Dr Jan F. Nygård received his engineering degree in Cybernetics from Oslo College of Engineering in 1991, a BSc in Political Science (1998) and a PhD in Epidemiology (2005) from the University of Oslo.
He worked at the Institute of Community Medicine, the University of Oslo from 1992 to 1998, and from 1999 at the Cancer Registry of Norway. From 2007, he is the head of the Registry Informatics Department.
His research interest lies in the cross-section between big data analytics, data privacy, secure computing and epidemiology. He has published more than 40 original research papers in peer-reviewed journals and supervised MSc and PhD students from informatics and medical faculties. He is a board member of the CERTUS SFI and serves on several reference and steering committees.
From July to December 2017, he was a visiting scientist at the Institute for Applied Scientific Computing at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which host the number three HPC (Sierra with 71 610 TFlop/s) in the world according to top500.org – and is working on projects with the application of HPC to cancer registry data for analytics.