The Finnish Doctoral Education Network in Stochastics and Statistics (FDNSS) was established on 1 Jan 2016 as a continuation of the Finnish Doctoral Programme in Stochastics and Statistics (FDPSS). The objective of the network is to foster national cooperation in doctoral education and research in the fields of probability and statistics. The need for cooperation is growing on par with the demand for statistics in our society, as more and more data gets collected and stored by new technological devices and services. To keep Finland in the forefront of development and innovations, our country needs strong statistics, and to have strong statistics we need strong stochastics. Novel mathematical ideas of probability theory and stochastic analysis do not turn into tools of statistical computation by itself. To achieve this, mathematics and statistics need to communicate. This is the main purpose of the FDNSS.

The network offers Finnish universities and research institutes a framework of national collaboration by organizing joint seminars, courses, summer schools, and events intended to bringing together researchers and students in probability and statistics, and by promoting networking and peer support among students across organizational boundaries.

Participating units

  • Aalto University
    • School of Science
      • Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
  • Åbo Akademi University
  • University of Helsinki
    • Faculty of Science
      • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    • Faculty of Social Sciences
      • Department of Social Research
  • University of Jyväskylä
    • Faculty of Mathematics and Science
      • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • University of Oulu
    • Faculty of Science
      • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • University of Turku
  • University of Vaasa

Steering group

Lasse Leskelä (director)
Aalto University
Jaakko Nevalainen, Jaakko Peltonen, Pekka Pere
Tampere University
Dario Gasbarra University of Helsinki
Stefan Geiss, Juha Karvanen University of Jyväskylä
Mikko Sillanpää (vice director) University of Oulu
Luis Alvarez, Henri Nyberg University of Turku
Tommi Sottinen University of Vaasa
Paavo Salminen Åbo Akademi University

Aalt UU HelsinkiU Jyvaskyla
U Oulu