Turku Applied Mathematics and Statistics Seminar

UTU students can read about seminar participation rules here

People at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in charge of the seminar:

Yury Nikulin (Applied Mathematics, Turku Optimization group)

Joni Virta (Statistics)

Upcoming talks

(Partner) Seminars in Jyväskylä

JYU Optimization group of Professor Kaisa Miettinen​ Seminar is a partner seminar of the Turku Applied Mathematics and Statistics Seminar:


JYU organizes also a statistics seminar, JYU Department of Mathematics and Statistics Seminar:


Previous talks in the seminar


  • Oona Rainio (Turku PET Centre), “Tumor segmentation by convolutional neural networks for PET images”, 12th April 2024.
  • Christer Carlsson (Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research), “Real options and challenges met with fuzzy real option valuation”, 15th March 2024.
  • Prabhu Manyem (Nanchang Institute of Technology), “Maximum independent set (stable set) – Computational testing with a bin packing approach”, 1st March 2024.
  • Rahim Kargar (Department of Mathematics and Statistics), “Harmonic approximations of analytic functions by KKT”, 9th February 2024.


  • Katariina Perkonoja (Department of Mathematics and Statistics), “Synthetic longitudinal patient data and systematic literature review as a research tool”, 10th November 2023.
  • Jouni Helske (INVEST), “Causal inference for panel data with dynamic multivariate panel models”, 27th October 2023.
  • Roope Rihtamo (Department of Mathematics and Statistics), “Predicting Winner and Loser Stocks: A Classification Approach”, 29th September 2023.
  • Najmeh Hoseini Monjezi (Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Tehran, Iran), “Minimizing locally Lipschitz functions via bundle trust region algorithms”, 25th August 2023.
  • Kari Auranen (Department of Mathematics and Statistics), “Efficacy and effectiveness of case isolation and quarantine during a growing phase of the COVID-19 epidemic in Finland”, 21st April 2023.
  • Ville Laitinen (Department of Computing), “Probabilistic Early Warning Signals”, 31 March 2023.
  • Muhamad Fikri (Tampere University), “Towards real-time and adaptive task assignment for a long duration of multi-agent systems”, 16 March 2023.
  • Ville Rinne (Department of Mathematics and Statistics), “Generalized convexities and semismoothness of nonsmooth functions”, 27 January 2023.


  • Tommi Pesonen (4Pharma), “Introduction to dose escalation designs in clinical trials – From traditional to BOIN”, 9 December 2022.
  • Visa Kuntze (Department of Mathematics and Statistics), “Similarity-Based Recession Prediction in Different Interest Rate Environments”, 2 December 2022.
  • Joel Brown (Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA), ”Game theory, cancer, and evolutionary therapies”, 1 December 2022.
  • Marko Voutilainen (Turku School of Economics), “On modeling and estimation of stationary processes and stationary fields”, 18 November 2022
  • Harto Saarinen (Department of Mathematics and Statistics), “Link prediction with continuous-time classical and quantum walks”, 28 October 2022
  • Anssi Ahtikoski (Natural Resources Institute Finland), 7 October 2022
  • Moein Khaligh (Department of Computing), “The impact of ecological memory on the dynamics of interacting communities”, 13 May 2022
  • Markus Matilainen (Turku PET Centre and Åbo Akademi University), “A brief introduction to positron emission tomography analysis”, 22 April 2022
  • Bischwesvar Pratap Singh, “Solving system of nonlinear equations with gradient-based optimization algorithms”, 8 April 2022
  • Una Radojicic (Vienna University of Technology), “Order Determination for Matrix-valued Observations Using Data Augmentation”, 18 March 2022
  • Joni Virta, “Subsphericity testing in high dimensions”, 25 February 2022


  • Giovanni Misitano (University of Jyväskylä), “DESDEO: the modular and open-source Python framework for interactive multiobjective optimization”, 13 December 2021
  • Volha Karelkina, “Integer linear programming approach to RNA-folding problem”, 30 August 2021
  • Alaleh Maskooki, “Moving Target Travelling Sale​sman Problem: an Application to Maritime Logistics”, 12 February 2021


  • Olli Tuhkanen, (Turku City Data), “Käytännön optimointiongelmat ja OptaPlanner”, 13 November 2020
  • Jaakko Ahola (Finnish Meteorological Institute), “Mathematical modelling in studying climate change and cloud processes”, 5 March 2020
  • Prof. Prabhu Manyem (Nanchang Institute of Technology, China), “An Optimization Model for Adaptive Rescheduling of Flights After Disruptions”, 6 February 2020
  • Prof. Lakdere Benkherouf (Kuwait University), “Optimal policies for a deterministic continuous-time inventory model with several suppliers”, 10 January 2020


  • Prof. Markku Kallio (Aalto University), “Dynamic Lindahl Equilibrium under Uncertainty: A Model for Global Cooperation on Climate Change”, 17 October 2019
  • Noora Kartiosuo, “Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance – can we infer causal pathways”, 23 May 2019
  • Prof. Christopher Quince, “Statistical techniques in microbial metagenomics”, 03 May 2019
  • Prof. Alberto Ceselli (University of Milan), TUCS Guest Lecture “Computational Integer Programming”, 13 March 2019
  • Simopekka Vänskä, “Fast computation of multiple HPV type progression under cervical cancer screening”, 21 February 2019


