Current status I’m Pål Grønås Drange, researcher in the the Algorithms group, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway. I received my PhD from the University after defending my thesis “Parameterized Graph Modification Algorithms”, which was supervised by Professor Fedor V. Fomin. My scholarship during the PhD period came from Fomin’s ERC Advanced Grant Rigorous Theory of Preprocessing, ERC Advanced Investigator Grant 267959. I was a PhD student from January 2012 until January 2016.