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.

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 atrium.

ITU conference brings together women in data science

Computer Science DepartmentResearchEventsdata sciencediversityBarbara PlankNatalie Schluter

April 4, 2019

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.

ITU researcher becomes leader of OWASP in Copenhagen

Computer Science DepartmentCollaborationsResearchIT security

March 28, 2019

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.

Algoritmer kan spore fake news.

Technology as a weapon in the battle against fake news

Computer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmsartificial intelligencemediaLeon Derczynski

March 13, 2019

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.

IT-Universitetet i København.

The IT University of Copenhagen launches Center for Information Security and Trust

Computer Science DepartmentCarsten SchürmannBusiness IT DepartmentDigital Design DepartmentIT security

March 11, 2019

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.

Barbara Plank, forsker på ITU.

ITU researcher wins Amazon Research Award

Computer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmsawardsartificial intelligenceBarbara Plank

March 8, 2019

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.

Philippe Bonnet, professor på ITU.

Local data centers can become sustainable alternatives to the tech giants

Computer Science DepartmentResearchdata storagegreen ITPhilippe Bonnet

December 20, 2018

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.

IT-Universitetet i København

Carlsberg funding for research on surgery robots and AI in Danish

Computer Science DepartmentResearchBusiness IT Departmentartificial intelligencegrantsNatalie SchluterBarbara Plank

December 6, 2018

The Carlsberg Foundation is funding three projects at ITU, including research on surgery robots and methods for creating better AI solutions in Danish.

Andrzej Wasowski.

VILLUM grant for ITU project on privacy protection

Computer Science DepartmentResearchdata storageIT securitygrantsAndrzej Wasowski

September 10, 2018

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.

ITU researcher shows how to hack the Emmy Awards on a popular American TV show

Computer Science DepartmentCarsten SchürmannResearchIT security

June 12, 2018

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.

Softwarefejl skal findes automatisk.

New research project: Finding software bugs automatically

Computer Science DepartmentResearchsoftwaregrantsAndrzej WasowskiClaus Brabrand

June 6, 2018

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.

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.

Jes Frellsen.

Machine learning can predict the effect of genetic mutations

Computer Science DepartmentJes FrellsenResearchartificial 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.

Maria Paasivaara

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

Computer Science DepartmentResearchMaria Paasivaarasoftwaremanagement

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.


IT security is vital for the democratic process

Computer Science DepartmentCarsten SchürmannResearchIT securitydemocracy

February 22, 2018

Many countries are digitizing the electoral process. Associate professor Carsten Schürmann explores how it can be done without jeopardizing voters' trust.


New ITU project aims to boost young women's interest in programming

Computer Science DepartmentEducationdiversitychildren and youth

January 24, 2018

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.

Marco Carbone.

Prestigious award for ITU researcher

Computer Science DepartmentResearchMarco Carboneawardsprogramming languages

January 22, 2018

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.

Forskningsprojekt skal bidrage til et mere sikkert pensionssystem.

Research project will contribute to a more secure pension system

Computer Science DepartmentCollaborationsResearchfintechgrantsPeter Sestoft

December 20, 2017

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.

Daniel Varab.

Teaching computers to understand human language

Computer Science DepartmentEducationartificial intelligencealgorithmsITU thesis

December 13, 2017

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.

Datalogiuddannelse på ITU.

New Computer Science programme at ITU

Computer Science DepartmentEducationPeter Sestoft

December 12, 2017

From autumn 2018, the MSc programme in Software Development will be split into two independent programmes: Computer Science and Software Development.

Mia Pontoppidan.

Mia built an artificial brain that knows a barn owl from a stork

Computer Science DepartmentEducationartificial intelligence

November 2, 2017

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.

ITU lecture.

Three ITU faculty awarded for excellence in teaching

Computer Science DepartmentAbout ITUBusiness IT DepartmentDigital Design Department

October 18, 2017

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.

big data

Making case management effective, flexible and transparent  

Computer Science DepartmentThomas HildebrandtResearche-governmentCollaborationsgrants

October 5, 2017

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.

Niels Justesen.

Researchers are training a deep learning algorithm to beat humans at StarCraft

Computer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmscomputer gamesartificial intelligence

October 4, 2017

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).

Jørgen Staunstrup.

Jørgen Staunstrup appointed Honorary Professor at ITU

Computer Science DepartmentAbout ITUJørgen Staunstrup

October 2, 2017

ITU has appointed Jørgen Staunstrup, former Pro-Rector and current Head of ITU Professional Courses, as Honorary Professor in the Computer Science Department.

ITU-studerende skal arbejde med data fra rummet.

Big data from space to be used in ITU classrooms

Computer Science DepartmentEducationCollaborationsbig dataPhilippe Bonnet

September 20, 2017

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.

USA: Virginia ditches DRE voting machines after ITU researcher’s hack

Computer Science DepartmentCarsten SchürmannResearchdemocracyIT securitye-government

September 12, 2017

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.

