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Tommi Mononen

20002017
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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.

Currently, I am a member of Bioinformatics and Evolution research group (Prof. Ville Mustonen) and I apply optimal control theory into microbiological problems.

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 2007 2017

  • 8 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Ecological and evolutionary effects of fragmentation on infectious disease dynamics

Jousimo, J., Tack, A. J. M., Ovaskainen, O., Mononen, T., Susi, H., Tollenaere, C. M. J. & Laine, A-L., 13 Jun 2014, In : Science. 344, 6189, p. 1289-1293 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2000 2011

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 2007 2018

Letters in Biomathematics (Journal)

Tommi Mononen (Reviewer)
2018

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

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics (Journal)

Tommi Mononen (Reviewer)
2018

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

Journal of Animal Ecology (Journal)

Tommi Mononen (Reviewer)
2018

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

International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (Journal)

Tommi Mononen (Reviewer)
Nov 2017

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

MRC annual meeting

Tommi Mononen (Attendee)
14 Aug 201715 Aug 2017

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