Veli-Pekka Kivimäki, Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Veli-Pekka Kivimäki is a researcher and instructor focusing on open source intelligence (OSINT) and social media. Kivimäki is a visiting lecturer on OSINT at University of Jyväskylä, and is currently serving as a Senior Analyst at the Finnish Defense Research Agency, working on strategic analysis of the future operating environment.
Kivimäki has also published analysis and taken part in geospatial investigations related to the Ukraine conflict with the award-winning Bellingcat group. Prior to working in defense, he worked fourteen years at Nokia and Microsoft in product development roles, involving real time communications and cyber security.
Kivimäki holds a M.Eng. in Industrial Management from Metropolia University, and a B.Eng in Communications Technology from EVTEK University of Applied Sciences. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at Finnish National Defense University on social media intelligence.