New ITU project: Using technology to increase Rohingya refugee's access to healthcare

Lars Rune ChristensenBusiness IT DepartmentResearchhealth

July 1, 2019

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.

Billede af studiegruppen

Computer game creates better understanding of Alzheimer's

Digital Design DepartmentEducationcomputer gamesstudent life

June 26, 2019

Five students from the IT University's MSc in Games have created ‘Forgotten’ – a game that provides insight into what living with Alzheimer's is like. The students hope that the game can help give especially young people a better understanding of the disease.

Bernardo Machado David, lektor på IT-Universitetet.

ITU research will make it easier to investigate crypto crime

Computer Science DepartmentResearchBlockchaincybercrimeBernardo Machado David

June 18, 2019

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.

Design challenge: How can IoT support alternative ways of co-habiting?

Business IT DepartmentResearchinternet of thingsdesignIrina Shklovski

June 6, 2019

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.

New project is connecting blockchain start-ups in China and Denmark

Roman BeckBusiness IT DepartmentCollaborationsEntrepreneurshipBlockchain

May 10, 2019

The IT University of Copenhagen is partnering a new international initiative that will bring two of the world’s leading cities in blockchain innovation – Copenhagen and Shanghai – closer together.

Can algorithms be biased?

Can algorithms be biased?

Computer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmsdiversityBarbara Plank

May 6, 2019

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.

IT-Universitetet.

ITU research is 100 percent Open Access

About ITUResearchJens Christian Godskesen

April 9, 2019

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.

ITU atrium.

ITU conference brings together women in data science

Computer Science DepartmentResearchEventsdata sciencediversityBarbara PlankNatalie Schluter

April 4, 2019

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.

ITU researcher becomes leader of OWASP in Copenhagen

Computer Science DepartmentCollaborationsResearchIT security

March 28, 2019

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.

Lene Pries-Heje.

Head of Department: "Researchers should influence digital development"

Business IT DepartmentResearchEducationLene Pries-Heje

March 21, 2019

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.