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.


22.1. 15:15  Mindaugas Bloznelis (U Vilnius): Local probabilities of randomly stopped sums of power law lattice random variables and clustering patterns in complex networks – M3 (M234)

24.1. 12:15  Jouni Parkkonen (University of Jyväskylä): Equidistribution and counting in negatively curved spaces – M3 (M234)

26.1. 14:15  Paolo Marcellini (Università di Firenze): Elliptic and parabolic equations under general and p,q growth conditions – M3 (M234)

26.1. 15:15  Stefan Sturm (Universität Salzburg): Regularity of weak solutions and supersolutions to the porous medium equation – M3 (M234)

29.1. 15:15  Jari Miettinen (Aalto ELEC): Independent component analysis for graph data using graph-autocorrelation matrices – M3 (M234)

31.1. 12:15  Pekka Pankka (University of Helsinki ): TBA – M3 (M234)

7.2. 12:15  Ratan Kumar Giri (National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India): Reduced limit corresponding to the second order semilinear elliptic PDEs with measure data – M3 (M234)

14.2. 12:15  Tuomas Orponen (University of Helsinki): TBA – M3 (M234)


Negin Karimi (University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Iran) 31.7.2017–31.1.2018

Huilian Jia (Xián Jiaotong University) 4.9.2017–31.10.2018

Mindaugas Bloznelis (University of Vilnius) 21.1.–24.1.

Mindaugas Bloznelis (University of Vilnius) 21.1.–24.1.

Paolo Marcellini 22.1.–28.1.

Stefan Sturm 23.1.–1.2.


SCI Awards 2017 – winners and nominees

15. December 2017

The School of Science celebrated the year 2017 by congratulating the great work done in research, teaching and service.

See SCI Award winners and nominees – and some lovely things said about the winners – below.

Happy holidays and thank you for a fine year's work!


Nuutti Hyvönen

Nuutti takes care of his duties as programme director efficiently and decisions related to students are never late because of Nuutti. He considers each student as an individual, puts his mind into the special questions of the student, and thinks things through according to the best interest of the student. Nuutti’s exceptional work and co-operative attitude is highly appreciated by students, the department, and Learning Services alike.


Minna Westerlund

“Minna knows everything, solves any problems, and is always ready to take an extra step to make work/research/whatever easy and fluent for others. With her positive can-do attitude she is the soul of the department. Behind her back we call her "supersihteeri Minna" :)”

“Her office door is open, and even when Minna is super busy, she finds time to help. Moreover, Minna is super helpful and never lets you down. She's the reason why everything in our laboratory seems to work and get done effortlessly.”

“Minna is always positive, helpful and overall the best person for her position that I can imagine. She is reliable and her friendly attitude welcomes requests of all kind. She is one the most important persons at the department: she has decades of expertise, which is invaluable and irreplaceable.”

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