Susanne Ditlevsen


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Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Section leader of Statistics and Probability Theory. Head of the Dynamical Systems Interdisciplinary Network, University of Copenhagen. Part of Laboratory for Applied Statistics.

MSc in mathematics in 1999 from la Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain. MSc in statistics in 2000 from Department of Mathematical Sciences and PhD in biostatistics in 2005 from Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen. Project-financed statistician 2000-2001, PhD student 2001-2004, Assistant Professor 2004-2007 and Associate Professor from February 2007 at the same place. Moved in September 2007 to the Department of Mathematical Sciences, as full professor from July 2011.

Research interests

Statistical inference for stochastic processes. Mathematical modeling of physiological systems. Nonlinear dynamics. Biostatistics. Neuronal modelling. The tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism in nephrons.

Head of the Dynamical Systems Interdisciplinary Network, University of Copenhagen, and part of Laboratory for Applied Statistics. Participates in Copenhagen Statistics Network and the EU research training network Statistical Methods for Dynamical Stochastic Models.

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Upcoming events in which I am involved

ICMNS 2018, Nice.

ICMNS 2019, Copenhagen.

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Regression (Master level. Spring 2018, blok 3).

Stokastiske processer (Bachelor level. Fall 2017, blok 2).

Regression (Master level. Spring 2017, blok 3).

Stokastiske processer (Bachelor level. Fall 2016, blok 2).

Statistik 2 (Bachelor level. Spring 2016, blok 4).

Statistik 2 (Bachelor level. Spring 2015, blok 4).

Stokastiske processer (Bachelor level. Fall 2014, blok 2).

Statistik 2 (Bachelor level. Spring 2014, blok 4).

Hidden Markov Models (Master and PhD level. Fall 2013, blok 2) .

Statistical methods for stochastic differential equation models (Master and PhD level. Fall 2012, blok 2) .

Statistik 2 (Bachelor level. Spring 2013, blok 4).

Discrete models (Graduate level. Fall 2011, blok 1).

Stochastic Models in Biology (Master level. Fall 2010, blok 1).

Statistical methods for diffusion models (Master level. Spring 2010, blok 3) .

Stochastic Processes (Bachelor level. Spring 2009, blok 4).

Modeling of physiological systems (Medicine & Technology), autumn 2009.

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Past events in which I was involved

Summer school/PhD course in Mathematical Neuroscience, Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark, June 26 - 30, 2017

Workshop: Brain Dynamics and Statistics: Simulation versus Data, BIRS, Banff, Canada, February 26 - March 3, 2017

The 2nd International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Juan-les-Pins, France , May 29 - June 2, 2016 (Programme Committee)

European Conference of Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, Nottingham, UK, July 2016 (Programme Committee)

Mini-symposium in Biomathematics, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 22, 2015.

Twoday meeting, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics, 19-20 May 2015

The 30th European Meeting of Statisticians Amsterdam (Nederlands), July 2015 (Programme Committee)

PhD Course on State space models and particle methods. The course took place at University of Copenhagen, April 13-17, 2015. See also the PhD school course data base at University of Copenhagen.

Workshop: Rythms in Complex Networks: From Theory to Experiment. It took place in Copenhagen, September 1-3, 2014.

Workshop on mathematical modeling and statistical analysis in neuroscience. It took place in Copenhagen, July 2-4, 2014. Here is a group picture.

PhD Course on MCMC in Statistics. The course took place at University of Copenhagen, September 17-20, 2013. See also University of Copenhagen course catalog.

DYNSTOCH 2013. International Conference "Statistical Methods For Dynamical Stochastic Models", University of Copenhagen, April 17-19, 2013.

Statistics meeting between Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Lund University, research group Statistics and Probability Theory at Department of Mathematical Sciences, and Department of Biostatistics at University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, April 11, 2012.

Oberwolfach Seminars: Statistics for Stochastic Differential Equations, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, October 16-22, 2011 . Organisers: Susanne Ditlevsen (Copenhagen), Jean Jacod (Paris), Markus Reiss (Berlin) and Michael Sørensen (Copenhagen).

