D., Dec 1987

2. Knowledge of languages

    Finnish: mother tongue
    Swedish and English: fluent
    Other Scandinavian languages like Danish: excellent ability to understand
    German: little

3. Current appointment

    Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
      Associate Professor, since Mar 1993

4. Previous professional appointments

    Department of Computer Science, University of Turku, Finland
      Deputy Mathematician (3 months) 1979–1980
      Deputy Assistant (total 1 year 7 months) 1980–1981
      Assistant (total 2 years 11 months) 1982–1986
      Deputy Lecturer (total 1 year 3 months) 1980–1983
      Deputy Associate Professor (6 months) 1984
      Senior Lecturer (total 1 year 1 month) 1988–1991
      Professor (4 months) 1999
      Docent (11 years) 1993–2004
    Ministry of Education, Finland
      Ph.D. student (4 months) 1985
    Academy of Finland
      Junior Researcher (3 years) 1987–1989
      Researcher in the project Parallel models of computation and parallel algorithms (6 months) 1992
    Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
      Deputy Associate Professor (total 1 year 2 months) 1991–1993
    Department of Computer Science, University of Joensuu, Finland
      Docent (12 years) 1992–2004
    Ministry of Education, Denmark
      Member of the national corps of external examiners in computing (5 years 9 months) 2002–2007

5. Compulsory military service

    Satakunta Artillery Regiment, Finland
      Conscript soldier (8 months) 1978–1979

6. Administrative experience

    Supremum (mathematics students' association), University of Turku, Finland
      Vice-chairperson (9 months) 1978
    Turku Miniature Golf Club, Finland
      Chairperson (5 years 10 months) 1978–1983
    Conscript Soldiers' Committee, Satakunta Artillery Regiment, Finland
      Chairperson (5 months) 1978–1979
    Finnish Federation of Miniature Golf Clubs, Finland
      Vice-chairperson (1 year) 1981–1982
    Committee for Curriculum Planning in Computer Science, University of Turku, Finland
      Secretary (total 3 years) 1985–1991
    Foundation Silverräven (Rudolf Steiner kindergarten), Linköping, Sweden
      Secretary (9 months) 1989

7 . Other professional activities

a) Preliminary examination of Ph.D. theses

    Hannu Toivonen: Discovery of Frequent Patterns in Large Data Collections, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, 1996
    Lauri Malmi: On Updating and Balancing Relaxed Balanced Search Trees in Main Memory, Laboratory of Information Processing Science, Helsinki University of Technology, 1997
    Kurt Swanson: Studies in Applied Data Structures, Department of Computer Science, Lund University, 1998
    N. Jesper Larsson, Structures of String Matching and Data Compression, Lund University, 1999
    Gianni Franceschini, On the Computational Power of Permutations in Sorting and Searching Problems, University of Pisa, 2005
    Nikolas Askitis, Efficient Data Structures for Cache Architectures, RMIT University, 2007

b) Assessment committee membership

    Assessment of the candidates for a position as associate professor in algorithmics at Chalmers University of Technology, May 2000
    Assessment of the candidates for the two Ph.D. scholarships announced under the Trustworthy Pervasive Health-Care Services project at the University of Copenhagen, May 2008

c) Education evaluation

    Education evaluation in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Joensuu, Spring 2002

d) Organizing committee membership

    Secretary, 2nd Finnish Summer School on Theoretical Computer Science, Parainen, August 1985
    Chair, 1st Copenhagen Meeting on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, Copenhagen, August 1993
    Chair, 2nd Copenhagen Conference on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, Copenhagen, May 1995
    Co-chair, Algorithm Day in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, September 1997
    Chair, Summer School on Experimental Algorithmics, Rungsted Kyst, July 2004
    Conference chair, 9th Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithm Theory, Humlebæk, July 2004
    Conference chair, 13th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms, Copenhagen, June/July 2014
    Conference chair, 22nd International Symposium on Fundamentals of Computation Theory, Copenhagen, August 2019

e) Program committee membership

    Co-Chair, 2nd Copenhagen Conference on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, Copenhagen, May 1995
    20th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Sydney, February 1997
    21st Australasian Computer Science Conference, Perth, February 1998
    22nd Australasian Computer Science Conference, Auckland, January 1999
    23rd Australasian Computer Science Conference, Canberra, January/February 2000
    24th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Gold Coast, January/February 2001
    25th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Melbourne, January/February 2002
    8th Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithm Theory, Turku, July 2002
    26th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Adelaide, February 2003
    27th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Dunedin, January 2004
    9th Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithm Theory, Humlebæk, July 2004
    28th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Newcastle, January/February 2005
    Mexican International Conference on Computer Science, Puebla, September 2005
    29th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Hobart, January 2006
    2009 Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments, New York City, January 2009
    17th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms, Copenhagen, September 2009
    21st Annual European Symposium on Algorithms, Sophia Antipolis, September 2013
    13th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms, Copenhagen, June/July 2014
    Chair, 22nd International Symposium on Fundamentals of Computation Theory, Copenhagen, August 2019

8. Sport achievements

    1975 Gold medal, Finnish Miniature Golf Championships (Junior)
    1979 Gold medal, Finnish Miniature Golf Championships (Team)
    1979 Silver medal, Finnish Miniature Golf Championships (Men)
    1980 Silver medal, Finnish In-Door Miniature Golf Championships (Men)
    1982 Gold medal, Finnish Miniature Golf Championships (Team)
    1982 Bronze medal, European Miniature Golf Championships (Team)
    1984 Silver medal, Finnish Miniature Golf Championships (Men)

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