Centre for Applied Statistics and Data Analysis CAST

CAST is a centre of expertise on the area of applied statistics and data analysis. We promote the wider usage of quantitative methodology within the versatile research studies in Tampere University. 

CAST also supports quantitative methodology collaboration with universities and other research institutes. We promote national and international collaboration between statistics and data analytics specialists by providing multidisciplinary research visits, workshops and seminars. In addition, we support increasing research collaboration, writing common research publications and creating common project applications.

The members of CAST have a wide range of expertise, from methodological statistics to biostatistics, econometrics, big data analytics, machine learning, data mining, data visualization, and computational statistics. In addition, during the years, they have aggregated a wide network of national and international scientists enabling achieving excellence in research.

Contact persons


Tapio Nummi

University Lecturer, tilastotiede
Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences

Jyrki Ollikainen

Research Manager
Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences