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ITU sustainability research in the Amazon awarded grant from IRFD
The project, Amazon 4.0, will examine the impact of technological sustainability measures in the Amazon. The researchers have been awarded close to 2.9 million DKK from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Professor profile: We need a better understanding of information we share online
On Thursday, October 14, Professor of Computer Science at ITU, Louise Barkhuus, will present her inaugural lecture and take a closer look at the personal data we share online, how developers can assuage users’ fears, and what the digital future holds.
New digital tool helps caseworkers navigate complex legislation
A new digital tool may make it easier for companies and caseworkers to comply with the law. The tool, which highlights legal requirements in a given case process, was developed as a part of the recently completed research project Ecoknow and is used by caseworkers in Denmark and Italy.
Satellite imaging to enable sustainable crop irrigation in Himalayas
ITU-researchers team up with colleagues at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mandi and Danish water management specialists DHI GRAS to create irrigation advisories based on satellite image analysis for Himalayan farmers in the northern part of India.
ITU researchers receive Villum grant to improve image recognition systems
Professor Sebastian Risi and Associate Professor Anders Sundnes Løvlie have just received a Villum Synergy grant for a project to improve image recognition systems by training on nonphotographic visual art.
Oksana Kulyk receives Villum Experiment grant for her research in election technologies
How may society successfully communicate security in election technologies? Assistant Professor in Computer Science at ITU, Oksana Kulyk, has just received a grant to the tune of 1.98 million kroner from the Villum Experiment-programme to answer that question.
Professor profile: Can IT solve the climate crisis?
In his inaugural lecture at ITU, Professor Steffen Dalsgaard will broaden the perspective on how technology and digital solutions are employed in the climate crisis. The lecture will take place in Auditorium 0 at the IT University on October 1 at 2 p.m.
IT educators may ensure greater student diversity with people-themed teaching
Two new research articles suggest simple ways for IT educators to plan teaching practices and course material in order to attract a broader student demographic. The research results were recently presented at the renowned ACM International Computing Education Research conference (ICER 2021).
Barbara Plank wants to broaden the field of NLP to deal with variability in language use
Barbara Plank has been appointed professor at the Computer Science department at ITU. Her ambition is to broaden the scale of Natural Language Processing and make it more inclusive. She will be giving her inaugural lecture entitled “NLP for everyone” in auditorium 3 at ITU on September 2.
ITU researchers receive funding to create digital mental healthcare platform for Syrian refugees
The Novo Nordisk Foundation is financing a one-year project aiding healthcare workers and Syrian refugees in Jordan to the tune of two million kroner. The project is spearheaded by Associate Professor Lars Rune Christensen and PhD fellow Hasib Ahsan who have previously worked on digital healthcare screening of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Professor Profile: Sebastian Risi develops AI by having machines play videogames
How do you teach a computer to be creative and adaptive? The same way we humans learn it: by playing games and solving problems. Professor of Digital Design Sebastian Risi uses games to train neural networks for problem solving in the real world. He will give his inaugural lecture entitled "Creative AI: Machines that Play, Adapt, and Create" on August 23.
New technology detects and measures online hate against women
ITU researchers have completed a large-scale collection, classification, and categorization of misogyny in Danish social media. It is a potential gamechanger in the fight against abusive online behaviour.
Megaproject mastermind moves from Oxford to ITU
Project managers’ must-read and megaproject master. The renowned scholar has many names. Soon Professor Bent Flyvbjerg will also have a Danish postcode again. A grant of DKK 30 million from VILLUM FONDEN has enabled the IT University of Copenhagen to recruit the leading international researcher.
ITU led project will make automated translation more reliable
According to associate professor at the IT University, Leon Derczynski, the Danish Gigaword Project has the potential to improve everything from automated translation to misinformation detection.
Meet the ITU researcher paving the way for a better bicycle infrastructure in cities
Associate professor in Data Science at the IT University of Copenhagen, Michael Szell, studies human movement on a large scale among other things to improve conditions for bicyclists in major cities. He is co-author of a ground-breaking paper on human mobility published in the scientific journal Nature.
New research project aims to prevent flaws in critical software
Hospitals, banks, and airports—today, software is at the heart of many of society’s critical functions. A new research project, led by Associate Professor at the IT University, Marco Carbone, aims to develop mathematical models to prevent flaws in critical software. The project has recently been awarded 2.8 million kroner from Independent Research Fund Denmark.
New podcast series brings the digital welfare up for debate
In the podcast series ‘Digital Welfare – What is it?’, Center for Digital Welfare focuses on how digitalisation has changed the premises of our welfare. The series’ seven episodes are made in collaboration with journalist Anders Kjærulff.
ITU Summer University will be open to students from other universities
The popular Summer University-programme allows ITU students to reduce the workload of the regular semester by attending courses over the summer. This year, visiting students and foreign exchange students from other universities in Denmark are invited to apply for courses at Summer University. Submit your application before May 14.
Research suggests that predictive modelling is not a good replacement for caseworkers’ assessment at job centres
Using artificial intelligence to predict long term unemployment among welfare seekers can be problematic in practice. That is the conclusion drawn in a new research article entitled “We Would Never Write That Down”: Classifications of Unemployed and Data Challenges for AI published in the proceedings of the ACM on HCI (PACM HCI), as part of the leading international conference on computer supported cooperative work (CSCW 2021).
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