Åbo Akademi University

Dr. Sébastien Lafond

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Sébastien Lafond is a senior researcher and docent in computing engineering at Åbo Akademi University. He received a M.Sc. (Tech) in Embedded Systems from the ESIGELEC School of Engineering, a Master of Advanced Studies from the University of Rouen and a PhD (Tech) from Åbo Akademi University. Within several national and international research projects he has been mainly working on the development low-power computing platforms and the development of low-latency media processing cloud-based solutions. His main research interests are energy efficient many-core systems, stream-based languages, scheduling algorithms and parallel signal processing platforms. 

email: sebastien.lafond@abo.fi  


Prof. Jan Westerholm

Professor in High Performance Computing

Jan is a professor in high performance computing with industrial applications at the Department of information technologies at Åbo Akademi University. He received his master’s degree from Helsinki University of Technology and his PhD in physics from Princeton University. His research areas include parallel computing, code optimization and accelerator programming with applications in stochastic optimization, computational physics, biology and geographical information systems. 



Dr. Sepinoud Azimi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Sepinoud Azimi is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of information technologies at Åbo Akademi University. She received a M.Sc. in Mathematics from University of Guilan, Iran and a M.Sc. in Information Technologies from University of Turku, Finland. She got her PhD with honours from Åbo Akademi University in 2015. Her main research interests include data science, quantitative modelling, computational bio-modelling and algorithmics.