Jukka-Pekka Onnela

Jukka-Pekka Onnela

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Department of Biostatistics

Department of Biostatistics

Building 2, Room 423
655 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115


Additional Information

Onnela Lab website | PapersGoogle Scholar profile


I will be teaching Introduction to Social and Biological Networks (BIO-521) in Fall 2 of 2015. Hope to see you there!


My research involves two interrelated research themes. In statistical network science, the study of network representations of physical, biological, and social phenomena, we focus on social and biological networks and their connection to human health. In digital phenotyping, the moment-by-moment quantification of the individual-level human phenotype using data from digital devices, we focus on psychiatric disorders. Please see the lab’s webpage for more details.


Prior to joining Biostatistics, I spent two years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. I was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2008 to 2009, and before that held a Junior Research Fellowship at Oxford University for two years. I obtained my doctorate at the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) in 2006, where my dissertation received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the university.