Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Our main research areas are algebra and discrete mathematics, analysis, applied mathematics and mechanics, stochastics and statistics, and systems analysis and operations research. We offer major and minor studies at both bachelor's and master's levels 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.

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Aalto University / Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

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Unite! White paper - a new university open science and innovation governance model and policy for a sustainable world
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Unite!’s pathway for the management of open science and innovation in the European Universities Alliances

Unite! presents a new university open science and innovation governance model and five policy recommendations.
Mikko Alava ja kolme muuta tutkimusryhmän jäsentä kuvattuna teknisen laitteen äärellä.
Research & Art Published:

Significant grants for science from the Finnish Cultural Foundation

A total of thirty individuals and research groups from Aalto University received grants from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for science and art. Professors Harri Lipsanen and Zhipei Sun and their team, were awarded a large grant to develop electronic components mimicking the structure and function of the human brain. Among the grantees is also Professor Mikko Alava, whose team is developing water-resistant foams as substitutes for plastic using AI-based methods.
Siavash Khajavi
Appointments Published:

Siavash Khajavi appointed as Assistant Professor in Operations Management

Siavash Khajavi starts in his new position on 15 February 2024.
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Research & Art Published:

Groundbreaking QRC-4-ESP project launched

Project aims to develop first quantum reservoir computing systems
with superconducting qubits and silicon carbide defect qubits


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Lectures and seminars

Physics Research Seminar: Olga López Acevedo (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia)

Cancelled: Prof. Olga López Acevedo will give a seminar about how computational physics can lead to new insights in materials science
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Public defences

Public defence in Engineering Physics, M.Sc. Lincan Fang

Machine Learning for Structure Search of Ligand-protected Nanoclusters (title of the thesis)
Jaana Vapaavuori, Luana Dessbesell, Mashrura Musharraf, Martin Lennox and Gopika Premsankar, photos by Kristina Vialimaa, Kristi
Networking, Other

"Catalyzing diversity in science": IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast

Aalto University hosts the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2024 on 27 February. Everyone is welcome, kindly pre-register by 22 February.
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Information sessions, Networking, Other

Open screenings for the Radical Creatives documentary

What is radical creativity? How do uncertain and seemingly impossible projects move forward? Welcome to the screenings of the documentary directed by Emilia Hernesniemi.

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