ResearchHanne Westh NicolajsenLene NielsenVasiliki BakaBusiness IT Departmentbusinessdemocracy
Danish startups and entrepreneurs lack knowledge of the potential in cooperative enterprise. The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs’ taskforce on cooperative enterprise has published a new set of recommendations for legislators to address the problem. A team of ITU researchers has been instrumental in devising the recommendations by analyzing democratic entrepreneurship in Denmark.
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Researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen, Cancan Wang and Bernardo David, have secured funding from Copenhagen Fintech to realize their respective innovation projects in a private sector context. Innovation projects allow researchers to apply their knowledge in practice and gain new research insights.
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Associate Professor at Digital Design, Luca Rossi, and Postdoc at Business IT, Vasilieos-Spyridon Vlassis, have secured 4.6 million kroner from the European CHANSE programme for their respective research projects in digital innovation and social and cultural dynamics.
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A new study from the internationally renowned project management expert and Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Bent Flyvbjerg, concludes that in using a scalable platform strategy, SpaceX is more efficient than NASA when it comes to launching missions into space.
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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.
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Morten Roed Frederiksen from Computer Science at ITU has received 1.6 million kroner from Independent Research Fund Denmark for at research project that aims to make robots better at understanding human emotion. The goal is to create technology that may help children with anxiety.
ResearchSebastian RisiDigital Design Departmentalgorithmsartificial intelligence
Professor in the Digital Design Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, Sebastian Risi, has received a grant of approximately 550,000 Danish kroner for his work on neural cellular automata to grow neural network policies capable of adapting to novel complex reinforcement learning tasks.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentClimate IT
A newly released research paper shows how network analysis can serve as a cost-efficient support tool for bicycle infrastructure planning. The research has been conducted by analyzing the street network in Copenhagen based on data from OpenStreetMap.
ResearchSteffen DalsgaardBusiness IT DepartmentClimate ITdigitizationgrantsgreen ITinnovation
Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen’s Business IT department Steffen Dalsgaard has won the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant. The almost two million Euro grant will enable him and his colleagues to critically examine IT and sustainability across the globe.
ResearchBrit Ross WinthereikBusiness IT DepartmentClimate IT
Denmark lacks neither ocean waves nor pioneering scientists and innovators who are dreaming about harnessing energy from them. Professor at IT University of Copenhagen Brit Ross Winthereik, who headed research into initiatives in wave energy innovation around the Atlantic, explains why we are still waiting to see a booming wave energy industry.
The new standard, developed by Professor Roman Beck at the IT-University and Danish Standard, will ensure greater transparency, interoperability, and accountability in the use of blockchain and DLT systems. Professor Roman Beck has recently received AIS’s Impact Award for his work in the field.
ResearchDigital Design DepartmentClimate ITcomputer games
Few of the world’s most popular games deal directly with climate issues. However, games can still be used to make gamers think about real world problems, says Associate Professor, Hans-Joachim Backe, who is developing tools for teachers to discuss climate issues based on for example Minecraft.
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There is a lot of hope that the digital, material, and biological innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will help us save the Amazon rainforest. However, the real impact of the new bio economy is yet to be revealed. Researchers from the IT University will study the outcome of Amazônia 4.0.
ResearchBernardo Machado DavidComputer Science DepartmentalgorithmsBlockchaincybercrime
At the IT University of Copenhagen, Associate Professor Bernardo David, is working on a joint research project that aims to send satellites that power cryptographic and blockchain applications into orbit in order to secure them from tampering and to enable time-based primitives based on communication delays.
ResearchDigital Design Departmentcomputer gamesethicsLeon Xiao
PhD fellow at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen, Leon Y. Xiao, is new to ITU, but his research into the legal and ethical aspects of the gaming industry has already made an impact. Gaming industry mainstay, GamesIndustry.biz, recently named him one of 2021’s Game Changers.
ResearchLuca Maria AielloComputer Science DepartmentalgorithmsClimate ITgrantsgreen ITsocial media
Associate Professor of Computer Science at the IT University of Copenhagen, Luca Maria Aiello, has won the Carlsberg Foundation’s prestigious Young Researcher Fellowship for a project that aims to facilitate citizen coordination in the face of global challenges such as climate change.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentClimate ITdata storage
The incomprehensible amounts of digital data we store is a real climate burden. In the Center for Digital Welfare's podcast, host Anders Kjærulff and Assistant Professor James Maguire, discuss research initiatives on environmentally friendly data storage.
ResearchMichele CosciaComputer Science Departmentbig datadata scienceethics
As a thought experiment Associate Professor of Computer Science at the IT-University, Michele Coscia, theorized that global GDP would drop significantly if business travel on a global scale ceased – now the global COVID-19 shutdown has proven his theory in practice.
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Associate Professor Veronika Cheplygina and Assistant Professor Therese Graversen in Computer Science at the IT-University have each received 2.8 million DKK for their research projects.
The Citizen Assembly on the climate area was promoted as a digital meeting room in which a representative sample of the Danish population would have a say in the Danish Government’s political climate strategies. In Center for Digital Welfare, Associate Professor, Irina Papazu, reflects on the outcome.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentClimate ITgreen IT
In urban areas, bicycling is one of the most environmentally sustainable mode of transportation. PhD fellow at the IT University of Copenhagen, Anastassia Vybornova, uses computing skills to create the basis for better bicycle infrastructures in cities.
