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Dr. Seppo Virtanen is an Associate Professor in Cyber Security Engineering at Department of Future Technologies, University of Turku, Finland. He received his MSc in applied physics (electronics and information technology) in 1998 and his PhD [DSc(Tech)] in Communication Systems in 2004 from the University of Turku. In 2009, he was awarded the title of adjunct professor (dosentti) in Embedded Communication Systems. He completed his certificate in university pedagogy in 2010 and became a holder of the government decree regulated teacher's competence and qualification. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has supervised more than 100 Master’s theses and taught more than 60 instances of 18 different university courses to engineering students as principal instructor. His current research interests are on cyber security in smart environments, secure network and communication technology and security technologies for IoT.