Dynamic Statistical Models, ISI-satellite meeting, Copenhagen, August 17-19, 2011. As a satellite meeting for the 58th ISI meeting in Dublin 2011 the University of Copenhagen organizes this meeting on Dynamic Statistical Models in the framework of the Statistics Program of Excellence; Statistical methods for complex and high dimensional models.

Summer School on Stochastic Differential Equation Models with Applications to the Insulin-Glucose System and Neuronal Modelling, Middelfart, Denmark, August 3-16, 2008. It is part of a series of events on Mathematical Modeling of Human Physiological Systems with Biomedical Applications , 2007-2010.

29th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-21, 2008 (scientific committee).

Material from the meeting in Statistical Methods in Climate Research, April 24, 2008.

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Papers in refereed journals


Susanne Ditlevsen and Adeline Samson: Hypoelliptic diffusions: discretization, filtering and inference from complete and partial observations. Submitted.

Mareile Große Ruse, Adeline Samson and Susanne Ditlevsen: Multivariate inhomogeneous diffusion models with covariates and mixed effects. Submitted.

Eva Garde, Signe Jung-Madsen, Susanne Ditlevsen, Rikke G. Hansen, Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen: Diving and foraging behaviour of the atlantic walrus (Odobenus Rosmarus Rosmarus) in Smith Sound. Submitted.

Nynne H. Nielsen, Gisli A. Vikingsson, Steen H. Hansen and Susanne Ditlevsen: A note on two techniques of age estimation; GLG and AAR, with focus on AAR. Submitted.

To appear, early online view

Catalina Vich, Rune W. Berg, Susanne Ditlevsen and Antoni Guillamon: Estimation of synaptic conductances in presence of nonlinear effects caused by subthreshold ionic currents. First Online in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fncom.2017.00069.

Massimiliano Tamborrino, Susanne Ditlevsen, Bo Markussen and Søren Kyllingsbæk: Gaussian Counter Models for Visual Identification of Briefly Presented, Mutually Confusable Single Stimuli in Pure Accuracy Tasks. First Online in Journal of Mathematical Psychology.

Jacob Østergaard, Anders Rahbek and Susanne Ditlevsen: Oscillating systems with cointegrated phase processes. First Online in Journal of Mathematical Biology.


54. Susanne Ditlevsen and Eva Löcherbach: Multi-class oscillating systems of interacting neurons. Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, 127, 1840-1869, 2017.

53. Alexandre Iolov, Susanne Ditlevsen and Andre Longtin: Optimal Design for Estimation in Diffusion Processes from First Hitting Times. SIAM Journal on Uncertainty Quantification, 5(1), 88-110, 2017.


52. Kang Li, Vladislav Kozyrev, Søren Kyllingsbæk, Stefan Treue, Susanne Ditlevsen and Claus Bundesen: Neurons in primate visual cortex alternate between responses to competing stimuli in their receptive field. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 10:141, 2016. DOI:10.3389/fncom.2016.00141.

51. Henry C. Tuckwell and Susanne Ditlevsen: The space-clamped Hodgkin-Huxley system with random synaptic input: inhibition of spiking by weak noise and analysis with moment equations. Neural Computation, 28:10, 2129-2161, 2016.

50. Kang Li, Claus Bundesen and Susanne Ditlevsen: Responses of Leaky Integrate-and-Fire Neurons to a Plurality of Stimuli in Their Receptive Fields. Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience, 6:8, 2016, doi: 10.1186/s13408-016-0040-2.

49. Susanne Ditlevsen and Adeline Samson: Parameter estimation in neuronal stochastic differential equation models from intracellular recordings of membrane potentials in single neurons: a Review. Journal de la Société Française de Statistique, 157(1), 6-16, 2016.


48. Marie Levakova, Massimiliano Tamborrino, Susanne Ditlevsen, Petr Lansky: A review of the methods for neuronal response latency estimation. BioSystems, 136:23-34, 2015.

47. Mareile Große Ruse, Lasse R. Søndergaard, Susanne Ditlevsen, Morten Damgaard, Stefan Fuglsang, Johnny T. Ottesen, and Jan L. Madsen: Absorption and initial metabolism of 75Se-L-selenomethionine: a kinetic model based on dynamic scintigraphic data. British Journal of Nutrition, 114:1718-1723, 2015.

