Aalto University

  • Pauliina Ilmonen (multivariate extreme values, invariant coordinate selection, cancer epidemiology)
  • Kalle Kytölä (mathematical physics, probability, algebra)
  • Lasse Leskelä (probability theory, random graphs, statistical network models, queueing systems)
  • Simo Särkkä (filtering and smoothing theory, stochastic differential equations, computational statistics, applications in positioning and brain imaging)

University of Jyväskylä

  • Christel Geiss (stochastic analysis, Lévy processes, backward stochastic differential equations, approximation)
  • Stefan Geiss (stochastic analysis, backward stochastic differential equations, approximation and interpolation, probability in Banach spaces)
  • Juha Karvanen (causality, study design, missing data)
  • Matti Vihola (computational statistics, Markov chains, Monte Carlo methods, stochastic approximation)

University of Oulu

  • Mikko Sillanpää (Bayesian variable selection and prediction methods from big data (large k, small n) problems with applications in agriculture, biology and medicine)

University of Vaasa

  • Tommi Sottinen (financial engineering, Gaussian processes, stochastic analysis)

University of Helsinki

University of Tampere

  • Jaakko Peltonen (statistical machine learning, exploratory data analysis, high-dimensional data visualization, statistical models over multiple data sources)

University of Turku

  • Luis Alvarez (stochastic control, singular control, optimal stopping problems, diffusion processes and stochastic analysis, real options,  mathematical finance)
  • Jukka Lempa

Åbo Akademi University

University of Eastern Finland

  • Lauri Mehtätalo (mixed-effect models and spatial statistics, with applications to forest sciences and ecology)


If you are planning to supervise doctoral students in Finland on research projects related to probability and statistics, and wish to be included on this list, please contact one of the steering group members.