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 in the seminar

  • Moein Khaligh (Department of Computing), “The impact of ecological memory on the dynamics of interacting communities”, 13th of May 2022

(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


  • 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/