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Danish companies are legally obligated to document sustainability initiatives in their annual reports. A new research project will create a basis for studies and quality assurance of the legal requirement. Postdoc, Michael Hockenhull, explains how and why.
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According to a new scientific paper, a virtual visit to the doctor may help convince sceptics of the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. Lead author of the paper, Assistant Professor of Digital Design at ITU, Aske Mottelson, explains how VR can make a radical difference.
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The Best Paper Award at the annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS) is co-authored by associate professor at IT University of Copenhagen, Nutan Limaye. It is the first time the award goes to a researcher at a Danish university.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentClimate ITgrantsgreen IT
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.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentartificial intelligence
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.
ResearchYvonne DittrichCollaborationsComputer Science Departmentgreen ITsoftware
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.
ResearchAnders Sundnes LøvlieSebastian RisiDigital Design Departmentgrants
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.
ResearchSteffen DalsgaardBusiness IT DepartmentEventsgreen IT
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.
ResearchClaus BrabrandComputer Science DepartmentEducationdiversity
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).
ResearchLars Rune ChristensenBusiness IT Departmentgrants
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.
ResearchLeon DerczynskiComputer Science Departmentalgorithmssocial media
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.
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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.
ResearchLeon DerczynskiComputer Science Departmentalgorithmsdata science
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.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentbig datadata science
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.
ResearchMarco CarboneComputer Science Departmentgrantsinnovationprogramming languagessoftware
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.
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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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The lack of user participation in the digitalization of the public sector in the Nordic countries blocks a truly successful digital transformation. The aim of the new research project CAPE is to investigate how to increase user involvement in the development of public e-services.
The pioneer centre, established by the IT University and four other Danish universities, has received DKK 352,4 million in funding to conduct artificial intelligence research focussed on social issues, design, and ethics.
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As a part of the digitalisation of the public sector, citizens are required to handle more tasks themselves in the contact with governmental institutions and authorities. This is not equally easy for everybody and many people need help. But where can they find that support? A new research project at the IT University of Copenhagen’s Center for Digital Welfare is going to investigate informal welfare work in the digitized state.
ResearchSteffen DalsgaardAbout ITUBusiness IT Departmentgreen IT
Steffen Dalsgaard has been appointed a professor at the Department for Business IT at the IT University of Copenhagen and has, among other things, the ambition to generate and disseminate knowledge of how technological climate initiatives work.
ResearchVasilis GalisBusiness IT Departmentbig datademocracygrants
Five European universities, a research centre and a trade union for IT professionals have launched a three-year research project on the consequences of the police's increasing use of big data, face recognition, mass surveillance and predictive analytics.
ResearchBernardo Machado DavidComputer Science DepartmentBlockchaingrantsIT security
When our data are successfully kept private, it becomes a challenge to investigate data misuse. Independent Research Fund Denmark has awarded Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Bernardo David, a Sapere Aude grant to find out how to verify that our sensitive data is not misused while keeping them private.
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Two uniquely talented, international researchers will be moving to Denmark to continue their careers at the IT University of Copenhagen. The recruitments are supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation's new Start Package grant programme.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentalgorithmsgrants
Algorithms used for ranking publications and evaluating researchers on the basis of their citations are far from fair. The Velux Foundation has awarded associate professor, Roberta Sinatra, the Young Investigator grant to pursue her ambition of creating the foundation for better algorithms and metrics.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentgrantssoftware
Associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen Pinar Tözün has been awarded with two grants for her research in solutions for sustainable growth in data science.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentcybercrimeIT securitymanagementOksana Kulyk
Danish companies consider cybersecurity important, but at the same time underprioritize it, shows a new report by researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen and University of Southern Denmark. Part of the explanation is that senior managers have little knowledge about the cybersecurity threats, say the researchers behind the report.
ResearchRoman BeckBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchain
According to two international rankings, Professor Roman Beck is among the most important researchers in his field.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentdata sciencediversityRoberta Sinatra
A comprehensive study of the careers of 1.5 million researchers shows that women and men on average produce the same number of scientific articles annually, but that women tend to leave their research careers earlier. According to ITU researcher Roberta Sinatra, co-author of the study, the study should inspire decision-makers to take a closer look at the reasons why women leave academia.
ResearchJens Christian GodskesenAbout ITUCollaborationsgrants
The Innovation Fund Denmark has granted DKK 100 million for the establishment of a national research centre in digital technologies, led by a consortium of seven Danish universities and the Alexandra Institute.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentEducation
Many people get nervous even at thought of learning about computing, e.g., a programming language. But does it really have to be that way? Join the official opening of Center for Computing Education Research at the IT University of Copenhagen on Thursday November 5th and learn more about how we can ensure that students get competent in computational thinking.
ResearchAndrzej WasowskiComputer Science Departmentartificial intelligencegrants
In the next four years, professor at the IT University, Andrzej Wasowski, will be leading a new expert training program focusing on the development of /developing underwater robots in order to make them reliable so that we can use them for critical tasks like fighting pollution. The program is funded by an EU grant of 30 mio. DKK.
