Ville Ollikainen received his M.Sc. degree in Technical Physics in 1989 from Helsinki University of Technology with an academic minor and spent two and a half years working in the laboratory of Industrial Psychology, covering studies in computer assisted training and organization development. He worked previously in the Technical R&D of MTV Finland holding the responsibility for developing broadcast automation, regional advertising systems and interactive teletext services. Since 1999, Ollikainen has been working at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland as a Senior Scientist focusing on media integration, the field of his doctorate thesis planned for early 2020. Ollikainen has contiguously participated in projects related to new media technologies, excluding a period of entrepreneurship: he was one of the main inventors behind Envault Corporation Oy, a data security company he was establishing in 2007. He has contributed to over 30 patent applications. His current activities include privacy preserving recommendation systems, privacy-by-design targeted advertising and social networking services, most recently coordinating a European Union's Horizon 2020 funded project HELIOS (grant #825585), developing a novel peer-to-peer platform for privacy-enabled social media. Related to the topics of privacy, in July 2019 Ollikainen joined Cyber Security research team at VTT.