CV

Updated: January 28th, 2013

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Picture of Tapio Levä
Name: Tapio Levä
E-mail: tapio.leva@aalto.fi
Mobile:   +358 50 571 0073
Homepage: http://www.leva.fi
Date of Birth: March 25
th, 1983
Place of Birth: Helsinki, Finland           

MISSION

My mission is to become an ICT professional with strong technical, analytical and leadership skills. I am heading for achieving this goal by improving my knowledge in postgraduate studies at the Aalto University in the field of techno-economic research on Future Internet.

EDUCATION

2009 –                     Aalto University, Department of Communications and Networking

Doctoral student, Network Economics research group, 60/60 ECTS done, average grade 4,48.

2009 –                     Aalto University, School of Economics (HSE)

Student for BSc in Economics, 65/180 ECTS done, average grade 4,13.
Major: Business Technology, Minor: Management

2002 – 2009            Helsinki University of Technology (TKK)

Master of Science (Tech.), Degree programme in Communications Engineering, average grade 4,07. Major: Networking Technology, Minors: Telecommunications Management; Interactive Digital Media. Master’s Thesis title: Scenario Analysis on Future Internet, grade 5.

2006 -2007             Technische Universität München (TUM)

Exchange student. Studies of Computer Science, Communications Engineering and German language

1999 – 2002            Mäkelänrinne Senior High School

Matriculation examination, average grade: Laudatur.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2008/06 –                Aalto University, Department of Communications and Networking

Doctoral student. Techno-economic research in the field of Future Internet.

2006/05 – 09           Nokia, Technology Platforms

Seasonal trainee. I was part of the performance testing team and participated in daily testing activities with Nokia S60 products. During the summer I also evaluated automation tools for performance testing.

2004 – 2006            Department store Stockmann Helsinki, department of mobile phones and cameras

Shop assistant. My area of responsibility was Nokia products.

2002 – 2008            Suutarila Comprehensive School Upper Stage

Substitute teacher. E.g. Math, IT, German and English

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Finnish (native)
English (fluent)
German  (very good)
Swedish (good)

ACTIVITIES

Local scouting group Töölön Siniset

Treasurer 2006-2008, chairman of the board 2004-2005, board member 2000-2003, 2009. As the leader of our local group (70 members) I developed my skills in leading an organization. I have also led various projects, e.g. summer camps, hikes, fund-raising events, etc.

Basketball

I played basketball in the junior teams of YMCA Helsinki for eight years until the age of 19. In high school I attended morning practices three times a week. Nowadays I play in a 3rd division team called HNMKY Los Pakilas Lakers. I’m also the coach and the manager of the team.

MILITARY SERVICE

2003 – 2004             Karelia Brigade I/03 and Reserve Officer School, course 222

Rank: second lieutenant