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Computer Science DepartmentLeon Derczynskihealthsocial media
As a part of a UK research group, Assistant Professor Leon Derczynski, conducted a study that revealed a correlation between increases in the number of urgent mental health-related crisis referred to two mental healthcare providers in London on days and a high number of tweets mentioning depression and schizophrenia. The study has been published in one of the world's leading science journals, Nature's Scientific Reports.
Computer Science DepartmentYvonne DittrichResearchsoftware
Communication and cooperation are points of equilibrium between success and failure in software development. By crossing boundaries between computer science and social science, Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen Yvonne Dittrich extends the field of computer engineering.
Computer Science DepartmentThore Husfeldtalgorithms
Explainability and transparency are important values in Professor Thore Husfeldt’s research in algorithms. We must keep education and enlightenment in mind as cornerstones of our society, the Professor argues.
Computer Science DepartmentThore HusfeldtYvonne DittrichCarsten Schürmannalgorithmssoftwareprivacy
Security in digital democracies, algorithms and the human aspect of software engineering are among the new professors’ research areas.
Computer Science DepartmentBusiness IT DepartmentDigital Design DepartmentResearche-governmentBrit Ross Winthereikdigitization
We know too little about the consequences of comprehensive digitization of the welfare society. Now, a new interdisciplinary research center at ITU will investigate the effects of public digital solutions and create a basis for ensuring that public digitization aligns with the values of the welfare society.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchBlockchaincybercrimeBernardo Machado David
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.
Computer Science DepartmentEducationdiversityPeter Sestoft
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.
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.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmsdiversityBarbara Plank
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.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchEventsdata sciencediversityBarbara PlankNatalie Schluter
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.
Computer Science DepartmentCollaborationsResearchIT security
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.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmsartificial intelligencemediaLeon Derczynski
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.
Computer Science DepartmentCarsten SchürmannBusiness IT DepartmentDigital Design DepartmentIT security
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.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmsawardsartificial intelligenceBarbara Plank
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.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchdata storagegreen ITPhilippe Bonnet
Today, much of our data is stored in huge data centers owned by tech giants like Amazon and Google. Local data centers might in the future present a better and more sustainable alternative, says ITU Professor Philippe Bonnet, who is experimenting with local data centers in the Orkney Islands.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchBusiness IT Departmentartificial intelligencegrantsNatalie SchluterBarbara Plank
The Carlsberg Foundation is funding three projects at ITU, including research on surgery robots and methods for creating better AI solutions in Danish.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchdata storageIT securitygrantsAndrzej Wasowski
Professor Andrzej Wąsowski receives DKK 2 million for an experimental research project that aims to increase privacy for users of digital technologies in the data-driven economy using new methods.
Computer Science DepartmentCarsten SchürmannResearchIT security
Carsten Schürmann, associate professor and election security expert, demonstrated how to manipulate the result of the Emmy awards in an interview with Nathan Fielder, the host of the popular TV show, Nathan For You, which is pre-nominated for an award.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchsoftwaregrantsAndrzej WasowskiClaus Brabrand
Software defects often manifest themselves far from where the problem has actually occurred. In a new project, researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen want to build a technology that automatically detects and diagnoses deep-seated software errors. The project has received DKK 6 million from Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Computer Science DepartmentResearch
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.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchdata storagePhilippe Bonnet
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.
Computer Science DepartmentJes FrellsenResearchartificial intelligence
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.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchMaria Paasivaarasoftwaremanagement
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.
Computer Science DepartmentCarsten SchürmannResearchIT securitydemocracy
Many countries are digitizing the electoral process. Associate professor Carsten Schürmann explores how it can be done without jeopardizing voters' trust.
Computer Science DepartmentEducationdiversitychildren and youth
The IT University of Copenhagen is launching a three-year communication campaign with the goal of increasing the number of female students in its technical IT education programmes. The project is supported by a DKK 2.8 million grant from VILLUM FONDEN.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchMarco Carboneawardsprogramming languages
Marco Carbone, Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, has won the Most Influential Paper Award at the world’s leading conference on the theory of programming languages.
Computer Science DepartmentBusiness IT DepartmentDigital Design DepartmentRasmus PaghKasper StøyIrina ShklovskiSøren DeboisLone Malmborg
What’s in store for technology in 2018? We have asked five ITU researchers to share their predictions.
