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Written October 31, 2018 12:40 PM by Vibeke Arildsen
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Business travel plays vital role in economic growth, according to ITU researcher
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.
Public debate: Do Big Data and law enforcement go hand in hand?
On December 14, the IT University headed research project CUPP and PROSA are hosting a public seminar and debate on data driven policing. Panelists include Palantir Technologies representative Paula Kift, former DPO of the National Police of Denmark, Christian Wiese Svanberg, and Jesper Lund from the IT Political Association.
Two ITU researchers have been awarded 5.7 million DKK from IRFD
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.
Podcast: When the Citizen Assembly on the climate area met four politicians online
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.
Green PhD: Words alone cannot save the planet
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.
Professor portrait: ”As far as eye information goes, we need to act now”
In dedicating his academic career to understanding the information the human eye yields, Professor of Computer Science at the IT University, Dan Witzner Hansen, has helped pave the way for an entire academic field – one he defines as Eye Information. In his inaugural lecture at ITU on November 18 at 3 pm in Auditorium 0, he will discuss the great potential of the technology as well as the ethical dilemmas.
Sustainable initiatives or greenwashing? New research project examines sustainability efforts in the private sector
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.
A virtual reality visit to the doctor’s office may persuade sceptics to get vaccinated against COVID-19
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.
ITU researcher wins one of the most prestigious awards in the field of theoretical computer science
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.
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.
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