I am a professor of computational statistics in the MATH department at University of Copenhagen. I cofounded Copenhagen Causality Lab and do research at the intersection of AI and statistics. My main interest is to automatize learning of causal explanations from data. I use techniques from Bayesian networks, stochastic processes, predictive modeling and machine learning to discover causal structures and achieve explainable, robust and transportable AI.

- Causality
- Machine learning and AI
- Model selection
- Stochastic dynamic models
- Event processes

PhD in Statistics, 2004

University of Copenhagen

MSc in Mathematics, 2000

University of Copenhagen

We develop a nonparametric test for conditional independence by combining the partial copula with a quantile regression based method for estimating the nonparametric residuals.

We develop the theory of μ-separation for directed mixed graphs, which gives a class of graphical independence models closed under marginalization. We show that there is a unique maximal element in the Markov equivalence class of directed mixed graphs, and we characterize the equivalance class via the directed mixed equivalence graph.

We derive a representation of the degrees of freedom for certain discontinuous estimators and show how it can be used to estimate the risk for Lasso-OLS.

Oracle inequalities for multivariate Hawkes processes and other point processes using $ℓ_1$-penalized estimation.

An algorithm for and implementation of sparse group lasso optimization with applications to multinomial sparse group lasso classification.

We consider local alignments without gaps of two independent Markov chains from a finite alphabet, and we derive sufficient conditions for the number of essentially different local alignments with a score exceeding a high threshold to be asymptotically Poisson distributed.