2017-present: Professor and head of Departement of Mathematics and Statistics, UiT

2012-2017: Associate Professor at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway 

2009-2012: Post doc., University of Tromsø. Grant from the Norwegian Research Council.

2008-2009: Researcher, Northern Research Institute.   

2004-2008: PhD position, University of Tromsø. Grant from the Norwegian Research Council.


2008: PhD in mathematics: Dynamical and Stochastic Aspects of Self-Organized Critical Systems. Disputation date: 08.11.2008. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Tromsø, Norway.

Supervisor: Boris Kruglikov. 2004: Cand. Scient. in mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Tromsø, Norway.


Two-time recipient of the Faculty Teaching Price, Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. (2007 and 2015)


• Supervisor of two PhD students (O. Løvsletten defended in 2014 and H.-B. Fredriksen defended in 2017)

• Currently supervisor of one PhD student (R. Steene)

• Currently co-supervisor of two PhD students (T. Nilsen and A. Theodorsen)

• Supervisor of 13 master students (Sund, Løvsletten, Polina, Checkanova, Smolkova, Zankova, Jespersen, Myklebust, Skagseth, Holmstrand, Grabovskaia, Tranås, Yong)


• Lecturer in Specialized curriculum in Industrial Mathematics (2009, 2014, 2016)

• Lecturer in Calculus (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

• Lecturer in Multivariate Calculus (2005, 2014, 2016)

• Lecturer in Linear Algebra (2007, 2013)

• Lecturer in Chaos and Fractals (2004)

• Lecturer in Mathematics Pre-course (2005)

• Teaching Assistant in Electromagnetism (two semesters)

• Teaching Assistant in Complex Analysis (one semesters)

• Teaching Assistant in Differential equations (one semesters)

• Teaching Assistant in Calculus (three semesters)

• Teaching Assistant in Linear Algebra (one semesters)

• Teaching Assistant in Users course in Mathematics (two semesters)


• Member of the UiT committee on sustainability (since 2019)

• Faculty board member, Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT  (2014-2018)

• Coordinator for student athletes at the Faculty of Science (2010-2015)


• Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Sep. 2010-Des. 2010).

• University of Granada, Spain (Apr. 2015-May 2015).

• University of California San Diego (Jan. 2017 - Jun. 2017).


• Consultant for the Norwegian Olympic Team (2013-2015)

• Speaker at “Olympiatoppen” workshop (2012)

• Invited Speaker at Norwegian Athletics Coaches Association’s workshop (2006)

• Lecturer and instructor in athletics at the Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT (2012, 2013 and 2014).

• Coordinator for student athletes at the Faculty of Science (2010-2015)

• Coach three-times Norwegian champion relay team.

Personal athletic achievements:

• Norwegian 100m champion (2005 and 2006)

• Norwegian 60m champion (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010)

• Norwegian 200m indoor champion (2001,2002 and 2005)

• European Championship 60m semi-finalist (2007)

• European Championship 100m quarter-finalist (2006)

• Recipient of “Troms Idrettskrets Hederstegn” (2010)


• Leading the UiT initiative on "The Dynamics of the Climate in the Arctic".

• Leader of a project in market risk analysis, which was partly financed by Sparebank-1 Nord-Norge and the Norwegian Research Council. 

• Co-managing the research project “Long-range memory in Earth’s climate response and the implications for future global warming“. The project is funded by the NRC (project number 229754-E10).

• Leader and coach of a group of high-level athletes (sprinters) in Tromsø 2003-2011. The team has won several Norwegian Championships and qualified for international events.


• Kan vi forutse epidemier? 

• Breakthrough in predicting dengue fever outbreaks

• Breakthrough predicting dengue fever outbreaks 

• UiT-forsker med gjennombrudd: Modell kan forutsi omfanget av dengue-epidemier

• Media mente forskerne avlyste «klimaskrekkscenario»: Dette fant vi da vi gikk studien deres i sømmene

• Kawasaki’s disease: one disease multiple triggers

• “En Felles Arena”. Recruitment project with K. Rypdal. (2008)

• Are interest rates predictable? (with G. Andreassen), Faculty organized popular talk (2011)

• Presentations of Applied Mathematics. Kongsbakken vgs and Nordkjosbotn vgs (2011)

• Fun with Fractals. Nord-Norsk Vitensenter. (2011)

• Presentation of Mathematics and Finance. Nord-Norsk Vitensenter (2011)

Articles in newspapers and magazines:

• “Rasende Dynamikk”. (with K. Rypdal), Avisa Nordlys (2008)

• “Hva bestemmer nivået?” (with K. Rypdal), Bladet Friidrett (2006)