Systems Analysis Laboratory
Systems Analysis Laboratory was established by emeritus professor Raimo P. Hämäläinen in 1984 under the professorship of applied mathematics at the Helsinki University of Technology which became part of Aalto University in 2010. Currently, the full-time professors of the Laboratory are (in alphabetical order) Fabricio Oliveira, Ahti Salo, Philine Schiewe and Kai Virtanen. Part-time faculty members Harri Ehtamo (professor emeritus), Raimo P. Hämäläinen (professor emeritus), Risto Lahdelma (part-time) and Afzal Siddiqui (adjunct professor).
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 development of decision support tools for energy markets, climate change, maintenance and operation of safety-critical systems, healthcare services, and military operations research. The problems are analyzed with a balanced engineering-economic systems approach. The laboratory also has a long tradition 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 for students of Engineering Physics and Mathematics (Bachelor's programme) and for the graduate major of Systems and Operations Research (Master's programme). We also offer general courses in optimization, simulation, decision and risk analysis, investment science, and mathematical modelling. 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
- Summer Jobs at the Systems Analysis Laboratory - DL 25.1
The Systems Analysis Laboratory is hiring interns for the summer of 2023. See https://sal.aalto.fi/en/contact_information/jobs/summer-jobs/ for a list of topics and more information on applying.Read more
- The 2022 Frank P. Ramsey Medal awarded to Professor Ahti Salo
The Decision Analysis Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has awarded the 2022 Frank P. Ramsey Medal to Professor Ahti Salo for his distinguished contributions to the field of decision analysis.
- Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of systems and operations research, MSc. Pekka Laitila
Published: 13.05.2022Pekka Laitila will defend his doctoral thesis "Advancing incorporation of expert knowledge into Bayesian networks" on 25 May 2022 at 12.15 in lecture hall H304 and Zoom https://aalto.zoom.us/j/67558444604
The doctoral thesis is available electronically here.
- A Public Lecture by Prof. Norman Fenton
Professor Norman Fenton will give a public lecture about "Risk Assessment with Bayesian Causal Networks: Smart Data not Big Data" on May 24 at 15:00 - 16:00.
The lecture is arranged remotely on Zoom: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/67558444604Read more