Paola Elefante

Hi, I am Paola and I love science.

I would describe myself as a positive-minded, enthusiastic and sociable person. I like to make the best of situations I live in. I am not afraid to commit and, quoting my beloved husband, when I set my mind on something, I get to the bottom of it.

I can focus on single tasks, but I believe you achieve brilliant results (and happiness) just if you keep an open mind to the vastness of opportunities. This is why I care about different things, in my job and not only. I am keen on communication improvement techniques, such as presenting and teamwork skills, or presence of science research on (social) media.

I advocate for women rights, including gender equality. I aim to contribute to fill the gender gap of women in STEM research. I also dream to help education for women in developing countries, as means towards individual freedom.

Some of my personal goals include:

  • contribute to the world in an impactful way in progress
  • improve communication in science: (personally) check, hopefully it's working for others as well
  • build a local network for women in science: check
  • start working in Finnish language & getting Finnish citizenship:check
  • (new!) learning basics of Swedish language in progress

You can download my CV from here: Paola Elefante CV (updated Jan 2016).

Check out this section for my programming and data analysis portfolio.

Past memberships

Finnish Inverse Problems Society (FIPS)

The Finnish Mathematical Society

European Women in Mathematics

The Helsinki Association of Women Researchers

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Association of Doctoral Students of the University of Helsinki