Johan Pensar

Associate Professor - Statistics and Data Science
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Room NHA 814
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 35 Niels Henrik Abels hus 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1053 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Statistical machine learning

  • Probabilistic graphical models

  • Network structure learning

  • Computational causal inference

  • Statistical genomics


I completed my PhD in statistics during 2012-2016 at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. I worked on developing a new class of probabilistic graphical models, along with algorithms for learning the structure of the models from data.

During 2016-2019, I worked as a postdoc at University of Helsinki, Finland, developing and applying data analysis tools for applications in statistical genomics. In particular, the main project involved detection of co-evolutionary signals from bacterial population sequence data using ultra-high-dimensional structure learning.

Since February 2020, I am an Associate Professor in Statistics and Data Science at the Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo. At a general level, my research interests are focused around developing and applying statistical and machine learning methods for real-world applications.


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


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


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