Bernardo Machado David, lektor på IT-Universitetet.

ITU research will make it easier to investigate crypto crime

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentBlockchaincybercrimeBernardo 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?

ResearchBusiness IT Departmentinternet 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.

Can algorithms be biased?

Can algorithms be biased?

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentalgorithmsdiversityBarbara 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

ResearchAbout ITUJens 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.

ITU atrium.

ITU conference brings together women in data science

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentEventsdata 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

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentCollaborationsIT 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.

Lene Pries-Heje.

Head of Department: "Researchers should influence digital development"

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentEducationLene Pries-Heje

March 21, 2019

As the new Head of the Business IT Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, Lene Pries-Heje manages 40 researchers working in the intersection between digital technologies, businesses and organizations, and people. She finds that developments within AI, among other areas, raise important issues that require researchers to contribute even more directly to development.

Algoritmer kan spore fake news.

Technology as a weapon in the battle against fake news

ResearchComputer Science Departmentalgorithmsartificial 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.

Barbara Plank, forsker på ITU.

ITU researcher wins Amazon Research Award

ResearchComputer Science Departmentalgorithmsawardsartificial 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.

AIR Lab på ITU.

New ITU lab examines the emotional aspects of technology

ResearchDigital Design DepartmentEducationdesignJonas Fritsch

March 5, 2019

Technology has become such a substantial part of our lives that it affects our experience of ourselves and our surroundings. AIR Lab is a new interdisciplinary meeting place at ITU that takes the emotional aspects of technology seriously.

Martin Zachariasen, rektor på ITU.

ITU’s new Vice Chancellor: Continued growth is the main task

ResearchAbout ITUEducationMartin Zachariasen

January 31, 2019

The IT University of Copenhagen's new Vice Chancellor, Martin Zachariasen, is driven by a curiosity for technology and its effect on society. He will work to continue the university's growth by educating more IT specialists and attracting more researchers - and getting more women to take an IT education is a key issue for him.

Forskere vil afdække dansk blockchain-potentiale.

Researchers to uncover Danish blockchain potential

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainRoman Beckbusiness

January 15, 2019

Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen will provide an overview of blockchain initiatives by Danish companies in order to analyze and uncover the potential of technology. The Danish Industry Foundation has provided DKK 1.3 million in funding for the project, whose analysis will be available in March 2019.

Philippe Bonnet, professor på ITU.

Local data centers can become sustainable alternatives to the tech giants

ResearchComputer Science Departmentdata 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.

Irina Shklovski.

Are our gadgets spying on us?

ResearchBusiness IT Departmentinternet of thingsprivacyethicsIrina Shklovski

December 14, 2018

More and more internet-connected gadgets find their way into our homes. In order to work, these products collect data about us. But where do these data end up, and can we trust that they are handled in a safe and ethical manner? Hear Associate Professor Irina Skhlovski talk about digital surveillance in this video.

IT-Universitetet i København

Carlsberg funding for research on surgery robots and AI in Danish

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentBusiness 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.

Steffen Dalsgaard.

DKK 5.8 million for research on technology and CO2 awareness

ResearchBusiness IT Departmentgreen ITSteffen Dalsgaard

December 5, 2018

Steffen Dalsgaard from the IT University of Copenhagen has received DKK 5.8 million from Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude programme for a project investigating how data technologies can support more climate-friendly behaviour.

Roman Beck.

Is blockchain more than a buzzword?

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainRoman Beckbusiness

October 31, 2018

Blockchain is a much-discussed technology during these years, and distinguishing between hype and actual opportunities can be difficult. In this video, Roman Beck, Professor at ITU and Head of the European Blockchain Center, explains what kind of solutions the technology may lead to in the future.

3 måder at få flere kvinder ind på it-uddannelserne.

3 ways to overcome the gender gap in IT education


September 17, 2018

Preconceived notions about what men and women are skilled at influence young people's choice of education, according to both Danish and international research. Valeria Borsotti, anthropologist and Diversity Consultant at ITU, delved into the reasons behind Danish women's choice or rejection of a technical IT education.