46. Eva Garde, Steen H. Hansen, Susanne Ditlevsen, Ketil Biering Tvermosegaard, Karin Harding, Johan Hansen and Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen: Life history parameters of narwhals from Greenland. Journal of Mammalogy, 96(4):866-879, 2015.

45. Massimiliano Tamborrino, Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Parameter Inference from Hitting Times for Perturbed Brownian Motion. Lifetime Data Analysis, 21: 331-352, 2015. Top-Downloaded LIDA Article Published in 2015.


44. Marie Levakova, Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Estimating latency from inhibitory input. Biological Cybernetics, 108(4): 475-493, 2014.

43. Susanne Ditlevsen and Adeline Samson: Estimation in the partially observed stochastic Morris-Lecar neuronal model with particle filter and stochastic approximation methods. Annals of Applied Statistics, 8(2): 674-702, 2014. Also preprint at

42. Alexandre Iolov, Susanne Ditlevsen and Andre Longtin: Stochastic Optimal Control of Single Neuron Spike Trains. Journal of Neural Engineering, 11, 046004, 2014.

41. Alexandre Iolov, Susanne Ditlevsen and Andre Longtin: Fokker-Planck and Fortet equation-based parameter estimation for a leaky integrate-and-fire model with sinusoidal and stochastic forcing. Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience, 4(4), 2014, doi:10.1186/2190-8567-4-4.

40. M. Trøseid, S. Ditlevsen, T. Hviid, J. Gerstoft, T. Grøndahl Hansen, B. Klarlund Pedersen, S. Dam Nielsen, B. Lindegaard: Reduced trunk fat and triglycerides after strength training are associated with reduced LPS levels in HIV-infected individuals. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 66(2): e52-e54, 2014.


39. Rune Berg and Susanne Ditlevsen: Synaptic inhibition and excitation estimated via the time constant of membrane potential fluctuations. Journal of Neurophysiology, 110: 1021-1034, 2013.

38. Susanne Ditlevsen and Priscilla Greenwood: The Morris-Lecar neuron model embeds a leaky integrate-and-fire model. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 67(2), 239-259, 2013.

37. Enrico Bibbona and Susanne Ditlevsen: Estimation in discretely observed Markov processes killed at a threshold. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 40(2), 274-293, 2013.

36. Pasquale Palumbo, Susanne Ditlevsen, Alessandro Bertuzzi and Andrea De Gaetano: Mathematical modeling of the glucose-insulin system. Mathematical Biosciences, 244, 69-81, 2013.

35. Massimiliano Tamborrino, Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Parametric inference of neuronal response latency in presence of a background signal. BioSystems, 112, 249-257, 2013.

34. Nynne H. Nielsen, Eva Garde, Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen, Christina H. Lockyer, Susanne Ditlevsen, Droplaug Olafsdottir and Steen H. Hansen: Application of a novel method for age estimation of a baleen whale and a porpoise. Marine Mammal Science, 29(2), E1-E23, 2013.

33. Birgitte Lindegaard, Susanne Ditlevsen, Peter Plomgaard, Bettina Mittendorfer, Bente K Pedersen: Acute reduction of lipolysis reduces adiponectin and IL-18 - evidence from an intervention study with acipimox and insulin. Diabetologia, 56: 2034-2043, 2013.

32. Birgitte Lindegaard, Vance B. Matthews, Claus Brandt, Pernille Hojman, Tamara L. Allen, Emma Estevez, Matthew J. Watt, Clinton R. Bruce, Ole H. Mortensen, Susanne Syberg, Caroline Rudnicka, Julie Abildgaard, Henriette Pilegaard, Juan Hildago, Susanne Ditlevsen, Thomas J. Alsted, Andreas N. Madsen, Bente K. Pedersen, Mark A. Febbraio: Interleukin-18 activates skeletal muscle AMPK and reduces weight gain and insulin resistance in mice. Diabetes, 62(9): 3064-3074, 2013.


31. Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Only through perturbation can relaxation times be estimated. Physical Review E, Rapid Communications, 86, 050102(R), 2012.

30. Massimiliano Tamborrino, Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Identification of noisy response latency. Physical Review E, 86, 021128, 2012.
Correction to the paper can be found here.

29. Anders Chr. Jensen, Susanne Ditlevsen, Mathieu Kessler and Omiros Papaspiliopoulos: A Markov Chain Monte Carlo approach to parameter estimation in the FitzHugh-Nagumo model. Physical Review E, 86, 041114, 2012.

28. Eva Garde, Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen, Susanne Ditlevsen and Steen H. Hansen: Aspartic acid racemization rate in narwhal (Monodon monoceros) eye lens nuclei estimated by counting of growth layers in tusks. Polar Research 2012, 31, 15865.


27. Umberto Picchini and Susanne Ditlevsen: Practical Estimation of High Dimensional Stochastic Differential Mixed-Effects Models. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 55: 1426-1444, 2011.

26. Patrick Jahn, Rune W. Berg, Jørn Hounsgaard and Susanne Ditlevsen: Motoneuron Membrane Potentials Follow a Time Inhomogeneous Jump Diffusion Process. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 31: 563-579, 2011.

25. Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Firing variability is higher than deduced from the empirical coefficient of variation. Neural Computation, 23(8): 1944-1966, 2011.


24. Umberto Picchini, Andrea De Gaetano and Susanne Ditlevsen: Stochastic Differential Mixed-Effects Models. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 37(1): 67-90, 2010. See also correction in the same issue, page 176.


23. Petr Lansky and Susanne Ditlevsen: A review of the methods for signal estimation in stochastic diffusion leaky integrate-and-fire neuronal models. Biological Cybernetics, 99: 253-262, 2008.

22. Umberto Picchini, Susanne Ditlevsen, Andrea De Gaetano and Petr Lansky: Parameters of the diffusion leaky integrate-and-fire neuronal model for a slowly fluctuating signal. Neural Computation, 20: 2696-2714, 2008.

21. Rune W. Berg, Susanne Ditlevsen and Jorn Hounsgaard: Intense Synaptic Activity Enhances Temporal Resolution in Spinal Motoneurons. PLoS ONE, 3(9): e3218. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003218, 2008.

20. B. Lindegaard, T. Hansen, T. Hvid, G. van Hall, P. Plomgaard, S. Ditlevsen, J. Gerstoft, and B. K. Pedersen: The effect of strength and endurance training on insulin sensitivity and fat distribution in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 93(10): 3860-3869, 2008.

19. Umberto Picchini, Susanne Ditlevsen and Andrea De Gaetano: Maximum likelihood estimation of a time-inhomogeneous stochastic differential model of glucose dynamics. Mathematical Medicine & Biology, 25: 141-155, 2008.

18. Susanne Ditlevsen and Ove Ditlevsen: Parameter estimation from observations of first-passage times of the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process and the Feller process. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 23: 170-179, 2008.


17. Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Parameters of stochastic diffusion processes estimated from observations of first hitting-times: application to the leaky integrate-and-fire neuronal model. Physical Review E, 76, 041906, 2007. Selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, October 15, 2007.

16. Susanne Ditlevsen, Kay-Pong Yip, Donald J. Marsh and Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou: Parameter estimation of the feedback gain in a stochastic model of renal hemodynamics: differences between spontaneously hypertensive rats and Sprague-Dawley rats. American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology, 292: 607-616, 2007 .

15. Susanne Ditlevsen: A result on the first-passage time of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. Statistics and Probability Letters, 77: 1744-1749, 2007 .

14. Birgitte Lindegaard, Christian Frosig, Anne Marie W Petersen, Peter Plomgaard, Susanne Ditlevsen, Bettina Mittendorfer, Gerrit Van Hall, Jorgen F Wojtaszewski, Bente K Pedersen: Inhibition of Lipolysis Stimulates Peripheral Glucose Uptake but has no effect on Endogenous Glucose Production in HIV Lipodystrophy. Diabetes, 56(8): 2070--2077, 2007.

