Bernt Øksendal

Bernt Øksendal

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics University of Oslo.
  • PhD, University of California Los Angeles 1971.

Bernt Øksendal’s main research area is within stochastic analysis. His more than 200 articles and five books in the field has made him Norway’s most cited mathematician, and his textbook in stochastic analysis is in use all over the World. Øksendal’s work has been both theoretical and applied, and the latter has been widely used in finance.

He has also published works within biology and physics. Professor Øksendal has received several honours for his work, including The Nansen Prize, The University of Oslo Research Prize and membership in the Royal Norwegian Science Society and the Norwegian Academy of Science and letters. He has led large EU funded international research projects, and been visiting professor at Caltech and several branches of the University of California, among others.

Professor Øksendal also initiated and co-ordinated several master level programmes in applied mathematics for students in Southern Africa. Øksendal has strong ties to NHH, where he was an adjunct professor at NHH from 1992 to 2015. He taught at both master and PhD level at NHH, and has published several articles together with NHH colleagues.