ResearchCollaborationsComputer Science Departmente-governmentPeter SestoftJens Schmidt
The Oxford Major Programme Management research group starts collaboration with the ITU Research Centre for Government IT. The collaboration will, among other things, investigate the performance of IT projects.
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Bent Flyvbjerg, Professor and Academic Lead of Oxford University’s research and education programmes in Major Programme Management, is known for his groundbreaking research in the management of large-scale projects, including in the field of IT. The IT University of Copenhagen is the youngest of Denmark’s eight universities, and specialized in research and higher education in IT.
ResearchDigital Design Departmentartificial intelligencecomputer gamesSebastian Risi
Professor Sebastian Risi publishes paper in Nature Machine Intelligence on how to improve training of robots with popular video game technology.
ResearchCollaborationsComputer Science DepartmentcybercrimeIT security
The national ICT-security authority under the Danish Ministry of Defence, The Danish Centre for Cyber Security, has funded two new projects at ITU's Center for Information Security and Trust (CISAT). Both projects support the national ambition of raising the level of cybersecurity in private and public companies.
ResearchDigital Design Departmentsocial mediaMichele Coscia
The defence against fake news, to a large extent, relies on the social media users identifying and "flagging" suspicious stories, but are we, the users, really capable of doing that? No, a new study concludes.
ResearchBusiness IT Departmentbig datadigitizationJames Maguire
The research project Data as Relation has launched a new podcast series, exploring the public sector's use of big data in governance.
ResearchPhilippe BonnetComputer Science Departmentdata storage
Professor Philippe Bonnet has been honoured with The SIGMOD Contributions Award for his research in database systems.
ResearchIrina Shklovskiethicsinternet of thingswearables
With a toolbox for newly established tech-companies, researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen seek to help developers design better technologies connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).
ResearchYvonne DittrichComputer Science Departmentsoftware
Communication and cooperation are points of equilibrium between success and failure in software development. By crossing boundaries between computer science and social science, Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen Yvonne Dittrich extends the field of computer engineering.
ResearchCarsten Schürmanndata sciencedemocracy
Trust and cyber security are interconnected in elections and digital voting, says the newly appointed Professor Carsten Schürmann. If the result of an election is not trusted, it does not matter if it is correct.
ResearchBarbara PlankBernardo Machado DavidLeon DerczynskiSteffen DalsgaardSebastian Risigrants
The grants will fund research in artificial Intelligence, urban air and language and other research areas. Five researchers receive the grants for their respective research projects.
ResearchBusiness IT Departmentgrantse-governmentdigitizationBrit Ross WinthereikVasilis Galis
Researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen have received a DKK 6 million grant from the VELUX Foundation for a research project that will investigate the effects of digitization in law enforcement, the health care system, primary schools and municipal administrations.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentComputer Science DepartmentDigital Design Departmente-governmentBrit Ross Winthereikdigitization
We know too little about the consequences of comprehensive digitization of the welfare society. Now, a new interdisciplinary research center at ITU will investigate the effects of public digital solutions and create a basis for ensuring that public digitization aligns with the values of the welfare society.
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On August 30, 1999, the first 147 students started studying at the IT University of Copenhagen. Since, the university has undergone tremendous growth. Today it is one of Denmark's largest educators of highly sought-after IT specialists – with plans for further growth in the coming years.
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Faster cryptocurrency transactions might be the result of a new research project at the IT University of Copenhagen aiming to improve blockchain protocols. The project is funded by a DKK 1.7 million grant from the Concordium Foundation.
ResearchLars Rune ChristensenBusiness IT Departmenthealth
The Novo Nordisk Foundation is funding a research collaboration between the IT University and the NGO Friendship to improve the reach of healthcare services in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh by using technology.
Cryptocurrencies have great potential as an alternative to traditional bank transfers, but still struggle with a reputation as a safe haven for criminals. A new research project at the IT University aims to develop new methods that will allow authorities to investigate suspicious transactions – while at the same time guaranteeing anonymity for law-abiding users.
ResearchBusiness IT Departmentinternet of thingsdesignIrina Shklovski
Although more and more people are living together in new ways, many technologies are designed with individuals and traditional use patterns in mind. The research project VIRT-EU is now inviting designers and developers to come up with fresh ideas on how technology can take into account different needs within living spaces.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentalgorithmsdiversityBarbara Plank
Like people, algorithms have to learn - and they learn from data. However, often data is skewed, which can lead to bias and discrimination against certain groups, says Barbara Plank, researcher in Natural Language Processing at ITU.
