Heikki Hyyti

Heikki Hyyti

Phone: +358407718099
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Date of birth: 5.9.1983, Kokemäki
Address: Kastanjakuja 3 A 3, 01710 Vantaa, Finland
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heikki-hyyti
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.fi/citations?user=DJsNg-0AAAAJ

I am a doctoral student with the Autonomous Systems research group at the Aalto University. In 2010, I started my work on perception systems for forest machines, which consists of mobile mapping, laser scanning, machine perception and sensor fusion. I am pursuing to finalize my doctoral dissertation during this year.
I am also with the department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI, where I work on mobile laser scanning solutions for forestry under the Academy of Finland's COMBAT/Pointcloud project and UNITE Flagship.

Education

Helsinki University of Technology - Master of Science, 2009

Major: Cognitive Technology
Minor: Automation and Systems Technology
Master's thesis: Simultaneous Localization and Forest Mapping Using 2D and 3D Laser Scanners (http://web.lib.aalto.fi/fi/oa/db/INSSI/?cmd=get&id=38527)

Other education

Doctoral studies in the field of Automation technology at the school of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, 1.1.2010 -
Bachelor of Arts (Cognitive Science), University of Helsinki, 2017.
Upper secondary school and matriculation examination, Kokemäen lukio, 2002.

Work experience

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGIResearch Scientist, 1/2017 -                

Research work on the COMBAT/Pointcloud project with the Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI, National Land Survey of Finland.

Aalto University Doctoral student, 8/2010 - 12/2016

Doctoral studies as a part of research work with ETA doctoral school at the school of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University.

Helsinki University of Technology Researcher, 10/2009 - 7/2010

Research and teaching work with Autonomous Systems research group at Helsinki University of Technology (later renamed to Aalto University).

Helsinki University of Technology Research assistant, 5/2008 - 9/2009

Work as a research assistant doing my master's thesis with Autonomous Systems research group.

Satalinna Foundation Part time maintenance man, 9/2007 - 5/2010

Maintenance work on duty and supervision of a central fire alarm system.

Hyyti FarmSummer jobs and occasional stand-in work at the farm, 6/2002 - 8/2007

Farm related work at our large family farm including animal husbandry, crop cultivation, maintenance and construction work during years 2002-2007.

NepNet Oy Entrepreneur, 2/2001 - 8/2002

Entrepreneur with two partners in Kokemäki, Finland. Our business related to selling and fixing computers, and programming software and web pages.

Managerial experience

Autonomous Systems Project leader, 1/2016 - 12/2016

Project leader with the Autonomous Systems research group relating to our part in the COMBAT/Pointcloud project funded by The Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland. Responsible project manager: Research Professor Harri Kaartinen.

Autonomous Systems Project leader, 1/2014 - 12/2015

Project leader with the Autonomous Systems research group relating to our part in Forest Big Data subtask in a nationwide D2I SHOK project. Responsible leader of our part: Professor Arto Visala.

Autonomous Systems Project leader, 1/2010 - 12/2013

Project leader with the Autonomous Systems research group relating to our part in EffFibre project (http://fibic.fi/programs/efffibre). Responsible leader of our part: Professor Arto Visala. Project coordinator: Jarmo Hämäläinen, Metsäteho Oy.

Theses mentored

Putkiranta, Pauli, Master of Science, "Geometric Calibration of Rotating Multi-beam Lidar Systems." Aalto University, School of Engineering, 2020. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202001261822)

Manninen, Petri, Master of Science, "Camera-Based Egomotion in a Self-Driving Car." Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, 2019. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201908254897)

Sandru, Andrei, Master of Science, "Sea Ice Field Analysis Using Machine Vision." Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, 2018. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201810175472)

Toiviainen, Ville, Master of Science, "Inertial Measurement Unit Based Instrumentation for Pose Estimation and Contact Detection in a Forestry Crane." Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, 2017. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114675)

Palonen, Tuomo, Master of Science, "Augmented Reality Based Human Machine Interface for Semiautonomous Work Machines." Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, 2016. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201611025386)

Liukkonen, Jere, Master of Science, "Machine vision system for a reverse vending machine." Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, 2015. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201512165585)

Kemppainen, Teemu, Master of Science, "Stereo Vision Based Planting Spot Detection in a Continuously Operating Forest Planter." Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, 2012. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201305296456)

In addition, 14 mentored bachelor's theses in Automation and Systems Technology
Scientific publications

Mariana Campos, Paula Litkey, Yunsheng Wang, Yuwei Chen, Heikki Hyyti, Juha Hyyppä and Eetu Puttonen, "A Long-Term Terrestrial Laser Scanning Measurement Station to Continuously Monitor Structural and Phenological Dynamics of Boreal Forest Canopy," Frontiers Research Foundation, Vol. 11:606752, 2021. (https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.606752)

Mariana Campos, Paula Litkey, Yunsheng Wang, Yuwei Chen, Heikki Hyyti, Juha Hyyppä, Eetu Puttonen, "A Terrestrial Laser Scanning Measurement Station to Monitor Long-Term Structural Dynamics in a Boreal Forest," The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XLIII-B1-2020, pp. 27-31, 2020. (https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B1-2020-27-2020)

Ville V. Lehtola, Heikki Hyyti, Pekka Keränen, and Juha Kostamovaara, "Single Photon Lidar in Mobile Laser Scanning: The Sampling Rate Problem and Initial Solutions Via Spatial Correlations," in The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, vol. XLII-2/W18, pp. 91-97, 2019. (https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W18-91-2019)

Ville V. Lehtola, Matti Lehtomäki, Heikki Hyyti, Risto Kaijaluoto, Antero Kukko, Harri Kaartinen, and Juha Hyyppä, "Preregistration Classification of Mobile LIDAR Data Using Spatial Correlations," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 6900-6915, 2019. (https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2019.2909351)

Heikki Hyyti, Ville V. Lehtola, and Arto Visala, "Forestry crane posture estimation with a two‐dimensional laser scanner," Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 35, pp. 1025-1049, 2018. (https://doi.org/10.1002/rob.21793)

Tuomo Palonen, Heikki Hyyti, and Arto Visala, "Augmented Reality in Forest Machine Cabin," in Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2017), vol. 50, pp. 5410-5417, 2017. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201710207259)

Heikki Hyyti and Arto Visala, "A DCM Based Attitude Estimation Algorithm for Low-Cost MEMS IMUs," International Journal of Navigation and Observation, vol. 2015, Article ID 503814, 18 pages, 2015. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/503814)

Mikko Vihlman, Heikki Hyyti, Jouko Kalmari, and Arto Visala, "Detection and species classification of young trees using machine perception for a semi-autonomous forest machine," in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1543-1548. IEEE, 2015. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201601151015)

Heikki Hyyti and Arto Visala, "Feature Based Modeling and Mapping of Tree Trunks and Natural Terrain Using 3D Laser Scanner Measurement System," in IFAC Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles Symposium, IAV2013, Sofitel Gold Coast, Australia, 2013. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201501221180)

Heikki Hyyti, Jouko Kalmari and Arto Visala, "Real-time Detection of Young Spruce Using Color and Texture Features on an Autonomous Forest Machine," in International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN2013, Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, TX, USA, 2013. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201501221181)

Jouko Kalmari, Heikki Hyyti and Arto Visala, "Sway Estimation Using Inertial Measurement Units for Cranes with a Rotating Tool," in Proc. 8th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, Australia, 2013. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201501221179)

Jouko Kalmari, Tuomas Pihlajamäki, Heikki Hyyti, Markku Luomaranta and Arto Visala, "ISO 11783 compliant forest crane as a platform for automatic control," in Proc. Agricontrol 2013, Espoo, 2013. (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201501221178)

Heikki Hyyti, Matti Öhman, Mikko Miettinen and Arto Visala, "Heuristic Correlation Based Laser Odometry Method for Unconstructed Environment," in IASTED conference on Robotics and Applications, RA2009, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2009.

Skills

Language skills

Finnish, native speaker
English, excellent written and spoken skills
Swedish, good written and average spoken skills, (HUT 2005)
German, basics

Programming skills

C/C++, excellent skills and a lot of experience with embedded and real-time Systems
Matlab, python, excellent skills, especially in mathematical computation

Positions of trust

Finnish Society of Automation, Member of the board, 01/2020 -
Vision Club of Finland, Chairman of the board, 01/2019 -
AS Oy Kastanjakuja 3, Chairman of the board, 11/2019 -
Pähkinähoito Oy, Chairman of the board, 05/2020 -

Other

Military service: corporal, electronic mechanic in radar technology, 2003.
Hobbies: voluntary work, electronics, programming, scuba diving, and keeping a farm