13. K. D. Farnsworth, U. H. Thygesen, S. Ditlevsen, and N. J. King: How to estimate scavenger fish abundance using baited camera data. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 350: 223-234, 2007 .


12. Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Estimation of the input parameters in the Feller neuronal model. Physical Review E, 73, 061910, 2006.

11. Umberto Picchini, Susanne Ditlevsen and Andrea De Gaetano: Modeling the euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp by stochastic differential equations . Journal of Mathematical Biology, 53(5): 771-796, 2006 .


10. Susanne Ditlevsen and Andrea De Gaetano: Mixed effects in stochastic differential equation models. REVSTAT Statistical Journal, 3: 137-153, 2005.

9. Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Estimation of the input parameters in the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck neuronal model. Physical Review E, 71, 011907, 2005. Selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, February 1, 2005.

8. Susanne Ditlevsen and Andrea De Gaetano: Stochastic vs. deterministic uptake of dodecanedioic acid by isolated rat livers. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 67: 547-561, 2005.

7. Susanne Ditlevsen, Kay-Pong Yip and Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou: Parameter estimation in a stochastic model of the tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism in a rat nephron. Mathematical Biosciences, 194: 49-69, 2005.

6. Umberto Picchini, Andrea De Gaetano, Simona Panunzi, Susanne Ditlevsen and Geltrude Mingrone: A mathematical model of the euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, 2:44, 2005.

5. Susanne Ditlevsen, Ulla Christensen, John Lynch, Mogens Trab Damsgaard and Niels Keiding: The Mediation Proportion: A Structural Equation Approach for estimating the proportion of exposure effect on outcome explained by an intermediate variable. Epidemiology, 16(1): 114-120, January 2005.


4. Susanne Ditlevsen and Michael Sørensen: Inference for observations of integrated diffusion processes. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 31(3): 417-429, 2004.

3. Ulla Christensen, Rikke Lund, Mogens Trab Damsgaard, Bjørn E. Holstein, Susanne Ditlevsen, Finn Diderichsen, Pernille Due, Lars Iversen, John Lynch: Cynical Hostility, socioeconomic position, health behaviours and symptom load: a cross-sectional analysis in a Danish population-based study. Psychosomatic Medicine 66: 572-577, 2004.

2. Klaus Witt, Erik Knudsen, Susanne Ditlevsen and Hanne Hollnagel: Academic detailing has no effect on prescribing of asthma medication in Danish general practice: A three-year randomized controlled trial with 12 monthly follow-ups. Family Practice 2004, 21(3): 248-253, 2004.


1. Peter D. Ditlevsen, Susanne Ditlevsen and Katrine K. Andersen: The fast climate fluctuations during the stadial and interstadial climate states. Annals of Glaciology, Volume 35, 457-462, 2002.

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Book chapters

Alexandre Iolov, Susanne Ditlevsen and Andre Longtin: Stochastic Optimal Control of Spike Times in Single Neurons. In Ahmed El Hady (Ed.), Closed Loop Neuroscience, Academic Press, London, 2016.

Susanne Ditlevsen and Adeline Samson: Introduction to stochastic models in biology. In Bachar, Batzel and Ditlevsen (Eds.), Stochastic Biomathematical Models with Applications to Neuronal Modeling. Volume 2058 of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics series (Biosciences subseries), Springer, 2013.

Susanne Ditlevsen, Donald Marsh and Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou (2011): Mathematical Modeling of the Tubuloglomerular Feedback Mechanism in the Kidney. In Mathematical Physiology, [Eds.Andrea de Gaetano and Pasquale Palumbo], Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO. Eolss Publishers, Paris, France, [] .

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Stochastic Biomathematical Models with applications to Neuronal Modeling. Volume 2058 of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics series (Biosciences subseries), 2012. See also the electronic version.

Susanne Ditlevsen and Helle Sørensen (2010): En Introduktion til Statistik. Lecture notes.

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Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Comparison of statistical methods for estimation of the input parameters in the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck neuronal model from first-passage times data. In American Institute of Physics Proceedings Series, CP1028, Collective Dynamics: Topics on Competition and Cooperation in the Biosciences, Eds.: L.M. Ricciardi, A. Buonocore, and E. Pirozzi. 2008.

