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The 36th Finnish Summer School on Probability Theory and Statistics, June 1st–5th, 2015

The 36th Finnish Summer School on Probability Theory and Statistics will be arranged at Päivölä College in Valkeakoski from June 1st to June 5th, 2015. The school is arranged by The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Stochastics and Statistics (FDPSS).

The program is made up of a series of lectures by the invited speakers, some exercise sessions and a few shorter talks by students of FDPSS.

The summer school begins on Monday June 1st at 12 noon, and ends on Friday June 5th at 1 p.m.
The course fee (20 €) is to be paid on location.

Registration for the summer school is now closed.

Here is a poster for the summer school.

General information

Here you find some instructions and practical information for the summer school.


Follow this link for the summer school timetable.


Session Talks

Tuesday (2 June 2015) Session I: Liisa Iivonen, Jukka Kohonen

  • Liisa Iivonen, (University of Oulu):
    Paleotemperature reconstructions using a Bayesian model with time uncertainty (Abstract).

  • Jukka Kohonen, (Aalto University):
    The postage stamp problem: Number theory helps in multiplicative tasks (Abstract).

Thursday (4 June 2015) Session II: Santtu Tikka, Lauri Viitasaari, Adil Yazigi, Jaakko Lehtomaa

  • Santtu Tikka, (University of Jyväskylä):
    causaleffect: An R package for the identification of causal effect (Abstract).

  • Lauri Viitasaari, (University of Saarbrücken):
    A general approach to small deviation via concentration of measures (Abstract) .

  • Adil Yazigi, (University of Vaasa):
    Representation of self-similar Gaussian processes (Abstract).

  • Jaakko Lehtomaa, (University of Helsinki):
    On limiting behaviour of constrained sums of two variables (Abstract).

Special talk (Thursday 4 June 2015):

  • Jüri Lember, (University of Tartu):
    On segmentation with hidden Markov models .

Päivölä College

The venue Päivölä College (Päivölän opisto) is located at Sääksmäki, Valkeakoski, which is in between Hämeenlinna (30 km) and Tampere (40 km). The closest railway station is at Toijala, which is 9 km from the venue.

There is a train (on June 1st) going from Helsinki at 10:06 and arriving at Toijala station at 11:30. When the train has arrived there will be an arranged bus transport from the train station to Päivölä College.

Map and driving instructions are found here.

Bus Transports

Monday 1 June: 11:30 - From Toijala Railway station to Päivölä College
The bus will be waiting for passengers coming on the train from Helsinki.
Wednesday 3 June: 13:00 - From Päivölä to Tampere
22:00 - From Tampere back to Päivölä
Friday 5 June: 12:50 - From Päivölä to Toijala railway station

Contact information:

  • Paavo Salminen
  • E-mail: paavo.salminen at
  • Postal address: Åbo Akademi University, Mathematics and Statistics, Fänriksgatan 3B, FIN-20500 Åbo, Finland
  • Telephone: +358 (0)2 215 4376