ITU researcher receives funding to improve human-centered AI
PhD student at IT University of Copenhagen’s Department of Computer Science Elisa Bassignana has received an International Postdoc grant from Villum Fonden to gain a better understanding of how large language systems are encoded with social, cultural, demographically defined information and values.
What can data driven network analysis tell us about the Roman Empire?
Associate Professor at IT University’s Computer Science Department Michele Coscia has secured a grant from Villum Synergy for an interdisciplinary project applying network analysis to archaeological data to reconstruct social networks of ancient times.
Ukraine’s head of IT security of the digital infrastructure gave insights in cyberwarfare in online lecture at ITU
In an online lecture, held at IT University of Copenhagen on September the 28th, Victor Zhora, who is responsible for cybersecuring the Ukrainian digital infrastructure, took students and researchers behind the front lines of the cyberwar, which he describes as the “first cyber world war”.
Bent Flyvbjerg book shortlisted for prestigious prize
“How Big Things Get Done” written by VKR Professor at ITU Bent Flyvbjerg and author Dan Gardner, has been shortlisted for the Financial Times’ Business Book of the Year.
Three ITU projects selected for NordForsk policy brief collection on how we reach the sustainability targets
The IT University of Copenhagen is well represented in a collection of policy briefs, which have recently been published by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ research programme, NordForsk.
ITU researcher secures grant for personalised language learning
Teaching yourself a new language is difficult, but a new Villum Experiment awarded research project from ITU aims to make it easier. How? By tailoring the curriculum to the user’s personal interests and level of proficiency.
How good are we at navigating the digital stream of information?
A new project sets out to gauge the level of media literacy in the Nordic countries, and one of the experts tasked with qualifying the project survey is Associate Professor Gitte Stald from IT University of Copenhagen’s Digital Design department.
Two new members appointed for the Board of Directors at the IT University
Tech entrepreneur, Hanne Breddam, and Professor, David Sands, have been appointed new external members of the Board of Directors at the IT University of Copenhagen.
New research project: Studying Ghana’s digital emergency preparedness
Alena Thiel has received the Horizon Europe’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral fellowship for her project, MUNDI. During the next two years she will investigate the use of digital innovations for the predictive anticipation, real-time analysis, and early intervention in multiple and intersecting threats to human security in Ghana.
Velux Fonden to fund ITU research project in digital care practices
Five researchers from IT University of Copenhagen’s Digital Design Department have secured 5.7 million kroner from Velux Fonden to investigate how digital technologies affect the relationship between users and care providers in the healthcare system.
ITU researcher: Generative AI needs a reality check
Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Anna Rogers, is a new face at IT University of Copenhagen. She conducts research on Natural Language Processing (NLP), and her research makes it easier to determine whether Transformer-based language models, which are used in systems like ChatGPT, are reliable or not.
Are you the new member of the board of IT University of Copenhagen?
IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is looking to fill two external board member positions by October 1, 2023. All candidates who meet the demands of one of the two competence profiles are encouraged to apply.
Hanna Wirman investigates how online games are used in unforeseen ways
Games are everywhere – even in the most unlikely places. Hanna Wirman, Associate Professor at IT University of Copenhagen’s Digital Design Department, investigates extraordinary ways in which games are used for other purposes than entertainment including political protests and international conflicts.
Associate Professor Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz has passed away
It is with great sadness we announce that our colleague Associate Professor Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz passed away suddenly on May 28, 2023. He will be sorely missed.
Educating future game designers to make the game industry more sustainable
A multi-disciplinary research group investigates how to make future game developers include sustainability. At the workshop, NASG Un-Jam, held at the IT University of Copenhagen, 23 European students contributed to the project by developing prototypes of environmental and cultural friendly games.
ETHOS Lab at ITU invites new voices into the conversations about IT
ETHOS Lab is a research community at ITU, which is deeply rooted in feminist values and wants to increase diversity, equality, and inclusion into the tech-industry and at ITU. ETHOS Lab has recently held the event Feminist Futures Copenhagen Hackathon with the purpose of reclaiming the hackathon format and invite new voices into the conversations about IT and technology.
PhD Ieva Daukantas has been accepted for a research stay abroad at Stanford University
Ieva Daukantas is working on her PhD in Information Security at ITU, and at the moment she is a visiting researcher at Stanford University, USA. She investigates formal methods and proofs for security guarantees in machine learning, and she is highly motivated by the fact that her field of research emerges from a high demand in the industry.
ITU researcher receives grant from The Lundbeck Foundation Investigator Network
Stella Grasshof, Assistant Professor at Computer Science Department at ITU, and her research partner at Region Hovedstaden, has secured a grant of 150.000 Danish kroner from The Lundbeck Foundation Investigator Network to their research project “Automated Analysis of Mental Disorders”.
Professor portrait: “My weird and playful approach is what drives my research”
On May 26, Miguel Sicart, Head of Center for Digital Play, presented his inaugural lecture as professor. He has spent the past twenty years working in games research at IT University of Copenhagen, and today he is considered a pioneer in the field of game studies.
ITU master’s thesis can improve train operation
Matthias Als and Mathias Bejlegaard Madsen have finished their MSc in Computer Science at ITU, and their master’s thesis has recently been published in a research journal. They have developed energy efficient timetables for trains that can reduce trains’ energy consumption, operating costs, and CO2 emissions without extending the passenger travel time.
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