Mathematician with hacking skills at the Norwegian marketplace FINN.no and at the machine learning startup Arctic Datalab. Also doing a phd in statistics at University of Oslo. Working on personalization systems and other machine learning tasks using behaviour, image and text. Background from mathematics, statistics and financial modeling.

- Deep Recommenders
- Decision Making
- Bandits and RL
- Bayesian models

Papers: - Deisenroth, M. P., & Rasmussen, C. E. (2011). PILCO: A model-based and data-efficient approach to policy search. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Machine Learning, ICML 2011, 465–472. - Gal, Y., Mcallister, R. T., & Rasmussen, C. E. (2016). Improving PILCO with Bayesian Neural Network Dynamics Models. Data-Efficient Machine Learning Workshop, ICML, 1–7.
The papers shows how to find good policies with relatively few observations on classical control problems (mountain car, pole swing up etc) using probabilistic model based reinforcement learning.

Slides from my presentation on “Bayesian Probabilistic Matrix Factorization using Markov Chain Monte Carlo” by Salakhutdinov and Mnih. Paper link. The slides can be downloaded here.

For the first time Ive actually made a summary of all the papers and presentations I found noteworthy at a conference (allright, there were more, but this is a start). Below is my notes, with links etc. The purpose of the notes is mainly for myself to remember and revisit what I found interesting, but I see no reasons not to share to others. Does not include my own paper.

Ning Zhou, Audun Øygard and I got a paper in the KDD workshop Deep Learning Day. We provide some practitioner’s findings on applying deep learning recommendations in production! Link to paper here.
Together with @nzhou9 and @matsiyatzy, I am officially moving into academia after being an industrial observer: We got a paper in the #KDD2018 workshop Deep Learning Day. We provide some practitioner's findings on applying deep learning recommendations in production!

I am not a fan of new years resolutions. If I had been, one of my new years resolutions would be to be better at writing down what I am doing all the time. However, I held some talks and did some fun experiments in 2017, so the cheap way is simply to link to those.
How to become a Data Scientist in 20 minutes (JavaZone 2017) At Javazone 2017 I held a short talk on how building (drum roll) machine learning algorithms is actually pretty easy.