Curriculum Vitae of Samuli Siltanen

Country of origin: Finland.

Present position

Professor of Industrial Mathematics at University of Helsinki, Finland

Academic education

1999 PhD, Helsinki University of Technology.

1998 Lic.Tech., Helsinki University of Technology. Major: applied mathematics.

1994 MSc (eng.), Helsinki University of Technology. Major: applied mathematics.


Employment

2009-present
Professor of Industrial Mathematics at University of Helsinki, Finland.

2006-2009
Professor of mathematics at Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

2004-2005
R&D Scientist at GE Healthcare Finland.

2002-2004
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Gunma University Department of Mathematics, Kiryu, Japan.

1999-2002
R&D Scientist at Instrumentarium Corp. Imaging Division, Finland.

1994-1999
Researcher at Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.


Grants and Awards

Award: The Scientific Conference Organizer of the Year 2015, granted by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.

For more, please see this page.


Editorial Board memberships

Inverse Problems.

Inverse Problems and Imaging.

Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems.


Positions as scientific expert

Member of the Applied Mathematics Committee (AMC) of the European mathematical society (EMS) 2014-2017.

Adjunct Professor at DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark.

Representative of Finland in the Management Board of COST Action MP1207 Enhanced X-ray Tomographic Reconstruction: Experiment, Modeling, and Algorithms

Team leader in the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems Research granted by the Academy of Finland for the period 2012-2017.

President of the Finnish Inverse Problems Society.

Visiting Fellow of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, participating the programme Inverse Problems, October 24-November 25, 2011.

Research Member of MSRI Berkeley, USA (2010).

Senior scientist in the Inverse Problems Center of Excellence of the Academy of Finland for the period 2006-2011.

SIAM News liaison of the SIAM activity group on Imaging Science.

Docent of inverse problems at Tampere University of Technology.


Duties as scientific expert

2015 Grant proposal evaluator for Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

2015 Grant proposal evaluator for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

2014 Guest editor for the Special issue on complex geometrical optics solutions of Inverse Problems and Imaging (Volume 8, number 4, November 2014) together with Sarah Hamilton, Kim Knudsen and Gunther Uhlmann.

2014 Grant proposal evaluator for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of United Kingdom.

2013 Grant proposal evaluator for European Research Council (ERC).

2013 Project proposal evaluator for German Research Foundation (DFG).

2013 Evaluator for an assistant professor tenure track position at University of Bremen, Germany.

2013 Evaluator for a lecturer position at Aalto University, Finland.

2013 Guest editor for the Special Issue on Inverse Problems in Mathematical Biology of Journal of Mathematical Biology (Volume 67, Issue 1, July 2013) together with Matti Lassas.

2012 Evaluator in a process of promotion to Professor in University of California, Merced.

2012 Evaluator in a process of tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in University of Texas at Arlington.

2012 Member of assessment committee for the Position of Associate/Assistant Professor at Denmark Technical University (DTU) Mathematics.

2012 Evaluator for a docent position at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

2011 Grant proposal evaluator for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of United Kingdom.

2011 Project proposal evaluator for German Research Foundation (DFG).

2011 Project proposal evaluator for Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

2006 Project proposal evaluator for Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

2005 Industrial partner in the Industrial Mathematics Seminar of Colorado State University.

2003 Guest editor for the special issue on electrical impedance tomography of Physiological Measurement (volume 24, 2003) together with David Isaacson and Jennifer Mueller.


Conferences organized

2016 Minisymposium Nonlinear Mathematics of Electrical Impedance Imaging, SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, May 25, 2016. Co-organizers: Sarah Hamilton and Jennifer Mueller.

2016 Minisymposium Limited-data Tomography, SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, May 24, 2016. Co-organizer: Ville Kolehmainen.

2016 Minisymposium Computational inverse problems,
Finnish mathematical days (Mathdays 2016), January 7, 2016, University of Turku, Finland.

2015 Minisymposium Mathematical solutions of industrial applications,
International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)
Beijing, China, August 11, 2015. Co-organizers: Takanori Ide and Tetsuya Sakurai.

2015 Applied Inverse Problems Conference (AIP2015), University of Helsinki, Finland. There were 500 participants, making this the largest-ever scientific meeting on inverse problems so far.

2014 Industrial Tomography Workshop (Into2014), University of Helsinki, Finland. Co-organizers: Joost Batenburg and Ronny Ramlau.

2014 Member of scientific organizing committee of Distinguished lectures on inverse problems held at University of Helsinki on August 4-8.

2014 Member of scientific committee of Recent progress for mathematical and numerical analysis of inverse problems, May 19-23, CIRM, Marseille, France.

