What can we learn from the Facebook data scandal?

Business IT DepartmentDigital Design Departmentsocial mediaprivacyAske KammerBrit Ross WinthereikIrina Shklovski

May 7, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal where data from 87 million Facebook users was abused has raised concerns and debate about the implications of sharing personal data with global tech companies. Here, three ITU researchers reflect on what we can learn from the scandal.

Mads Tofte.

Mads Tofte is leaving the ITU at the end of the year

About ITUMads Tofte

April 30, 2018

Vice Chancellor Mads Tofte is leaving his position when his fixed-term appointment expires at the end of the year.

IT-Universitetet i København.

98% of ITU research is freely available online

ResearchAbout ITU

April 25, 2018

The IT University of Copenhagen is the leading Danish university when it comes to using Open Access for scientific publications.

Giacomo Poderi.

What happens when the boundaries between play and labour collapse?

Computer Science DepartmentResearch

April 16, 2018

The concept of playbour, a contraction of play and labour, is central when looking at how to hold on to participants in online Collaborative Commons, and create a form of sustainability, says Giacomo Poderi. He is a postdoc at the IT University of Copenhagen, who, in a new project, is studying participants’ subjective experiences in the commons.

Non-Volatile Memories Workshop.

ITU team honoured for research paper on SSDs

Computer Science DepartmentResearchdata storagePhilippe Bonnet

April 5, 2018

Professor Phillippe Bonnet and his former PhD students Matias Bjørling and Javier Gonzalez were honoured for their work on Solid State Drives (SSDs) at the 9th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop hosted by the University of California, San Diego.

Big Data Analytics pays off, new research shows.

Big Data Analytics pays off, new research shows

Business IT DepartmentResearchbig databusinessOliver Müller

April 4, 2018

On average, companies can increase productivity by 3.75 percent by implementing Big Data Analytics solutions, shows research from the IT University of Copenhagen and the University of Liechtenstein. Their study is based on data from more than 800 major companies.

Jes Frellsen.

Machine learning can predict the effect of genetic mutations

Jes FrellsenComputer Science DepartmentResearchartificial intelligence

April 3, 2018

Essentially, machine learning is concerned with developing algorithms that can teach a machine to solve problems based on examples, says Associate Professor Jes Frellsen, whose research shows, among other things, that machine learning can be used to predict the effect of genetic mutations.


Digitalization is transforming the relationships between the state, corporations, and citizens

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentdigitizationJames Maguire

March 22, 2018

Denmark is on its way to become a central node within the global distribution of data. Postdoc James Maguire investigates the rise of Apple, Facebook, and Google's datacenters in Denmark.

Clockwork Trader.

New student startup wants to make buying cryptocurrencies easy

EntrepreneurshipStartup storiesfintechblockchainITU Business Development

March 20, 2018

Students Julien Protain and Samy Tessier have founded Clockwork Trader – a platform that will give Danes easier and cheaper access to buying cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum. The company has received an investment of DKK 225,000 kroner from ITU Business Development and Syddansk Innovation and is planning to launch later this year.

Maria Paasivaara

Looking for a cheaper, better and faster way to develop software

ResearchMaria PaasivaaraComputer Science Departmentsoftwaremanagement

March 15, 2018

By making their software development processes agile, companies can improve the quality of products while reducing production costs and time. Associate professor Maria Paasivaara explores how to take global software engineering into the future by challenging the traditional company hierarchy.