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  • When the Department was founded, the teaching staff consisted only of a professor and an assistant. 
  • At present there are 9 teaching positions: two professors, three lecturers, senior assistant, assistant and two full-time teachers. There are also a number of research staff on fixed-term contracts.
  • Also a large number of Statistics part-time teachers have worked in the Department. These include Tomi Seppälä, Anna-Maija Koivisto,Ismo Lapinleimu, Henri Toukomaa, Merja Jauhiainen, Markopekka Niinimäki, Joni Lehtinen, Matti Ylén, Jari Parviainen, Pirjo Palmroos, Inka Martti, Lasse Koskinen, Hannu Oja, Jani-Pekka Virtanen, Minna Åhman and Erkki Mäkelä.
  • Simo Puntanen

    Ph.D., Lecturer; Senior Scientist at the Academy of Finland

    E-mail: sjp@uta.fi

    Simo Puntanen obtained his M.Sc. (1970), Ph.Lic. (1976) and Ph.D. (1987) in Statistics at the University of Tampere. He held teaching posts at the Department of Mathematical Sciences from 1967 to 1970; he was an acting lecturer in Statistics 1970 – 73 and 1974 – 80, and a senior assistant in 1973 – 74 and 1980 – 88. He was appointed lecturer in 1989, and in 1997 – 98 he was an Associate Professor at Tampere University. He also holds a Docentship at the University of Tampere (1988).

    Simo Puntanen has been a Senior Fellow at the Academy of Finland (autumn 1988 and 1993 – 1995), and in 1998 – 1999 he works as a Senior Scientist of the Academy.

    He has made several research visits to McGill University, Montreal and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Research interests:

    • Matrix methods in statistics, with particular emphasis on linear statistical models regression diagnostics matrix inequalities optimality of ordinary least squares, generalized inverses, and canonical correlations.
    • The use of the computers in teaching statistics.
    • Statistical data analysis.
    • Bibliography in matrix theory for statistics.

    Recent publications

    • Nurhonen, Markku; Puntanen, Simo; Styan, George P. H. & Yanai, Haruo (1994). Effect on the efficiency of ordinary least squares when one observation is omitted. Proceedings of International Conference on Statistics in Industry, Science and Technology (11-13 July 1994, Tokyo University), pp. 209-214.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1994). Examples of the use of Survo in teaching regression concepts. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society of New Zealand and the 45th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Statistical Association (Massey University, Palmerston North, 25-26 August 1994), pp. 378-383.

    • Yanai, Haruo & Puntanen, Simo (1994). Simplified matrix proofs related to the deletion of a set of observations in the general linear model. Proceedings of the Eighth Japan Korea Joint Conference of Statistics (Okayama, Japan, 2-5 October 1994), pp. 159-164.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1995). Difference between the BLUEs in two linear models. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute, Proceedings of the 50th Session (Beijing, 21-29 August 1995), Book 2, 993-994.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1995). Comments on the Statistics education in Finland. The Newsletter of the Royal Statistical Society, pp. 3.

    • Mitra, Sujit Kumar; Puntanen, Simo & Styan, George P. H. (1995). Shorted matrices and their applications in linear statistical models: a review. Multivariate Statistics and Matrices in Statistics: Proceedings of the 5th Tartu Conference, Tartu-Pühajärve, Estonia, 23-28 May 1994 (E.-M. Tiit, T. Kollo & H. Niemi, eds.), New Trends in Probability and Statistics, vol. 3. VSP, Utrecht, Netherlands, and TEV, Vilnius, Lithuania, pp. 289-311.

    • Puntanen, Simo & Scott, Alastair J. (1996). Some further remarks on the singular linear model. Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 237/238, 313-327.

    • Pecaric, Josip E.; Puntanen, Simo & Styan, George P. H. (1996). Some further matrix extensions of the Cauchy-Schwarz and Kantorovich inequalities, with some statistical applications. Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 237/238, 455-477.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1996). Some matrix results related to a partitioned singular linear model. Communications in Statistics, Part A - Theory and Methods, 25, 269-279.

    • Puntanen, Simo & Styan, George P. H. (1996). A brief biography and appreciation of Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, with a bibliography of books and papers. Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 237/238, 1-40.

    • Puntanen, Simo; Semrl, Peter & Styan, George P. H. (1996). Some remarks on the parallel sum of two matrices. Proceedings of the A. C. Aitken Centenary Conference (Dunedin, 28 August - 1 September 1995) (L. Kavalieris, F. C. Lam, L. A. Roberts & J. A. Shanks, eds), University of Otago Press, pp. 243-256.

    • Gross, Jürgen; Puntanen, Simo & Trenkler, Götz (1996). On the equality of OLSE and BLUE in a linear model with partitioned data. Proceedings of the A. C. Aitken Centenary Conference (Dunedin, 28 August - 1 September 1995) (L. Kavalieris, F. C. Lam, L. A. Roberts & J. A. Shanks, eds), University of Otago Press, pp. 143-152.

