Dr. Leo Kärkkäinen


Co-lead of Chief AI Officer Function, Aalto University Professor on AI, and EU AI HLG member

Dr. Leo Kärkkäinen is  Bell Labs Fellow, Research Group Leader in the Algorithms, Analytics & Augmented Intelligence Research Labs of Nokia Bell Labs and a part time professor of embedded systems in biomechanical technologies in Aalto University,

After having his PhD in 1990 in theoretical physics from the University of Helsinki, Leo had post-doctoral positions in Germany (Bielefeld), US (Tucson), and Denmark (Copenhagen). After he joined Nokia Research Center in 1996, he has worked as a leader in electro-acoustics, emerging technologies teams in Nokia Research Center, and predictive analytics team in Digital Health Lab of Nokia Technologies, and in several leadership teams as a technology expert. He has been a member of CEO (2009-2011) and CTO (2012-2014) Technology Councils of Nokia.

Leo is also  Adjunct Professor of Theoretical Physics from the University of Helsinki and he has more than 80 academic papers, and more than 20 granted patents.”