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Timo Leppänen

Associate Professor
Department of Applied Physics,
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

Diagnostic Imaging Center,
Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland

Adjunct Fellow
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Timo Leppänen, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Biomedical engineering and sleep analytics at the University of Eastern Finland. He started his studies at the University of Eastern Finland in 2011 after two years in the service for the Finnish Defense Forces. He got his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in five years in 2016 at the age of 26 years, and his thesis earned a grade of approved with distinction (which is awarded only if the dissertation falls in the category of top 5% of its field). Since then, he has been a co-head and principal investigator in the Sleep Technology and Analytics Research group (STAR), a research team focusing on sleep-related disorders and the development of novel methods and computational tools for sleep data analysis. His research is focused on the development of novel diagnostic parameters, mathematical solutions, and paradigms for the severity estimation of obstructive sleep apnea. Therefore, the research interests and focus are very closely related to medical physics, but they have also a strong interface with clinical medicine.