2014 Minisymposium Advances in Electrical Impedance Tomography, SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, Hong Kong Baptist University, China. Co-organizers: Simon Arridge and Jennifer Mueller.

2014 Minisymposium Computational inversion methods for biomedical imaging, SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, Hong Kong Baptist University, China. Co-organizer: Xiaoqun Zhang.

2013 Shanghai International Workshop on Recent Advances in Inverse Problems and Imaging Science Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. Member of scientific committee.

2013 Exceptional Circle Helsinki Workshop 2013, University of Helsinki, Finland. Workshop homepage. Co-organizer: Sarah Hamilton.

2013 Minisymposium Sparsity-promoting computational inversion, Applied Inverse Problems Conference, Daejeon, Korea. Co-organizers: Martin Burger, Peter Maass and Xiaoqun Zhang.

2013 Minisymposium Inverse problems with experimental data, Applied Inverse Problems Conference, Daejeon, Korea. Co-organizers: Matti Lassas and Lauri Oksanen.

2012 Minisymposium Computational Photography, SIAM Imaging Science Conference, Philadelphia.

2012 Minisymposium Electrical Impedance Tomography: Algorithms and Applications, SIAM Imaging Science Conference, Philadelphia. Co-organizer: Jennifer Mueller.

2012 Minisymposium New Directions in X-ray CT Reconstruction: Limited, Subsampled, Dynamic Data, SIAM Imaging Science Conference, Philadelphia. Co-organizer: Marta Betcke.

2012 Nordic Tomography Workshop, University of Helsinki, Finland, May 7, 2012. Conference home page. Co-organizers: Marianna Khanamiryan and Esa Niemi.

2011 Finnish-Japanese-Korean workshop on inverse problems (and the 17th Inverse Days of the Finnish Inverse Problems Society), University of Helsinki, Finland, December 13-16, 2011. Conference home page. Co-organizer: Mikyoung Lim.

2011 Special Session on Advances on Numerical Methods for Electrical Impedance Tomography, Fields-MITACS Conference on Mathematics of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Canada, June 2011. Conference home page.

2010 Summer school on computational solution of inverse problems (FICS 2010), University of Helsinki, Finland, June 28 - July 2. Conference home page. Co-organizer: Nuutti Hyvönen.

2009 Applied Inverse Problems conference in Vienna, Austria: Minisymposium on Reconstruction algorithms and complex geometrical optics. Co-organizers: Jennifer Mueller and Kim Knudsen.

2008 Graduate Student Workshop on Clifford Algebras and Inverse Problems (FinCAIP), Tampere University of Technology, Finland, September 1, 2008. Homepage: http://math.tut.fi/FinCAIP/. Co-organizer: Sirkka-Liisa Eriksson.

2008 Progress in electromagnetic research symposium (PIERS), Hangzhou, China: Minisymposium on Electromagnetic inverse problems.

2008 Minisymposium on Industrial Mathematics at Finnish Mathematical Days, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, January 3, 2008.

2007 Graduate Student Workshop on Inverse Problems. Held at Colorado State University, USA, from July 30 to August 3. Co-organizers: Oleg Emanouilov and Jennifer Mueller.

2007 Applied Inverse Problems (AIP), Vancouver, Canada: Minisymposium on advances in electrical impedance tomography. Co-organizer: Jennifer Mueller.

2006 12th Inverse Days 2006 of the Finnish Inverse Problems Society. Held at Tampere University of Technology. See conference home page.

2006 Minisymposium on New Reconstruction Methods for Medical Imaging, SIAM Imaging Science Conference, Minneapolis. Co-organizer: Jennifer Mueller.

2005 Medical Imaging Day of the 11th Inverse Days of the Finnish Inverse Problems Society.

2005 Applied Inverse Problems (AIP), Cirencester, UK: Minisymposium on Bayesian and statistical methods. Co-organizer: Erkki Somersalo.

2003 ICIAM, Sydney: Minisymposium on statistical solution of inverse problems. Co-organizer: Ville Kolehmainen.

2003 ICIAM, Sydney: Minisymposium on large-scale and multiscale solution of inverse problems. Co-organizer: Elena Cherkaev.

2002 First Mummy Range Workshop on Electrical Impedance Imaging. Co-organizers: Jennifer Mueller and David Isaacson. See special issue of Physiological Measurement (volume 24, 2003) .

2002 Minisymposium on New Methods for Breast Cancer Detection, First SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, Boston. Co-organizer: Jennifer Mueller.

2001 Medical Imaging Day of the Inverse Days of the Finnish Inverse Problems Society.

1996 Kytke 96: symposium of Finnish graduate students of physics and mathematics. Co-organizers: Matti Lassas and Jari Saramäki.


