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Curriculum Vitae

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Scientific monographs

  1. Pastell, M. 2007 Automatic Lameness Detection in a Milking Robot: Instrumentation, measurement software, algorithms for data analysis and a neural network model. Doctoral Dissertion. University of Helsinki. [pdf]

Articles in international scientific journals with referee practice

  1. Pastell, M., Takko, H., Grohn, H., Hautala, M., Poikalainen, V., Praks, J., Veermae, I., Kujala, M. & Ahokas, J. 2006. Assessing Cows’ Welfare: weighing the Cow in a Milking Robot. Biosystems Engineering 93: 81-87.

  2. Pastell, M., Aisla, A.M., Hautala, M., Poikalainen, V., Praks, J., Veermae, I. & Ahokas, J. 2006. Contactless measurement of cow behavior in a milking robot. Behavior Research Methods 38: 479-486.

  3. Pastell, M.E. & Kujala, M. 2007. A Probabilistic Neural Network Model for Lameness Detection. Journal of Dairy Science 90: 2283-2292.

  4. Pastell, M., Hautala, M., Poikalainen, V., Praks, J., Veermäe, I., Kujala, M. & Ahokas, J. 2008. Automatic observation of cow leg health using load sensors. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 62: 48-53.

  5. Pastell, M., Kujala, M., Aisla, A.-., Hautala, M., Poikalainen, V., Praks, J., Veermäe, I. & Ahokas, J. 2008. Detecting cow’s lameness using force sensors. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 64: 34-38.

  6. Pastell, M. & Madsen, H. 2008. Application of CUSUM charts to detect lameness in a milking robot. Expert Systems with Applications, 35: 2032-2040.

  7. Oliviero, C., Pastell, M., Heinonen, M., Heikkonen, J., Valros, A., Ahokas, J., Vainio, O. & Peltoniemi, O.A.T. 2008. Using movement sensors to detect the onset of farrowing. Biosystems Engineering, 100: 281-285.

  8. Teye, F.K., Hautala, M., Pastell, M., Praks, J., Veermäe, I., Poikalainen, V., Pajumägi, A., Kivinen, T. & Ahokas, J. 2008. Microclimate and ventilation in Estonian and Finnish dairy buildings. Energy and Buildings, 40: 1194-1201.

  9. Kujala, M., Pastell, M. & Soveri, T. 2008. Use of force sensors to detect and analyse lameness in dairy cows. Vet Rec. 162: 365-368.

  10. Hovinen, M., Siivonen, J., Taponen, S., Hanninen, L., Pastell, M., Aisla, A.-M. & Pyorala, S. 2008. Detection of Clinical Mastitis with the Help of a Thermal Camera. J.Dairy Sci. 91: 4592-4598.

  11. Teye, F. K, E. Alkkiomäki, A. Simojoki M. Pastell, M. Hautala, J. Ahokas. 2009. Instrumentation, measurement and performance of three air quality measurement systems for dairy buildings. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 25(2): 247-256.

  12. Hänninen, L. & Pastell, M. 2009. CowLog: Open source software for coding behaviors from digital video. Behavior Research Methods. 41(2):472-476.

  13. Pastell, M., Tiusanen, J., Hakojärvi, M. & Hänninen, L. A Wireless Accelerometer System with Wavelet Analysis for Assessing Lameness in Cattle. Biosystems Engineering. 104: 545-551.

  14. Poikalainen, V., Praks, J., Kokin, E., Aland, A., Veemäe, I., Peets, S., Ahokas, J., Pastell, M., Hautala, M., Berckmans, D., Bahrand, C., Miljkovic, D. 2010. Elaboration of Basic Methods for Automatic Analysis of Cows’ Gait. Agronomy Research. 8(1):216-225.

  15. Pastell, M., Hänninen, L., de Passillé, A.M. & Rushen. J. 2010. Measures of weight distribution of dairy cows to detect lameness and the presence of hoof lesions. Journal of Dairy Science. 93(3): 954-960.

  16. Wichman, A., M. Norring, M. Pastell, B. Algers, R. Pösö, A. Valros, H. Saloniemi and L. Hänninen. 2010. Effect of crate height during short-term confinement on the welfare and behaviour of turkeys. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 126:134-139.

  17. Jutta Siivonen, Suvi Taponen, Mari Hovinen, Matti Pastell, B. Joop Lensink, Satu Pyörälä, Laura Hänninen. 2011. Impact of acute clinical mastitis on cow behaviour. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 132(3-4): 101-106.

  18. N. Chapinal, A.M. de Passillé, M. Pastell, L. Hänninen, L. Munksgaard, J. Rushen. 2011. Measurement of acceleration while walking as an automated method for gait assessment in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science, 94(6): 2895-2901.