    • Puntanen, Simo & Styan, George P. H. (1996). An equivalence relation for two symmetric idempotent matrices: Solution to Problem 95.3.3. Econometric Theory, 12, 590-591.

    • Puntanen, Simo & Styan, George P. H. (1996). Matrix results associated with Aitken's generalization of the Gauss-Markov theorem: Solution to Problem 95.3.5. Econometric Theory, 12, 593-595.

    • Puntanen, Simo & Styan, George P. H. (1996). The Moore-Penrose generalized inverse of a symmetric matrix: Solution to Problem 95.4.3. Econometric Theory, 12, 748-749.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1996). Some properties of reduced linear models. Proceedings of Conference on Multivariate Analysis (Tokyo Institute of Tecnology, 14-16 November 1996), H. Yanai, Ed., pp. 99-106.

    • Puntanen, Simo & Styan, George P. H. (1996). The Moore-Penrose generalized inverse of a symmetric matrix: Solution to Problem 95.4.3. Econometric Theory, 12, 748-749.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1996). Exercises in regression analysis and related matrix theory: II. Dept. of Math. Sciences, Univ. of Tampere, Report A 303, 48 pp.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1996). Formulas useful for regression analysis and related matrix theory. Dept. of Math. Sciences, Univ. of Tampere, Report A 302, 54 pp.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1997). Further examples of the use of Survo in teaching regression analysis. Dept. of Math. Sciences, Univ. of Tampere, Report B 46, 21 pp.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1997). Further matrix version of the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality: Solution to Problem 18.3, Image, 19, 25-26.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1997). Some further results related to reduced singular linear models. Communications in Statistics, Part A - Theory and Methods, 26, 375-385.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1997). Equalities between estimators under reduced linear models. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute, Proceedings of the 51st Session (Istanbul, 18-26 August 1997), Book 2, 81-82.

    • Puntanen, Simo & Styan, George P. H. (1997). A Second Guide to Books on Matrices and Books on Inequalities, with Statistical and Other Applications. Preliminary Edition. In "A Bibliography and A Guide", prepared for the Sixth International Workshop on Matrix Methods for Statistics, Istanbul, 16-17 August 1997, McGill University Printing Service, pp. 10-81.

    • Trenkler, Götz; Troschke, Sven-Oliver; Gross, Jürgen & Puntanen, Simo (1997). Full commutativity under the trace for three matrices. (Problem #606.) College Mathematics Journal, in press.

    • Puntanen, Simo & Styan, George P. H. (1997). Orthogonal projectors: Solution to Problem 96.4.3. Econometric Theory, 13, 764-765.

    • Nurhonen, Markku; Puntanen, Simo; Styan, George P. H. & Yanai, Haruo (1998). Simplified matrix proofs related to the deletion of an observation in the general linear model. Frontiers in Probability and Statistics. (S. P. Mukherjee, S. K. Basu & B. K. Sinha, eds.) Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, pp. 267-275.

    • Puntanen, Simo & Styan, George P. H. (1998). A fundamental matrix result on scaling in multivariate analysis: Solution to Problem 97.5.3. Econometric Theory, 14, 693-695.

    • Puntanen, Simo; Styan, George P. H. & Subak-Sharpe, Gerald E. (1998). Mahalanobis distance for multinomial data: Solution to Problem 97.5.4. Econometric Theory, 14, 695-698.

    • Puntanen, Simo; Styan, George P. H. & Werner, Hans Joachim (1998). Two matrix-based proofs that the linear estimator Gy is the best linear unbiased estimator. Dept. of Math., Statistics & Philosophy, Univ. of Tampere, Report A 320, 7 pp.

    • Gross, Jürgen & Puntanen, Simo (1998). Estimation under a general partitioned linear model. Dept. of Math., Statistics & Philosophy, Univ. of Tampere, Report A 321, 16 pp.

    • Puntanen, Simo; Styan, George P. H.; Werner, Hans Joachim & Zhang, Fuzhen (1998). Solutions to selected problems in Econometric Theory in 1997-98. Dept. of Math., Statistics & Philosophy, Univ. of Tampere, Report A 322, 19 pp.

    • Gross, Jürgen & Puntanen, Simo (1998). Extensions of the Frisch - Waugh Theorem. Dept. of Math., Statistics & Philosophy, Univ. of Tampere, Report A 323, 8 pp.

    • Gross, Jürgen & Puntanen, Simo (1998). A remark on pseudo-generalized least squares. UT Report A 321, 4 pp.

    • Puntanen, Simo (1998). Matriiseja tilastotieteilijälle (Matrices for a Statistician). B 47, 443 pp.

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