Research Profile

The main research areas at the department of Mathematics and Statistics are Geometry and Analysis, Probability and Stochastics and Statistics

The Geometry and Analysis group studies a wide range of topics, including Analysis on Metric Spaces, Geometric Measure Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations, Geometric Analysis and Inverse Problems. The Group is part of the  Finnish Centre of Excellence in Analysis and Dynamics Research for the years 2014-2019 together with the analysis and mathematical physics groups at the University of Helsinki and the University of Oulu. The inverse problem research group is a member of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems, which is internationally recognized as the world's leading unit in the field.

Probability theory (or stochastics) is the mathematical theory of randomness. It is a major research subject in pure mathematics where probability interacts with other fields, like partial differential equations, and real and complex analysis. But it is also an important part of applied mathematics as stochastics analyses and models systems and processes. Therefore stochastics is used in many disciplines such as statistics, physics, economics and computer science.

For more information about the research at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, take a look at the department's website.