Olof Thorisdottir MSc

Statistics & Mathematics

Olof works on algorithm development and post data testing on the software. Olof has been with the company from its early development phases and serves an important role as head of modeling and data mining.

Olof is a PhD student in statistics in Denmark and holds a Masters degree in statistics from Aarhus University.



October 2010 – Present:
PhD programme in statistics, Aarhus Universitet.
August 2008 – September 2010:
Master’s degree in statistics, Aarhus Universitet.
August 2005 – June 2008:
Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with Economics as minor, The University
of Iceland.
March 2007 – August 2007:
Erasmus exchange program in mathematics , Rüprecht Karls Universität, Heidelberg,
August 2001 – June 2005:
Icelandic University Entrance Examination in the _eld of physics, Menntaskólinn í
Reykjavík, Iceland.
September 2003 – July 2004:
Exchange student, Kew High School, Melbourne, Australia.

Past Experience
August 2010 – present:
Teaching at Aarhus University
I am an Assistant Teacher in the courses Monte Carlo simulation and Mathematical
January 2009 – present:
RISK medical solutions
Worked in a team consisting of a statistician and ophthalmologists. We created an algorithm based on published epidemiological data on risk factors for diabetic retinopathy, which determines optimal screening intervals for diabetics. The results will be published later this year. The calculator can be found on http://www.risk.is.
May 2008 – August 2008:
The Icelandic Heart Association
Under the guidance of a statistician and a doctor I analyzed the AGES and Reykjavik
Study datasets. We identified and quantified the relevant risk factors for
osteoporotic fractures and used survival analysis to build a calculator evaluating fracture risk of patients.
September 2007 – May 2008:
The Statistics Centre at the University of Iceland
Worked as a statistic consultant, answering questions and enquiries and supporting students who were doing their Master or PhD degrees at the University of Iceland
with the statistical parts of their projects.
August 2007 – December 2007:
Teaching at the University of Iceland
Assistant Teacher in the course Linear Algebra and Statistics.