Hannu Niemi


Curriculum Vitae



Born:  March 10, 1946, Helsinki, Finland


Academic Degrees:

M.Sc. (Mathematics) 1968 (University of Helsinki)

Ph.D.  (Mathematics) 1975 (University of Helsinki)


Working experience:

Assistant/Research assistant etc. 1968–79, University of Helsinki/Academy of Finland

Associate Professor of Statistics 1979–83, University of Jyväskylä

Professor of Statistics 1983 -   , University of Helsinki


Senior Researcher 1985 (one year, on leave from the university), Academy of Finland

Director of Research 1995 (one year, on leave from the university), Statistics Finland

Member of the Statistics Finland scientific advisory board, 1989–96

Statistical Consultant at the Ministry of Agriculture 1987–92


University of Helsinki/Administration:

Chairman of the Department of Statistics 1989–2003

Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences 1990–97

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences 1998–2009

Member of the University Senate 1997–2003

Chairman of the Board

    Helsinki University Centre for Further Education   August - December  2003

    Helsinki University, Open University   2004 – 2009,  

    The National Library of Finland  2004 –  

    Nationwide Open University Information Service Coordinating Group 2004- 2009

Chairman of the planning group of the University of Helsinki

     Aleksandria Learning Resources Centre 2000-2003

Chairman of the University of Helsinki Library Staff Professional Development

      Planning Group 2005 – 06

Chairman of the University of Helsinki Libraries Organization and Funding

      Development Group  2006 – 2007

Chairman of the University of Helsinki City Campus Coordination Group  2004 - 06

Chairman of the (Student) Financial Aid Committee 1997 - 2004

Member of the University of Helsinki Library Committee 1998 – 2003

Member of the University of Helsinki Urban Research Network Coordination Group

      1997 -  (Chairman 2007 – )



Main fields: Prediction theory, Statistical Methods in Quality Improving, TQM etc.


Several longer (at least for 3 months) visits to foreign universities and research



University of Chapel Hill; North Carolina, USA (5 months)

Indian Statistical Institute (3 months)

Imperial College, London (3 months)

Sheffield University, UK (6 months)

Universite de Paris VI (3 months)

Erlangen Universität (one year)

Mittag-Leffler Institute, Stockholm (one year)


Academy of Finland, Member of the Social Sciences Committee  (1992 – 1994)


Ph.D. Committees (abroad)

Universite de Lille (1991)

Lunds Universitet (2005)


Member of the Editorial and Advisory Board:

Monograph series “On the boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics”. Rodopi Publishing House (Amsterdam – New York)

(2006 - )


Member of the organizing group and one of the editors of the conference proceedings

of a series of symposia:  Finnish-Russian/Russian-Finnish Symposium on Probalility Theory and Mathematical Statistics I-IV (Lahti, St. Petersburg, Moskova, Turku) and

Multivariate Statistics and Matrices in Statistics (Tartu 1994)

The Conference Proceedings have been published in the monograph-series:

Frontiers in Pure and Applied Probability ja New Trends in Probability and Statistics (VSP: Utrecht, Tokyo & TEV: Vilnius  sekä VSP, Utrecht, Tokyo & TVP Science Publishers, Moscow) and in the series: Ann. Acad, Sci. Fenn. Vol. 17:1  (1992)


Societal Activities:

 The Donelaitis Association – Frieds of Lithuania in Finland

   Chairman of the Board 1996 - 2000, 2007 –

   Vice Chairman of the Board 2001 - 2006

The Finnish – Lithuanian Cultural Foundation (a private foundation)

    Member of the Board  1997 –


Latest publications

  1. Seuraamusjärjestelmä 2015: kontrollijärjestelmä tilastojen ja tutkimusten valossa

    Lappi-Seppälä, T. & Niemi, H., 2016, Seuraamusjärjestelmä 2015: Kontrollijärjestelmä tilastojen ja tutkimusten valossa. Helsingin yliopisto, kriminologian ja oikeuspolitiikan instituutti, 170 p. (Katsauksia; vol. 11/2016).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

  2. Josef Wolontiksen muisto elää myös Liettuassa

    Niemi, H., 2010, In : Donelaitis. 72, 3, p. 13-13 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

  3. Liettualaissyntyinen Josef Wolontis: Kappelin loiston ajan isäntä

    Niemi, H., 2010, In : Donelaitis. 72, 3, p. 10-12 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

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