Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg and Jonas Fritsch receive grants from IRFD
The two researchers – from Computer Science and Digital Design at the IT University respectively – have each secured a grant of approximately 2.8 million kroner for their research projects.
Today, Independent Research Fund Denmark
announces the awardees of the DFF Research Project 1 and 2. At the IT University of Copenhagen Associate Professor of Computer Science, Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg, and Associate Professor of Digital Design, Jonas Fritsch, have each secured approximately 2.8 million kroner for their respective research projects.
Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg, who is co-coordinator of the Programming, Logic and Semantics research group at ITU, has been awarded the grant on the basis of the project Algebraic Effects and Guarded Recursion. The project examines so-called dependent types – a construction within programming languages which allow the programmer to express qualities in software that can be verified as part of the software development process. Dependent types help create secure software and they also make trouble-shooting easier, but until now programming languages that employ dependent types have struggled with certain limitations.
Using mathematical theories, Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg and his colleagues seek to demonstrate how one of the main limitations to the use of dependent types can be overcome. The goal is to develop a powerful programming language with dependent types. Tone of voice
Jonas Fritsch’s project Voice as a Matter of Design: A Framework for Novel Vocal Imaginaries examines synthetic voices such as Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa with an emphasis on sound design. In the project, Jonas Fritsch, who is affiliated with the research groups Media, Art and Design and Air Lab at ITU, ultimately seeks to explore the aural qualities of synthetic voices. What does the sound of a synthetic voice signify, and how does it affect our relationship to technology and each other?
By conceptualizing and re-designing synthetic voices and their paralinguistic markers – the information conveyed via tone of voice, pitch, and intonation – the researcher and his colleagues aim to find ways in which the landscape of synthetic voice design can be broadened.
Every year, the public foundation Independent Research Fund Denmark approximately awards 1.5 billion kroner to cutting edge research projects in Denmark. Via DFF1 and DFF2 the foundation has awarded 210 projects a total of 746 million kroner this year. Theis Duelund Jensen, Press Officer, Tel: +45 2555 0447, email: email@example.com