Bernardo Machado David, lektor på ITU

New research to pave the way for faster crypto transactions

Computer Science DepartmentResearchBlockchaincybercrimeBernardo Machado David

August 21, 2019

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

Computer Science DepartmentEducationdiversityPeter Sestoft

August 20, 2019

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

EventsEducationBlockchainbusinessRoman BeckBusiness IT Department

August 7, 2019

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

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.

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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.


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.