ResearchAbout ITUJens Christian Godskesen
As the first Danish university, the IT University of Copenhagen has achieved the national goal of 100 percent Open Access – meaning that all of its research articles are freely available online.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentEventsdata sciencediversityBarbara PlankNatalie Schluter
On Tuesday, April 16, more than 200 women and men will gather for the first Danish edition of the Women in Data Science conference, a global event that highlights women's contributions to the data science field. The goal is to make female role models more visible and establish networks among women who work within data science.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentCollaborationsIT security
OWASP, one of the world's most recognized software security organisations, has appointed member of the newly established Center for Information and Trust (CIST), Alessandro Bruni, as local leader in Copenhagen. He expects to organise four OWASP events per year.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentEducationLene Pries-Heje
As the new Head of the Business IT Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, Lene Pries-Heje manages 40 researchers working in the intersection between digital technologies, businesses and organizations, and people. She finds that developments within AI, among other areas, raise important issues that require researchers to contribute even more directly to development.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentalgorithmsartificial intelligencemediaLeon Derczynski
Algorithms can help us identify false stories, but letting technology be the judge of what is true and false is not without its problems, says Leon Derczynski, a researcher at ITU specializing in automatic detection of fake news and misinformation.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentalgorithmsawardsartificial intelligenceBarbara Plank
Barbara Plank, Associate Professor from ITU’s Natural Language Processing (NLP) research group, has received a prestigious Amazon Research Award (ARA) for her work on improving automatic language understanding, for instance in digital assistants.
ResearchDigital Design DepartmentEducationdesignJonas Fritsch
Technology has become such a substantial part of our lives that it affects our experience of ourselves and our surroundings. AIR Lab is a new interdisciplinary meeting place at ITU that takes the emotional aspects of technology seriously.
ResearchAbout ITUEducationMartin Tvede Zachariasen
The IT University of Copenhagen's new Vice Chancellor, Martin Zachariasen, is driven by a curiosity for technology and its effect on society. He will work to continue the university's growth by educating more IT specialists and attracting more researchers - and getting more women to take an IT education is a key issue for him.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainRoman Beckbusiness
Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen will provide an overview of blockchain initiatives by Danish companies in order to analyze and uncover the potential of technology. The Danish Industry Foundation has provided DKK 1.3 million in funding for the project, whose analysis will be available in March 2019.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentdata storagegreen ITPhilippe Bonnet
Today, much of our data is stored in huge data centers owned by tech giants like Amazon and Google. Local data centers might in the future present a better and more sustainable alternative, says ITU Professor Philippe Bonnet, who is experimenting with local data centers in the Orkney Islands.
ResearchBusiness IT Departmentinternet of thingsprivacyethicsIrina Shklovski
More and more internet-connected gadgets find their way into our homes. In order to work, these products collect data about us. But where do these data end up, and can we trust that they are handled in a safe and ethical manner? Hear Associate Professor Irina Skhlovski talk about digital surveillance in this video.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentBusiness IT Departmentartificial intelligencegrantsNatalie SchluterBarbara Plank
The Carlsberg Foundation is funding three projects at ITU, including research on surgery robots and methods for creating better AI solutions in Danish.
ResearchBusiness IT Departmentgreen ITSteffen Dalsgaard
Steffen Dalsgaard from the IT University of Copenhagen has received DKK 5.8 million from Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude programme for a project investigating how data technologies can support more climate-friendly behaviour.
Blockchain is a much-discussed technology during these years, and distinguishing between hype and actual opportunities can be difficult. In this video, Roman Beck, Professor at ITU and Head of the European Blockchain Center, explains what kind of solutions the technology may lead to in the future.
Preconceived notions about what men and women are skilled at influence young people's choice of education, according to both Danish and international research. Valeria Borsotti, anthropologist and Diversity Consultant at ITU, delved into the reasons behind Danish women's choice or rejection of a technical IT education.
Researchcast ITalgorithmsbusinessThore Husfeldt
ITU’s Thore Husfeldt interviews Stanford professor Tim Roughgarden about algorithmic game theory in the cross-section between computer science and economics.
ResearchDigital Design DepartmentEntrepreneurshipstartupsrobots
Robot professor Kasper Støy has founded Flow Robotics, which lets a robot take over repetitive pipetting tasks that lead to hand and arm injuries among lab workers.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentdata storageIT securitygrantsAndrzej Wasowski
Professor Andrzej Wąsowski receives DKK 2 million for an experimental research project that aims to increase privacy for users of digital technologies in the data-driven economy using new methods.
ResearchDigital Design Departmentrobotsartificial intelligence
Inspired by the black ghost knifefish, two researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen have developed a soft robot that taught itself to swim. By means of an evolutionary algorithm, the artificial fish has discovered a swimming technique resembling that which the knife fish developed through natural evolution.
ResearchDigital Design DepartmentEventscomputer gamesEspen Aarseth
From August 13-17, more than 80 computer game researchers from around the world will gather at the IT University of Copenhagen for three consecutive conferences on games analysis, history and philosophy.
ResearchSebastian RisiDigital Design Departmentartificial intelligenceawards
Associate professor at The IT University of Copenhagen, Sebastian Risi, receives “Distinguished Young Investigator Award.”
ResearchChristopher GadBusiness IT Departmentbig datadigitization
Data, e.g. from assessments of public schools, needs to be contextualized in order to be used for something meaningful. Associate professor, Christopher Gad investigates how public institutions collect, use and interpret our data.
ResearchBusiness IT Departmentethicsinternet of thingsIrina ShklovskiRachel Douglas-Jones
Across Europe, IoT developers are calling to end careless data security practices and ethically questionable WiFi-connected products, shows a new analysis by researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen. The researchers are currently developing the ethical guidelines and tools to help developers as they debate existing problems and design future technologies.
