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Fannar Örn Thordarson - CV

I am born on April 17th, 1980, in Reykjavik, Iceland. I have lived most of my life in Iceland, but from August 2004 I have been living in the greater area of Copenhagen, Denmark,with my wife and children. I am married to Berglind Ósk Einarsdóttir, a technical designer at COWI, and we have three boys. Away from work my family comes first. My hobbies are all kinds of sports (mainly football, volleyball and golf), traveling, literature and cuisine. I don't smoke.


Education

  • PhD in Applied Statistics; submitted in September 2011
    Technical University of Denmark, DTU Informatics (2007-2011)
    Specialization: Stochastic Modelling, Stochastic Differential Equations and Uncertainty Assessment
  • MSc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics); February 2007
    Technical University of Denmark, DTU-IMM (2004-2007)
    Specialization: Probability, Statistics and Optimization
  • BSc in Engineering; October 2004
    University of Iceland (2000-2004)
    Specialization: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Employment

  • Research/Teaching Assistant (T.A.)
    Technical University of Denmark, DTU Informatics (October 2007 - December 2010)
    • T.A. @ DTU Informatics:
      Probability Theory (Spring 2008 & Fall 2008)
      Advanced Time Series Analysis (Fall 2008 & Fall 2009)
    • T.A. @ Aalborg University, Denmark:
      Advanced and Nonlinear System Identification (PhD course, June 2009)
    • T.A. @ Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland:
      Modelling Linear and Nonlinear Systems (Ph.D.
      course, March 22-26 2010)
  • Research Assistant in Applied Statistics
    Technical University of Denmark, DTU-IMM (March 2007 - September 2007)
    • Article writing, book revising and pre-investigation for modeling groundwater flow with grey box approach.
  • Kindergarten Assistant
    The kindergarten Gardaborg (September 2003 - July 2004)
    • Educating and entertaining the children
    • Assistant to a child with special needs
  • Research Assistance
    University of Iceland, Science Institute (Summer Employee; May 2002 - August 2002)
    • Designed and assembled a primitive thermally managed hydrogen storage, based on the idea of storing the hydrogen in metal-hybrids that recharged and discharged the hydrogen by cooling and heating, respectively.
  • Mechanic assistance to machinery assembling
    Formax Ltd (Summer Employee; 1997 - 2002)
    • Worked as a mechanic, both in manufacturing and installing process equipment for the food industry.
    • I spent part of the summer 2002 at the engineering department where I designed conveyors for the industry.

Skills

  • Languages: Icelandic (Native), English (Fluent), Danish (Fluent), German (Mainly reading)
  • Operating Systems: UNIX/LINUX, Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7.
  • Programming: Java, C/C++, Matlab, Maple, S-plus/R, LaTeX
  • CAD/CAM: Autocad, SolidWorks
  • Applications: Windows Office, openOffice, starOffice.

Publications

Research Papers:
  • Fannar Örn Thordarson, Henrik Madsen,Henrik Aalborg Nielsen & Pierre Pinson (2010) Conditional weighted combination of wind power forecasts. Wind Energy, 13(8):751-763. DOI: 10.1002/we.395.
  • Anders Breinholt, Morten Grum, Henrik Madsen, Fannar Ö Thordarson & Peter Steen Mikkelsen (2011) Informal uncertainty analysis of flow simulations in a sewer system with infiltration inflow using a simplified conceptual model. Submitted to Journal of Hydrology.
  • Anders Breinholt, Fannar Örn Thordarson, Jan Kloppenborg Møller, Henrik Madsen, Morten Grum & Peter Steen Mikkelsen (2011) Grey Box Modelling of Flow in Sewer Systems with State Dependent Diffusion. Accepted for publication in Environmetrics.
  • Gianluca Dorini, Fannar Örn Thordarson, Peter Bauer-Gottwein, Henrik Madsen, Dan Rosbjerg & Henrik Madsen (2011) A Convex programming framework for optimal and bounded sub-optimal well-field management. Submitted to Water Resources Research.
  • Gianluca Dorini, Fannar Örn Thordarson & Henrik Madsen (2011) Stochastic simulation and robust optimal management of well fields using impulse response function models. Submitted to Water Resources Research.
  • Fannar Örn Thordarson, Anders Breinholt, Jan Kloppenborg Møller, Peter Steen Mikkelsen, Morten Grum & Henrik Madsen (2011) Evaluation of probabilistic flow predictions in sewer systems using grey box models and a skill score criterion. Submitted to Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment.
  • Anders Breinholt, Fannar Örn Thordarson, Jan Kloppenborg Møller, Morten Grum, Peter Steen Mikkelsen & Henrik Madsen (2011) Testing system formulations of urban drainage systems by the gray box methodology. Submitted to Water Resources Research.
  • Fannar Örn Thordarson, Gianluca Dorini, HenrikMadsen, Henrik Madsen (2011) Stochastic well field modelling using the grey box approach. Submitted to Advances in Water Resources.
Conference Contributions:
  • Fannar Örn Thordarson, Henrik Madsen & Henrik Madsen (2009) Grey box modeling of a groundwater well field. In Proceedings: ModelCare 2009, 7th International Conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modeling, Managing Groundwater and the Environment; pp. 67-70. September 20-23. Wuhan, China.
  • Fannar Örn Thordarson, Henrik Madsen & Henrik Madsen (2010) Predictions for groundwater well field using stochastic modelling. In Proceedings: HydroPredict 2010, 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Predictions for Hydrology, Ecology and Water Resources Management. September 20-23. Prague, Czech Republic.
Technical Reports:
  • Fannar Örn Thordarson (2007) Optimal combined wind power forecasts using exogenous variables. IMM-Technical Report. Technical University of Denmark, DTU Informatics. Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
  • Gianluca Dorini, Fannar Örn Thordarson, Henrik Madsen & Henrik Madsen (2011) Analysis and treatment of the Søndersø time series - grey box well field modelling. IMM-Technical Report-2011-04. Technical University of Denmark, DTU Informatics. Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.
MSc Thesis:
  • Fannar Ørn Thordarson (2007) Optimal combined wind power forecasts using exogenous variables. Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU. Februar 2007.
PhD Thesis:
  • Fannar Örn Thordarson (2011) Grey Box Modelling of Hydrological Systems - with Focus on Uncertainties. Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU. Submitted in September 2011. [abstract]
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