Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Oulu, Finland, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oulu, Finland, 1990.
Research scientist University Oulu, 1985—1993, acting professor, 1996—1997, 1999—2000, professor information technical, 2000—2003, head laboratory, 2001—2003, member department council, 2003—2005, vice member faculty council, since 2003, professor biomedical engineering, since 2004, director BME program, since 2006. Research scientist Technology Research Center Finland, 1993—1994, senior research scientist, 1994—1998, division vice head, 1997—1998, chief research scientist, 1998—1999, division head, 1998—1999. Co-owner Heart Signal Company, Oulu, since 1994, NoseLaboratory Company, Oulu, since 2005.
Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Finnish Society Medical Physic, Medical Engineering, International Speech Communications Association, International Association Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Society Finland.
Married Tiina Seppanen, September 3, 1993. Children: Aleksi, Annika.