Viktor Jonsson, class of 2009 - PhD candidate in mathematical statistics

I graduated from the Complex Adaptive Systems-program in 2011. Since then I have been working as a PhD student in mathematical statistics at gothenburg university.

My main field of research involves hierarchical Bayesian models and MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo) aimed towards analyzing metagenomic data. A typical working day includes programming (mainly in R), solving integrals both using pen and paper and the computer as well as a lot of reading and writing.

I also teach in a variety of statistics courses. The knowledge gained in the CAS program was not directly transferable to my field of research. However the way to approach problems, building abstract models and the experience gained in programing a diverse set of problems has helped me a lot.

You can find a link to my homepage at the mathematical department here. For more information on my research group go here.