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  • Hannes Gislason, born 22-07-1965, Westman Islands, Iceland.
  • Family: wife and 3 children (born 1993, 1996 and 2002).
  • M.Sc. in physics (major) and mathematics (minor), Copenhagen University (3-10-1992).
  • Ph.D. in GaAs semiconductor nanophysics/optics from Microelectronics Centre (MIC), Danish Technical University (DTU), Lyngby (28-10-1997).
  • 1993 (first half year) investigations of dispersion in optical fibers, TeleDanmark, Hørsholm, Denmark.
  • 1993-94 Teaching physics and chemistry, Aalborghuus Gymnasium, Aalborg, Denmark.
  • 1994-97 Ph.D.-education at MIC, DTU, including a 6 months stay at EPFL, Lausanne.
  • 01-10-1997 – 30-04-1998 Assistant research professor, MIC, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark.
  • 01-05-1998 – 15-09-1998 Microsystems R&D engineer, DELTA, Hørsholm, Denmark.
  • 01-01-1999 – 01-11-2005 Faroese Telecom, IT-department (Oracle and MicroSoft .NET development), and the division for Business Development (01-04-2003 – 01-06-2005).
  • 01-08-1999 – 01-06-2006 Part time teaching mathematics at the University of the Faroe Islands.
  • 01-11-2005 – 31-12-2008 Head of Research, P/F Fiskaaling – the Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroes. Since 01-01-2009 - part time researcher (biostatistics and statistical modelling) at Fiskaaling.
  • 01-01-2009 – Professor in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), University of the Faroe Islands with research responsibility and responsibility for the education B.Sc. in Software Engineering.
Administrative responsibilities
  • 01-10-2010 – 31-12-2015 NCP- & PC-representative in FP7- & H2020-ICT for the Faroese Research Council.
  • 01-03-2012 – 31-10-2013 Head of Department of Science and Technology.
  • Since 01-11-2013 – Educational Leader for Software Engineering.
Research grants
  • 1994-97: Growth and optical characterisation of GaAs quantum wires (3 year PhD-grant of ~ 1.200.000 DKK from DTU-Electro for the PhD-education of H. Gislason at Microelectronics Centre, MIC, DTU).
  • 1997-98: Growth and optical characterisation of GaAs quantum wires (1 year Post. Doc.- grant of ~ 300.000 DKK from DTU-Center for Nanostructures for H. Gislason, Assistant research professor, MIC, DTU).
  • 2006: Genetic studies of Atlantic cod from the Faroe Bank and the Faroe Plateau. (Ph.D.-  grant from the Faroese Research Council of 678.000 DKK used for Petra E. Petersen, Fiskaaling).
  • 2008: Water quality within a group of fish farming cages (Ph.D.-grant from the Faroese Research Council of 715.343 DKK used for Heini W. Rasmussen, Fiskaaling).
  • 2014: The HerGen 2014 project - Sequencing the North Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) genome and development of a genetic stock management tool. Grants of 410.000 DKK from the Ministry of Fisheries (Fiskivinnuroyndir), 500.000 DKK from the Faroese Research Council and 600.000 DKK from P/F Nótaskip to project, to be placed in the iNova Research Park; led by Hans Atli Dahl, Amplexa Genetics; together with Jan Arge Jacobsen and Eydna í Homrum, Faroe Marine Research Institute; Hóraldur Joensen, Hannes Gislason and Svein-Ole Mikalsen, University of the Faroe Islands; and Debes Christiansen, Faroese Food- and Veterinary authority.
  • 2014: A statistical pre-investigation of variation in whole-genome DNA-sequence data from a small subset of the Faroese population. H. Gislason, the Department of Science and  Technology, University of the Faroe Islands; G. Andórsdóttir, the Genetic Biobank, Faroe Islands;  B. Steig, Queen Alexandries Hospital, Faroe Islands; G. McVean, The Department of Statistics, University of Oxford. Approved application (24/8-2014) by the Faroese Ethical Committee. This project is financially supported by University of the Faroe Islands with salary for 12 months and 60.000 DKK for expenses divided over two years.