  • Sona Taheri, “Nonsmooth DC programming approach for solving minimum sum-of-squares clustering problems”, 20 December 2018
  • Ville Laitinen, “Non-parametric modelling of microbiome dynamics”, 13 December 2018
  • Anni Halkola, “Modelling dynamics of cancer and killer T cells”, 29 November 2018
  • Prof. Adil Bagirov, “Piecewise linear regression via nonsmooth DC optimization”, 4 October 2018
  • Dr. Laurent Guyon, “Computational and molecular methodologies for life sciences research programme, 31st May (jointly with CompLifeSci)
  • Alaleh Maskooki, “New neural network-based learning schemes for classification and regression”, 15 March 2018


  • Irene Man, “Predicting type replacement using patterns of co-occurrence in cross-sectional prevalence data”, 16 November 2017
  • Eero Immonen, “Shape optimization by computational fluid dynamics:  Engineering and mathematical perspectives”, 19 October 2017
  • Parisa Hariri, “Drug-target deconvolution in cancer cell-lines”, 5 October 2017
  • Alena Prakonina, “Finite-difference schemes and iterative methods for solving three-dimensional elliptic differential problems with mixed derivatives “, 12 May 2017
  • Daniel Laajala, “Ensemble-based Penalized Cox Regression for mCRPC survival prediction for the DREAM 9.5 Challenge”, 04 May 2017
  • Tomi Haanpää, “Solving Optimization Problems in Sheet Metal Industry”, 27 April 2017
  • Pentti Saikkonen, “A mixture autoregressive model based on Student’s t-distribution”, 20 April 2017
  • Bishwesvar Pratap, “Nonsmooth optimization and equations: methods and application”, 06 April 2017
  • Timo Laukkanen, “Synthesis and optimization of industrial and communal energy systems”, 31 March 2017
  • Tapio Pahikkala, “On performing ROC Analysis with Leave-Pair-Out Cross-Validation”, 23 March 2017


  • Henri Pesonen, “What are you looking at?”, 8 December 2016
  • Evgeny Gurevsky, “Some contributions to combinatorial problems of risk handling with  budget constraint and controllable data”, 31 October 2016
  • Prof. Montaz Ali, “L-infinity norm solution of an underdetermined system”, 29 September 2016
  • Maiju Pesonen, “Are they talking to each other or not? – A journey to genome-wide modelling of epistasis“, 15 September 2016
  • Bogdan Iancu, Emilia Kozlowska “Inferring molecular interactions from phosphoproteomics data”, 02 June 2016
  • Teemu Linkosaari, “Three-dimensional bin packing problem with a stability rejection criterion”, 12 May 2016
  • Jing Tang, “Mathematical modelling for the rational selection of personalized cancer drug combinations”, 28 April 2016
  • Bogdan Iancu, “Optimization of drug combinations”, 17 March 2016
  • Tapio Pahikkala, “Fast Kronecker product kernel methods via sampled vec trick”, 03 March 2016
  • Maria Jaakola, “Validating a hypothetical pathway structure by mechanistic modelling”, 25 February 2016
  • Markus Matilainen, “Some independent component analysis tools for time series data”,  04 February 2016
  • Joni Virta, “Independent component analysis for tensor-valued data”, 21 January 2016


  • Ilmari Ahonen, “On the high-throughput analysis of patient-derived high-content cancer microtissue cultures”, 10 December 2015
  • Sean Robinson, “Segmentation of image data from 3D in vitro co-culture models with Markov random fields”, 26 November 2015
  • Matti Heikkonen, “Portfolio risk estimation based on independent component analysis”, 12 November 2015
  • Prof. Joe Wakano, “Evolutionary branching in deme-structured populations”, 3 November 2015
  • Jaakko Ahola, “Konttilaivaston reittioptimoinnista” 23 October 2015M.Sc. Alaleh Maskooki, “Application of Mathematical Programming in Pattern Recognition”, 15 October 2015
  • M.Sc. Petra Virjonen, (Finnish Occupational Health Institute) “Optimized reference spectrum for rating the airborne sound insulation in buildings for neighbour noise”, 8 October 2015
  • M.Sc. Teemu Daniel Laajala, “Improving the Design and Analysis of Preclinical Experiments, 17 September 2015


  • Seppo Pulkkinen: “Improving Radar-based Rainfall Measurements by Modern Statistical Methods”, 10 October, 2014, time: 14:15.
  • Ph.D. Akram Dehnokhalaji (Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran): “Characterizing a subset of the PPS maintaining the reference hyperplane of the radial projection point”, 11 September 2014.
  • Prof. Tero Aittokallio: “From drug sensitivity to target networks: multi-target modelling of treatment response”, 10 May 2014.
  • Fatemehsadat Seyednasrollah: “A Comprehensive Comparison of the state of the art methods in RNA-seq Analysis””, 11 April 2014.
  • Prof. Hans Metz (Leiden University): “The interplay of infectivity that decreases with virulence and limited cross-immunity: (toy) models for respiratory disease evolution”, 10 February 2014.

For more information on seminars in 2014 see also http://napsu.karmitsa.fi/courses/seminar/