Søren Føns Vind Nielsen

PhD Student @ Cognitive Systems, DTU Compute


I'm a 26 year old male living in Copenhagen studying a PhD in Machine Learning and Computational Neuroscience at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The title of my project is "Modeling Temporal Dynamics in Functional Brain Connectivity", and I am particularly interested in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) data. I started my PhD studies in august 2015 and expect to hand in my thesis in august 2018. My main supervisor Morten Mørup is an associate professor at DTU Compute currently researching functional and structural organization of the human brain. He was awarded the Lundbeck Fellowship for a project named "Non-parametric Relational Modeling of Functional and Structural Brain Connectivity" (cf. project page), which my PhD is funded by. Furthermore, my PhD is co-supervised by associate professor Mikkel N. Schmidt also from DTU Compute and by associate professor Kristoffer H. Madsen from Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) located at Hvidovre Hospital.

I completed a master of science degree in engineering from DTU in July 2015. My degree was within "Mathematical Modeling and Computation", and I focused mostly on Machine Learning, programming and statistics. Throughout my master I have been working on several projects with Morten Mørup and Mikkel N. Schmidt leading to publicly available code and a conference paper.