CAST IT: Grænselandet mellem datalogi og økonomi.

CAST IT: The price of anarchy

Researchcast ITalgorithmsbusinessThore Husfeldt

September 14, 2018

ITU’s Thore Husfeldt interviews Stanford professor Tim Roughgarden about algorithmic game theory in the cross-section between computer science and economics.

Kasper Støy og Andres Faina fra ITU.

Spinout from ITU automates strenuous lab work

ResearchDigital Design DepartmentEntrepreneurshipstartupsrobots

September 13, 2018

Robot professor Kasper Støy has founded Flow Robotics, which lets a robot take over repetitive pipetting tasks that lead to hand and arm injuries among lab workers.

Andrzej Wasowski.

VILLUM grant for ITU project on privacy protection

ResearchComputer Science Departmentdata 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.


Robotic fish teaches itself to swim

ResearchDigital Design Departmentrobotsartificial intelligence

August 15, 2018

Inspired by the black ghost knifefish, two researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen have developed a soft robot that taught itself to swim. By means of an evolutionary algorithm, the artificial fish has discovered a swimming technique resembling that which the knife fish developed through natural evolution.


ITU hosts triple conference on games

ResearchDigital Design DepartmentEventscomputer gamesEspen Aarseth

August 10, 2018

From August 13-17, more than 80 computer game researchers from around the world will gather at the IT University of Copenhagen for three consecutive conferences on games analysis, history and philosophy.

ITU researcher receives artificial life-award

ResearchSebastian RisiDigital Design Departmentartificial intelligenceawards

August 6, 2018

Associate professor at The IT University of Copenhagen, Sebastian Risi, receives “Distinguished Young Investigator Award.”

Christopher Gad

Data leaves us with gaps of knowledge

ResearchChristopher GadBusiness IT Departmentbig datadigitization

June 28, 2018

Data, e.g. from assessments of public schools, needs to be contextualized in order to be used for something meaningful. Associate professor, Christopher Gad investigates how public institutions collect, use and interpret our data.

IoT-udviklere kalder til dataetisk revolution

IoT developers call for a data ethics revolution

ResearchBusiness IT Departmentethicsinternet of thingsIrina ShklovskiRachel Douglas-Jones

June 22, 2018

Across Europe, IoT developers are calling to end careless data security practices and ethically questionable WiFi-connected products, shows a new analysis by researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen. The researchers are currently developing the ethical guidelines and tools to help developers as they debate existing problems and design future technologies.

Super Mario landscape.

AI generates new challenges for Mario

ResearchDigital Design Departmentcomputer gamesartificial intelligenceSebastian Risi

June 13, 2018

A group of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that automatically generates new levels for computer games. The technology opens up for new possibilities for adapting the difficulty of game levels to individual players.

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

ResearchCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentIT 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.

Kjell Yngve Petersen.

ITU researcher receives award for intelligent lighting project

ResearchDigital Design Departmentawardsdesigngreen IT

June 7, 2018

Kjell Yngve Petersen, Associate Professor at the IT University in Copenhagen, has received the energy sector’s research award ELFORSK for a project on intelligent lighting that provides energy savings as well as better lighting for the users.

Softwarefejl skal findes automatisk.

New research project: Finding software bugs automatically

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentsoftwaregrantsAndrzej 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.

Sunniva Sundbukt, ph.d.-studerende på ITU.

Digital payments create new opportunities for unbanked Indonesians

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainfintech

May 17, 2018

In Indonesia, the majority of the population do not have bank accounts or credit cards. The use of digital payment methods, however, is rapidly increasing. In her PhD project, Sunniva Sandbukt investigates how a digital economy and blockchain-based currencies could come to benefit ordinary citizens.

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.

Yves Bertot.

CAST IT: Verifying one million digits of Pi

ResearchsoftwareThore Husfeldtcast IT

April 19, 2018

In this podcast, Thore Husfeldt talks to Yves Bertot, a leading researcher on correctness of software and the verification of mathematical proofs.

