Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis


MSc Mathematics and Operations Research


The application period to Aalto University’s Master’s Programmes is 1 Dec 2021–3 Jan 2022. There is a webinar about the programme on 2 Nov 2021 at 3PM (UTC +3, Helsinki). You can register for the webinar here


The department offers a Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research with the following majors:
  • MSc major in Mathematics
  • MSc major in Applied Mathematics
  • MSc major in Systems and Operations Research
For information about learning objectives, courses, career opportunities, and applying:


Courses offered by the department can also be included in the following minors:
  • MSc minor in Mathematics
  • MSc minor in Systems and Operations Research
  • MSc minor in Analytics and Data Science

MSc theses

Below is a list of recent master's theses completed in the programme. Full texts of all theses are accessible from the Aaltodoc publication archive. See also a list of MSc supervisors with keywords related to possible MSc research topics.

AM = Applied Mathematics, MA = Mathematics, OR = Systems and Operations Research

Author Title Major
U. Ollila Accelerating Convolutional Neural Network Inference on Digital Signal Processor AM
O. Makkonen New Schemes for Secure Distributed Matrix Multiplication: Cooperative and Analog SDMM MA
P. Saarela On Coding Theory and Private Information Retrieval: A New Robust Scheme for Reed-Muller Codes MA
P. Muhojoki Domain independent feasibility repairs in a sales configurator framework OR
E. Axelsson Determining measurement uncertainty in the validation tests of a rail OR
J. Simms Developing an Agent-Based Model for Peatland Subsidies in Lapland OR
I. Metsä-Eerola On Forecasting Heating Energy Consumption of HVAC Systems with Recurrent Neural Networks OR
S. Oksanen Predicting residential property prices with decision tree models OR
R. Sihvonen Characterizing the winning bid features in multidimensional bidding OR
E. Nyman A sensitivity analysis approach to improve workforce optimization results by simulating employee training OR
M. Honkasaari On Optimization of the Logistics Related to Recycling of Nutrients in Wastewater Sludges OR
K. Alaluusua Consistent Bayesian community detection OR
T. Summanen Heuristics for days-off scheduling of heterogeneous workforce OR
T. Piipponen Compressive Sensing Applied to Raw Channel Estimation AM
O. Pohjavirta Optimization of Projection Geometries in X-ray Tomography AM
T. Hyytiäinen 4D dose calculation in pencil beam scanning proton therapy AM
E. Rantanen Study of the Statistical Properties of SRS and DMRS for Machine Learning in 5G AM
M. Runolinna Confidence interval estimation of extreme quantiles in semiconductor processes AM
L. Nyman Solving Systems of 3 Equations in 3 Variables via Resultants AM
L. Lindgren On Moment-Based Estimation of Extreme Probability Contours Under Ellipticity AM
T. Leidén Predictive Multi-target Learning for Industrial Plant Engineering AM
P. Hakulinen On the Backward Monte Carlo Method with Implications to Fast Ion Simulation in Magnetized Plasma AM
L.-M. Tuomala Secure Coded Multi-Party Matrix Multiplication AM
R. Latypov Coloring Sparse Graphs with 3 Colors in the Massively Parallel Computation (MPC) Model Using Strongly Sublinear Memory AM
P. Huhtala Loop O(n) models: a numerical transfer matrix study of long range order and s-holomorphicity MA
M. Tiainen Computational entropy from distributional hardness MA
A. Vavilov Planar Quasiconformal Mappings: Fundamental Properties and Characterizations MA
J. Pere On estimation of extreme probability contours under multivariate elliptical Fréchet distributions MA
O. Abuzaid Self avoiding random walks on the hexagonal lattice MA
N. Miller Algebraic number theory: On generic well-rounded lattices MA
N. Freitas Paajanen Characterization of Sobolev Spaces Based on Integral Averages MA
