Sune Lauth Gadegaard

Staff portrait: Sune Lauth Gadegaard

Sune Lauth Gadegaard is PhD student at the Department.

How long have you been a PhD student at the Department of Economics and Business?
I started 1 February 2013, so it must be little more than a year.

What is your background?
I have a bachelor's degree in pure mathematics and master's degree in mathematical economics where I specialized in operations research. Both degrees are from the Department of Mathematics here at Aarhus University.

What are your main areas of research?
My research area can generally be fitted into the category of logistic optimization. More specifically, I focus on algorithms solving integer programming problems with more than one objective function, which, in turn, means that I devise algorithms that can generate a complete set of Pareto optimal solutions to hard combinatorial optimization problems.

What is in your experience the biggest difference between being a PhD student and being a regular student?
That is probably the opportunity to go into depth with an area of interest.  

Are you teaching any classes this semester, or what are you going to teach next semester?
Actually I am not teaching any classes this semester. And next semester I am on "miljøskift" in Lancaster, England. 

Are you planning to take part in any conferences or PhD courses in the near future?
I am going to Edinburgh in June to a PhD course about convex optimization taught by NATCOR, and in July I am presenting my current work at the IFORS 2014 conference in Barcelona.

Have you been abroad in connection with your PhD study (or where are you planning to go)?
As mentioned two questions above, I am going to Lancaster University to work with Professor Matthias Ehrgott, who is quite brilliant within the field of "multi objective optimization". 

What do you do when you are not at work?
I am married and have a daughter who is about one and half years of age, so of course I spend a lot of time with them. Also, my parents recently bought an older vacation house, which takes some time restoring. Finally, I have become quite fond of the Icelandic writer Jón Kalman Stefánsson, so I am current reading his trilogy. 

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