I defended my Ph.D.
dissertation "An Interacting
Particle Model and Dynamic Energy Budget Theory: Analysis and
Applications" (PDF 16.4 MB)
in April of 2011. My advisors were Professor Björn Birnir of
UCSB and Professor Sven Sigurðsson of the University of
Iceland. The third doctoral committee member was Professor Ragnar
Sigurðsson at the University of Iceland.
The opponents of my Ph.D. defense were
Numerical analysis, dynamical systems, biological modelling, coupled oscillators, biofilms.
I have been working on modeling the migrations of the Icelandic capelin stock (see picture and papers below), using an interactive particle model. In addition I have developed a Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) model for the capelin and captured its internal variables, such as fat content and roe content (see paper below). I am working on adding this component to the interacting particle model. The ultimate goal is to be able to predict the migration patterns of the Icelandic capelin in order to efficiently catch them and manage the stock.
October 1 2010 - May 30 2011: Researcher. Awarded the UCM-EEA Abel Grant to work with Professor Ana Carpio at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. I worked on developing and programming a cellular automata model for biofilm growth. Programming done in Fortran.
I am currently working on a GIS (Geographic Information System) project for the Marine Research Institue of Iceland. The work consists of taking data (acoustic measurements and catches) of various species and creating shapefiles which will be viewed in the online software SeaSketch (Click here for more information on SeaSketch and here for a couple of videos). There, the project is called the "Icelandic Marine Research Institute."
I am a proficient programmer with extensive experience. I have advanced knowledge of the following languages: Fortran, C++, Matlab, and R.