Susanne Ditlevsen and Ove Ditlevsen (2006): Parameter estimation from observations of first-passage times of the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process and the Feller process. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Computational Stochastic Mechanics, Rhodes, Greece, 21-23 June 2006.

Susanne Ditlevsen and Andrea De Gaetano (2004): A model of the uptake of alternative fatty acids by isolated rat liver based on stochastic differential equations. In Extended abstracts from the Workshop on Dynamical Stochastic Modeling in Biology, eds. Marianne Huebner and Michael Sørensen, Miscellanea, no. 26, 2004, MaPhySto, Denmark.

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Susanne Ditlevsen and Niels Keiding: Letter to the Editor. Statistics in Medicine, 26: 1415-1416, 2007.

Susanne Ditlevsen, Ulla Christensen, John Lynch, Mogens Trab Damsgaard and Niels Keiding: Mediation Proportion. To the Editor. Epidemiology, 16(4), July 2005.

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Susanne Ditlevsen: Matematikken i nervecellers dynamik. Temahæfte til gymnasieklasser, SCIENCE, Københavns Universitet.

Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Special issue on the Neural Coding 2014 workshop PREFACE. Special issue of Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 13(3, SI), pages i-i, 2016.

Susanne Ditlevsen, Thomas Scheike and Michael Sørensen: Editorial: Six papers on Dynamic Statistical Models. Special issue of Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 41(1), 22, 2014.

Susanne Ditlevsen and Petr Lansky: Special issue on Computational Neuroscience PREFACE. Special issue of Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 11(1, SI), pages I-II, 2014.

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PhD dissertation, 2004

Title: Modeling of physiological processes by stochastic differential equations.

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I was associate editor for Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 2010-2016.

I am associate editor for Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2007-present.

I have been guest editor for PLOS Computational Biology, 2017.

Together with Mostafa Bachar and Jerry Batzel I have edited the book Stochastic Biomathematical Models with applications to Neuronal Modeling. Volume 2058 of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics series (Biosciences subseries), 2012. See also the electronic version.

Together with Michael Sørensen and Thomas Scheike I was guest editor on a special issue in Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, originated from the meeting Dynamic Statistical Models, ISI-satellite meeting, Copenhagen, August 17-19, 2011.

Together with Petr Lansky I was guest editor on a Special issue on Computational Neuroscience in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, originated from the meeting 10th International Neural Coding Workshop, Prague, September 2-7, 2012, and on a Special Issue, also in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, originated from the meeting 11th International Neural Coding Workshop, Versailles, October 6-10, 2014.

I have reviewed for the following journals:

Applied Mathematical Modelling, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Bernoulli, Biostatistics, Brain Research, Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Chinese Journal of Physiology, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Computational Statistics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Ecological Complexity, Entropy, Epidemiology, ESAIM Probability & Statistics, Frontiers of Computational Neuroscience, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, Journal of Applied Mathematics, Journal of Applied Probability/Advances in Applied Probability, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Journal of Computational Neuroscience, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience, Journal of Statistical Physics, Journal of the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, Kidney International, Lifetime Data Analysis, Mathematical Biosciences, Mathematical Biosciences & Engineering, Mathematical Communications, Mathematical Computer Modelling, Metrika, Neural Computation, Neural Networks, Neural Network World, Neural Processing Letters, Neuroscience, OMICS Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Physica A, Physical Review E, PLOS ONE, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes, Statistica Sinica, Statistics, Statistics in Medicine, Statistics & Probability Letters, Stochastic Models, Stochastic Processes and Their Applications.

I have also reviewed for:

The publisher Chapman and Hall, Springer, the Wallenberg Academy Fellows Programme (Sweeden), Research Council of Norway, the Sweedish Research Council, the Institute for Advanced Study of the Technische Universität München (Germany), Mathematical Biosciences Institute (Ohio State University), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK, the Italian Research and University Evaluation Agency (ANVUR), and Technische Universität Berlin (Fakultät II - Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Institute of Mathematics).

I am a member of the Committee on Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine at Novo Nordisk Foundation since 2017.

