Johan Pensar

Associate Professor - Statistics and Data Science
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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 35 Niels Henrik Abels hus 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1053 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

At a general level, my research interests are focused around developing and applying statistical and machine learning methods for real-world applications. Some key topics are:

  • Statistical machine learning

  • Probabilistic graphical models

  • Network structure learning

  • Computational causal inference

  • Statistical genomics

Background

I completed my PhD in statistics in 2016 at Åbo Akademi University (Finland), in which I developed a new class of probabilistic graphical models, along with algorithms for learning the structure of the models from data. During 2016-2020, I worked as a postdoc at University of Helsinki (Finland), developing and applying data analysis tools, primarily for applications in bacterial statistical genomics. Since February 2020, I have been working at UiO as an Associate Professor in Statistics and Data Science. 

Teaching

Supervision (PhD students)

Co-supervisor:

  • Juri Kuronen (Department of Biostatistics, 2018-): High-dimensional structure learning of Markov networks with applications in bacterial statistical genomics.
  • Ghadi Al Hajj (Department of Informatics, 2020-): Improving generalization of machine learning models in medical image and immune receptor sequence analysis through the incorporation of domain priors and constraints.

Awards

Finnish Statistical Society - Doctoral Thesis Award (2013-2016).

Publications

For a complete list, see my profile at Google Scholar.

 

Tags: Statistics, data science, Probabilistic Graphical Models

Publications

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