Tobias Christiani.

EliteForsk grant for young ITU researcher in search of the optimal search algorithm

Computer scienceResearchgrants

February 23, 2017

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.

Minna Isomursu.

ITU appoints new professor in digital design

Digital designResearchhealth

February 21, 2017

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.

Erik Grönvall.

Designing a health care system for everyone

ResearchDigital designhealthErik Grönvall

February 20, 2017

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.

flora robotica.

Researchers are building intelligent plants for the green cities of the future

Computer scienceResearch

February 13, 2017

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.

OpenITU om anbefalingssystemer.

It’s not magic! Why Netflix knows you so well

ResearchComputer science

February 7, 2017

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.


ITU has a Danish record in attracting EU funds


January 31, 2017

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.

Hans-Joachim Backe.

Computer games are an art form, too

Digital designResearch

January 30, 2017

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.

ITU hosts largest Angular conference in the Nordics

January 30, 2017

During the weekend of February 11-12, 300 web developers will meet at ITU to exchange ideas and get inspiration for working with the web development platform Angular.

Hanne Westh Nicolajsen.

Idea competitions can boost innovation in the workplace

ResearchBusiness IT

January 16, 2017

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.

Trends i 2017.

5 digital trends to keep an eye on in 2017

Business ITComputer scienceDigital design

January 10, 2017

Blockchain technology will create a basis for a whole new economy, artificial intelligence will enter our daily lives, and the responsibility of media giants will come into focus. We have asked five researchers at the IT University to take a peek into the crystal ball and predict what digital trends will shape the coming year.