I have evaluated PhD theses in Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, and France.

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PhD students

PhD students where I am or have been co-supervisor


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2017 Teacher of the Year at SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen.
2016 Elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
2015-2020 Elected member of the board of European Society of Mathematical and Theoretical Biology
2012 Elected member of the International Statistical Institute


2015-2016 Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation. VELUX Visiting Professor Programme (517.440 DKK). PI
2013-2017 UCPH Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research (28.176.000 DKK ≈ 3.756.800 €). PI
2009-2013 Female Research Leader Award of the Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences (5.760.000 DKK ≈ 768.000 €). PI
2009-2011 Danish Natural Science Research Council (300.000 DKK). PI
2009-2010 Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation. VELUX Visiting Professor Programme (290.000 DKK). PI
2008 Part of grant from Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses under the EU Sixth Framework Programme (115.102 €)
2005-2007 Danish Medical Research Council (1.298.952 DKK). PI
2005-2007 Lundbeck Foundation (450.000 DKK). PI
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Invited talks

2017 Statistical Foundations of Uncertainty Quantification for Inverse Problems, University of Cambridge.
2017 Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin.
2017 Two-day meeting, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
2016 Workshop: Dynamical Systems and Data Analysis in Neuroscience: Bridging the Gap, Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) at Columbus, Ohio, USA.
2016 ENCODS 2016 (European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students), Denmark. Keynote speaker.
2016 The 26th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics 2016 (NORDSTAT), Denmark.
2016 4th International TVA Meeting 2016 , Denmark.
2016 European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting 2016 (EMPG) 2016, Denmark. Keynote speaker.
2016 Statistics and computer science interdisciplinary research day, Denmark.
2016 The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Antibes, France. Tutorial speaker.
2015 MathStatNeuro workshop, Nice, France.
2015 From Ion Channels to Behavior. Symposium in honour of Jørn Hounsgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2015 The First International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Antibes, France. Keynote speaker.
2015 Computational Neurosciences Seminar, Centre de Recerca Matematica, Barcelona, Spain.
2015 The Mathematical Colloquia, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
2014 Matematikfaglig festival for gymnasielærere, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2014 Workshop: Statistics and Nonlinear Dynamics in Biology and Medicine, Banff, Canada. Here is a group picture.
2014 46èmes Journées de Statistique, Rennes, France. Keynote speaker.
2014 Workshop: Statistics for nonlinear dynamical processes, Dortmund, Germany. Here is a group picture.
2014 Regionalmøde i Matematik på Fyn, Nyborg, Danmark.
2014 First Workshop of FAPESP's Center for Neuromathematics, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2013 Ungdommens Naturvidenskabelige Forening, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2013 Workshop: Mathematics and Neuroscience: A Dialogue, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
2013 Workshop: Statistical methods for Neuronal Data, Universite Descartes, Paris, France.
2013 DSTS two-days meeting, Aarhus, Denmark.
2013 EMS-DMF Joint Math Weekend, Aarhus, Denmark.
2013 Seminar at Institut für Angewandte Mathematik, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
2012 Workshop: Probabilistic structures of the brain, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France.
2012 Seminar at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2012 Greek Stochastics Meeting, Kalamata, Greece.
2012 Random models in neuroscience, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France.
2011 Statistics Seminar, Lund University, Sweden.
2011 Oberwolfach Seminar, Oberwolfach, Germany.
2011 3rd G-Node Winter Course in Neural Data Analysis, Munich, Germany.
2011 Dansk Selskab for Teoretisk Statistik, generalforsamling, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2010 28th European Meeting of Statisticians, Piraeus, Greece.
2010 Sommertræf for kandidatstuderende i matematik, Dansk Matematisk Forening, Holbæk.
2010 Joint SIAM/RSME-SCM-SEMA Meeting. Emerging Topics in Dynamical Systems and Partial Differential Equations, Barcelona, Spain.
2010 Seminar at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2010 Seminar at Durham University, UK.
2010 Workshop on Molecular Motors, Neuron Models, and Epidemics on Networks at SAMSI, North Carolina.
2010 Stochastic Models in Neuroscience. Workshop at CIRM, Marseille, France.
2009 Danish Mathematical Society. Annual Meeting.
2009 Parameter estimation in physiological models. Euro Summer School Lipari, Italy.
2009 Joint Conference of the Society for Mathematical Biology and the Chinese Society for Mathematical Biology, Hangzhou, China.
2009 RUC-Modeldag. Matematiske Modeller i Diabetes.
2008 7th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, Singapore.
2008 EPSRC Symposium Workshop on Computational Neuroscience, Mathematics Research Centre, University of Warwick, UK.
2008 Warwick Systems Biology Centre, Warwick University, UK.
2008 Applications of spatio-temporal dynamical systems in biology (workshop), Nice, France.
2008 International Biomedical modeling school and workshop, Bangalore, India.
2007 Rhein Main Kolloquium Stochastik, Mainz, Germany.
2007 University of Maine, USA.
2007 Gymnasieklasse fra Sønderjylland.
2006 Structural Reliability and Stochastic Mechanics - Past, Present, and Future. Symposium in honor of Ove Ditlevsen. DTU, Lyngby.
2006 Sarajevo Summer School: Mathematical Techniques in Modeling Physiological Systems.
2006 Regionalmøde for gymnasielærere i matematik i Ribe og Sønderjyllands amter, Esbjerg.
2006 Todagesmøde, Dansk Selskab for Teoretisk Statistik, Copenhagen.
2006 SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina.
2005 IMFUFA, Roskilde Universitetscenter.
2005 Årsmøde for gymnasielærere i matematik, fysik og kemi, Odense. Gentaget på regionalmødet for fynske matematiklærere, Odense.
2005 CNR IASI, Rome, Italy.
2005 La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
2005 University of Copenhagen.
2005 University of Lund, Sweden.
2004 MaPhySto (Centre for Mathematical Physics and Stochastics), University of Aarhus.
2004 Epidemiologisk-Statistisk Seminar, Forskerskolerne i Folkesundhedsvidenskab og Biostatistik, University of Copenhagen.
2004 Arbejdsmiljøinstituttet, Copenhagen.
2003 Dynamical Stochastic Modeling in Biology (workshop), University of Copenhagen.
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Contributed talks (not complete)