PhD supervision

2015 Martti Kalke, PhD from University of Helsinki, Finland. Thesis title: Image processing methods for limited angle tomography and sparse angle tomography.

2015 Esa Niemi, PhD from University of Helsinki, Finland. Thesis title: Numerical Solution of Limited-Data Inverse Problems Arising from X-Ray Tomography and Acoustic Inverse Scattering. Co-supervisor: Matti Lassas.

2014 Janne Tamminen, PhD from University of Helsinki, Finland. Thesis title: Computational studies on direct reconstruction methods in tomographic imaging.

2013 Kati Niinimäki, PhD (approved with distinction) from University of Eastern Finland. Thesis title: Computational optimization methods for large-scale inverse problems. Co-supervisors: Jari Kaipio and Ville Kolehmainen.

Currently under my supervision at University of Helsinki: Andreas Hauptmann, Markus Juvonen, Emmihenna Jääskeläinen, Alexander Meaney, Anu Kauppi, Johannes Norberg, Zenith Purisha, Maaria Rantala and Jouni Susiluoto.


Duties related to doctoral dissertations

2017 PhD committee member for Guozhi Dong at University of Vienna, Austria. PhD thesis title: Regularization and Imaging Methods for Solving Inverse Problems with Solutions on Surfaces.

2015 PhD committee member for Daniel Gerth at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. PhD thesis title: Problem-adapted Regularization for Inverse Problems in the Deterministic and Stochastic Setting.

2015 PhD committee member for Sara Soltani at Technical University of Denmark (DTU). PhD thesis title: Tomographic Image Reconstruction Using Training Images.

2015 Pre-examiner for Georgios Fotopoulos' PhD thesis Inverse scattering problems for the nonlinear Schrödinger operator in one and two dimensions, University of Oulu, Finland.

2014 Pre-examiner for Felix Lucka's PhD thesis Bayesian Inversion in Biomedical Imaging, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany.

2014 Pre-examiner for Pia Heins' PhD thesis Reconstruction Using Local Sparsity - A Novel Regularization Technique and an Asymptotic Analysis of Spatial Sparsity Priors, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany.

2014 Dissertation opponent of Uygar Tuna at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. PhD thesis title: Tomographic Image Reconstruction with Incomplete Projection Data.

2013 Pre-examiner for Uygar Tuna's PhD thesis Tomographic Image Reconstruction with Incomplete Projection Data, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

2013 PhD committee member for Jürgen Frikel at Technical University of Munich, Germany. PhD thesis title: Reconstructions in limited angle x-ray tomography: Characterization of classical reconstructions and adapted curvelet sparse regularization.

2011 Dissertation opponent of Antti Nissinen at University of Eastern Finland. PhD thesis title: Approximation errors in electrical impedance tomography.

2010 Dissertation opponent of Markus Harju at University of Oulu, Finland. PhD thesis title: On the direct and inverse scattering problems for a nonlinear three-dimensional Schrödinger equation.

2009 Pre-examiner for Markus Harju's PhD thesis On the direct and inverse scattering problems for a nonlinear three-dimensional Schrödinger equation, University of Oulu, Finland.

2009 Pre-examiner for Danai Laksameethanasan's PhD thesis Three-dimensional reconstruction methods for micro-rotation fluorescence microscopy, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

2008 Pre-examiner for Barbara D'Ambrogi-Ola's PhD thesis Inverse problem for fractional Brownian motions with discrete data, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2008 Dissertation opponent of Ramunas Girdziusas at Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. PhD thesis title: Stability and inference in discrete diffusion scale-spaces.

2007 Pre-examiner for Ramunas Girdziusas' PhD thesis Matrix Analysis of Diffusion Scale-Space, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

2006 Pre-examiner for Simopekka Vänskä's PhD thesis Direct and Inverse Scattering for Beltrami Fields, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2006 Dissertation opponent of Tanja Tarvainen at University of Kuopio, Finland. PhD thesis title: Computational Methods for Light Transport in Optical Tomography.

2005 Pre-examiner for Markus Harju's Licentiate thesis On the Kirsch Factorization Methods, University of Oulu, Finland.

2004 Dissertation opponent of Päivi Vauhkonen at University of Kuopio, Finland. PhD thesis title Image Reconstruction in Three-Dimensional Electrical Impedance Tomography.

2001 Pre-examiner for Ville Kolehmainen's PhD thesis Novel Approaches to Image Reconstruction in Diffusion Tomography, University of Kuopio, Finland.


This page was last updated on March 3, 2017.
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