Department of Information and Service Management

Management Science

Management Science deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. The terms operations research and business analytics are sometimes used as synonyms for management science.
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Management Science covers a wide range of problem-solving and mathematical modelling techniques that help managers to improve decision-making and efficiency.

Examples of these techniques are econometrics, mathematical optimization, simulation, data analytics, statistics, and decision analysis. These techniques are widely applied in areas such as finance, risk management, economics, strategic management, international business, logistics and quality management.

Past and current research topics

  • Large-scale optimization and evolutionary computation
  • Statistical natural language processing and semantic text analysis
  • Portfolio decision analysis and resource allocation models
  • Performance, productivity and efficiency analysis (learn more)
  • Multiple criteria decision making and support (learn more)
  • Behavioral decision theory and support
  • Quantitative marketing; consumer preferences and pricing

Professional societies

Timo Kuosmanen

Pekka Malo
Assistant Professor     

Juuso Liesiö
Associate Professor

Eeva Vilkkumaa
Assistant Professor

Merja Halme
Senior Fellow  

Tomi Seppälä
Senior Fellow 

Panu Erästö
University Lecturer     

Lauri Viitasaari

Markku Kallio
Professor (Emeritus) 

Pekka Korhonen
Professor (Emeritus) 

Jyrki Wallenius
Professor (Emeritus) 

Olga Gorskikh
Postdoctoral Researcher   

Sergey Gritsyuk
Postdoctoral researcher

Philipp Back
Doctoral Candidate 

Nasim Dehghan Hardoroudi
Doctoral Candidate  

Taeyong Kee
Doctoral Candidate

Lauri Neuvonen
Doctoral Candidate

Tuan Anh Nguyen
Doctoral Candidate

Teemu Seeve
Doctoral Candidate 

Dai Sheng
Doctoral Candidate 

Lina Siltala-Li
Doctoral Candidate

Antti Suominen
Research Assistant

Leena Tanner

Andrei Vedernikov
Doctoral Candidate

Peng Xu
Doctoral Candidate

Xun Zhou

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