ROSIN-projektet på ITU.

New research will improve the quality of industrial robots

Computer scienceResearchrobotsAndrzej WasowskiClaus BrabrandYvonne Dittrichgrants

March 21, 2017

In a new EU funded project, researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen and European partners will work to improve quality assurance in a platform for industrial robot programming.

Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen.

Copenhagen launches international powerhouse for algorithm research

Computer scienceCollaborationsResearchalgorithmsThore HusfeldtRasmus Pagh

March 21, 2017

Two ITU researchers are among the driving forces in the new research center BARC, which aims to attract talent from all over the world and create breakthroughs in algorithm research. Developing efficient algorithms for handling large amounts of data will be one of the key areas of research.

Jonas Jørgensen.

The robots of the future are soft and octopus-like

Digital designResearchdigital artrobots

February 27, 2017

Soft robots made from materials like silicone have the potential to change what we use robots for and challenge how we perceive them, says PhD student Jonas Jørgensen, who uses his combined background as a physicist and art historian in his experiments with the technology.

Other Tales Interactive.

New startup wants to create social gaming experiences

Entrepreneurshipcomputer games

February 24, 2017

Tanja Lind Tankred and Mira Dorthé have founded the new independent game studio Other Tales Interactive specializing in narrative games for mobile platforms. Their first game Tick Tock started as a thesis project at the IT University of Copenhagen.

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.