Center for Modeling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics


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New team member

Jakob Seierstad Stokke is joining the CSD

Jakob Seierstad Stokke is a new Ph.D. student at the Department of Mathematics and his project is part of the Center for Modeling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics. We met him to find out more about his background and the project.


Jakob, Welcome to the University of Bergen!

Thank you! I am excited to be a member of the CSD team.

Since most of us don’t know you well, can you tell us a bit about your background?

I am originally from Kolbotn, which is nearby Oslo. I started studying applied mathematics at the University of Bergen in 2018. I wrote my master's thesis titled “Efficient solvers for Richards’ equation under the supervision of Florin Adrian Radu and Jakub Wiktor Both. In my thesis, I investigated a reliable switching strategy between different linearization schemes and used Anderson acceleration to accelerate or stabilize the different schemes.

Why did you choose to pursue a PhD?

During my masters, I realized that I wanted to pursue a PhD in mathematics. I enjoyed the process of working on a larger problem and attending seminars as a master student was another great motivator. 

Your PhD project is part of the CSD, can you tell us a little bit about your project?

The project will be about developing solvers for flow in deformable porous media. In particular, we want to model seismic effects and will therefore include the acceleration of the porous medium and process history in Biot’s model. I am excited to be working on this project under the supervision of Florin Adrian Radu, Kundan Kumar and Morten Jakobsen.