Dr Bjorn Jensen

  • Lecturer in Computing Science( Applied Machine LEarning) (Computing Science)

telephone: 0141 330 1639
email: Bjorn.Jensen@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I am an Early Career Researcher and Lecturer in the Information, Data and Analysis Section in the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, working in the interdisciplinary field of probabilistic machine learning, mathematical modeling, interaction and data analysis.

In 2006, I received my Master’s degree in electronic engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, specialising in probabilistic machine learning. From 2006-2009 I joined the R&D department in Bang & Olufsen ICEpower working on perceptual audio signal processing and representing the company in the research project DANES as a steering group member. In 2009,

I returned to the Technical University of Denmark to pursue a PhD degree on a fully funded university stipend under the supervision Prof Jan Larsen and co-supervised by Prof Lars Kai Hansen. I was awarded the PhD degree in Marts 2013 for my work on preference elicitation and machine learning methods for integrating subjective and objective data sources in the audio domain primarily using Bayesian and non-parametric methods. I continued my PhD research as a Postdoctoral researcher in the Danish strategic research project CoSound, working with several partners from industry and public service (the Royal Library, Denmark's Radio, Bang & Olufsen, Hindenburg Systems) and universities (Copenhagen University Humanities and Information Science, Glasgow University, Aalborg University) on large a scale analysis and enrichment of cultural heritage and media archives. I was appointed Lecturer in the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow in May 2016.

Full CV [pdf] 

Research interests

  • Probabilistic (/Bayesian) machine learning
  • Planning/sequential decision-making under uncertainty (using principles from reinforcement learning, including Bayesian optimisation)
  • Audio processing and modelling
  • Eliciting and modelling human decision-making
  • Bayesian non-parametrics (especially Gaussian processes)
  • The role of uncertainty quantification in scientific inquiry based on computational analysis (e.g. biological image analysis and digital humanities)

 

Supervision

    Prospective PhD students: Please have a look at the School's PGR website before contacting me via e-mail.

     

    Current students:

  • Sablotny, Martin
    The Application of Machine Learning to Cyber Defence In Critical Applications

Teaching

Standard modules:

  • 2017-2017: Artificial Intelligence COMPSCI4004 (Semester 1)
  • 2017-2017: Software Engineering (M) COMPSCI5059 (Semester 2), with Dr Ke Yuan
  • 2016-2017: Artificial Intelligence COMPSCI4004 (Semester 1)

 

MSci projects (representative examples):

  • Machine learning for understanding human decision-making, P.C., 2017-2018
  • Data-efficient reinforcement learning, G.R., 2017-2018
  • Machine learning for metal detection L.T, 2017-2018

 

MSc projects (representative examples):

  • Perceptual Embeddings of Music Objects using Machine Learning, H. W., 2017
  • Automatic Tools for Populating Graph Representations of Multimedia Catalogues, N. M., 2017
  • A toolbox for performance modelling and selection of dense neural network architectures, F. B., 2017

 

Honours projects (final year projects) (representative examples)

  • Preference Elicitation for Music using Spoken Dialogue Systems, M.B, 2017-2018.
  • Hybrid Music Recommendation, A.G., 2017-2018
  • Interactive Machine Learning for Time Series Prediction, B.A., 2017-2018
  • Neural Networks for Dialogue Systems, Z.I, 2017-2018

 

Summer internships (representative examples):

  • Deep Learning for Image Analysis of Biological Cells, M. Ditthawibun, 2017

Additional information

  • 2016- : Member of the Research Student Committee in the School of Computing Science

Publications

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Number of items: 18.

2015

Madsen, J., Sand Jensen, B. and Larson, J. (2015) Learning Combinations of Multiple Feature Representations for Music Emotion Prediction. In: ASM '15: 1st International Workshop on Affect and Sentiment in Multimedia, Brisbane, Australia, 26-30 Oct 2015, pp. 3-8. ISBN 9781450337502 (doi:10.1145/2813524.2813534)

Sand Jensen, B., Nielsen, J. B. and Larsen, J. (2015) Perspectives on Bayesian Optimization for HCI. In: CHI 2015: Workshop on Principles, Techniques and Perspectives on Optimization and HCI, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 18-23 Apr 2015,

2014

Madsen, J., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2014) Modeling Temporal Structure in Music for Emotion Prediction using Pairwise Comparisons. In: ISMIR 2014: 15th International Society of Music Information Retrieval Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 27-31 Oct 2014,

