Christoffer Moesgaard Albertsen

MSc Statistics, PhD,
Researcher at DTU Aqua

Education and employments

Since I started studying for my bachelor's degree, I have been affiliated with several places; either as part of my education or as an employee. Below is a description of my work or education at each place to give a short description of my professional background.

A full overview is available in the pdf version of my CV.

University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen

2008 — 2014

In 2008 i started my bachelor's studies in pure mathematics at University of Copenhagen. The degree was course based with courses in different areas of math, such as linear algebra, analysis, geometry, topology, probability and statistics. As part of the degree, I had half a year of courses in computer science. After the first two years my interest in statistics started to grow, and my elective courses were in statistics and stochastic processes. Likewise, my bachelors thesis was in classical time series analysis: ARIMA models.

From 2012, I started studying for my master's degree in mathematical statistics. Again, the degree was course based with a focus on probability theory and statistics. During my studies, I wrote a project with DTU Aqua on geolocation of marine animals using state-space models. My master's thesis was also in collaboration with DTU Aqua. It was an analysis of an experiment on the distribution of released hatchery fish using stochastic differential equations.

2010 — 2014

During my studies at University of Copenhagen, I worked at the Danish housing portal The portal receives data directly from Danish real estate agents. I structured and analysed the data for use on the website, for press releases, and for requests from public media and housing economists. receives sales information from agents several months before they enter public records. Based on these data, I was part of developing a Danish house price index, Boligsidens Markedsindeks, frequently cited by Danish media.

Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark

2014 —

In February 2014, I was employed by the National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua). In the first three weeks, from I handed in my thesis until I defended it, I was a student assistant. After I graduated with a master's degree, I was employed as a research assistant. As a research assistant, I was a consulting statistician on various biological experiments and started my own research in applications of state-space models.

In December 2014, I started my PhD at DTU Aqua. The thesis is in applications of state-space models in marine science. Specifically, in individual animal movement models and fisheries stock assessment models. As part of the studies, I have had courses in time series analysis, hidden Markov models, state-space models, programming, and academic communication. I have also presented my work at conferences and workshops. As part of my studies, I visited the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in the first half of 2016. While visiting the IATTC in La Jolla, California, USA, I was involved in projects modelling tuna catch using spatial state-space models.

Since December 2017, after handing in my dissertation, I have been employed as a research assistant and postdoc before obtaining a permament position as researcher in June 2018. The researcher position is in statistical modelling for fish stock assessment and involves both research and public sector consultancy.