  19. Ann-Helena Hokkanen, Laura Hänninen, Johannes Tiusanen, Matti Pastell. 2011. Predicting sleep and lying time of calves with a support vector machine classifier using accelerometer data. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 134(1-2): 10-15.

  20. Hemmann, K., Raekallio, M., Kanerva, K., Hänninen, L., Pastell, M., Palviainen, M., Leppäluoto, J. & Vainio, O. 2012. Circadian variation in ghrelin and certain stress hormones in crib-biting horses. The Veterinary Journal. 193(1), 97 - 102.

  21. Ternman, E., Hänninen, L., Pastell, M., Agenäs, S., Peetz Nielsen, P. 2012. Sleep in dairy cows recorded with a non-invasive EEG technique. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 140(1-2): 25-32.

  22. Influence of crate height during slaughter transport on the welfare of male turkeys. 2012. Wichmann, A., Norring, M., Voutila, L., Pastell, M., Valros, A., Algers, B. & Hänninen, L. British Poultry Science. 53: 414-420.

  23. H. Törnqvist, M.V. Kujala, S. Somppi, L. Hänninen, M. Pastell, C.M. Krause, J. Kujala, O. Vainio. 2013. Event-related potentials of dogs recorded with fully non-invasive electroencephalography, Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, Volume 8, Issue 4.

  24. I. Wikman, A.-H. Hokkanen, M. Pastell, T. Kauppinen, A. Valros, L. Hänninen. 2013. Dairy producer attitudes to pain in cattle in relation to disbudding calves, Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 96, Issue 11, Pages 6894-6903.

Articles in conference proceedings

  1. Pastell M., Takko H., Hautala M., Poikalainen V., Veermäe I. & Ahokas J. Monitoring cow health in a milking robot. Precision Livestock Farming ’05, Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2005. p. 187- 192.

  2. Kokin, E., Veermae, I., Poikalainen, V., Praks, V., Pastell, M., Ahokas, J. & Hautala, M. 2007. Environment, health and welfare monitoring in precision livestock farming of dairy cattle. Precision Livestock Farming ’07, Wageningen Academic Publishers,p. 171 - 178.

  3. Pastell, M., Kaihilahti, J., Aisla, A-M., Hautala, M., Poikalainen, V. & Ahokas, J. A system for contact-free measurement of respiration rate of dairy cows. Precision Livestock Farming ’07, Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 105 - 110.

  4. Matti Pastell, Anna-Maija Aisla, Mikko Hautala, Jukka Ahokas, Vaino Poikalainen, Jaan Praks, Imbi Veermae. 2006 Automatic Cow Health Measurement System in a Milking Robot. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Portland, OR. USA .

  5. Frederick Teye, Hannu Gröhn, Matti Pastell, Mikko Hautala, Aime Pajumägi, Jaan Praks, Väino Poikalainen, Tapani Kivinen, Jukka Ahokas. 2006 Microclimate and gas emissions in cold uninsulated dairy buildings. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Portland, OR. USA.

  6. Teye, F, H. Gröhn, M. Pastell, M. Hautala, V. Poikalainen, A. Pajumägi, J. Praks, K. Mattila, T. Kivinen, J. Ahokas. 2006. Gaseous emissions in cold uninsulated dairy buildings. CIGR World Congress Proceedings 2006.

  7. M. Pastell, AM. Aisla, M. Hautala, V. Poikalainen, J. Praks, J. Ahokas. Measuring Lameness in Dairy Cattle Using Force Sensors. 2006.CIGR World Congress Proceedings 2006.

  8. Jutta Kaihilahti, Matti Pastell, Arto Huhtala, Anna-Maija Aisla, Frederick Teye, Mikko Hautala, Outi Vainio, Joop Lensink, Jukka Ahokas. New Monitoring Methods of Dairy Cattle Welfare in Finland. 2006. CIGR World Congress Proceedings 2006.

  9. Pastell M., Hautala M., Poikalainen V., Praks J., Veermäe I., & Ahokas J. Measuring the Step and Kick Behavior of Dairy Cows During Robotic Milking. Conference Proceedings. Measuring Behavior 2005. 30.8-2.9.2005, Wageningen, Netherlands.

  10. Ahokas J., Pastell M., Takko H., Hautala M., Poikalainen V., Praks J. & Veermäe I. Measuring cow’s welfare: Weighing the cow in a milking robot. AgEng 2004 Conference, 12-16.9.2004, Leuven, Belgium.

  11. Ahokas J., Pastell M., Takko H., Hautala M., Poikalainen V., Praks J. & Veermäe I. Measuring cow’s welfare: Weighing the cow in a milking robot. Smart 2004 Workshop, Third International Workshop on Smart Sensors in Livestock Monitoring, 10-11.9 2004, Leuven, Belgium.

