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 .