Soren Stistrup Jensen, 41, UMBC math instructor

February 06, 1997

Soren Stistrup Jensen, a Denmark native who taught mathematics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County for 12 years, died of heart failure Sunday at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 41.

Dr. Jensen was an assistant mathematics professor at UMBC from 1985 to 1992 and was named associate mathematics professor in 1992.

Last year, he was named the Exceptional Research Professor at UMBC.

He earned undergraduate degrees in his native Aalborg, Denmark, and came to the University of Maryland College Park for doctoral studies in 1981 on a Fulbright scholarship. He earned a doctorate in 1985.

He was a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Danish Club of Washington.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Gary Kaufman Funeral Home, 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge.

He is survived by his wife, the former Pauline Hwang, whom he married in 1984; three daughters, Serina Jensen, Elizabeth Jensen and Natasha Jensen, all of Columbia; four brothers, Erling Jensen of Canada and Yorgen Jensen, Mogens Jensen and Bent Jensen, all of Denmark; a sister, Inger Jensen of Denmark; and his parents-in-law, William S. C. Hwang and Olivia Q. Hwang, both of Silver Spring.

Pub Date: 2/06/97

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