2013

Nielsen, J. B., Sand Jensen, B., Hansen, T. J. and Larsen, J. (2013) Personalized audio systems - a Bayesian approach. In: 135th International AES Convention, New York City, NY, USA, 17-20 Oct 2013,

Madsen, J., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2013) Predictive modeling of expressed emotions in music using pairwise comparisons. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7900, pp. 253-277. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-41248-6_14)

Nielsen, J. B., Nielsen, J., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2013) Hearing Aid Personalization. In: 3rd NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning and Interpretation in Neuroimaging 2013, Lake Tahoe, NV, USA, 5-10 Dec 2013,

Sand Jensen, B., Troelsgaard, R., Larsen, J. and Hansen, L. K. (2013) Towards a universal representation for audio information retrieval and analysis. In: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Vancouver, Canada, 26-31 May 2013, pp. 3168-3172. ISBN 9781479903566 (doi:10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6638242)

Sand Jensen, B., Nielsen, J. B. and Larsen, J. (2013) Bounded Gaussian Process Regression. In: 2013 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP), Southampton, UK, 22-25 Sept 2013, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781479911806 (doi:10.1109/MLSP.2013.6661916)

2012

Alstrøm, T. S., Sand Jensen, B., Schmidt, M. N., Kostesha, N. V. and Larsen, J. (2012) Haussdorff and hellinger for colorimetric sensor array classification. In: 2012 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, Santander, Spain, 23-26 Sep 2012, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781467310246 (doi:10.1109/MLSP.2012.6349724)

Madsen, J., Nielsen, J. B., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2012) Modeling expressed emotions in music using pairwise comparisons. In: 9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval (CMMR 2012), London, UK, 19-22 Jun 2012, pp. 526-533.

Madsen, J., Sand Jensen, B., Larsen, J. and Nielsen, J. B. (2012) Towards predicting expressed emotion in music from pairwise comparisons. In: 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2012), Copenhagen, Denmark, 11-14 Jul 2012, pp. 350-357.

Nielsen, J. B., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2012) Pseudo inputs for pairwise learning with Gaussian processes. In: 2012 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, Santander, Spain, 23-26 Sep 2012, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781467310246 (doi:10.1109/MLSP.2012.6349812)

Sand Jensen, B., Saez Gallego, J. and Larsen, J. (2012) A predictive model of music preference using pairwise comparisons. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Kyoto, Japan, 25-30 Mar 2012, pp. 1977-1980. ISBN 9781467300452 (doi:10.1109/ICASSP.2012.6288294)

2011

Nielsen, J. B., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2011) On sparse multi-task Gaussian process priors for music preference learning. In: 25th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems : CMPL workshop, Granada, Spain, 12-17 Dec 2011, pp. 1-8.

Sand Jensen, B., Nielsen, J. B. and Larsen, J. (2011) Efficient preference learning with pairwise continuous observations and Gaussian processes. In: 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, Santander, Spain, 18-21 Sep 2011, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781457716218 (doi:10.1109/MLSP.2011.6064616)

2010

Sand Jensen, B., Larsen, J. E., Jensen, K., Larsen, J. and Hansen, L. K. (2010) Estimating human predictability from mobile sensor data. In: 2010 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, Kittilä, Finland, 29 Aug - 01 Sep 2010, pp. 196-201. ISBN 9781424478750 (doi:10.1109/MLSP.2010.5588997)

Sand Jensen, B., Larsen, J., Jensen, K., Larsen, J. E. and Hansen, L. K. (2010) Predictability of mobile phone associations. In: 21st European Conference on Machine Learning : Mining Ubiquitous and Social Environments Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, 20-24 Sep 2010, pp. 91-105.

2008

Tranberg-Hansen, A. S., Madsen, J. and Sand Jensen, B. (2008) A service based estimation method for MPSoC performance modelling. In: Third International Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems (SIES 2008), Montpellier, France, 11-13 Jun 2008, pp. 43-50. ISBN 9781424419944 (doi:10.1109/SIES.2008.4577679)

This list was generated on Sat Oct 21 15:53:33 2017 BST.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Madsen, J., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2013) Predictive modeling of expressed emotions in music using pairwise comparisons. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7900, pp. 253-277. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-41248-6_14)

Conference Proceedings

Madsen, J., Sand Jensen, B. and Larson, J. (2015) Learning Combinations of Multiple Feature Representations for Music Emotion Prediction. In: ASM '15: 1st International Workshop on Affect and Sentiment in Multimedia, Brisbane, Australia, 26-30 Oct 2015, pp. 3-8. ISBN 9781450337502 (doi:10.1145/2813524.2813534)

