Sasu Tarkoma is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki and Head of the Department of Computer Science. He is also Director of the Helsinki Center for Data Science (HiDATA) and affiliated with the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT. He has authored 4 textbooks and has published over 200 scientific articles. He has seven granted US Patents. His research has received a number of Best Paper awards and mentions, for example at IEEE PerCom, ACM CCR, and ACM OSR. As an example flagship research project, he is leading the MegaSense project, which aims at deploying a wide array of urban air-monitoring stations and employing the data within prediction models.