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Jari Porras, Professor
Jari Porras (Ph.D), is Professor at the Department of Information Technology at the Lappeenranta University, Finland. Prof. Porras received the Dr. Sc. (Tech.) degree from LUT in 1998 about modeling and simulation of distributed communication environments. His interests include wireless networks, ad-hoc networking, peer-to-peer computing, aspects of Grid computing as well as distributed computing and distributed environments. Google Scholar – Email: jari.porras(at)lut.fi


SEFFAH_1431_DSC00902-1-150x150Ahmed Seffah, Professor
Ahmed Seffah(Ph.D) is an associate professor of human-centered software engineering at Lappeenranta University of Technology. His research is at the crossroads for software engineering and human computer interaction, as well as their applications to environmental challenges.

Google Scholar – Email: Ahmed.Seffah(at)lut.fi


IMG_20150224_1817582-150x150Maria V. Palacin-Silva
Maria V. Palacin-Silva (MSc) is a Doctoral candidate at Lappeenranta University of Technology since 2015, her research focuses on architecting participatory sensing systems for smart cities. She holds a triple master degree in Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM) funded by European Commission under Erasmus Mundus.

Google Scholar – Email: Maria.Palacin.Silva(at)lut.fi


1959842_10202666122075001_2985571058650723339_n-150x150Shola Abdullateef Oyedeji
Shola Abdullateef Oyedeji is a master student from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in on Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM). His thesis work focuses in developing metrics to assess sustainability as a quality attribute in software systems.

LinkedIn– Email: Abdullateef.Oyedeji(at)student.lut.fi



Shqipe Buzuku
She received her MSc in 2010 from University of Pristina. In 2011, she received scholarship, for PhD studies at LUT, from EM2-STEM program for the period of two years and in 2014 one-year scholarship from Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland. Her research is focused on System design methods and their applications to model environmental sustainability including policies as well as measures and their integration in complex system and eco-systems modelling. She was a visiting researcher at South China University of Technology, China. Google Scholar – Email: Shqipe.Buzuku(at)lut.fi



Andrey A. Saltan
Andrey A. Saltan is a Doctoral candidate at the Lappeenranta University of Technology as well as an Assistant professor at the St. Petersburg State Univeristy. His prime research lies on the intersection of software marketing, product development and business strategies for software companies. At the same time as a Researcher at the Laboratory «Economic performance and the environment», St. Petersburg State University Andrey is also make some investigations on Green IT practices in Russia.

Google Scholar – Email: .andrei.saltan(at)lut.fi



Arash Hajikhani

M.Sc. (Tech.), is a Researcher and a Doctoral Student in School of Business and Management at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). He has been studying methods for evaluating and measuring various types of innovation. In his Master’s thesis, he conducted a study on transforming unstructured data in social media into a validated indicator for measuring innovation. His current research interest is in analyzing different regional innovation ecosystems; finding their main entities/players and the interaction between them. He has a multidisciplinary background and has been involved with sustainability and software engineering oriented research via mass bibliometric data analysis. Research Gate– Email: .arash.hajikhani(at)lut.fi