Postdocs, PhD students & assistant professors – University of Copenhagen

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The postdocs, PhD students and assistant professors

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Abhishek Pal Majumder

Abhishek Pal Majumder, postdoc
Reaction Network Group, Department of Mathematical Science
Project: Long time asymptotics of Stochastic Reaction Network.
Starting date: September, 2015
Supervisor: Carsten Wiuf
Educational background: B-Stat, M-Stat from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (2004 -2009); Junior Research Fellow, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (2009 -2010); Phd in Statistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (2010 - 2015).
Research interests: Long time asymptotics, Stochastic process, Weakly interacting particle system, Concentration bounds, Statistical Inference, MCMC.

Adam Lund, PhD student
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Project: Spatio-temporal modeling of neuron fields.
Starting date: 01.07.2013.
Supervisors: Niels Richard Hansen, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Per Ebbe Roland, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology. 
Educational background: M.Sc., University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, 2012; M.Sc., Columbia University, New York, 2010; B.Sc., University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, 2008.
Research interests: High dimensional statistics, computational statistics, dynamic probabilistic modeling, stochastic differential equations, stochastic processes.
An Dau An Dau, postdoc
Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Project: My postdoctoral project is aimed at describing cortical dynamics in visual and auditory cortices. I use in vivo voltage sensitive dye imaging and extracellular recordings to describe the spatiotemporal responses to sensory inputs in different cortical regions and layers. 
Starting date: 01.01.2014 
Mentors: Per Roland and Tania Rinaldi Barkat (both are at Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology). 
Educational background: Bachelor degree in Systems Engineering and PhD in Neuroscience (the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom). 
Research interests: Mouse visual and auditory cortices, electrophysiology, optogenetics, VSD imaging, biological system modelling.
Andreas Kryger Jensen

Andreas Kryger Jensen, postdoc
Section of Biostatistics, Dept. of Public Health
Project: The role of dopamine signaling in behavior and learning.
Starting date: 19.05.2014
Mentors: Torben Martinussen and Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, Section of Biostatistics, Dept. of Public Health. Collaborator: Jakob Kristoffer Kisbye Dreyer, Dept. of Neuroscience and Pharmacology.
Educational Background: BSc and MSc in Robot Technology, University of Southern Denmark, PhD in Biostatistics, University of Southern Denmark.
Research activities: Functional data, point processes, high-dimensional data.

Bjørn Olav Hald Bjørn Olav Hald, postdoc 
Department of Biomedical Sciences

Project: Perfusion and flow distribution in the microcirculation.
Starting date: 1.12.2013.
Mentors: Niels-Henrik Holstein Rathlou (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences), Ed Van Bavel (University of Amsterdam), & Don Welsh (University of Calgary)
Educational background: BSc: Biochemistry, MSc: Chemistry (University of Copenhagen), PhD: Computational Physiology (University of Copenhagen)
Research interests: Dynamical Systems, Physiological systems, Synchronization, Yeast oscillations.

Catalina Vich Catalina Vich, guest PhD student
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Starting date: 22.9.2015 - 29.1.2016
Supervisor: Susanne Ditlevsen, MATH. Antoni Guillamon, Barcelona
Educational background: PhD student from Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Spain. BSc from Universitat de les Illes Balears and MSc from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
Research interests: Computational Neuroscience and dynamical systems. Estimation of the synaptic conductance.
Ditte Nørbo Sørensen Ditte Nørbo Sørensen, PhD student
Section of Biostatistics, Dept. of Public Health
Project: Estimating causal effects using instrumental variables. 
Starting date: 01.04.2014
Supervisors: Torben Martinussen, Section of Biostatistics, and Mette Ejrnæs, Department of Economics. 
Educational background: M.Sc. in Statistics, University of Copenhagen.

Research interests: Survival analysis, stochastic processes and stochastic integrals.

Eduardo Garcia Portugés Eduardo García Portugués, postdoc
Department of Mathematical Sciences & Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biology
Project: Probabilistic protein structure prediction guided by diffusive models of folding pathways. 
Starting date: 01.01.2015
Mentors: Thomas Hamelryck (Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biology) and Michael Sørensen (Department of Mathematical Sciences)
Educational background: BSc in Mathematics with major in Statistics and Operations Research, MSc in Statistical Techniques and PhD in Statistics and Operations Research (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain).
Research interests: Nonparametric statistics, Directional statistics, Functional data, Goodness-of-fit methods, Computational statistics, Copulas, Kernel Smoothing, Stochastic processes.
Erik Andreas Martens Erik Andreas Martens, assistant professor  
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Project: Mathematical Modeling of Collective Behavior of Physiological Systems. 
Starting date: 15.10.2013. 
Collaborators: Niels-Henrik Holstein Rathlou (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences) & Susanne Ditlevsen (Dept. of Mathematics). 
Educational background: Physics (M.Sc.ETH, Zürich, Switzerland), Theoretical Mechanics/Applied Mathematics (Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, USA). 
Research interests: Dynamical Systems, oscillator/synchronization theory, biophysics of physiological systems, network dynamics. Further details:
Henrik Lindén Henrik Anders Lindén, postdoc 
Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology 
Project: Attractor network dynamics in the spinal cord. 
Starting date: 01.09.2013. 
Mentor: Rune Berg, PI, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology.
Educational background: M.Sc. in Engineering Physics 2006 (Complex Adaptive Systems), Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Ph.D. in Physics 2010 (Computational Neuroscience), Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. 
Research interests: Dynamics of networks of spiking neurons. Relation between neuronal activity and mescoscopic brain signals. Analysis techniques for neuronal data. 
Jacob Østergaard Jacob Østergaard, PhD student 
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Project: Cointegration and Phase Space Synchronization.
Starting date: 01.01.2015.
Mentors: Susanne Ditlevsen, MATH and Anders Rahbek, the Department of Economics.
Educational background: M.Sc. in Statistics, Aarhus University 2010. Previously worked as a quantitative analyst in Nordea.
Research interests: Cointegration, Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Programming.
Jesper Foldager Jesper Foldager, PhD student 
Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biology
Project: Modeling of protein structure in atomic detail using Bayesian methods. Secondly, formulating a probabilistic model for the folding pathway of proteins to guide the conformational search during the prediction of protein structure.
Starting date: 1. August 2014
Mentors: Associate professor Thomas Hamelryck, Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biology, and Professor Michael Sørensen, MATH.
Educational background: M.Sc. in Eng., Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, DTU.
Research interests: Probabilistic models, machine learning, and protein structure prediction.
Kang Li Kang Li, PhD student 
Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Project: Statistical inference in the Neural Theory of Visual Attention. 
Starting date: 01.11.2013 
Supervisors: Susanne Ditlevsen, MATH, and Søren Kyllingsbæk, Department of Psychology. 
Educational background: B.Sc in Biotechnology, Minor in Computer Science, M.Sc in Bioinformatics. 
Research interests: Stochastic Processes, Bayesian inference, Neural spike models, Statistical models of protein structure determination and prediction.
Mareile Große Ruse Mareile Große Ruse, PhD student 
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Project: Stochastic differential mixed-effect models.
Starting date: 01.01.2015
Mentor: Susanne Ditlevsen, MATH
Educational background: B.Sc in Mathematics from the Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany, M.Sc in Mathematics from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.
Research interests: Stochastic differential equations, stochastic processes, Bayesian inference.

Robyn Stuart Robyn Stuart, Postdoc
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Project: Statistical Inference in Multivariate Dynamic Models | Hemodynamics Modeling.
Starting date: 01.01.2015.
Mentors: Susanne Ditlevsen, Department of Mathematical Sciences, and Olga Sosnovtseva, Department of Biomedical Sciences. 
Educational background: PhD in Mathematics from the University of New South Wales, Sydney; MSc in Statistics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London; B Comm from the University of Sydney, Sydney.
Research interests: probabilistic analysis of nonlinear and chaotic dynamical systems; Ergodic theory; applications of dynamical systems mathematical research in dynamical systems.
Samuele Soraggi

Samuele Soraggi, PhD student
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Project: KU2016 project - The genomic history of Denmark
Starting date: 2nd of February, 2015
Supervisors: Carsten Wiuf (supervisor), Anders Albrechtsen (cosupervisor) and Eske Willerslev (affiliated supervisor at the Center for GeoGenetik for the KU2016 project).
Educational background: Bachelor's degree (2009-2012) in mathematics and Master's degree in applied mathematics (2012-2014) at the University of Genova, Italy.
Research interests: Statistic, Bioinformatic, population genetics and machine learning.

Sophie Møller Sophie Møller, PhD student
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Project: Gap junction mediated signaling in the juxtaglomerular apparatus
Starting date: 01.08.2015
Supervisors: Charlotte Mehlin Sørensen (Dept of Biomedical Sciences), and Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou (Novo Nordisk Foundation).
Educational background: BS Pre-Medical Studies with a minor in Biology (Hawaii Pacific University; Hawaii, USA). MSc Human Biology (University of Copenhagen).
Research interests: Renal physiology. Vascular physiology. Hypertension. Intercellular coupling.
Steven Paul Blurton Steven Paul Blurton, Postdoc
Department of Psychology
Project: Modeling visual perception over time
Starting date: 16.10.2014
Supervisors: Søren Kyllingsbæk and Claus Bundesen (Dept of Psychology).
Educational background: Diploma in Psychology (University of Regensburg, Germany), PhD in Psychology (University of Regensburg, Germany)
Research interests: Stochastic Processes, Cognitive Modeling, Mathematical Psychology
Troels Mikkelsen Troels Mikkelsen, PhD student
Niels Bohr Institute / Center for Ice and Climate 
Project: Oscillations and bifurcations in complex systems such as the climate. 
Starting date: 15.02.2014.
Supervisors: Peter Ditlevsen (NBI/Center for Ice and Climate), and Susanne Ditlevsen (Department of Mathematical Sciences).
Educational background: M.Sc. in physics from NBI, 2014.
Research interests: Dynamical systems, complex systems, climate models, climate research.