|Institutions||University of Helsinki|
|Doctoral advisor||Rolf Nevanlinna|
|Known for||Karhunen–Loève theorem|
Karhunen received his doctorate in 1947 from the University of Helsinki. The topic of his thesis was (in German) Über lineare Methoden in der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, in English On linear methods in probability and statistics. The advisor of his thesis was the mathematician Rolf Nevanlinna.
- K. Karhunen, Kari, Über lineare Methoden in der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Ann. Acad. Sci. Fennicae. Ser. A. I. Math.-Phys., 1947, No. 37, 1–79
- Kari Karhunen at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Paju, Petri (2005), "A Failure Revisited: The First Computer Construction Project and the Establishing of a National Computing Center in Finland" (PDF), in Janis Bubenko; John Impagliazzo, History of Nordic Computing, International Federation for Information Processing, #174, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp. 79–94, ISBN 0387241671, doi:10.1007/0-387-24168-X_7