Visiting PhD Student
The main interest of my research is spatial statistics and applications of spatial models in quantitative genetics. I have explored mostly latent Gaussian models, a class of Bayesian hierarchical models that are powerful and flexible but have some challenges, for example identifiability issues. I have worked with spatial modelling in agricultural field experiments, and currently in animal breeding, in situations where genetic and spatial effects can be hard to separate. I have also been involved in modelling SNP data, where biological knowledge about markers is included in a linear predictor for the marker variance, which in some cases leads to higher accuracies in genomic prediction.
2016-Present: PhD student
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway PhD in spatial statistics with applications in quantitative genetics
2011-2016: One-tier master’s degree programme in Applied Physics and Mathematics
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway