My name is Torstein J. F. Strømme. I am a Research Fellow/PhD candidate within theoretical computer science in the algorithms group, focusing on parameterized algorithms and complexity under the supervision of Fedor V. Fomin. I am involved in the competitive programming scene in Norway as a board member of the Norwegian Olympiad in Informatics and as the organiser of programming contests in Bergen for the past few years. I also enjoy playing board games, uphill hiking, and playing guitar. I'm a supporting member of the politcal party Senterpartiet, and I'm an occational podrishoner at Woodland Hills Church. Happily married to the finest girl I could ever imagine, with whom I have two lovely sons.
Please feel welcome to message me if you are interested in what I am doing.
Resources related to my teaching activities.
|University of Bergen|
|Spring 2019||INF237 Algorithms Engineering Course Description • Course Pages (mitt.uib) • Course Judge (Kattis)||Teaching Assistant|
|Fall 2018||INF102 Algorithms, Data Structures and Programming
Course Description • Course Pages (mitt.uib) • Course Judge (Kattis)
INF219/INF319 Project in Competitive Programming Bergen Open 2018
|Spring 2018||INF237 Algorithms Engineering Course Description • Course Pages (mitt.uib) • Course Judge (Kattis) • Google Hash Code at UiB||Teacher|
|Fall 2017||Competitive Programming Training Sessions NCPC 2017 at UiB (article no) • NWERC 2017 (article no/en) • Kattis||Coach||Spring 2017||INF237 Algorithms Engineering Course Description • Course Judge (Kattis) • Google Hash Code (news article) Baltic Olympiad in Informatics 2017 nio.no • boi2017.org • tasks • final standings • unofficial results: day 1, day 2||
|Fall 2016||Competitive Programming Training Sessions NCPC 2016 at UiB • NWERC 2016 • Kattis • cheat sheet||Coach|
|Spring 2016||INF101 Program Development Methodologies Course Description • Course Website||Teaching Assistant|
|Fall 2015||INF109 Computer Programming for Science Course Description • Tekna Crash Course Problem Set||Group leader|
|Spring 2015||INF237 Algorithms Engineering Course Description • Course Website||Group leader|
|Spring 2015||MNF130 Discrete Mathematics Course Description||Group leader|
|Spring 2012||15-112 Fundamentals of Programming Course Website||Head Course Tutor|
|Fall 2011||15-112 Fundamentals of Programming Course Website||Course Assistant|
|Fall 2010||15-110 Principles of Computing Course Website||Course Assistant|
PhD thesis Exploiting graph structures for computational efficiency (pdf)
Master's thesis Kernelization of Vertex Cover by Structural Parameters (pdf)
Bachelor's researchI was a research assistant at Intel Science and Technology Center in Embedded Computing (honors research program, Fall '12 and Spring '13) and at the SURTRACK project under the Traffic21 initiative (Spring '12) as a part of my bachelor's degree at Carnegie Mellon. Related publications by my mentors inlude:
Some other interesting projects I've been involved with worth a mention.
|The Prince's Guide to Orchestrating Research: A Brief Introduction||A humoristic essay on research ethics. The essay includes criticism of Sigmund Freud, Bayer Cropscience, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as well as almost the entire field of medical research, just to name a few of the victims.|
|Vibe||The Vibe is a modular clothing system for real-time haptic feedback. Small vibration units sawn into clothing items such as belts and vests can be used to augment reality or enhance entertainment experiences, for instance by propagating the vibrations felt by an RC car to the person controlling it, or simulating the feeling of being shot in a first-person shooter. The project was made for the Embedded Systems Design capstone course at Carnegie Mellon University.||Video|
|Laptop Orchestra||A computer program that utilise the computer keyboard as a musical keyboard, playing custom made semi-synthetic sounds and allowing the user to change between a number of instruments. The client software communicates with a server, and allows for multiple users playing together across the network. There is also a conducting interface and a chat interface. I took part in development of the software through the Computer Music Systems and Information Processing course at Carnegie Mellon University with Audacity and Nyquist creator Roger Dannenberg.||Article
|Strong||Studio album by artist Billy Price recorded in the studio at Carnegie Mellon University as one of my projects for Multitrack Recording with Riccardo Schulz. Released on DixieFrog Records in May 2013. Album available for purchase at Amazon and iTunes.||Amazon
|Why we work||Song by artist Kwadwo Som-Pimpong for which I was recording sound engineer and mixing engineer.||Video
|Dance in NYC||Video made to commemorate the greatness of New York City.||Video|
|Pjeff||Video about the CMU hug dog. I made this to impress my then soon-to-be-girlfriend, now wife, Maria.||Video|
Some personal music projects are also available on my Soundcloud profile.
|2015 - 2020||PhD, Computer Science||University of Bergen|
|2013 - 2015||MS, Computer Science||University of Bergen|
|2009 - 2013||BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering||Carnegie Mellon University|
|2004 - 2008||High School, Electronics and General Studies (TAF)||Knarvik Vidaregåande Skule|
|2013 - 2015||Systems Engineer||ABB|
|2010 - 2012 (summers only)||Maintenance Management Engineer||Bybanen AS (Bergen Light Rail)|
|2008 - 2009||Signalman||Norwegian Army|
|2004 - 2008||Apprentice (Electronics Manufactering)||Roxar Flow Measurement(later aquired by Emerson Electric)|