Career Day - Private sector

Private sector

PhD Career Day 2022

 Thursday 5 May 09:30–11:30

Programme PhD Career Day: Private sector

Programme

 09:30–10:30

Pierre MajorFrom virtual prototyping of offshore operation to digital twins of smart cities 

Kristin Collier Valle: A biologist among us (PDF)

Kim Lynge Sørensen and Kasper Trolle Borup: PhDs and tech startups

Maria Bartnes: PHinisheD – now what? 


 10:30–10:45

Break


 10:45–11:30

Live talk with Kristin Collier ValleKasper Trolle Borup and Maria Bartnes


Moderator: Dionna Ghalambor

Speakers Private sector

Speakers

Pierre Major. Photo Else-Britt Ervik_NTNU

Pierre MajorHead of Research at AugmentCity and OSC Ocean in Ålesund, Norway. Major received his M.Sc. degree in electronics and information technology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zürich, Switzerland (ETHZ) in 2005. He completed his industrial Ph.D. in the Department for Ocean Space and Civil Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2021.

Kristin Collier Valle, photo

Kristin Collier Valle is an marine biologist with a PhD in marine photosynthesis and bio-optics from NTNU, where she worked at the biological station in Trondheim. She is employed as an environmental adivsor at NORBIT Aptomar in Trondheim and is working with technologies within marine environmental surveillance.  

Kim Lynge Sørensen. Photo.

Kim Lynge Sørensen, CEO and Co-founder of UBIQ Aerospace. Sørensen is one of the founders and the CEO of UBIQ Aerospace. In 2014 he joined NASA Ames Research Centre as a visiting researcher, working on an autonomous icing protection solution for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) as part of his doctoral studies. In 2016 he was rewarded with a PhD in Aerospace Cybernetics from NTNU, and in 2017 he became one of the founders of UBIQ Aerospace. In 2018, after 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow at NTNU AMOS, he officially joined UBIQ in the position he still holds as CEO.

Kasper Trolle Borup. Photo.

Kasper Trolle BorupChief Technology Officer and Co-founder of UBIQ Aerospace. Borup is one of the founders and the CTO of UBIQ Aerospace. In 2014 he joined NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a visiting researcher working on navigation systems for micro aerial vehicles intended for missions on Mars. In 2017 he was part of a small group who founded UBIQ Aerospace. 2018 he was awarded a PhD in Aerospace Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and in 2019, after a year as a post-doctoral fellow at NTNU, he joined UBIQ in the position he still holds as CTO.

Maria Bartnes. Photo Thor Nielsen/NTNU

Maria BartnesResearch Director at SINTEF Digital and Head of Department for Software Engineering, Safety and Security. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the Dept of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU. She holds a PhD in information security from NTNU. Former positions include Research Scientist at SINTEF Digital and Head of IT Security at SINTEF.