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.


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.

Algoritmer kan spore fake news.

Technology as a weapon in the battle against fake news

Computer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmsartificial intelligencemediaLeon Derczynski

March 13, 2019

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.

IT-Universitetet i København.

The IT University of Copenhagen launches Center for Information Security and Trust

Carsten SchürmannBusiness IT DepartmentComputer Science DepartmentDigital Design DepartmentIT security

March 11, 2019

With the establishment of a multidisciplinary research center, the IT University aims to create a foundation for raising the level of IT security in Denmark so that it matches current and future cyber threats.

Barbara Plank, forsker på ITU.

ITU researcher wins Amazon Research Award

Computer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmsawardsartificial intelligenceBarbara Plank

March 8, 2019

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.

AIR Lab på ITU.

New ITU lab examines the emotional aspects of technology

Digital Design DepartmentEducationResearchdesignJonas Fritsch

March 5, 2019

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.