Computer Science DepartmentCollaborationsResearchfintechgrantsPeter Sestoft
With computing power from graphics processors commonly used in gaming computers, a new research project aims to develop an advanced calculation platform for pension funds. Innovation Fund Denmark is investing DKK 9 million in the project collaboration between the IT University of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen and the software company Edlund A/S.
Computer Science DepartmentEducationartificial intelligencealgorithmsITU thesis
Despite big advances in machine learning, making computers understand language is still a big challenge. Daniel Varab and his two classmates from Software Development trained a computer program to detect contradictions in texts – a technology that might eventually help us keep track of statements made by politicians and contradictions in the law.
Computer Science DepartmentEducationPeter Sestoft
From autumn 2018, the MSc programme in Software Development will be split into two independent programmes: Computer Science and Software Development.
Computer Science DepartmentEducationartificial intelligence
As a hobby ornithologist, Mia Pontoppidan wanted a tool for identifying bird species. So in her thesis project from software development at ITU, she investigated how well artificial intelligence (AI) could classify Danish birds – and whether you can build a neural network with only a year and a half’s worth of coding experience.
Computer Science DepartmentAbout ITUBusiness IT DepartmentDigital Design Department
At ITU’s annual party on September 29, three faculty members received ITU’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The awards were given based on the students’ course evaluations. ITU faculty are generally ranked highly by students, according to a survey by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science from earlier this year.
Computer Science DepartmentThomas HildebrandtResearche-governmentCollaborationsgrants
Digital case management systems should become more intelligent and flexible so that both case workers and clients are provided better and more transparent service, despite the increasingly complex legislation. Innovation Fund Denmark invests DKK 16 million in the research project Ecoknow, which links technology and practice of adaptive case management.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmscomputer gamesartificial intelligence
Computers have already crushed humans at chess, Go and poker. Now, researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen are training an algorithm to beat the best human players in the sci-fi computer game StarCraft. If the project succeeds, it will be another quantum leap forward for artificial intelligence (AI).
Computer Science DepartmentAbout ITUJørgen Staunstrup
ITU has appointed Jørgen Staunstrup, former Pro-Rector and current Head of ITU Professional Courses, as Honorary Professor in the Computer Science Department.
Computer Science DepartmentEducationCollaborationsbig dataPhilippe Bonnet
A new collaboration between the IT University of Copenhagen and the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education gives students and researchers the chance to work with data collected by the EU’s earth observation program, Copernicus.
Computer Science DepartmentCarsten SchürmannResearchdemocracyIT securitye-government
In July 2017 associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Carsten Schürmann made the headlines in the international media with a hack that demonstrated the vulnerabilities of the DRE voting machines used in the U.S. elections. Now these voting machines are decertified in the state of Virginia.
Computer Science DepartmentEducationbig dataNatalie Schluter
The first 70 students have begun their studies in the IT University of Copenhagen’s brand-new bachelor programme in Data Science, Denmark's first of its kind. Over the next three years, they will learn to derive knowledge from big data, and their skills will be in high demand.
Computer Science DepartmentEducationalgorithmsartificial intelligencehealthITU thesis
In his thesis project, ITU student Christopher Bjerre developed a software tool for use in addiction treatment. Using a combination of machine learning algorithms, the tool can predict relapse with great accuracy and thus help rehabilitation staff to prevent it from happening.
Computer Science DepartmentCarsten SchürmannResearchalgorithmsdemocracydigitizatione-governmentinnovationIT securitymanagement
Carsten Schürmann, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, hacked an American WINVote machine at DEF CON, one of the world's largest hacker conventions. The hack has now been receiving a lot attention in some of the worlds most influential media.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchDigital Design DepartmentrobotsSebastian Risi
In just 13 minutes, a newly developed robot printer can transform an aluminum wire with little motors attached into a functional robot that can be recycled and reused for other purposes. Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), MIT and Columbia, among others, are behind the invention, which might eventually be used in space or in disaster situations.
