Kai Virtanen
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Kai Virtanen

University Lecturer

Kontakt information

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Otakaari 1 F, 02150 Espoo
Mobile phone
+358505658418
Full researcher profile
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Beskrivning

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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Utmärkelser

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Jan 2015

The Operations Researcher of the Year 2015 Nominated by the Board of Finnish Operations Research Society.

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Jan 2011

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 career
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Jan 2008

Teacher of the Year 2007 and 2008 Systems Analysis Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology.<br/>

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Jan 2017

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.

Publikationer

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Department of Information and Service Management
Publishing year: 2019 European Journal of Operational Research
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Publishing year: 2019 THEORY AND DECISION
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Publishing year: 2019 Defence Technology
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Publishing year: 2019 Human Factors and Ergonomics In Manufacturing
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Publishing year: 2018 Proceedings of The 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation (EUROSIM 2016), The 57th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 2016)
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Publishing year: 2018 European Microwave Week 2017
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Publishing year: 2018 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence