University Teacher, Software Engineering


Areas of expertise

software engineering
programming language theory
programming language implementation
parallel programming
software security


Jari-Matti Mäkelä is a Doctoral Student and a University Teacher, currently working at the University of Turku. His main research interests are related to programming languages and parallel programming. He has around 30 international peer-reviewed publications, mostly in the field of programming languages and parallel programming. Mäkelä has 11 years of teaching experience and has participated in the teaching of over 30 course instances at the University of Turku.


My current teaching responsibilities include the four courses: 'Advanced Course in Object Oriented Programming', 'User Interfaces', 'Programming Paradigms in Practice', and 'Programming Lab Course'
(basic & intermediate instances).

Previously I have taught over 30 course instances at the University of Turku, either as the responsible teacher or as a course assistant. Among those are e.g.

- Advanced Course in Object Oriented Programming (7 times)
- User Interfaces (7 times)
- Programming Languages and Paradigms (5 times)
- Programming Lab Course (4 times)
- Distributed Systems (3 times)
- Advanced Programming Techniques (2 times)
- Programming Paradigms in Practice (2 times)
- Declarative Programming

During the years I have developed large parts of the current course material and designed a multitude of exercises and projects. A large number of students (e.g. ~260 on Advanced Course in OOP) also required
leading a team of course assistants.


My main research interests are related to programming languages and parallel programming, but I have also studied other areas of sofware engineering such as software security, Linux, and virtualization technologies. The programming language related research focuses on language design and semantics, language implementation, and other programming language related tools. The parallel programming research focuses on the compilation and runtime systems targeting massively multi-core architectures.


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Building a virtualized environment for programming courses (2020)

World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Polvinen Tuisku, Ylikännö Timo, Mäkeläinen Ari, Rauti Sampsa, Mäkelä Jari-Matti, Tammi Jani
(Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa (A4))

Diversification of System Calls in Linux Binaries (2015)

International Conference on Trusted Systems
Sampsa Rauti, Samuel Laurén, Shohreh Hosseinzadeh, Jari-Matti Mäkelä, Sami Hyrynsalmi, Ville Leppänen
(Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa (A4))