ResearchDigital Design Departmentcomputer gamesartificial intelligenceSebastian Risi
A group of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that automatically generates new levels for computer games. The technology opens up for new possibilities for adapting the difficulty of game levels to individual players.
ResearchCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentIT security
Carsten Schürmann, associate professor and election security expert, demonstrated how to manipulate the result of the Emmy awards in an interview with Nathan Fielder, the host of the popular TV show, Nathan For You, which is pre-nominated for an award.
ResearchDigital Design Departmentawardsdesigngreen IT
Kjell Yngve Petersen, Associate Professor at the IT University in Copenhagen, has received the energy sector’s research award ELFORSK for a project on intelligent lighting that provides energy savings as well as better lighting for the users.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentsoftwaregrantsAndrzej WasowskiClaus Brabrand
Software defects often manifest themselves far from where the problem has actually occurred. In a new project, researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen want to build a technology that automatically detects and diagnoses deep-seated software errors. The project has received DKK 6 million from Independent Research Fund Denmark.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainfintech
In Indonesia, the majority of the population do not have bank accounts or credit cards. The use of digital payment methods, however, is rapidly increasing. In her PhD project, Sunniva Sandbukt investigates how a digital economy and blockchain-based currencies could come to benefit ordinary citizens.
The IT University of Copenhagen is the leading Danish university when it comes to using Open Access for scientific publications.
ResearchsoftwareThore Husfeldtcast IT
In this podcast, Thore Husfeldt talks to Yves Bertot, a leading researcher on correctness of software and the verification of mathematical proofs.
ResearchComputer Science Department
The concept of playbour, a contraction of play and labour, is central when looking at how to hold on to participants in online Collaborative Commons, and create a form of sustainability, says Giacomo Poderi. He is a postdoc at the IT University of Copenhagen, who, in a new project, is studying participants’ subjective experiences in the commons.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentdata storagePhilippe Bonnet
Professor Phillippe Bonnet and his former PhD students Matias Bjørling and Javier Gonzalez were honoured for their work on Solid State Drives (SSDs) at the 9th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop hosted by the University of California, San Diego.
ResearchBusiness IT Departmentbig databusinessOliver Müller
On average, companies can increase productivity by 3.75 percent by implementing Big Data Analytics solutions, shows research from the IT University of Copenhagen and the University of Liechtenstein. Their study is based on data from more than 800 major companies.
ResearchJes FrellsenComputer Science Departmentartificial intelligence
Essentially, machine learning is concerned with developing algorithms that can teach a machine to solve problems based on examples, says Associate Professor Jes Frellsen, whose research shows, among other things, that machine learning can be used to predict the effect of genetic mutations.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentdigitizationJames Maguire
Denmark is on its way to become a central node within the global distribution of data. Postdoc James Maguire investigates the rise of Apple, Facebook, and Google's datacenters in Denmark.
ResearchMaria PaasivaaraComputer Science Departmentsoftwaremanagement
By making their software development processes agile, companies can improve the quality of products while reducing production costs and time. Associate professor Maria Paasivaara explores how to take global software engineering into the future by challenging the traditional company hierarchy.
ResearchBusiness IT Departmentchildren and youthdigitization
The debate about how the Danish Folkeskole should equip students for a digital future has been rolling back and forth since the early 1970s. In her PhD project, Sofie Stenbøg investigates how politicians, researchers, industry organizations and others are battling to set the agenda for digital education.
ResearchLars Rune ChristensenBusiness IT Departmentbusiness
It technologies can help create sustainable development, but you also have to evaluate the initiatives for them to have a prolonged effect, says Associate Professor Lars Rune Christensen, who is developing an evaluation framework on the basis of case studies in, for example, Bangladesh
ResearchDigital Design Departmentartificial intelligencecomputer gamesawards
Niels Justesen is awarded a travel grant of DKK 200,000, and plans to travel to both New York and France, to work with some of the leading researchers in computer games and robots.
ResearchCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentIT securitydemocracy
Many countries are digitizing the electoral process. Associate professor Carsten Schürmann explores how it can be done without jeopardizing voters' trust.
Researchcast ITethicsdigitizationThore Husfeldt
Professor Sarah Pink is a guest on this episode of Cast IT, which zooms in on the field of digital ethnography.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainsocial mediaRaffaele Ciriello
New blockchain-based social media are gaining ground and challenging established platforms, such as Facebook, for example by paying their users in crypto currency for producing, sharing and liking content. These new media have the potential to give back control to the users, but according to Raffaele Ciriello, who is doing research on the topic, they also raise new ethical and legal issues.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainRoman BeckThore Husfeldtcast IT
Roman Beck, Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen and head of the European Blockchain Center, talks to Thore Husfeldt about the possibilities of blockchain technology.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentMarco Carboneawardsprogramming languages
Marco Carbone, Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, has won the Most Influential Paper Award at the world’s leading conference on the theory of programming languages.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBrit Ross Winthereikdigitizatione-governmentbig data
Brit Ross Winthereik has been appointed Professor of Science & Technology Studies at the IT University of Copenhagen from January 1, 2018. In her research, she investigates how we build and use IT infrastructures – and she warns against letting the technologies and platforms we have already built limit our imaginations.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentCollaborationsfintechgrantsPeter Sestoft
With computing power from graphics processors commonly used in gaming computers, a new research project aims to develop an advanced calculation platform for pension funds. Innovation Fund Denmark is investing DKK 9 million in the project collaboration between the IT University of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen and the software company Edlund A/S.
