Harald Martens, the founder of Idletechs AS, is today the company’s research leader.
He has previously worked as professor or researcher in data analysis in a number of universities and companies, in Uganda, Japan, USA, Germany and Macau as well as in Sweden and Denmark. In Norway he has worked at the Nofima food research institute, Ås and at the Norwegian Computing Center, Oslo, and as professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and more recently at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway.
Harald has written several hundred papers and several books, which have been cited more than 24 000 times (April 2021).
His background is in biochemical engineering and bio-chemometrics. His research has primarily been focused on new methods to convert high-dimensional measurements of various kinds into understandable displays and quantitative predictions. His primary research interest now is in nonlinear integrative subspace cybernetics, and in new ways to teach math and statistics to particularly creative and empathic students.
He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences, and has received several international research prizes.