Börkur has a PhD in information retrieval from the University of Amsterdam and undergraduate degrees in mathematics and computer science from University of Iceland.
Börkur has over 15 years of experience as a software engineer and applied researcher working in academia, large research labs and start-ups.
His work has covered a range of subjects such as information retrieval, machine learning, natural language processing and urban informatics.
999 Abroad (2012) is a collection of short stories telling the tales of an Icelander living abroad.
Flash 52 (2017) is a collection of flash fiction stories resulting from a project where the author published an annotated flash fiction piece every week for a year.
Talk to Strangers (2019) is a collection of short stories, featuring encounters with alien form, be it a stranger in the street, a foreign point of view or an internal dialog with the concealed part of our own subconsciousness.