Intro på data science.

First generation of data scientists begin studies at ITU

Computer Science DepartmentEducationbig dataNatalie Schluter

August 29, 2017

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.


Can AI prevent relapse among drug addicts?

Computer Science DepartmentEducationalgorithmsartificial intelligencehealthITU thesis

August 16, 2017

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.

Carsten Schürmann, lektor på ITU.

ITU researcher’s hack of a US voting machine makes headlines around the world

Computer Science DepartmentCarsten SchürmannResearchalgorithmsdemocracydigitizatione-governmentinnovationIT securitymanagement

August 1, 2017

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.

Robot printer.

New robot printer spits out recyclable robots

Computer Science DepartmentResearchDigital Design DepartmentrobotsSebastian Risi

July 3, 2017

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.

Professor Roman Beck

New center will turn Denmark into a blockchain hub

Computer Science DepartmentRoman BeckBusiness IT DepartmentResearchEntrepreneurshipCollaborationsEducationBlockchaininnovationIT securityprivacy

June 15, 2017

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.

KMD bruger ITU-teknologi.

KMD uses new technology from ITU to give flexibility to government knowledge workers

Computer Science DepartmentResearchCollaborationse-governmentThomas Hildebrandt

June 2, 2017

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.

ITU konference.

Video: ITU conference addressed the gender gap in IT

Computer Science DepartmentEventsdiversity

May 30, 2017

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.

Bridging the Gender Gap in IT på ITU.

IT sector is missing out on female talent - but the challenge can be solved

Computer Science DepartmentEventsEducationdiversity

May 23, 2017

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.

Carsten Schürmann on CAST IT

CAST IT: Electronic Elections

Computer Science DepartmentResearchdemocracyIT securitycast ITCarsten SchürmannThore Husfeldt

May 19, 2017

In this podcast, Thore Husfeldt discusses digital democracy with ITU researcher Carsten Schürmann.

City software

Copenhagen launches international powerhouse for algorithm research

Computer Science DepartmentCollaborationsResearchalgorithmsThore 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.

ROSIN-projektet på ITU.

New research will improve the quality of industrial robots

Computer Science DepartmentResearchrobotsAndrzej 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.

Tobias Christiani.

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

Computer Science DepartmentResearchgrants

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.

flora robotica.

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

Computer Science DepartmentResearch

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

Computer Science DepartmentResearch

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.

Trends i 2017.

5 digital trends to keep an eye on in 2017

Computer Science DepartmentBusiness IT DepartmentDigital Design Department

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.


ITU to educate the data detectives of the future

Computer Science DepartmentResearch

December 14, 2016

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.

Studerende på ITU.

ITU launches first data science degree in Denmark

Computer Science DepartmentResearch

December 13, 2016

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.

Game strategies make IT systems more robust

Computer Science DepartmentResearch

October 24, 2016

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.


ITU appoints three professors in software

Computer Science DepartmentrobotsAndrzej WasowskiPhilippe BonnetKasper Støysoftware

September 12, 2016

With the new professorships, ITU is strengthening its Software and Systems section.

Rule-based models make IT systems more flexible

Computer Science DepartmentResearchSøren Deboissoftware

September 6, 2016

Søren Debois develops mathematical models enabling IT systems to be prepared for the constantly changing processes of businesses today.

Mikkel Petersen.

Eye tracking data can improve athletes’ performances

Computer Science DepartmentResearchDan Witzner Hansensoftware

August 15, 2016

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.

The future of pee-power to be investigated

Sustainable energy: The future of pee-power to be investigated

Computer Science DepartmentResearchrobotsgreen ITKasper Støy

May 24, 2016

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.

Trafik i København.

Big data to create eco-friendly innovation in Copenhagen

Computer Science DepartmentCollaborationsEducationbig datainnovation

May 20, 2016

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.


Artificial intelligence can compose video game music of the future

Computer Science DepartmentResearchartificial intelligence

April 7, 2016

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.

Atrium på ITU

ITU welcomes two new Associate Professors

Computer Science DepartmentResearchDr. Alexander RichterOliver Müllerbig data

February 24, 2016

New faculty members to strengthen ITU’s Information Management section.

Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg

ITU researcher receives major grant from the Villum Foundation

Computer Science DepartmentResearchgrantsRasmus Ejlers Møgelberg

January 25, 2016

Associate Professor Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg has received 6.4 million kroner for a research project within theoretical computer science.


ITU increases intake of Software Development students

Computer Science DepartmentEducationAbout ITUMads Tofte

January 20, 2016

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.


New spreadsheet technology can save companies time

Computer Science DepartmentResearchbusinessPeter Sestoft

January 11, 2016

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.


Networking paves the road for female coders

Computer Science DepartmentAbout ITUdiversitystudent life

October 14, 2015

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.