  12. Kilickan, A., Holmqvist, O., Pastell, M., Hautala, M. & Ahokas, J. Test grain dryer for teaching and research. 15th International Drying Symposium (IDS2006). Budabest, Hungary 20-23 August 2006.

  13. Pastell, M. Oliviero, C., Hautala, M., Ahokas, J., Peltoniemi, O., & Vainio, O. Automatic Detection of the Onset of Farrowing. Fourth International Workshop on Smart Sensors in Livestock Monitoring (SMART2006). September 22-23, Gargnano, Italy. 2006.

  14. Pastell, M. Aisla, A-M, Hautala, M., Poikalainen, V., Praks, J., Veermäe, I. & Ahokas, J. Detecting Cow’s Lameness in a Milking Robot. Fourth International Workshop on Smart Sensors in Livestock Monitoring (SMART2006). September 22-23, Gargnano, Italy. 2006.

  15. Kaihilahti, J., Väisänen, J., Riistama, J., Harjunpää, H., Arra, S., Heinisuo, S., Pastell, M., Hyttinen, J., Lekkala, J., Kellomäki, M., Vanhala, J., Heino, P., Hyvärinen, E., Lensink, B. J. & Vainio, O. An Implantable device for recording electrocardiography in animal research. Poster Papers Proceedings of 3rd European Conference on Presicion Livestock Farming. June 3th-6th 2007 Skiathos, Greece. Electronic Publication.

  16. Hänninen L., Kaihilahti J., Taponen S., Hovinen M., Pastell M., Pyörälä S. How behaviour predicts acute endotoxin mastitis in dairy cows? International Congress in Animal Hygiene: Animal health, animal welfare and biosecurity : proceedings [of the] 13th International Congress in Animal Hygiene, June 17 - 21, 2007, Tartu, Estonia.

  17. Teye, Frederick; Hautala, Mikko; Pastell, Matti; Praks, J.; Veermäe, I.; Poikalainen, V.; Pajumägi, A.; Kivinen, T. Ahokas, Jukka. Microclimate in cowsheds in Finland and Estonia. International Congress in Animal Hygiene: Animal health, animal welfare and biosecurity : proceedings [of the] 13th International Congress in Animal Hygiene, June 17 - 21, 2007, Tartu, Estonia. Vol. 1 , s. 83-88.

  18. Poikalainen, V., Veermäe, I., Praks, J., Aland, A., Kaart, T., Kokin, E., Pastell, M., Ahokas, J., Hautala, M. Remote monitoring and analysis of indoor temperature, dairy cows’ health and productivity in large loose-housing cowsheds by an automatic network system. Animal health, animal welfare and biosecurity proceedings [of the] 13th International Congress in Animal Hygiene, June 17 - 21, 2007, Tartu, Estonia. Vol. 2 , s. 604-609.

  19. Oliviero, C., Heinonen, M., Pastell, M., Heikkonen, J., Valros, A., Vainio, O., Peltoniemi, O. Modern technology in supervision of parturition to prevent piglet mortality. Acta veterinaria Scandinavica. 49 (2007) : Suppl. 1:12-14.

  20. Pastell, M., Madsen, H. & Kujala, M. 2008. An objective statistical method to estimate lameness severity and duration based on weight distribution measurements. Proceedings of the 15th symposium and 7th conference on Lameness in Ruminants. 9-13th of June 2008, Kuopio, Finland. Pp. 274-277.

  21. Ahonen, T., Pastell, M., Kujala, M., Hautala, M. & Ahokas, J. 2008. Detection of lameness in dairy cattle from pressure signals. Proceedings of the 15th symposium and 7th conference on Lameness in Ruminants. 9-13th of June 2008, Kuopio, Finland. Pp. 274- 277.

  22. Hautala, M. Mäkelä, M. Pastell, M., Raussi, S., Hänninen, L. & Saloniemi, H. 2008. Upper and lower critical temperatures for cattle. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering: Agricultural & biosystems engineering for a sustainable world : AgEng2008 Hernissos, Crete 23-25 June 2008, Greece : conference proceedings CD. - Athens : AgEng2008 Conference Secretariat 2008.

  23. Tiusanen, J., Pastell, M. & Hänninen, L. 2008. Reducing wireless acceleration data flow by intelligent embedded algorithms. NJF Seminar: Information and communication technology in agriculture : NJF Seminar 411 Espoo, Finland, 4-5 June 2008. - Stockholm : Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, 2008.

