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Department of Signal Processing initiated recently a new educational project for supporting students majoring in signal processing, multimedia, or computational systems biology. The main objective of the project is to raise the students' subjective motivation for regular and active learning and guide them to the direction in which their own strengths can be used most efficiently. This is achieved through individual discussions with each of the students in order to find ways in which the students could improve their studying efficiency based on their individual wishes, capabilities, and interest as well as the ways in which the department can additionally support the students, for example, integrate the students in the research activities of the department or tailor part of the curriculum to the students' need. Such approach motivates the students to find their own area of interest, search and solve problems in that area with more enthusiasm, and get them engaged in the scientific community as early as possible thereby making the overall study experience more enjoyable for them.
For supporting students majoring in signal processing, multimedia, or computational systems biology, the Department of Signal Processing has appointed D. Sc. (Tech.) Samuli Niiranen and D. Sc. (Tech.) Robert Bregovic. Students are encouraged to contact Samuli or Robert about all matters related to studying (e.g. courses, teaching, degree). Samuli or Robert can be contacted by e-mail or by visiting them in their offices. For small things, the students can come by anytime. For more complex issues, it is advisable to send an e-mail and agree on a meeting time.
Samuli Niiranen, TC334, e-mail: samuli.niiranen *at* tut.fi
Robert Bregovic, TE419, e-mail: robert.bregovic *at* tut.fi
Beside the above two student guides for students majoring in a signal-processing related field, TUT Student Affairs Office provides general student counselors, degree program counselors and a study psychologist. Useful information about studies at TUT can also be obtained from the TUT International Office.