Distinguished Prof Juha Hyyppä is director of the Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research (Academy of Finland), director of National Land Survey of Finland and member of the Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry (Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, FGI). He focuses on laser scanning systems, their performance and new applications, especially related to mobile and ubiquitous laser scanning and point cloud processing. His is an active author of scientific papers and co-founder of FGI spin-offs. He has co-coordinated more than 10 international research projects, supervised more than 20 PhD theses and published about 150 ISI Web of Knowledge-listed journal papers. He has chaired the Silvilaser conference in 2003 and 2007 and has been editor/guest editor of several journals.