Kai Virtanen

Tutkimusjohtaja
Tutkimusjohtaja
T302 Dept. Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Kai Virtanen is Professor of Operations Research in the joint professorship of Aalto University School of Science (Systems Analysis Laboratory, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis) and National Defence University of Finland (Department of Military Technology). His research focuses on the development of modeling and computational approaches that allow for the analysis of dynamic multi-objective decision making problems under uncertainty and the representation of human performance and behavior in such decision making settings. His research interests include dynamic optimization, decision analysis, discrete-event simulation, simulation-optimization and human performance in complex systems. He is the author of about 70 publications in scientific journals and conferences on these fields. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching of operations research including systems analysis, simulation, optimization, and modeling of dynamic systems. He has directed a broad range of research projects in which operations research techniques have been used in military applications.

Professor Virtanen serves as the Chairman of the Systems Analysis Section of the Scientific Advisory Board for Defence (MATINE). In 2013, he was presented with the Medal for Military Merits for long-standing research collaboration in the field of operations research by the Finnish Defence Forces. In 2015, he was nominated as the Operations Researcher of the Year for his contributions in promoting applications and theory of operations research by the board of Finnish Operations Research Society.

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Osaamisalueet

Optimization, Game Theory, Simulation, Decision Analysis, Bayesian networks, Influence diagrams, Systems analysis, Operations research

Palkinnot

The Best Paper Award 2017 of Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors

The paper “An Input–Process–Output Model of Pilot<br/>Core Competencies” by Heikki Mansikka, Don Harris,<br/>and Kai Virtanen, published in Aviation Psychology and<br/>Applied Human Factors (2017), 7(2), pp. 78–85 has been<br/>selected by the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors<br/>for the Best Paper Award 2017.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Jan 2017

Teacher of the Year 2007 and 2008

Systems Analysis Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology.<br/>
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Jan 2008

Teacher of the Year 2011

Systems Analysis Laboratory Research Group, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, School of Science, Aalto University.
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Jan 2011

The Operations Researcher of the Year 2015

Nominated by the Board of Finnish Operations Research Society.
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Jan 2015

Tutkimusryhmät

  • Operations Research and Systems Analysis, Adjunct Professor

Julkaisut

Independent postulates for subjective expected utility

Mikko Harju, Juuso Liesiö, Kai Virtanen 2023

Päätöksenteon arvioinnin kehittäminen ilmataistelukoulutuksessa

Tatu Lipponen, Heikki Mansikka, Kai Virtanen, Don Harris 2023

Team Performance in Air Combat : A Teamwork Perspective

Heikki Mansikka, Kai Virtanen, Don Harris, Juha Järvinen 2023

Operational Research : methods and applications

Fotios Petropoulos, Gilbert Laporte, Emel Aktas, Sibel A. Alumur, Claudia Archetti, Hayriye Ayhan, Maria Battarra, Julia A. Bennell, Jean Marie Bourjolly, John E. Boylan, Michèle Breton, David Canca, Laurent Charlin, Bo Chen, Cihan Tugrul Cicek, Louis Anthony Cox, Christine S.M. Currie, Erik Demeulemeester, Li Ding, Stephen M. Disney, Matthias Ehrgott, Martin J. Eppler, Güneş Erdosğan, Bernard Fortz, L. Alberto Franco, Jens Frische, Salvatore Greco, Amanda J. Gregory, Raimo P. Hämäläinen, Willy Herroelen, Mike Hewitt, Jan Holmström, John N. Hooker, Tuğçe Işık, Jill Johnes, Bahar Y. Kara, Özlem Karsu, Katherine Kent, Charlotte Köhler, Martin Kunc, Yong Hong Kuo, Adam N. Letchford, Janny Leung, Dong Li, Haitao Li, Judit Lienert, Ivana Ljubić, Andrea Lodi, Lauri Saarinen, Kai Virtanen 2023

Effects of datalink target data on air-to-air missile performance

John Öström, Timo Sailaranta, Kai Virtanen 2023