Researchcast ITIT securityprivacyThore Husfeldt
Thore Husfeldt talks to Ivan Bjerre Damgård, one of the world’s leading researchers in cryptography, about internet security, authentication, privacy.
In collaboration with the Danish Agency for Digitisation, the IT University in Copenhagen is establishing a research center that will provide knowledge about public IT systems development and operation. The research center is part of the Danish government's new IT strategy.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentmanagementdigitizationDr. Alexander Richter
When Skype conversations, email exchanges and video conferences replace face-to-face conversations, leaders must adapt their communication style in order to remain in touch with employees, say researchers from ITU’s new Innovation for Leadership (I4L) project.
ResearchCollaborationsBusiness IT Departmentawardsgrantssocial media
The Velux Foundations has granted the research project Diginauts with DKK six million to investigate how refugees use their mobile phones and other digital devices to navigate geographically and socially during their travel through Europe.
ResearchDigital Design Departmentcomputer gamesEspen AarsethThore Husfeldtcast IT
Learn more about computer games and the field of Game Studies in this podcast featuring Espen Aarseth, professor at ITU.
ResearchThomas HildebrandtComputer Science Departmente-governmentCollaborationsgrants
Digital case management systems should become more intelligent and flexible so that both case workers and clients are provided better and more transparent service, despite the increasingly complex legislation. Innovation Fund Denmark invests DKK 16 million in the research project Ecoknow, which links technology and practice of adaptive case management.
ResearchComputer Science Departmentalgorithmscomputer gamesartificial intelligence
Computers have already crushed humans at chess, Go and poker. Now, researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen are training an algorithm to beat the best human players in the sci-fi computer game StarCraft. If the project succeeds, it will be another quantum leap forward for artificial intelligence (AI).
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Cybersecurity and the early history of software engineering are among the topics discussed in this episode of CAST IT, featuring Rebecca Slayton.
Researchcast ITmediaalgorithmsThore Husfeldt
Vincent Hendricks talks about information, knowledge and truth in the internet age.
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In July 2017 associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Carsten Schürmann made the headlines in the international media with a hack that demonstrated the vulnerabilities of the DRE voting machines used in the U.S. elections. Now these voting machines are decertified in the state of Virginia.
ResearchDigital Design DepartmentLuca Rossidemocracysocial media
A new survey by the research group DECIDIS at the IT University of Copenhagen challenges the notion that social media make users with different political positions invisible to each other. Nearly a third of Danes sometimes change their opinion as a result of a political discussion on Facebook.
ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainRoman Beck
ITU Professor Roman Beck, who leads the newly founded European Blockchain Center, has secured a small grant of 88.000 Danish kroner from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
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Carsten Schürmann, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, hacked an American WINVote machine at DEF CON, one of the world's largest hacker conventions. The hack has now been receiving a lot attention in some of the worlds most influential media.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentDigital Design DepartmentrobotsSebastian Risi
In just 13 minutes, a newly developed robot printer can transform an aluminum wire with little motors attached into a functional robot that can be recycled and reused for other purposes. Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), MIT and Columbia, among others, are behind the invention, which might eventually be used in space or in disaster situations.
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What are the potential dangers associated with emerging technologies? Thore Husfeldt discusses this question with Swedish professor and public debater Olle Häggström.
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Are you a leader and do you want to make your business sustainable in the digital age? If yes, you can become part of the Innovation for Leadership project (I4L) at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU). Participation is free.
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The value of star footballers is a subject intensely debated among football fans, but big data might become the go-to method for determining the price tags of the stars. Researchers from the IT University in Copenhagen and University of Liechtenstein have developed an algorithm that calculates the value of players based on vast amounts of data.
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Blockchain technologies will revolutionize IT systems worldwide. However the revolution comes with both opportunities and challenges in a broad range of areas. At the IT University of Copenhagen, professor Roman Beck has now established European Blockchain Center, which will ensure that Denmark is at the forefront of the field.
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The digitalization of knowledge work goes more smoothly with a new software technology developed by researchers from the IT University and Exformatics. Workers get more flexible workflows and support to complete tasks. The IT company KMD is now implementing the technology in a case-management system widely used by government agencies.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentdemocracyIT securitycast ITCarsten SchürmannThore Husfeldt
In this podcast, Thore Husfeldt discusses digital democracy with ITU researcher Carsten Schürmann.
More than four out of five research articles from the IT University of Copenhagen can be accessed for free on the internet. Thus, ITU is well on its way to meeting the government's ambition of making all Danish research open access.
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Danish leaders need more knowledge about the impacts of digitalization if their businesses are to be competitive. The Danish Industry Foundation has recently decided to fund a research project at the IT University of Copenhagen. “Innovation4Leadership” (I4L) aims to equip organizational leaders for the upcoming challenges related to the digital economy.