Sand Jensen, B., Nielsen, J. B. and Larsen, J. (2015) Perspectives on Bayesian Optimization for HCI. In: CHI 2015: Workshop on Principles, Techniques and Perspectives on Optimization and HCI, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 18-23 Apr 2015,

Madsen, J., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2014) Modeling Temporal Structure in Music for Emotion Prediction using Pairwise Comparisons. In: ISMIR 2014: 15th International Society of Music Information Retrieval Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 27-31 Oct 2014,

Nielsen, J. B., Sand Jensen, B., Hansen, T. J. and Larsen, J. (2013) Personalized audio systems - a Bayesian approach. In: 135th International AES Convention, New York City, NY, USA, 17-20 Oct 2013,

Nielsen, J. B., Nielsen, J., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2013) Hearing Aid Personalization. In: 3rd NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning and Interpretation in Neuroimaging 2013, Lake Tahoe, NV, USA, 5-10 Dec 2013,

Sand Jensen, B., Troelsgaard, R., Larsen, J. and Hansen, L. K. (2013) Towards a universal representation for audio information retrieval and analysis. In: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Vancouver, Canada, 26-31 May 2013, pp. 3168-3172. ISBN 9781479903566 (doi:10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6638242)

Sand Jensen, B., Nielsen, J. B. and Larsen, J. (2013) Bounded Gaussian Process Regression. In: 2013 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP), Southampton, UK, 22-25 Sept 2013, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781479911806 (doi:10.1109/MLSP.2013.6661916)

Alstrøm, T. S., Sand Jensen, B., Schmidt, M. N., Kostesha, N. V. and Larsen, J. (2012) Haussdorff and hellinger for colorimetric sensor array classification. In: 2012 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, Santander, Spain, 23-26 Sep 2012, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781467310246 (doi:10.1109/MLSP.2012.6349724)

Madsen, J., Nielsen, J. B., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2012) Modeling expressed emotions in music using pairwise comparisons. In: 9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modelling and Retrieval (CMMR 2012), London, UK, 19-22 Jun 2012, pp. 526-533.

Madsen, J., Sand Jensen, B., Larsen, J. and Nielsen, J. B. (2012) Towards predicting expressed emotion in music from pairwise comparisons. In: 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2012), Copenhagen, Denmark, 11-14 Jul 2012, pp. 350-357.

Nielsen, J. B., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2012) Pseudo inputs for pairwise learning with Gaussian processes. In: 2012 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, Santander, Spain, 23-26 Sep 2012, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781467310246 (doi:10.1109/MLSP.2012.6349812)

Sand Jensen, B., Saez Gallego, J. and Larsen, J. (2012) A predictive model of music preference using pairwise comparisons. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Kyoto, Japan, 25-30 Mar 2012, pp. 1977-1980. ISBN 9781467300452 (doi:10.1109/ICASSP.2012.6288294)

Nielsen, J. B., Sand Jensen, B. and Larsen, J. (2011) On sparse multi-task Gaussian process priors for music preference learning. In: 25th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems : CMPL workshop, Granada, Spain, 12-17 Dec 2011, pp. 1-8.

Sand Jensen, B., Nielsen, J. B. and Larsen, J. (2011) Efficient preference learning with pairwise continuous observations and Gaussian processes. In: 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, Santander, Spain, 18-21 Sep 2011, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781457716218 (doi:10.1109/MLSP.2011.6064616)

Sand Jensen, B., Larsen, J. E., Jensen, K., Larsen, J. and Hansen, L. K. (2010) Estimating human predictability from mobile sensor data. In: 2010 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, Kittilä, Finland, 29 Aug - 01 Sep 2010, pp. 196-201. ISBN 9781424478750 (doi:10.1109/MLSP.2010.5588997)

Sand Jensen, B., Larsen, J., Jensen, K., Larsen, J. E. and Hansen, L. K. (2010) Predictability of mobile phone associations. In: 21st European Conference on Machine Learning : Mining Ubiquitous and Social Environments Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, 20-24 Sep 2010, pp. 91-105.

Tranberg-Hansen, A. S., Madsen, J. and Sand Jensen, B. (2008) A service based estimation method for MPSoC performance modelling. In: Third International Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems (SIES 2008), Montpellier, France, 11-13 Jun 2008, pp. 43-50. ISBN 9781424419944 (doi:10.1109/SIES.2008.4577679)

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