Seppo Hamalainen

Principal Innovator


Dr. Seppo Hämäläinen is an experienced research, technology and innovation manager with extensive international experience. Currently he is with Nokia Bell Labs in Finland where he is working as Principal Innovator. He started his career in Nokia in 1993, and he has been working in different research, and research management roles in Nokia Research Center, Nokia Siemens Network and Nokia Mobile Networks in China and Finland. During 2014 - 2017 he working with Ooredoo Group in Qatar, where his focus was in self-organizing networks. In his current role he identifies emerging technologies for new innovation projects, demonstrators and proof-of-concepts.

Seppo received his M.Sc degree in 1994 from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland and and Ph.D degree in 2003 from University of Jyväskylä, Finland. For both – M.Sc. and Ph.D. - his research topic was 3G radio network performance.

Seppo’s current research interest is related to 5G radio networks and their performance. He is the author or co-author of over 20 patents and 50 scientific journal or conference papers or book chapters. He is also co-editor for a Self-organizing networks book.