Timo Tiira

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Dr. Timo Tiira

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Institute of Seismology
Department of Geosciences and Geography
University of Helsinki

PO 68 (Pietari Kalmin katu 5)
00014 University of Helsinki

Tel: +358(0) 50 44 80 268 / +358(0) 29 41 51 619
Mail: timo.tiira@helsinki.fi


  • 1998: PhD, Geophysics, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 1989: MSc, Physics, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland

Research Experience

  • Since 2020: Supervisor for doctoral programme in Geosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Since 2018: Research Director at the Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Since 2010: Researcher at the Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Since 2009: Principal Investigator at the Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, Finland

Relevant Publications

  • Gibbons, S. J., Kværna, T., Tiira, T., & Kozlovskaya, E. (2020). A benchmark case study for seismic event relative location. Geophysical Journal International, 223(2), 1313–1326. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggaa362
  • Hillers, G., T. Vuorinen, T. A., Uski, M. R., Kortström, J. T., Mäntyniemi, P. B., Tiira, T., Malin, P. E., & Saarno, T. (2020). The 2018 Geothermal Reservoir Stimulation in Espoo/Helsinki, Southern Finland: Seismic Network Anatomy and Data Features. Seismological Research Letters, 91(2A), 770–786. https://doi.org/10.1785/0220190253
  • Kortström, J., Uski, M., & Tiira, T. (2016). Automatic classification of seismic events within a regional seismograph network. Computers & Geosciences, 87, 22–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2015.11.006
  • Tiira, T. (1999). Detecting teleseismic events using artificial neural networks. Computers & Geosciences, 25(8), 929–938. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0098-3004(99)00056-4
  • Veikkolainen, T., Kortström, J., Vuorinen, T., Salmenperä, I., Luhta, T., Mäntyniemi, P., Hillers, G., & Tiira, T. (2021). The Finnish National Seismic Network: Toward Fully Automated Analysis of Low‐Magnitude Seismic Events. Seismological Research Letters, 92(3), 1581–1591. https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200352