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Pirkko Kuusela

Current position at VTT

Pirkko Kuusela (b. 1968) is Research Scientist at Network performance team.

Research background and current research topics

Research interests
Dependability of communication networks, reliability analysis, mathematical modelling, analysis of data


Doctor of Philosophy Rutgers University, Dept. of Mathematics, New Jersey, USA, 1999. Fields: stochastics, mathematical control theory and information learning theory.
Master of Science Helsinki University of Technology, Dept. of Technical Physics and Mathematics, Finland, 1992.

Work history

VTT Technical Research Centre, research scientist, since 2007.
Helsinki University of Technology, Networking laboratory, senior research scientist, 1999 – 2005.
Institute Mittag-Leffler, Sweden, Program of Mathematical Control and Systems Theory; visiting research fellow; 2 months in 2003.
Rutgers University, Dept. of Mathematics, grant work, 1997 – 1999.
Rutgers University, Dept. of Mathematics, teaching assistant, 1993 – 1997.
VTT Technical Research Centre, thesis work and research scientist, 1991 – 1993 (grant work 1991-1992).

Selected publications

A dependability case approach to the assessment of IP networks. Norros, Ilkka; Kuusela, Pirkko; Savola, Pekka, 2008. Second International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies (SECUREWARE).  2008. IEEE. Piscataway, NJ, USA (2008), 426 - 432.

P. Lassila and P. Kuusela, Performance of TCP on low-bandwidth wireless links with delay spikes, European Transactions on Telecommunications, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 653-667, 2008.

Pirkko Kuusela, Daniel Ocone and Eduardo D. Sontag, Learning, Complexity Dimensions for a Continuous-Time Control System, Siam
J. Control Optim.,2004, Vol 43, No. 3, pp 872-898.

Kuusela, P., Hämäläinen, J.J., Reinikainen, P. and Olkku, J. A, Simulation model for the control of beta-glucanase activity and beta-glucan degration during germination in malting. J. Inst. Brew. 110 (4) 2004, 309-319.

P. Kuusela , D. Ocone, Learning with side information: PAC learning bounds, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, v.68 n.3,
p. 521-545, May 2004.

For complete list of publications, see Pirkko Kuusela’s publications in VTT Publications Register.


Teaching assistant award, Rutgers University, 1997.

Additional information

Pirkko Kuusela
Research Scientist
+358 20 722 4379

Additional information

Pirkko Kuusela
Research Scientist
+358 20 722 4379