• Ekonominaukio 1 02150 Espoo


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    Pekka Malo is a tenured Associate Professor of Statistics in the Department of Information and Service Management at Aalto University School of Business, Finland. He has a PhD degree in quantitative methods and M.Sc. degree in finance from Helsinki School of Economics. He also holds M.Sc. degree in mathematics from University of Helsinki. Before joining the department he worked as a business simulation developer at Cesim and head of research at Fosta Consulting. He has also worked as a visiting scholar in computational optimization and innovation laboratory at Michigan State University in the Depertment of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests include optimization, evolutionary computation, semantic information retrieval, computational statistics and machine learning, and their applications to marketing, finance, and healthcare.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Business and Economics, Helsinki School of Economics

    Award Date: 21 Sept 2007

    Master's degree, Business and Economics, Helsinki School of Economics

    Award Date: 6 Jun 2003

    External positions

    Algorithm advisor, Tieto Oyj

    2016 → …

    Visiting scholar, Michigan State University

    Jan 2013Sept 2013


    • Machine learning
    • Data Science
    • Business analytics
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Optimization
    • Computational Intelligence
    • Multi-criteria decision analysis
    • Text mining
    • Data mining
    • Big data
    • Decision Analysis


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