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Curriculum vitae

Name: Arto Teräs


Date of birth: 24 September 1977
Nationality: Finnish
Address: Southern Germany
(please ask by email)
Telephone: (please ask by email)
E-mail: ajt@iki.fi
Marital status: married


June 2004 Master of Science degree from Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Graduated with distinction. (thesis)
Oct 2002 - Sep 2003 Research Student in Image Information Science laboratory at Kanazawa University, Japan.
Sep 2000 - May 2001 Exchange student at INSA, Lyon, France
May 1996 Graduated from Suomalainen yhteiskoulu upper secondary school.

Work experience:

Apr 2019 -> Leibniz Supercomputing Centre: GitLab Administrator
2017 -> Town of Füssen: Official guide
2013 -> Freelancer in IT consulting (Digital preservation, web design and development).
2016 - 2017 Neuschwanstein castle: Castle Guide
2003 - 2012 CSC, the Finnish IT Center for Science: Application specialist (Grid computing, data storage, digital preservation). See also my staff page at CSC.
May 2001 - Sep 2002 Helsinki Institute of Physics: Researcher (distributed computing, Linux clusters).
Jun - Aug 2000
Jun - Aug 1999
Helsinki Institute of Physics: Summer trainee at CERN, Switzerland (Perl, FastCGI programming, distributed computing research using the Globus toolkit).
Dec 1996 - May 2000 MikroPC magazine: System administrator (web server and dial-up nodes for the MikroPC BBS message forum).
Sep - Dec 1999
Sep - Dec 1998
Helsinki University of Technology: Assistant (Basic Course in Programming T1).
Jan - Jun 1998 Finnish army: Researcher (C++ programming, user interface design).
occasionally Writing articles on freelance basis.

Other experience:

1997 - 1998 Military service in the Finnish Defence Forces at Riihimäki Signal Regiment, military rank sergeant.
2001 - 2014 Several positions as a board member, including chairman 2005, in the Finnish Linux User Group.
2004 - 2014 Secretary and board member (2004-2005), webmaster and database administrator (2004-2014) in the Finnish-Japanese friendship organization Japania ry.

Scientific and other publications:

See my writings page.


Finnish (native), English (excellent), German (excellent), French (very good), Japanese (good), Swedish (good), Spanish (basics).

Hobbies and interests:

Computers: Networked communities, Internet, the GNU/Linux operating system and Free software.
Sports: Cycling, hiking, yoga.
Travelling: Bicycle tours, hospitality exchange, foreign cultures and languages.

Arto Teräs <ajt@iki.fi>
Current version of this document and up to date contact information can be found at http://ajt.iki.fi/me/cv.html.
Academic records, work certificates and referees available on request.

Last update 2019-11-25.