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Tommi Mononen

  • PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014

    Finland

20002019

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I got my PhD degree in computer science in January 2010. The main target was to develop computationally efficient methods for the normalized maximum likelihood (NML) model selection criterion, which can be used to select the best statistical model for a given observed data set. To gain the maximum computational efficiency, computation methods must be specifically tailored for each individual model family. In the PhD thesis I developed methods that are suitable for simple Bayesian networks.

I joined the Metapopulation Research Group (MRG) in March 2009. I took part in developing theoretical models for metapopulation research (in collaboration with Professor Ilkka Hanski). The developed models were then fitted to empirical observations and the results revealed the new relevant information of existing metapopulations and their dynamics.

I spent four years at Aalto University (2012-2015). During the first two years, I investigated the validity of singular statistical model selection criteria for the Gaussian process framework and during the latter two years, I investigated the relationship of two brain imaging methods (MEG and fMRI).

I joined MRC for the second time in the beginning of 2016 for continuing to do research with spatio-temporal models, this time, in the host-pathogen framework (in collaboration with Lasse Ruokolainen). In the beginning of 2018, I was a member of a plant biology group lead by Prof. Anna-Liisa Laine.

I was a member of Bioinformatics and Evolution research group (lead by Prof. Ville Mustonen) in 2018-2020 and I applied optimal control theory into ecological problems.

Currently, I am a member of the LIFEPLAN project (Prof. Otso Ovaskainen) working with automated species identification and camera-trap data.

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • Epidemiological modelling
  • Metapopulation dynamics
  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Data science
  • Simulation models
  • 3112 Neurosciences

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

  • 9 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Contrasting the impact of cytotoxic and cytostatic drug therapies on tumour progression

Anttila, J. V., Shubin, M., Cairns, J., Borse, F., Guo, Q., Mononen, T., Vazquez-Garcia, I., Pulkkinen, O. & Mustonen, V., 18 Nov 2019, In : PLoS Computational Biology. 15, 11, 18 p., 1007493.

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Spatial disease dynamics of free-living pathogens under pathogen predation

Mononen, T. J. M. & Ruokolainen, L., 10 Aug 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 11 p., 7729.

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Bayesian Leave-One-Out Cross-Validation Approximations for Gaussian Latent Variable Models

Vehtari, A., Mononen, T. J. M., Tolvanen, V., Sivula, T. A. P. & Winther, O., 2016, In : Journal of Machine Learning Research. 17, 103, p. 1-38 38 p.

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Observational evidence that maladaptive gene flow reduces patch occupancy in a wild insect metapopulation

Farkas, T., Mononen, T. J. M., Comeault, A. & Nosil, P., Dec 2016, In : Evolution. 70, 12, p. 2879–2888 10 p.

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Increasing frequency of low summer precipitation synchronizes dynamics and compromises metapopulation stability in the Glanville fritillary butterfly

Tack, A. J. M., Mononen, T. J. M. & Hanski, I. A., 7 May 2015, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences. 282, 1806, 8 p., 20150173.

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Projects

Centre of Excellence in Metapopulation Research

Hanski, I., Ojanen, S., Forsblom, V., Mononen, T., Duplouy, A., De Jong, M. & Meyke, E.

01/01/200031/12/2011

Project: Research project

Activities

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (Journal)

Tommi Mononen (Reviewer)

Apr 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (Journal)

Tommi Mononen (Reviewer)

Mar 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

PLoS One (Journal)

Tommi Mononen (Reviewer)

Jul 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

First Nordic Biomathematics Days

Tommi Mononen (Attendee)

22 Oct 201923 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

From Molecular Basis to Predictability and Control of Evolution

Tommi Mononen (Attendee)

14 Jul 201927 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars