Odd Petter Sand
- Machine learning
- Network analysis
- Probability and statistics
- Sensemaking in mathematics and science education
- Simulations and computational modelling
- AST1010, University of Oslo: TA (2015 - 2016) and course coordinator (2016 - 2017)
- BIOS1100, University of Oslo: TA (2018 - )
- MAT1001, University of Oslo: TA (2013 - 2015)
- FYS1001, University of Oslo: TA (2019 - )
- INF102, University of Bergen: TA (2007)
Massive neutrinos and spherical collapse in ΛCDM and DGP gravity (master's thesis, 2016)
Odd Petter completed his master's degree in astrophysics from the University of Oslo in September 2016. His thesis was on a computational solution to a galaxy formation model in a universe with massive neutrinos and modified gravity. He also spent one semester as an exchange student at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.
Odd Petter has two bachelor's degrees - one in informatics (University of Bergen, Norway) and one in literature (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). Between these degrees and the master's degree, Odd Petter worked as a software developer for Intentor Solutions AS in Moss, Norway and as a mathematics teacher at Greåker upper secondary school in Sarpsborg, Norway, earning a teacher's qualification (PPU) in the process.
In his spare time, Odd Petter has enjoyed dancing cuban salsa, singing tenor in a mixed choir and improvisational theatre. He also likes computational side projects involving machine learning and statistics and follows the exploits of Liverpool FC and FK Bodø/Glimt. Other interests include the odd D&D session, skiing, board games and writing fantasy novels (to the great relief of editors everywhere, he does not consider these ready for publication).
- Sand, Odd Petter; Odden, Tor Ole; Lindstrøm, Christine & Caballero, Marcos Daniel (2018). How computation can facilitate sensemaking about physics: A case study. Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings. ISSN 1539-9028. s 1- 4 . doi: 10.1119/perc.2018.pr.Sand Full text in Research Archive.
- Sand, Odd Petter (2018). How to get students to engage in computational sensemaking.
- Sand, Odd Petter; Odden, Tor Ole; Lindstrøm, Christine & Caballero, Marcos Daniel (2018). How computation can facilitate sensemaking about physics.
- Sand, Odd Petter & Elgarøy, Øystein (2016). Massive neutrinos and spherical collapse in LCDM and DGP gravity.