  24. Pastell, M., Tiusanen, J., Hakojärvi, M. & Hänninen, L. 2009. An intelligent wireless accelerometer system for measuring gait features and lying time in dairy cows. Precision livestock farming’09. Eds. Lockhorst & Koerkamp. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen. pp. 343 – 348.

  25. Pluk, A., Bahr, C., Maertens, W., Veermäe, I., Kokin, E., Praks, J., Poikalainen, V., Pastell, M., Ahokas, J., van Nuffel, A., Vangeyte, J., Sonck, B., & Berckmans, D. 2009. Approach to model based motion scoring for lameness detection in dairy cattle. Precision livestock farming’09. Eds. Lockhorst & Koerkamp. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen. pp. 357 – 362.

  26. Poursaberi, A., Pluk, A., Bahr, C., Maertens, W., Veermäe, I., Kokin, E., Praks, J., Poikalainen, V., Pastell, M., Ahokas, J., van Nuffel, A., Vangeyte, J., Sonck, B., & Berckmans, D. 2009. Image based separation of dairy cows for automatic lameness detection with a real time vision system. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Reno, Nevada.

  27. Poursaberi, A., Wichman, A., Bahr, C., Hänninen, L., Pastell, M., Norring, M., Berckmans, D. 2009. Automatic monitoring of turkeys: A vision-based approach to detect and analyze the behaviour of turkeys in transport cages based on ellipse fitting. WCCA 2009 - World Congress of Computers in Agriculture, Reno, Nevada.

  28. Heinonen, S. M., Vainio, O., Krause, C., Törnqvist, H., Palviainen, M., Hänninen, L., & Pastell, M. (2009). Examining Canine Mind with EEG and Eye Tracking. CICERO Learning Mind and Body Conference 2009

  29. Chapinal, N., Pastell, M., Hänninen, L., Munksgaard, L., Rushen, J. & de Passillé, A. M. 2010. Walking Acceleration Patterns as Method for Lameness Detection. The First North American Conference on Precision Dairy Management. March 2-5, 2010, Toronto, Canada. pp 126-127.

  30. Pastell, M., Tamminen, P., Hokkanen, A-H. & Hänninen, L. 2010. Predicting Sleep and Lying Time of Calves with a Support Vector Machine Classifier Using Accelerometer Data. The First North American conference on Precision Dairy Management. March 2-5, 2010, Toronto, Canada. pp 126 - 127.

  31. Tamminen, P., Hänninen, L., Hokkanen, A-H., Tiusanen, J., Pastell, M. 2010. A Model to Predict Calves’ Lying time With Wireless 3-Dimensional Accelerometer Collar.. In Proc. 17th World Congress of CIGR, Quebec City, Canada, June 13-17, 2010.

  32. Dairy farmer’s attitudes to pain in cattle.
    Wikman, I., Hokkanen, A., Hänninen, L., Pastell, M., Valros, A. Skara, Sweden. 2012.

  33. Pastell, M, Ternman, E, Nielsen, PP, Agenas, S & Hänninen, L. 2012. Adaptive Filter For Denoising Cows EEG Measurements Based On EMG Signal. EURAGENG 2012. International Conference of Agricultural Engineering : Agriculture & Engineering for a Healthier Life.

  34. Häggman, J, Simojoki, HK, Norring, M, Tamminen, P & Pastell, M. 2012. Measuring the Effect of Lameness on Feed Intake and Activity in Dairy Cows. EURAGENG 2012. International Conference of Agricultural Engineering : Agriculture & Engineering for a Healthier Life.

  35. Törnqvist, H, Kujala, M, Somppi, S, Hänninen, L, Pastell, M, Krause, C, Kujala, J & Vainio, O 2012, Visual event-related potentials of dogs recorded with fully non-invasive electroencephalography.

  36. Khoramshahi, E., Yun, J., Hietaoja, J., Valros, A., Pastell, M. (2013). Automatic sow pattern detection in videos: an AI approach. Precision Livestock Farming 13. 370-378 pp. Leuven, Belgium.

  37. Pastell, M., Hietaoja, J., Yun, J., Tiusanen, J., Valros, A. (2013). Predicting farrowing based on accelerometer data. Precision Livestock Farming 13. 370-378 pp. Leuven, Belgium.

Other Publications

  1. Pastell, M. Nelivaakajärjestelmä: Automaattista jalkavikojen seurantaa lypsyrobotilla. Koneviesti 12/2005. s 33-34.

  2. Pastell, M. Sikojen painon mittausta digikuvasta. Koneviesti 12/2005. s 35.

  3. Pastell, M. Maidon analysointi tilatasolla. Koneviesti 12/2005. s 36-37.

  4. Pastell, M. Automaattinen seuranta parantaa kotieläinten hyvinvointia. Maaseudun Tiede 3(17.12.2007): 12.