Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

The five main research areas of the Department are: algebra and discrete mathematics; analysis; applied mathematics and mechanics; stochastics and statistics; systems analysis and operations research. We offer major and minor studies at the bachelor's and master's level and provide doctoral research training. Our graduates have been recruited by universities, research institutes, governmental agencies as well as companies in the financial, energy and transportation sectors, for instance.


28.3. 10:15  Johan Wästlund (Chalmers University of Technology): Optimization Through Games (further info) – M237

28.3. 15:15  Christian Haase (Freie Universität Berlin): Finiteness Theorems for Lattice Polytopes – M1 (M232)

29.3. 12:15  Matthew Romney (University of Illinois): Existence of quasiconformal parametrizations of metric surfaces with improved dilatation – M3 (M234)

31.3. 14:15  Matias Vestberg: Up to Your Neck in Shallow Water – M3 (M234)

7.4. 14:15  Christopher Hopper: TBA – M3 (M234)

12.4. 12:15  Ville Tengvall (University of Jyväskylä): TBA – M3 (M234)

12.4. 15:15  Prof. Thomas Britz: A Nice Proof of Wei's Duality Theorem – M3 (M234)

19.4. 12:15  Prof. Samuli Siltanen (University of Helsinki): Electrical impedance tomography imaging via the Radon transform – M3 (M234)

21.4. 14:15  Casimir Lindfors: TBA – M3 (M234)


Giancarlo Pastor Figueroa 1.3.2016–31.8.2017

Ivo Kubjas (Univeristy of Tartu, Estonia) 16.1.–15.4.

Christian Haase (Freie Universität Berlin) 28.3.–29.3.

Thomas Britz (UNSW Sydney) 9.4.–12.5.

Valentina Ferretti (London School of Economics and Political Science ) 9.4.–28.4.


Defence of dissertation in the field of systems and operations research, Pekka Mild, Lic.Sc. (Tech.), 3.3.2017

26. February 2017

Pekka Mild, Lic.Sc. (Tech.), will defend the dissertation "Portfolio Decision Analysis for Infrastructure and Innovation Management" on 3 March 2017 at 12 noon in Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall H304, Otakaari 1, Espoo. The dissertation develops a multiattribute decision analysis methodology for resource allocation and project portfolio selection. The methodology has been applied in practice for decision support in transportation infrastructure maintenance funding allocation and innovation program evaluation.


Professor Alec Morton, University of Strathclyde, will act as the opponent. Custos is Professor Ahti Salo, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis. Dissertation release in Finnish is available at

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