Computer Science DepartmentRoman BeckBusiness IT DepartmentResearchEntrepreneurshipCollaborationsEducationBlockchaininnovationIT securityprivacy
Blockchain technologies will revolutionize IT systems worldwide. However the revolution comes with both opportunities and challenges in a broad range of areas. At the IT University of Copenhagen, professor Roman Beck has now established European Blockchain Center, which will ensure that Denmark is at the forefront of the field.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchCollaborationse-governmentThomas Hildebrandt
The digitalization of knowledge work goes more smoothly with a new software technology developed by researchers from the IT University and Exformatics. Workers get more flexible workflows and support to complete tasks. The IT company KMD is now implementing the technology in a case-management system widely used by government agencies.
Computer Science DepartmentEventsdiversity
The gender gap in IT education and workplaces was under scrutiny at a major conference at the IT University of Copenhagen on May 29, 2017.
Computer Science DepartmentEventsEducationdiversity
More gender diversity in IT is crucial or women risk missing the opportunity to develop the technologies of the future, while companies risk missing out on a large part of the talent pool. The 'Bridging the Gender Gap in IT' conference at ITU on May 29 presents American inspiration to alleviate the problem.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchdemocracyIT securitycast ITCarsten SchürmannThore Husfeldt
In this podcast, Thore Husfeldt discusses digital democracy with ITU researcher Carsten Schürmann.
Computer Science DepartmentCollaborationsResearchalgorithmsThore HusfeldtRasmus Pagh
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.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchrobotsAndrzej WasowskiClaus BrabrandYvonne Dittrichgrants
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.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchgrants
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.
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.
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.
Computer Science DepartmentBusiness IT DepartmentDigital Design Department
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.
In the summer of 2017, ITU will launch Denmark's first Bachelor program in data science, a new academic field that seeks to translate big data into insights and business ideas. The future graduates will combine their sense for numbers and business to develop new ideas and improve products - and companies are lining up to recruit them.
With a new Bachelor programme, the IT University of Copenhagen wants to meet the growing demand for specialists in handling large amounts of data - also known as big data. The industry welcomes the new programme, which will accept the first 50 students in 2017.
Troels Bjerre Lund is a theoretical computer scientist specialized in developing algorithms that – inspired by economic theory – makes digital systems more robust against strategic users.
Computer Science DepartmentrobotsAndrzej WasowskiPhilippe BonnetKasper Støysoftware
With the new professorships, ITU is strengthening its Software and Systems section.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchSøren Deboissoftware
Søren Debois develops mathematical models enabling IT systems to be prepared for the constantly changing processes of businesses today.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchDan Witzner Hansensoftware
Eye tracking technology provides new opportunities to analyze and improve the performance of athletes. In cooperation with professional athletes, researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen are investigating how the technology can be applied in sports like the Olympic discipline skeet.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchrobotsgreen ITKasper Støy
It’s possible to convert urine into electricity, but so far only to an extent where a mobile phone can be charged. Now researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen have built a robot that can help us find out whether organic waste is usable as a sustainable energy source.
Computer Science DepartmentCollaborationsEducationbig datainnovation
ITU thesis students have contributed to the development of City Data Exchange, the world's first data marketplace where both public and private organizations can share their data. Innovators can use big data to solve the city's environmental and infrastructural challenges.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchartificial intelligence
Marco Scirea, a PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen, won the best paper award at the EvoMUSART conference for his research on music composition using artificial intelligence.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchDr. Alexander RichterOliver Müllerbig data
New faculty members to strengthen ITU’s Information Management section.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchgrantsRasmus Ejlers Møgelberg
Associate Professor Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg has received 6.4 million kroner for a research project within theoretical computer science.
Computer Science DepartmentEducationAbout ITUMads Tofte
As a consequence of the rising demand for highly educated IT specialists, ITU increases the intake of students in the BSc programme in Software Development by 50 percent from the fall semester.
Computer Science DepartmentResearchbusinessPeter Sestoft
Spreadsheets are used in most companies and are often a source of frustration, but they also have great potential. Associate Professor Peter Sestoft from the IT University of Copenhagen has developed an implementation that simplifies work with advanced models in spreadsheets.
Computer Science DepartmentAbout ITUdiversitystudent life
Female_Coders is a new network for female students who are interested in programming. On Monday, October 12, the group held its first workshop at the IT University of Copenhagen.
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