Jens Gerlach Christensen is currently a Norbert Wiener Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Tufts University. He came to Tufts in August 2011 after spending two years as a post doctoral research associate at the Norbert Wiener Center and Department of Mathematics at University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in August 2009 from the Department of Mathematics at Louisiana State University. Jens' Ph.D. advisor was Professor Gestur Olafsson with whom he is currently working on the construction of Banach spaces by use of representation theory. The construction leads to atomic and frame decompositions of the Banach spaces, thus making the theory useful in both signal analysis and in pure mathematics. Some classical Banach spaces can be described in this way including homogeneous Besov spaces and Bergman spaces.

Jens went to elementary school at Hedegårdsskolen and went to high school at Borupgård Amtsgymnasium both in Ballerup, Danmark. After completing high school Jens enrolled in Københavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen) in the bachelor's program for chemistry, physics and mathematics. He later decided to concentrate on mathematics and obtained a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen. His bachelor's project was written together with Dan Rasmussen under the guidance of Professor Henrik Schlichtkrull. Jens enrolled in the graduate program in mathematics at University of Copenhagen and wrote his master's thesis on uncertainty principles as a student of Professor Henrik Schlichtkrull. The thesis was written while Jens was visiting the National University of Ireland in Galway.

During his education at University of Copenhagen Jens worked in first Brüel & Kjær as backup specialist and then in Tellabs as a system administrator.

Upon completion of the master's degree Jens enrolled in the graduate program at Louisiana State University as a teaching assistant. In the spring of 2008 Jens spent a semester at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a visiting student to Professor Sigurdur Helgason. He returned to Louisiana State University in the fall 2008 and expects to complete his Ph.D. in mathematics by August 2009.