O. Kivinen Decision Support Model for Fleet Maintenance based on Vehicle Quality Incentives for Bus Operators in Public Transportation OR 
T. Suominen Optimizing defensive naval minefields through network interdiction modeling OR 
T. Hautamäki Multiobjective Optimization Model for Elevator Call Allocation OR
V. Kangas A Model for Daily Shift Scheduling of Multi-skilled Workers OR
H. Hännikäinen Modelling the Joint Distribution of Risk Factors in Financial Markets OR
E. Nyman A credit scoring model for peer-to-peer consumer lending OR
A. Avela On Handling Imbalanced Data in Text Classification OR
P. Määttä Comparison of solution methods for the dynamic pickup and delivery problem with time windows OR
J. Vikelä Active management, investment style and mutual fund performance - Evidence from the Nordic market OR
M. Parmi An optimization model for finding shortest paths in a road network OR
C. Jenytin Should a machine be trusted? A study on the effect of explainable artificial intelligence on trust in automated machine learning OR
T. Aaltonen Feasibility of using choice models with loyalty card data in quantifying product substitution OR
B. Jiang Modelling Uncertainties in the Multistage Selection of Energy Projects OR
A. Viitala Scale Model Autonomous Driving Benchmark for Deep Reinforcement Learning Algorithms OR
A. Mäkelä Deep reinforcement learning as a tool for search engine campaign budget optimization OR
E. Kiuru On hierarchical retail forecasting: Assessing forecast aggregation and disaggregation methods OR
T. Vainio On Hierarchical Campaign Forecasting OR
K. Metsäkoivu A Capacity allocation method for appointment scheduling in public healthcare OR
T. Stewen Data-Driven Dynamic Pricing of Airline Upgrades OR
I. Sallinen Customer loyalty in the sales of engine spare parts OR
L. Heikkilä OR
O. Saikkonen Risk assessment of dynamic interdependencies based of sectoral survey data OR
J. Hellén On Optimal Market-Making in Price-Time Priority Queues AM
Q. Wang A model for a 3D printer AM
J. Envall Open-loop beamforming in frequency division duplex networks AM
A. Hanski Predicting Readmission or Death After Intensive Care Unit Discharge AM
J. Härkönen Quantum Monte Carlo simulation of positron annihilation radiation in solids MA
E. Jäämeri Code-based Cryptography MA
K. Myyryläinen John-Nirenberg spaces and medians MA
J. Norrbäck
Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning for Electronic Components OR
T. Sarvi
Predicting product sales in retail store chain OR
V.-M. Isoviita Computational methods in analysing on-call duty doctors’ working hour data OR
J. Leppinen A Dynamic Optimization Model for Maintenance Scheduling of a Multi-Component System OR
M. Wilkman Feasibility of a Reinforcement Learning Based Stock Trader OR
M. Paloniemi Introduction to Generative Adversarial Networks OR
O. Herrala An efficient strategy for solving stochastic programming problems under endogenous and exogenous uncertainties OR
I. Mäkinen Flow shop scheduling of multi phase plywood production with parallel machines OR
K. Reinikainen Strategic Asset Allocation Using Robust Covariance Estimation and Portfolio Optimization Methods OR
J. Lind Attribute based promotion forecasting OR
H. Dahlberg Huber Loss Reconstruction in Gradient-Domain Path Tracing AM
A. Suominen Spin Correlation Functions of the Planar Ising Model Using Discrete Complex Analysis and Orthogonal Polynomials AM
L. Norilo Predictive modeling of ships’ power consumption with Bayesian hierarchical methods AM
J. Kivi Algorithmic road state modelling AM
T. Leinonen Numeric approximation of Riemann mappings with the Zipper algorithm AM
N. Vesselinova Large-scale Statistical Inference in Internet of Things Scenarios AM
P. Kemppinen Importance sampling in real-time many-lights rendering AM
J. Maanpää End-to-End Deep Learning for Autonomous Steering of Self-Driving Cars AM
