Professor Salo has worked extensively on the development of decision analytic methods and their uses in resource allocation, innovation management, risk management, technology foresight, and efficiency analysis. He has published widely in leading international journals (including Management Science and Operations Research) and received awards for his research from the Decision Analysis Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the EURO Journal on Decision Processes and on the Editorial Boards of Decision Analysis and five other refereed journals.
Professor Salo has directed a broad range of basic and applied research projects funded by leading industrial firms, industrial federations, and funding agencies. He has been a visiting professor at the London Business School, Université Paris-Dauphine and the University of Vienna. In 2010-2011, he was the President of the Finnish Operations Research Society (FORS) and served as the European and Middle East representative of the International Activities Committee of INFORMS. In 2016, he chairs the jury which selects the winner of the EDDA 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO). He has been on the Board of the Association of Parliament Members and Researchers (Tutkas) since 1999.