Professional Portfolio

Name: Tuomas Mäkilä
Birthday: April 8th 1978
Hometown: Turku, Finland


2012 Doctor of Science in Technology
“Software Development Process Modeling”
University of Turku

2004 Master of Science in Technology
“Software Process Improvement in Small Organizations”
Åbo Akademi University

2004 Bachelor of Science
“Real-Time Shadows and Shadow Volume Algorithm” (in Finnish)
University of Turku

1997 Graduate
Somero High School

Work History

2011 – present University of Turku, Business and Innovation Development
Project Manager, Senior Research Fellow
My main responsibility is to provide software engineering expertise to various research and educational projects. In addition, I’m involved in project preparation work.

2009 – 2011 The
Web-based collaboration tool based on merging personal workflows into a team view. Built on Ruby on Rails and Amazon Web Services.

2004 – 2011 University of Turku, Department of Information Technology
Teaching Assistant, Project Manager, Doctoral Student
Various teaching and research responsibilities in the Chair of Software Engineering and the Chair of Software Product Development (located in Salo, Finland).

2004 – 2006 Runrabbit Ltd.
One of the first mobile game companies in Turku. We did mainly subcontracting to e.g. to Digital Chocolate in J2ME and Symbian platforms.

2001 – 2004 TAC Finland Ltd.
Programmer / Thesis Worker
Global building automation company nowadays part of Schneider Electric. I worked in the IT department coding with .NET and HTML.

1997 – 1998 C3 Systems School of Finnish Air Force
Military service

Confidential Posts

2013-  TEK Researchers of University of Turku
Member of Board
Labor union chapter of the technology researcher in University of Turku.

2002-2008 0-kerho
President, Vice-president
Alumni club of the M.Sc.(Tech.) IT students in University of Turku. I was a founder and the first president of the club.

1999 – 2001 Digit ry
Chairman, PR Representative
Student association of the M.Sc.(Tech.) IT students in University of Turku. I was a founder and the first chairman of the association.


Nerdy stuff like video games, movies, books, comics and internet memes.