Applied analysis

Dir­ect­ors of the spe­cial­iz­a­tion

Matti Lassas and Petri Ola

Per­sons re­spons­ible for dis­cuss­ing the study plans

Matti Lassas and Petri Ola

General Instructions and aims of the studies

The studies begin by contacting one of the directors of the specialization in order to form a personal study plan. 

Apart from the required core and specialization courses, the student can choose any advanced courses from all other specializations in mathematics and statistics. It is possible to include courses from different master’s programs such as physics, machine learning or computer science if they have sufficient mathematical content.

Topics in applied analysis vary from purely mathematical questions ranging from partial differential equations and differential geometry to numerical methods in applications. The aim of the studies is to obtain professional level in pure or applied mathematics needed in working in private and public sector, or continuing to Ph.D studies.

Model study plans

Ex­ample 1

This example concerns a student interested in a solid background in analysis, possibly with interests in applications, who is interested in moving go work in the private sector after completing his/her master degree (containing 55 cr. in mathematics + 30 cr. pro gradu + 5 cr. seminar + 30 cr. computer science or some other subject).
The student considered in the example did not do Vector analysis II or Differential equations II in the candidate studies so these courses need to included in the master studies.

Year 1, Autumn:
   Vector analysis II, 5 cr
   Fourier analysis I, 5 cr, or Introduction to wavelets, 5 cr, or Convex analysis and optimization I, 5 cr
   Real analysis I, 5 cr
   Functional Analysis, 10 cr

Year 1, Spring:
   Inverse Problems courses, 5 +5 cr
   Partial differential equations I, 10 cr
   A course in data science or machine learning 10 cr

Year 2, Autumn:
   Complex analysis I, 10 cr
   Studies in data science and machine learning, 15-20 cr, Convex analysis and optimization II, 5 cr
   Work on masters thesis (30 cr) and master’s thesis seminar ( 5cr) starts.

Year 2, Spring:
    Master thesis (30 cr) and seminar  (5 cr) completed
    Studies in data science or machine learning (5 cr).


This example concerns a student who is interested in Applied analysis and who is interested in applying to graduate school after completing their master's degree. The example is based on the assumption that the student has chosen differential equations II and Vector analysis II courses in their candidate studies, but not Numerical linear algebra. Also, the student wants to study only mathematics but no other subjects in their master's studies (studies then contain 55+30 cr. math. + 30 cr. Pro gradu + 5 cr. seminar).

Year 1, Autumn:
   Functional Analysis 10 cr
   Fourier analysis I and II, 10 cr
   Real analysis I, 5 cr
   Numerical linear algebra 5 cr

Year 1, Spring:
   Complex analysis I, 10 cr.
   Partial differential equations I, 10 cr
   Integral equations 10 cr

Year 2, Autumn:
   Partial differential equations II, 10 cr or Convex analysis and optimization I and II (5 + 5 cr.)
   Riemannian geometry, 10 cr
   Master’s thesis (30 cr) and Master’s thesis seminar (5 cr) start.

Year 2, Spring:
   Inverse problems courses, 5+5 cr,
   Master’s thesis and Master’s thesis seminar are completed.