1 November 2022

Lars Reiter Nielsen, PhD student

Newly employed

Lars Reiter Nielsen is from 1 November 2022 employed as a PhD student at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, working with the section for Statistics and Probability Theory.

Lars Reiter Nielsen

Lars has a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Copenhagen, and a master’s degree in physics, with a minor in mathematics, also from UCPH. He has since then been enrolled as a statistics master's student in this department, while employed as a research assistant at the Data Science Lab.

In the Data Science Lab, he has, together with biologists, developed methods to understand the behavioural profiles of marine mammals. (How long whales are affected by being tagged, from accelerometer data and depth data).

Lars will be looking at chemical compositions in narwhal tusks, and also develop more general statistical methods within marine animal ecology. This project is a collaboration between the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and the Department of Mathematical Sciences and is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and NordForsk.

Lars’ principal supervisor is Susanne Ditlevsen from MATH, and his co-supervisors are Eva Garde and Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

You can meet Lars in office 04.3.28