Systems Analysis Laboratory
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, School of Science
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
- A Public Lecture by Prof. Ali Abbas
Professor Ali Abbas will give a public lecture about "Ethical Decision Quality: Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Organizational Decision-Making" on 8 June 2023 at 16:00 - 17:00.
This event will be arranged in Otakaari 1, Aalto University Hall M1, Espoo and is open to all interested participants. The event can also be attended remotely on Zoom here: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/68625209279.
Find out more here: https://sal.aalto.fi/en/research/aaltosystemsforum/ethical-decision-quality-avoiding-common-pitfalls-in-organizational-decision-making/Read more
- Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of systems and operations research, MSc. Juho Roponen
Published: 31.05.2023Juho Roponen will defend his doctoral thesis "Computational Models for Adversarial Risk Analysis and Probabilistic Scenario Planning" on 9 June 2023 at 12.15 in lecture hall H304.
The doctoral thesis is available electronically here.
- 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.