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A group of researchers from the ITU Co-design team are experiencing great interest from Japanese universities and companies who want to learn more about the Scandinavian design methods. A new collaboration with the Hakodate Future University is now being signed.
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In this podcast, Thore Husfeldt discusses AI and ethics with Australian AI researcher Toby Walsh.
ResearchDigital Design Departmentcomputer gamesEspen Aarseth
The IT University of Copenhagen has appointed Espen Aarseth Professor of Game Studies, a field he has played a significant role in establishing. On Tuesday, April 4, he will share his take on the state of computer games research and the still unanswered questions about the impact of games on our lives.
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Two ITU researchers are among the driving forces in the new research center BARC, which aims to attract talent from all over the world and create breakthroughs in algorithm research. Developing efficient algorithms for handling large amounts of data will be one of the key areas of research.
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In a new EU funded project, researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen and European partners will work to improve quality assurance in a platform for industrial robot programming.
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In this podcast Thore Husfeldt talks to Associate Professor Troels Bjerre Lund, IT University of Copenhagen, a researcher in algorithmic game theory and a leading expert on artificial intelligence for poker.
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Soft robots made from materials like silicone have the potential to change what we use robots for and challenge how we perceive them, says PhD student Jonas Jørgensen, who uses his combined background as a physicist and art historian in his experiments with the technology.
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PhD student Tobias Christiani has received an EliteForsk travel grant of DKK 200,000. His next stop will be Harvard and MIT in search of the holy grail of algorithms: the optimal search algorithm - if it exists.
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Minna Isomursu has joined ITU as a professor in interaction design and co-design in the university’s Digital Design department. At ITU she will among other things continue her research on improving health care services using data.
ResearchDigital Design DepartmenthealthErik Grönvall
For people who travel to a new country to work or study, getting to know a new health system can be a challenge. Erik Grönvall studies how technology might help to make public services more accessible for new and old citizens alike.
The EU-funded project “flora robotica” aims to merge two essentials for our future life on earth: technology and nature. Following a simple yet radically new idea, an international team of researchers is taking the first steps toward intelligent plants that can sustainably grow our built environment - from public spaces and buildings to entire cities.
Online services like Spotify and Netflix use algorithms to recommend exactly what the users want. It may seem like magic, but it actually works based on simple mathematical principles, explains Associate Professor Jes Frellsen. These algorithms are not only used in the entertainment business, they can also be applied in other areas such as cancer research.
Researchers from IT University of Copenhagen are very successful in attracting research funding from the EU's Horizon 2020 programme. One explanation is a clear focus on the application potential of the research, says Pro-Rector Jens Christian Godskesen.
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Just like films, literature and theatre, computer games are important artefacts through which we can understand our cultural heritage, says Hans-Joachim Backe. His research is about finding out exactly how digital games communicate – and sometimes inspire players to reflect on the morality of their own actions.
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Idea and case competitions are popular tools for creating innovation in large companies. But to reap the benefits, great care and an eye for social dynamics is required, says Hanne Westh Nicolajsen, who has performed case studies at the consultancy firm Rambøll, among others.
In the summer of 2017, ITU will launch Denmark's first Bachelor program in data science, a new academic field that seeks to translate big data into insights and business ideas. The future graduates will combine their sense for numbers and business to develop new ideas and improve products - and companies are lining up to recruit them.
With a new Bachelor programme, the IT University of Copenhagen wants to meet the growing demand for specialists in handling large amounts of data - also known as big data. The industry welcomes the new programme, which will accept the first 50 students in 2017.
Today, digital technologies have a huge influence on how citizens stay informed. Democratic participation in the digital age is up for debate at the IT University of Copenhagen on November 25.
The Danish Royal Library has digitized thousands of maps and images from the colonial era on the former Danish West Indies. A treasure trove of data that can be used to present history in entirely new ways. IT specialists from the IT University and the humanists from the University of Copenhagen are taking on the challenge together.
Troels Bjerre Lund is a theoretical computer scientist specialized in developing algorithms that – inspired by economic theory – makes digital systems more robust against strategic users.
The IT University of Copenhagen is leading a new research project helping museums across Europe exploit the potential of technology for engaging art and culture audiences. The project has received €2,4 million in EU funding.
As the first generation of programmers reaches retirement and software systems get older, the challenge of maintaining old software becomes more pressing. Assistant Professor Marisa Cohn studies the so-called legacy systems from an ethnographic perspective.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentSøren Deboissoftware
Søren Debois develops mathematical models enabling IT systems to be prepared for the constantly changing processes of businesses today.
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Danes turn to the web and social media for information about the candidates and test their own political views online, shows a new report with figures from the general election in 2015.
Tiimo is a smartwatch app that creates structure in the daily life of children with ADHD. The two developers have just launched a beta version of the app in Google Play.
ResearchDan Witzner HansenComputer Science Departmentsoftware
Eye tracking technology provides new opportunities to analyze and improve the performance of athletes. In cooperation with professional athletes, researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen are investigating how the technology can be applied in sports like the Olympic discipline skeet.
