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Meet the Team: Mikkel C. Nielsen

Meet Mikkel C. Nielsen, Lead Engineer at UBIQ Aerospace. Mikkel holds a Ph.D. in Marine Cybernetics from NTNU. Before joining UBIQ Aerospace, he was working as a researcher focusing on AI and using machine learning method to control underwater robots.

Can you tell us a bit more about your role at UBIQ?

– My job is to decide how we can implement our systems in a feasible way. It’s more towards the engineering part compared to how I worked in academia.

What motivates you?

Learning. I think theory is extremely fascinating and I really like the cross-section where you apply the theory to see how it works in reality.

Who’s your favourite Nobel prize winner?

Daniel Kahneman. In his book “Thinking, Fast and Slow” he shows how intuition misguides us. Especially as an engineer you have to keep asking yourself: how believable is this?

If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?

– The older I get the more I understand that time is the main factor in our lives. It would be really nice to be able to manipulate time. I would slow it down and I would also get more time to sleep. It might not save the world, but it would save my world!

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