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Written May 6, 2019 10:45 AM by Vibeke Arildsen
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Researcher at ITU: Ethics is the path to better technology
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).
Study shows correlation between the number of tweets on mental health issues and urgent crisis referrals
As a part of a UK research group, Assistant Professor Leon Derczynski, conducted a study that revealed a correlation between increases in the number of urgent mental health-related crisis referred to two mental healthcare providers in London on days and a high number of tweets mentioning depression and schizophrenia. The study has been published in one of the world's leading science journals, Nature's Scientific Reports.
The IT University of Copenhagen is to host a conference on Agile software development
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Newly appointed Professor is a boundary crosser
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.
The IT University takes lodgings with the neighbors
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Newly appointed professor: Creating trust is crucial in cyber security
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President of Microsoft at ITU: ”We need a breakthrough in technology”
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Newly appointed Professor wants to explain the complex algorithms to all of us
Explainability and transparency are important values in Professor Thore Husfeldt’s research in algorithms. We must keep education and enlightenment in mind as cornerstones of our society, the Professor argues.
ITU appoints three new professors in Computer Science
Security in digital democracies, algorithms and the human aspect of software engineering are among the new professors’ research areas.
Georg Dam Steffensen continues as University Director
The board at the IT-University of Copenhagen gives permanent tenure to University Director Georg Dam Steffensen. Vice Chancellor Martin Zachariasen is contented that Georg Dam Steffensen is now permanent employed.
Researchers from ITU receive five grants from Independent Research Fund Denmark
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.
Professor Zuboff puts digital responsibility on the agenda
Shoshana Zuboff, Harvard Business School professor emerita, talked about digital responsibility to a full hall of stakeholders from the public and private sector on October 27th. Shoshana Zuboff’s latest book has received stunning review, and it has been called the first definitive account of the economic, social and political condition of our age.
DKK 6 million for research on the effects of public digitization
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.
ITU launches research center for digital welfare
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.
WEB DOCUMENTARY: The history of ITU
In August 2019, the IT University of Copenhagen celebrates its 20th anniversary. The university's first Vice Chancellor, Mads Tofte, tells the story of the university's journey from 'startup university' to becoming a leading educational and research institution within IT.
IT University of Copenhagen turns 20
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.
New research to pave the way for faster crypto transactions
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.
Even gender balance in ITU's software graduate programme
51 percent of the newly admitted students in the IT University's Master's programme in Software Design are women. It is important that women take part in shaping the digital development, says Head of Department Peter Sestoft.
Over 80 students ready for blockchain summer school
Next week, the 4th international Blockchain Summer School is bringing together students from 16 countries who will work on blockchain solutions for Carlsberg, COWI and the European Commission, among others. The summer school culminates in the Nordic Blockchain Summit on Friday, August 16, an event open to industry professionals with an interest in the business potential of blockchain.
New ITU project: Using technology to increase Rohingya refugee's access to healthcare
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.
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