Kalkulo is a consultancy company that delivers tailored software solutions, from research based competence. We specialize in the development of software for technical applications, using our expertise in numerical mathematics, data visualisation and software application development.
In my professional life I have worked with the combination of applied mathematics and software development, both in the software industry and the research sector. I have worked as a research scientist at Sintef Applied Mathematics, developing numerical software for the industry. Then, I worked with software development for TV weather graphics. I started working in Simula in 2004, as a research scientist at the Scientific Computing department, working with the construction of geometric models of the human torso. Since the fall of 2007, I am the director of Kalkulo.
I have a Ph.D in mathematical modeling from the University of Oslo, Department of Informatics. My thesis is in the field of geometric modeling, dealing with surface construction by interpolation from point clouds. The motivation behind interpolation is that only sparse measurements are available, but that an estimate for a continuous surface is desired. An example of such a point cloud could be scattered measurements of the sea bed collected by an echosound recorder from a boat. In this case, the goal would be to create a continuous surface of the sea bed, in order to make a map of it. Other application areas of interpolation are computer aided design (CAD), modeling of geological structures and medical modeling, to name a few.