Veli-Matti Taavitsainen

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Veli-Matti Taavitsainen, FT

Employment history

Full-time Employment

  • Scientist in Finnish Geodetic institute 1978-1981
  • Senior Scientist in Kemira Oy 1981-1995
  • Principal lecturer in EVTEK University of Applied Sciences 1995-2007
  • Principal lecturer in Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences 2007-2018

Part-time employment

  • Trainer in AEL
  • Trainer and consultant in several companies and public organizations in the following fields
    • Statistics
    • Statistical design of experiments (DOE)
    • Mathematical modeling
    • Statistical and mathematical software (MATLAB, Excel, R)
  • Adjunct professor in Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) 2013-


  • The scientific research of Veli-Matti Taavitsainen has focused on applied statistics, chemometrics, mathematical modeling and statistical design of experiments.
    The majority of publications are related in process industry. They can be found easiest in ResearchGate.
    Veli-Matti Taavitsainen has developed some novel mathematical/statistical methods, including nonlinear (parametric) partial least squares (PLS), implicit calibration, and rational function ridge regression.
    Veli-Matti Taavitsainen was awarded with the golden Herman Wold medal in 2017 for his achievements in chemometrics .