A Portrait of the IT Security Researcher
Our series re.searched presents researchers of the St. Pölten UAS. The next one is Henri Ruotsalainen, researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Security.
To me, curiosity is…
… the most important fuel of a researcher (apart from coffee). Just as a child likes to drop a plate on the floor three times in a row in order to explore gravity, curiosity and the pure thirst for knowledge are my motivations to e.g. carry out an experiment for a third time to confirm a theory/hypothesis as well as possible.
I do research because...
… it is extremely exciting to discover something completely new again and again! The more unexpected the path to discovery is, the better. At the St. Pölten UAS, however, I also take great joy in seeing the practical relevance that the results of applied research projects have for the current generation.
In the next 20 years, our society will be characterised by…
… a large number of innovations created by our contemporaries.
About the person
Henri Ruotsalainen obtained his master’s degree at Aalto University (Finland) in 2010 and completed his doctorate at the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) in 2015. His research activities from that time included innovative digital signal processing technologies for the development of fully digital HF transmitter architectures. Henri Ruotsalainen has been a researcher and lecturer at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences since 2015. His current research focus is on physical layer security and the security of IoT systems.