Maarit Järvenpää is a plenary speaker, professor of mathematics, dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Oulu.
Maarit worked with Perti Mattila at the University of Jyväskylä finishing her PhD work in 1995. She's had a distinguished research career, publishing primarily in the areas of geometric measure theory, fractal geometry, dynamics and probability including recent work on the nature of random covers.
Random covering sets
Limsup sets play a central role in various fields of mathematics. Random covering sets are a class of limsup sets defined by means of randomly distributed subsets of a space X. We discuss various problems related to random covering sets with a special emphasis on recent results concerning their dimensional properties.