K Väisänen Functionals of linear growth on metric measure spaces MA
T. Takala Time mollifications in a space-time cylinder MA
O. Kuznetsova Private Information Retrieval: Combinatorics of the Star-Product Scheme MA
A. Pöllänen Optimizing Dense Wi-Fi Deployments Using Markov Chain Models and Simulated Annealing MA
T. Hyytiäinen Changepoint detection in network activity measurement data MA
V. Romanov The Bishop-Gromov inequality in Riemannian manifolds with a lower bound on the Ricci curvature MA
M. Rissanen Lebesgue space norm estimates for the spherical maximal function MA
P. Karanko Security Model and Analysis of Access Delegation MA
N. Gunell Optimal Route of Military Aircraft in Multi-Stage Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Target Acquisition Missions OR
K. Siukola Jaksoittainen bootstrap OR
N. Laakkonen Optimization Problems in Outpatient Clinic Production Planning and Control OR
E. Warras Optimizing Shelf Space Allocation in Grocery Retail OR
T. Kantala Assessment of cyber risk for energy utilities OR
V. Lauksio Analysing regional response time of imaging satellite systems through simulation OR
J. Strandberg Semi-automated scenario analysis of optimisation models OR
M. Douhaniaris Fully convolutional networks for segmentation of wearable sensor data OR
J. Laihanen Distribution-based Subpopulation Framework and on Its Applications in the Aviation Industry OR
O. Niskanen An approach for automated rigging to facilitate 3D modeling in mobile augmented reality OR
J. Mutikainen Optimization Model for Multicriteria Workforce Planning of Flexible Train Driver Resource OR
 J. Eskola
Developing an optimization model for VR’s long-term locomotive allocation planning OR
 S. Melander
Survival regression model for rolling stock failure prediction OR
S. Turunen
Feasibility of Nonlinear Multifactor Classifiers for Predicting Share Returns OR
L. Lehikoinen
Raidekaluston jarrupalojen vaihtostrategian optimointi simuloinnin avulla OR
I. Särkiö
Topic modelling of Finnish Internet discussion forums as a tool for trend identification and marketing applications OR
A. Lähevirta On optimization of empty raw wood wagon ciruclations of rail transport in Finland OR
J. Salmelin Estimating energy consumption of electric heating appliances in households OR
S. Helander On depth based classification of functional data AM
E. Kruglov Pointwise Convergence of Jacobi Polynomials AM
E. Kurki Homogenisation of the Stokes equations in a perforated domain by the energy decomposition method AM
T. Kuutela Beamforming in frequency division duplex cellular networks AM
S. Moradi Finite Element Analysis of Elastic Contact Problems AM
J. Puska Optimizing heating patterns in thermal tomography AM
J. Rendon An algebraic and combinatorial perspective on rank-one tensor completion AM
J. Timonen An efficient strategy to infer biochemical networks by means of statistical calibration of mechanistic models AM
K. Ailus Regression modelling of train energy consumption MA
L. Helanti Schauder-estimaatti MA
L. Tuhkanen Differentiaaliyhtälöiden visualisointi verkko-opetuksessa MA
N. Väisänen Beamforming Techniques for Optimizing Channel Capacity in Wireless Communications MA
M. Asikainen Viitekehys sosiaali- ja terveysalan ennakointimallien arviointiin OR
V. Linkiö A Multi-Objective Linear Programming Model for Ranking Competing Refineries OR
M. Mattila A cyclic exchange neighborhood search algorithm and transformations for the Generalized Vehicle Routing Problem OR
L. Pelkola Decision support system for hydropower planning under inflow uncertainty OR
E. Rantala Analyzing defense capability of a fleet of military aircraft through simulation OR
S. Saijets Modelling of preferences in multimodal routing algorithms OR
T. Seeve A structured method for identifying and visualizing scenarios OR
N. Shafik On clustering non-smooth functional observations OR
