Physicist working as a Senior Data Scientist and researcher in the Big Data Analytics group at Telenor Research. My work is related to understanding financial, mobility and social behavior in large-scale behavioral datasets. Prior to Telenor Group, I was working for the European Space Agency and World Health Organization. Some of my hobbies are photography, data visualization, guitar, travelling and sports.
30+ conference talks and 20+ scientific papers on Big Data/Data Science for Social Sciences. Research cited in e.g. Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology Review, Science News, The Nation, Harvard Magazine, White House Report on Big Data Main research collaborators: MIT Media Lab, MIT Sloan, Harvard, Flowminder. Scientific commitee member at Netmob, MIT.
In this work, we show how socio-economic status in large mobile phone datasets can be accurately classified using deep learning, thus avoiding the cumbersome and manual feature engineering process in traditional Data Mining.
In this work, we use mobility patterns from 6 million people in Bangladesh (based on mobile phone records) to better understand movement during Natural Disasters. Press coverage: Climate and migration Coalition
Invited Speaker, United Nations Big Data conference, 2015: How Big Data can be used for Social Good and Poverty reduction
Senior Data Scientist
Working in Big Data Analytics Group at Telenor Group Research towards all business units (Asia, Europe). Collaborating with Data Science teams @ MiT, Harvard, Northeastern
European Space Agency
2006 - 2007
Application Specialist in the joint NASA/ESA/JAXA Hinode space mission project. Financed by European Space Agency (ESA) and Norwegian Space Agency. Based at Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway.
World Health Organization
Database Developer in the unit of Health statistics and evidence. Development of database in relation to vital registration systems, and work related to statistical analysis.
2008 - 2006
Research assistant/Database Developer in a cooperation project with the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology.
2006 - 2004
Student assistant in FY2045 Quantum Physics/TFY4250 Atomic and molecular physics.
Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2012 : Mapping out large-scale social networks using mobile phone data
Just My Education
University of Geneva
PHD assistant/Quantum Physics under guidance of Prof. Nicolas Gisin. Experimental quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation and quantum memory.
1999 - 2005
Master (Siv.ing) in Physics and Mathematics. Additional studies within Economics & Organizational Psychology after Msc.
Exchange student, one term. Studies within mathematical modelling and advanced quantum mechanics.
Bjerkely Country College
MLine of study: Computer programming within C++. Directed study within C++.
A SMALL GLIMPSE INTO MY PICTURES
I am a self-learned photographer, and my interest in photography started back in 2005. So far I have been travelling in 65 countries, and my favorite is Myanmar/Burma. Check the video beneath or the pictures. I have written 3 photography books. Go to my pictures