Get to know our summer interns

Only a few weeks have passed since our six summer interns first showed up at the office. Already, the results are impressive and we can’t wait to see the final outcome! Before we reveal more about the projects, get to know each of our bright interns.

Agnar Bjørnstad

Age: 22

Hobbies: I am very fond of bouldering

What field are you studying and why?

I study Computer Science at NTNU with specialization within AI. I embark on my 5th year next semester. I am also a member of the IT-Committee at the Student Society in Trondheim (Samfundet).

Why did you apply for an internship at Solution Seeker?

I applied for an internship at Solution Seeker as they are a company that, amongst other things, focus on research within AI, which is an area that I think is very interesting.

What do you hope to learn and achieve during this internship?

Through this internship I hope to learn how Solution Seeker leverage cutting edge ML in their products. Along with my team, I hope that we manage to develop a cool solution that provides value for Solution Seeker.

What do you like best about working at Solution Seeker so far?

The best thing about working at Solution Seeker is the company culture. During office hours, there is room for questions and ideas, and after hours you can join social activities and sports.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

That is a tough question. Maybe an AI/ML researcher?

Anette Sandvig

Age: 24

Hobbies: Movies, board games, quiz

What field are you studying and why?

I am about to begin my fifth and final year studying Industrial Economics at NTNU. My major is in computer science with a special emphasis on AI. I’ve always been fascinated by the latent insight that can be extracted from data. This, combined with the learning opportunities that arise from the intersection of fields like economics, classical math and engineering, data science and human resource management, made Industrial Economics seem like the perfect fit for me.

Why did you apply for an internship at Solution Seeker?

What initially impressed me about Solution Seeker was how cutting edge their methodologies and solutions were for such a small company. For a team of only about twenty employees, the degree of expertise per head is really impressive. Plus, from researching the work environment, these people seem like the kind of curious nerds that I would love to work with.

What do you hope to learn and achieve during this internship?

I hope to gain a more holistic understanding of how data can be utilized and visualized for decision making in a real business context. Additionally, I think the impact of intuitive and user-friendly presentation of information is very underrated, and I look forward to exploring this more. As the task I am working on is related in large part to the presentation of data, I hope to make visualizations with an interactive approach that provide the company with more insight, more effectively.

What do you like best about working at Solution Seeker so far?

I really like how easy it is to get my very specific questions answered by the office expert on that subject. The knowledge is so concentrated in few people, which makes knowledge sharing simple. It also helps that everyone is so nice and forthcoming.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be passionate about my work so that I am always driven by internal motivation. What that entails I have no idea yet.

Bjørn Are Therkelsen

Age: 24

Hobbies: Volleyball, dancing

What field are you studying and why?

I am studying Computer Science with a specialization in artificial intelligence. The reason why I chose this field was because its tools and methods have the possibility to improve and simplify the lives of many people.

Why did you apply for an internship at Solution Seeker?

I applied for an internship at Solution Seeker because of their curiosity of technology and focus on machine learning research.

What do you hope to learn and achieve during this internship?

During my internship I hope to get an insight into how machine learning is used to solve real world problems. I also want to learn about the struggles of oil extraction and monitoring the process. At the end of the internship I hope that my team and I have created value for Solution Seeker in the form of research and a software module that they can continue to develop.

What do you like best about working at Solution Seeker so far?

So far, I really like the attitude of researching first and then remembering to also make money. The people working here always think of ways to improve the quality of their product and services.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I grow up I want to become a knowledgeable, curious and humble person, who consistently tries to develop and help other people.

Jakob Eide Grepperud

Age: 24

Hobbies: I love travelling, both to warmer greener places, as well as ski-touring in the winter. Do I have to choose? I like to brew coffee and beer.

What field are you studying and why?

Cybernetics and Robotics at NTNU in Trondheim. I really enjoy the scope of the field and that it is relevant for so many parts of science, and that there is a lot of math involved.

Why did you apply for an internship at Solution Seeker?

I applied because the people of Solution Seeker seemed highly skilled, and because they are trying to do something that has not been done before. It seems like a place where I can acquire a lot of knowledge.

What do you hope to learn and achieve during this internship?

I wish to learn more about the research that is done in-house, and how this is possible while also profiting as a company. I hope to get good experience working with the team! And hopefully create something that can be used, or built on, for future solutions.

What do you like best about working at Solution Seeker so far?

That the onboarding-process was adapted to hybrid virtual/present, to let me start my internship from abroad, while still feeling very much part of the team. However, I am really looking forward to coming to the office.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I wanted to be an astronaut but now I am happy here on earth.

Morgan Heggland

Age: 22

Hobbies: I enjoy activities such as programming projects, working out, meeting friends, watching TV shows/movies and playing video games to name a few.

What field are you studying and why?

Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTNU. I have always been interested in technology and computers, so naturally I chose to specialize within computer science/artificial intelligence and optimization in my studies.

Why did you apply for an internship at Solution Seeker?

An internship in Solution Seeker appealed greatly to me as it complements my academic interests perfectly and represents a great opportunity to practice using my data science skills to solve real life problems. Furthermore, I appreciate the combination of research and applying technology.

What do you hope to learn and achieve during this internship?

Through my time in Solution Seeker this summer, I seek to gain hands-on experience working as a data scientist and learn best practices from the experts in their field. Hopefully, I am also able to add value through the execution of our summer project.

What do you like best about working at Solution Seeker so far?

After working in Solution Seeker for a few weeks, meeting all the lovely and skilled people has been what I have appreciated the most. They are all eager to help and teach us their ways, and make Solution Seeker a great place to work!

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Working as a data scientist has been really enjoyable, and is something I can see myself doing after my studies.

Sjur Wold

Age: 24

Hobbies: Football (mainly watching), winter sports, drinking beer with friends

What field are you studying and why?

I just finished my fourth year at Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTNU, specializing in artificial intelligence and optimization. I chose this field of study due to a wish of combining working with science related courses, thereby putting myself in a position where I’m able to work closely with other people. My decision to specialize within computer science was rather coincidental; when I first started at NTNU I had no experience with the field, so the decision was based on nothing more than a hunch. The decision turned out to be a good one, as I quickly gained interest in the technical subjects. Due to my interest in mathematics, it was an easy decision to write my master thesis within optimization. I also feel like this is a field that complements AI in a natural way.

Why did you apply for an internship at Solution Seeker?

I first heard of Solution Seeker through friends, and I was told it was a company consisting of people with a genuine interest in technology and its possibilities, something that seemed appealing to me. During the interview process this impression was strengthened, and I also got to witness how much they value their company culture, another factor that is important to me.

What do you hope to learn and achieve during this internship?

During my time at Solution Seeker, I hope to broaden my technical knowledge, and to get an impression of what it is like to develop cutting-edge solutions within a big industry. I hope that I can contribute to a product that can be brought to production in the future and bring value to Solution Seeker’s customers.

What do you like best about working at Solution Seeker so far?

The freedom and the willingness to help. As a summer intern you are given a project with somewhat defined tasks, but how you and your team choose to work together and solve the problem is entirely up to you. Even though there’s a lot of freedom, the employees are eager to help you out as soon as you have a question, and no questions are too big or too small.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

As long as I look forward to going to work every day, it’s not that important to me what I do.