Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Oulu, 1973. License technical, University Oulu, 1977. Doctor of Technology, University Oulu, 1982.
Laboratory engineer, professor University Oulu, Finland, 1973-1980, 81-83. Research assistant, research associate University Maryland, College Park, 1980-1981, 84-85. Associate professor University Oulu, 1986-1991, professor, since 1991, science director of infotech., since 1996.
Head Machine Vision Group, Oulu, since 1981.
Second lieutenant Finnish Army, 1977-1978. Fellow International Association Pattern Recognition (governing board since 1989, chairman education committee 1996-1998). Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ).
Son of Pentti Johannes and Anna Liisa (Rainio) P. Divorced; children: Sari, Pekka.