Jens Ulrik Hansen

Position: Associate Professor at Roskilde University
Categories: Computer Science, Humanities, Mathematics, Social Science
Location: Central, Southern and Western Zealand, Lolland, Falster and Møn (4000-4999), Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, and vicinity (1000-2999)


Originally trained in mathematics and philosophy, I initially did PhD and postdoc within logic/good-old-fashion-AI, but then left academia to become a data scientist in industry. After 4 years in industry, I returned to academia as assistant professor at Roskilde University. In addition to a few projects applying data and machine learning to various applied problems, I am also doing research on ethical and societal aspect of data science and AI, as well as philosophy of science aspects of data science and AI. Finally, I am also interested in social network analysis and information dynamics on social media, such as polarization and echo chambers.


I hope to support young aspiring data scientists especially in their choice between academia and industry, as I have tried both. Moreover, I hope to expand my network within data science in Denmark across academia and industry.

Skills, expertise, and interests

  • data science
  • data analytics
  • data visualisation
  • data mining
  • big data
  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • artificial intelligence
  • natural language processing (NLP)
  • causality and explainability
  • computational science
  • network science
  • social (data) science
  • career planning or change
  • work-life balance
  • PhD advice
  • teamwork

Programming languages and software

  • Python
  • R
  • Excel