ResearchDigital Design DepartmentAnna VallgårdaErik GrönvallJonas Fritschawards
Three researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen have developed and studied FeltRadio, a device that translates radio waves from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into electrical impulses on the body. In the beginning of June, the project received an Honorable Mention Award at the DIS conference in Brisbane.
ResearchSander SchwartzLuca Rossisocial media
Although social media has given us new opportunities to participate in the public debate, most Danes are hesitant to discuss politics with strangers online. When they do occur, however, Facebook debates can change political opinions, shows a new report from the IT University of Copenhagen.
ResearchAnna VallgårdaDigital Design Departmentdesign
Have you ever wondered why the computer looks the way it does? Why it is made of steel with a keyboard and a screen?
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In a new project with Rigshospitalet, Lars Rune Christensen and Lene Nielsen will test and improve a new device for prevention of epileptic seizures. The Danish Epilepsy Association is funding the project.
ResearchLaura Beloffdigital art
Hybrid Matters, a combined art and research project, explores the intersection between aesthetics, science and biology and raises the question: what happens when the technology creeps into every aspect of our lives? Right now, you can experience artworks by the project participants in Copenhagen
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It’s possible to convert urine into electricity, but so far only to an extent where a mobile phone can be charged. Now researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen have built a robot that can help us find out whether organic waste is usable as a sustainable energy source.
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A new, user-friendly robot has the potential to revolutionize workflows in laboratories worldwide. The driving force behind the invention is ITU-researcher Kasper Støy, who will commercialize the idea in a new spin-out company.
Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, has received one of Europe's most prestigious research grants, an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) of two million Euro. He will spend the next five years laying the groundwork for the first comprehensive theory of computer games.
The IT University and Glad Fonden are joining forces in a one-year project that will examine the challenges that people with cognitive disabilities are facing in the digital world. The one-year project 'Digital Social Inclusion', led by Associate Professor Morten Hjelholt, has received a DKK 640,000 grant from TrygFonden.
ResearchBusiness IT Departmentbig data
A group of researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen has received funding from the VELUX Foundation for a research project that will examine how the public sector can exploit big data, all the while handling citizen data responsibly.
Marco Scirea, a PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen, won the best paper award at the EvoMUSART conference for his research on music composition using artificial intelligence.
Tijs Slaats, a postdoctoral researcher at ITU, has received a major grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research for a project on how IT systems can become better at handling complex processes.
ResearchDr. Alexander RichterOliver MüllerComputer Science Departmentbig data
New faculty members to strengthen ITU’s Information Management section.
Configit has achieved enormous success since its establishment as a spin-out from the IT University of Copenhagen. The founders have sold the majority of its shares to the private equity firm Polaris and now want to become leading in the global market.
Twitter, Facebook and other social media have created new opportunities to inform and respond when disaster strikes. In her PhD project at the IT University of Copenhagen, Alivelu Mukkamala looks into how data from social media can be used to improve disaster response.
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Massive amounts of money have been spent to digitize the Danish cultural heritage. However interactive installations and comprehensive websites far from always have the desired effect. The research project ‘Det digitale Glyptotek’ will investigate if and how communication of cultural heritage can be enriched by the use of IT.
ResearchgrantsComputer Science DepartmentRasmus Ejlers Møgelberg
Associate Professor Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg has received 6.4 million kroner for a research project within theoretical computer science.
Researchcomputer gameschildren and youth
An upcoming conference at the IT University of Copenhagen sheds light on the latest research on computer games and asks why the relationship between violence and computer games continues to be the subject of heated debate.
ResearchComputer Science DepartmentbusinessPeter Sestoft
Spreadsheets are used in most companies and are often a source of frustration, but they also have great potential. Associate Professor Peter Sestoft from the IT University of Copenhagen has developed an implementation that simplifies work with advanced models in spreadsheets.
Cooking, sewing and mowing the lawn. Many elderly people have skills that could benefit their peers. A new digital sharing platform will give senior citizens a platform for exchanging services - potentially improving quality of life and saving public costs.
ResearchmediaDigital Design DepartmentGitte Stald
Danes are generally competent media users, shows a new report by the IT University prepared for the Danish Agency for Culture and the Culture Authority and The Media Council. Many are, however, quite uncritical, and some groups have difficulties in keeping up with digitalization.
The development of ICT is changing business in every corner of the society. With the establishment of the new research group, TIME, the IT University of Copenhagen is strengthening its efforts to become a leading institution in the areas of innovation, management and value creation with IT.
A comprehensive digitalization plays a key role in the LEGO Group’s continued journey which stretches from near-death experience to record profits, according to a new paper by digitalization researchers Pernille Kræmmergaard and Omar A. El Sawy. The paper has just won first place in the 2015 SIM Paper Award Competition.
Have online cat videos become a tad too predictable? Is your dog starting to bore you with the same old tricks? Soon you might be able to find new, entertaining alternatives in the virtual world.
Christian Østergaard Madsen, Industrial PhD student at the IT University, has won ‘Outstanding Paper’ at the EGOV 2015 conference about digital public administration. The winning paper is about citizens’ choice of forms of contact with public authorities.
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The backbone of tomorrow’s Internet may have a remarkable Latvian touch. The Latvian presidency’s proposal on net neutrality challenges the fundamental principle of equal access to all content and applications on the Internet.
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