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Jarno Vanhatalo


Contact information:

Viikki campus
Ympäristötalo, room 2050
Viikinkaari 2
P.O. Box 65
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

e-mail: jarno.vanhatalo(a)
Phone: +358 50 3175494


Jarno Vanhatalo

Jarno Vanhatalo
D.Sc. in Tech., Adjunct professor (dosentti)

I work with the post doctoral researcher funding of Academy of Finland in the Fisheries and Environmental Management Group (FEM) at University of Helsinki. My research interests include

  • Bayesian modelling and decision analysis
  • Gaussian processes
  • computational statistics and machine learning
  • spatial and spatio-temporal statistics
  • environmental management problems including, for example, species distribution modeling, uncertainty assessment of environmental simulators and population dynamics modeling.

I have also profile in Google Scholar and TUHAT research database of University of Helsinki

Research Group and open positions

Current PhD students

  • Maisa Nevalainen (University of Helsinki)
  • Mikko Kotilainen (Aalto University)

Current master's thesis students

  • Lauri Ronkainen (University of Helsinki)

Personal information


  • 2013, Adjunct professor (dosentti) in Environmental Risk Analysis, University of Helsinki,
  • 2010, D.Sc. (Tech.) in computational engineering, Aalto University, School of Science and Tecnology.
  • 2006, MSc (Tech.) in computational engineering, Helsinki University of techonology

Work history:

  • 6/2014-: Principal investigator, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki
  • 9/2010-6/2014: Post-doctoral researher, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki
  • 9/2006-9/2010: Phd. student, Helsinki University of Technology / Aalto University, Laboratory of Computational Engineering
  • 6/2004-8/2006: Research assistant, Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Computational Engineering