Ian Trotter, a computer scientist from Norway, is on a quest to overcome a mathematical challenge known as the “Bellman’s curse.” This curse, as it’s referred to among mathematicians, imposes a limit on the statistical understanding of systems with abundant dimensional information. To tackle this issue, Trotter is developing mathematical models for statistical approximations. He is a professor in the Department of Rural Economy at the Federal University of Viçosa. Trotter’s academic journey began at the University of Oslo, where he completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees in computer science. In 2016, he further expanded his expertise by earning a PhD in applied economics from the University of Viçosa.