J. Sipilä On Generating Prime Numbers Efficiently OR
J. Vauhkonen Cross-Price Elasticities in Fashion Retail Pricing OR
T. Väänänen An activity-based model of travel demand using an open-source simulation framework OR
M. Härkönen Holonomic least angle regression MA
J. Ketola Approaches to Composable Effects in Haskell MA
T. Laine Transfer matrix for the hexagonal self-avoiding walk MA
K. Moring Ratkaisun olemassaolo epälineaarisille parabolisille ongelmille variaatiolaskennan suoria menetelmiä käyttäen MA
J. Hast Optimal work shift scheduling: a heuristic approach OR
R. Hyytiäinen Evaluating Trajectories of Air-to-Ground Weapons using a Probability Map for Surface-to-Air Threats OR
J. Jämsä On Passion and Leadership: A Discourse Analytic Approach OR
M. Landström Capabilities, structural change and climate policy OR
J. Lanne Pricing regulatory capital in over-the-counter derivatives OR
L. Nyman A Genetic Algorithm for Generating Optimal Stock Investment Strategies OR
J. Piipponen Kulkutapaosuuksien vuosittaisesta arvioinnista HSL-alueella OR
V. Pohjalainen Predicting service contract churn with decision tree models OR
A. Porokka Train driver rostering in Finland considering driver satisfaction OR
V. Riekkinen Vaihtoehtojen vertailu YVA-menettelyssä: Monikriteerimenetelmien arviointi OR
M. Sallila An Evaluation Model for a Ride-Sharing Problem OR
K. Selonen An Adaptive Recommender System for News Delivery OR
T. Väänänen An activity-based model of travel demand using an open-source simulation framework OR
A. Mallasto Lie Groups and Applications to Shape Analysis MA
M. Voutilainen Triangulations of the topological closed disk and circle packings MA
P. Alli OECD-maiden työttömyyden klusterirakenteista OR
T. Anttonen Procurement Contracts under Uncertain Demand OR
J. Happonen Theory Behind Regulatory Capital Formulae OR
J. Hirvonen, Stochastic approach to mid- and long-term forecasting of ERCOT real-time electricity price OR
V. Husgafvel Polyhedral Analysis of Up-peak Traffic Patterns in Elevator Dispatching Problem OR
J. Ilomäki Recognizing Transportation Modes by Multivariate Clustering of Accelerometer Data OR
J. Kaivosoja Imuohjautuva tuotantosysteemi epävarman kysynnän vallitessa OR
J. Kanerva Sellun markkinahinnan ennustemalli OR
L. Kauppinen Developing mid-term sales planning in an engineer-to-order business OR
T. Kinnunen Cost-efficient vacation planning with variable workforce demand and manpower OR
S. Klemettilä Henkilöstön strateginen mitoitus kokonaislukuoptimoinnilla OR
J. Kunnas Importance Sampling for Simulating Risk Contributions of Corporate Loan Portfolios OR
M. Kärki Computing pure-strategy punishments in repeated games OR
E. Lehtonen A Large-Scale Optimization Model for Tactical Wood Procurement Planning OR
A. Levo Predicting Pilot Fatigue in Commercial Air Transportation OR
N. Lietzén New Approach to Complex Valued ICA: From FOBI to AMUSE OR
H. Losoi Algebraic Approach For Reliability Engineering And Percolation Theory OR
S. Metsärinne Strategisen toimitilamallinnuksen tarkkuustason määrittäminen OR
J. Myrberg, A Recommender System for an Online Auction OR
V. Ojala Simulation support for medium-term production planning at an energy utility OR
V. Pekkanen Ruin Theoretical Comparisons OR
S. Rantala Assessing the Quality of Hydro-power Cascade Operation OR
J. Reinvall Total Valuation Adjustment with Collateralisation for Interest Rate Derivatives OR
A. Seppänen Utilizing acoustic measurements in equipment condition monitoring OR
R. Siljander Energy-climate-forest modelling for integrated policy analysis OR
H. Tuovila Optimised Strategies for Dynamic Asset Allocation OR
A. Voutilainen Spatial Objectives in Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning OR
M. Vähä-Pietilä Network Optimization of Drives Service Workshops OR
J. Öberg Palvelumuotoilu yrityksen tarjouksen tukena OR

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