The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis pursues research at the highest level of ambition with focal areas in mathematical analysis, numerical analysis, stochastic analysis, and systems and operations research. It is responsible for teaching mathematics in the BSc programmes of the four engineering schools. Moreover, it offers MSc and doctoral majors in mathematics, mechanics, and systems and operations research.
In comparison with many of its international counterparts, the department has received recognition for its exceptional ability to attract external funding and to engage students in concrete, applied research projects that respond to the needs of its non-academic partners.
Samu Potka, an undergraduate student in the Aalto University Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis has published an article in the cross-disciplinary Journal of Algebraic Statistics. The article is based on Potka's Bachelor's Thesis, which is the first independent thesis at the university level. Extremely few Bachelor papers qualify for peer-reviewed academic journals. Potka's article applies methods of algebraic geometry to statistics. According to professor Engström it is exceptional that a student gets published in such an early stage. Normally it is PhD students who start having peer-reviewed articles under their belt. Engström compliments both Potka's mathematical talent and his discipline. Read more