Antti Kulkas, Ph.D, Adjunct Professor, Chief Physicist

Personal Statement

Dr. Kulkas received his M.Sc. degree in 2005 and his Ph.D. degree in biomedical technology in 2010 from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He was certified as a medical/hospital physicist in 2009. Dr. Kulkas has worked at Tampere University Hospital from 2005 to 2010 in the departments of Clinical Neurophysiology, Radiation therapy, Radiology, and Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine. Since 2011, he has been a chief physicist and a vice head of the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Seinäjoki Central Hospital, Finland. In 2015, Dr. Kulkas was nominated for the Adjunct Professor position in the University of Eastern Finland at the Department of Applied Physics. In 2018 Dr. Kulkas was selected as outstanding reviewer for Physiological Measurement journal. Dr. Kulkas has published 41 peer-reviewed articles, finalized supervising one Ph.D. student and is currently supervising three Ph.D. students. He has acted as an opponent in Ph.D. dissertation in Tallinn University of Technology and as an external examiner of a Ph.D. thesis in The University of Queensland, Australia.

Personal information

Co-head of the Sleep Technology and Analytics Group

  • Phone: +358408253446
  • Room: Y-house, D-wing, 2nd floor
  • Email: antti.kulkas[at]
  • Year of birth: 1980
  • 1 Supervised Ph.D. thesis (3 ongoing), 40 scientific papers, H-index 9 (Scopus), 11 (Google Scholar)
  • Current research interests: Sleep diagnostics, Monitoring of neurophysiological signals, Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment (rTMS)
  • Current and previous experience:
    • Chief Physicist, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Seinäjoki Central Hospital 1.1.2011-
    • Hospital Physicist, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Seinäjoki Central Hospital 1.1.2010  - 31.12.2010
    • Assistant Physicist, Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Tampere University Hospital 1.9.2009 - 1.2.2010
    • Assistant Physicist, Radiation therapy, Tampere University Hospital 1.3.2008 - 1.2.2009
    • Researcher/Assistant Physicist, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Tampere University Hospital 1.2.2005 - 1.2.2008
  • Education:
    • Docent (Medical physics (analysis of physiological signals)), Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio, Finland), 2015
    • Ph.D. (Technology), Tampere University of Technology (Tampere, Finland), 2010
    • Hospital/medical Physicist, University of Kuopio (Kuopio, Finland), 2009
    • Lic.Sc. (Technology), Tampere University of Technology (Tampere, Finland), 2006
    • M.Sc., Tampere University of Technology (Tampere, Finland), 2005
    • Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm, Sweden, 8/2004 – 12/2004
    • The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, 3/2003 – 12/2003
    • Graduate of Finnish Upper Secondary School, Lahden Yhteiskoulun lukio (Lahti, Finland), 1999

  • Skills: Biomedical signal processing, sleep diagnostics
  • Language proficiency:
    • Finnish, native language
    • English, fluent
  • Membership in professional organizations:
    • Finnish Sleep Research Society (Member)
    • Finnish Association of Medical Physicists (Member)
    • Finnish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (Member)
  • Reviews for Scientific Journals:
    • Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
    • Physiological Measurement (outstanding reviewer 2018)
    • Journal of Neural Engineering
    • Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
    • IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
    • Sleep and Breathing
  • Hobbies: gym, hunting, sports
  • Awards:
    • Outstanding reviewer, Physiological measurement, 2018
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