About blogger

Morten Karstoft Rasmussen

Data scientist

Morten Karstoff Rasmussen

Before I came to work in Kamstrup’s Data Analytics Department as a data scientist in 2017, I worked with metrology at the Danish Technological Institute. This, along with my PhD in nanoscience from Aarhus University, has given me a considerable expertise in data processing and analysis, which I use to reveal and derive value from information.

In my job, I get to work with a lot of different stakeholders; some of these are colleagues from across Kamstrup, others are district heating utilities. With their needs and wants in mind, I examine and experiment with the data their meters provide them. At the same time, I also look for other findings and uses of data, which they may not even have even thought of. This requires a deep understanding of the many ways data can be analysed and interpreted to discover new, meaningful insights or applications. In order to actually do this, I have to be goal-oriented while being open-minded at the same time. It’s not always an easy task, but I like the challenge, and I enjoy the large degree of freedom to be creative and explore possibilities, offered to me.

I also like the fact that my colleagues and I develop tools, which allow utilities to become more efficient, for example by enabling them to renovate their pipes in a smarter way. Thereby, utilities bring down their expenses, end users save money on heating, and less energy is wasted, benefitting the environment. Everybody wins, and that motivates me.

Although I spend most of my spare time with my family, I’m also a member of a beer-brewing guild. I try to brew beer much like I work at Kamstrup: experimenting, yet well-founded on the basis of data and in close collaboration with others. In the Spring of 2020 we made a New England IPA, which I think turned out great.