2017 European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS), Helsinki, Finland.
2017 Statistics Meeting: University of Copenhagen and Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
2016 2016 joint meeting of the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology and the Society for Mathematical Biology, Nottingham, UK.
2016 The Second International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS), Antibes, France.
2015 European Meeting of Statisticians, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2014 11th International Neural Coding Workshop, Versailles, France.
2013 29th European Meeting of Statisticians, Budapest, Hungary.
2012 10th International Neural Coding Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic.
2012 BIOCOMP, Vietri sul Mare, Italy.
2011 8th European Conference om Mathematics and Theoretical Biology, Krakow, Poland.
2011 Dynstoch, Heidelberg, Germany.
2010 9th International Neural Coding Workshop, Cypres.
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Press (In Danish)

2013 Om Dynamical Systems Interdisciplinary Network.
2013 Matematisk Institut
2009 Det Frie Forskningsråd, pressemeddelelse
2005 Femina
2005 Ugeskrift for læger
2005 Universitetsavisen

Her er lidt hvor jeg har fungeret som "ekspert"

2016 Jurymedlem i Unge Forskere. Unge Forskere er Danmarks største talentkonkurrence inden for naturvidenskab og teknik.
2015 P4 Bornholm. Interview i anledning af FN's Verdens Statistikdag den 20. oktober. Det er ca 35 minutter inde i udsendelsen.
2015 Gymnasiefilm, om statistik og min forskning. Læs også her.
2015 DR2. Detektor, om dyrekort fra Dansk Supermarked. Læs også her.
2015 P1 Hjernekassen, om matematik og statistik på Københavns Universitet.
2013 Om gambling.
2013 Lidt mere om gambling.
2012 Om møntkast.
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I can be contacted at:

Susanne Ditlevsen
University of Copenhagen
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Universitetsparken 5
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

TLF:        +45 3532 0785
FAX:       +45 3532 0704

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