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.
Börkur has published two books.
999 Abroad is a collection of short stories telling the tales of an Icelander living abroad.
Flash 52 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.