Systems Analysis Laboratory
Systems Analysis Laboratory was established by emeritus professor Raimo P. Hämäläinen in 1984 within the professorship of applied mathematics in the Helsinki University of Technology. Now we are part of the new Aalto University. The director of the laboratory is Professor Ahti Salo. Our other professors are Harri Ehtamo, Risto Lahdelma (part-time), Fabricio Oliveira, Antti Punkka and Kai Virtanen. Professor Esa Saarinen from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management is a co-director of our Systems Intelligence Group.
The research interests of the laboratory cover the area of systems science comprehensively ranging from the mathematical theories and algorithms of optimization, control and decision making to the practical interactive computer modeling and decision support systems and risk and technology assessment. The focus of the applications is in complex energy, production and environmental systems. The problems are analyzed with a balanced engineering-economic systems approach. We also have a long tradition in biological modelling. Currently we have a growing effort in studying systems intelligence and applied philosophy in human organizations.
As a university institution the laboratory is unique in Finland. It is responsible for the undergraduate major of Mathematics and systems sciences in the Engineering Physics and Mathematics programme (bachelor's program) and for the graduate major of Systems and operations research (master's program). We also give general courses in opimization, statistics and modeling. The laboratory is in charge of the national Doctoral Education Network in Systems Analysis, Decision Making, and Risk Management.
- Bachelor Major in Mathematics and Systems Sciences
- Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research
- Doctoral Education Network in Systems Analysis, Decision Making and Risk Management
- Finnish Operations Research Society
- Aalto Centre for Operations Research = ACOR
- Aalto Systems Forum
- Behavioural Operational Research
News and Events
- Traffic jams can be explained with physics
Read the article about the research of Ehtamo and von Schantz in the latest Tekniikan maailma -magazine.Read more
- Smart and Green Cities Workshop
Doctoral Workshop "Smart and Green Cities", GWL Hannover 9.11.2019Read more
EURO2022 to be hosted in Otaniemi.Read more
- Edgeworth-Pareto Award
Professor Ahti Salo received the Edgeworth-Pareto Award.Read more