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.