Giacomo Poderi.

What happens when the boundaries between play and labour collapse?

ResearchComputer Science Department

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

ResearchComputer Science Departmentdata 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

ResearchBusiness IT Departmentbig 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

ResearchJes FrellsenComputer Science Departmentartificial 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.

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.

Sofie Stenbøg.

When digital education is a trip to Silicon Valley

ResearchBusiness IT Departmentchildren and youthdigitization

March 7, 2018

The debate about how the Danish Folkeskole should equip students for a digital future has been rolling back and forth since the early 1970s. In her PhD project, Sofie Stenbøg investigates how politicians, researchers, industry organizations and others are battling to set the agenda for digital education.

Lars Rune Christensen.

Voice messages help farmers in Bangladesh

ResearchLars Rune ChristensenBusiness IT Departmentbusiness

March 2, 2018

It technologies can help create sustainable development, but you also have to evaluate the initiatives for them to have a prolonged effect, says Associate Professor Lars Rune Christensen, who is developing an evaluation framework on the basis of case studies in, for example, Bangladesh

Niels Justesen.

Young ITU researcher receives EliteForsk travel grant for teaching computers to think strategically

ResearchDigital Design Departmentartificial intelligencecomputer gamesawards

March 1, 2018

Niels Justesen is awarded a travel grant of DKK 200,000, and plans to travel to both New York and France, to work with some of the leading researchers in computer games and robots.


IT security is vital for the democratic process

ResearchCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentIT 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.

Sarah Pink.

CAST IT: Digital Ethnography

Researchcast ITethicsdigitizationThore Husfeldt

February 19, 2018

Professor Sarah Pink is a guest on this episode of Cast IT, which zooms in on the field of digital ethnography.

Raffaele Ciriello.

New social media can give power back to the users

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainsocial mediaRaffaele Ciriello

February 13, 2018

New blockchain-based social media are gaining ground and challenging established platforms, such as Facebook, for example by paying their users in crypto currency for producing, sharing and liking content. These new media have the potential to give back control to the users, but according to Raffaele Ciriello, who is doing research on the topic, they also raise new ethical and legal issues.

Roman Beck.

CAST IT: Blockchain

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainRoman BeckThore Husfeldtcast IT

February 9, 2018

Roman Beck, Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen and head of the European Blockchain Center, talks to Thore Husfeldt about the possibilities of blockchain technology.

Marco Carbone.

Prestigious award for ITU researcher

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentMarco 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.

Brit Ross Winthereik

New ITU professor: "We should be careful not to get dumber as technology gets smarter"

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBrit Ross Winthereikdigitizatione-governmentbig data

January 10, 2018

Brit Ross Winthereik has been appointed Professor of Science & Technology Studies at the IT University of Copenhagen from January 1, 2018. In her research, she investigates how we build and use IT infrastructures – and she warns against letting the technologies and platforms we have already built limit our imaginations.

Forskningsprojekt skal bidrage til et mere sikkert pensionssystem.

Research project will contribute to a more secure pension system

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentCollaborationsfintechgrantsPeter 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.

Ivan Damgård.

CAST IT: Secure Multi-Party Computation

Researchcast ITIT securityprivacyThore Husfeldt

December 6, 2017

Thore Husfeldt talks to Ivan Bjerre Damgård, one of the world’s leading researchers in cryptography, about internet security, authentication, privacy.

Atrium på ITU.

New research center at ITU will contribute to better public IT


November 21, 2017

In collaboration with the Danish Agency for Digitisation, the IT University in Copenhagen is establishing a research center that will provide knowledge about public IT systems development and operation. The research center is part of the Danish government's new IT strategy.

I4L projekt på ITU.

Email and Skype meetings are forcing leaders to shake up their communication habits

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentmanagementdigitizationDr. Alexander Richter

October 30, 2017

When Skype conversations, email exchanges and video conferences replace face-to-face conversations, leaders must adapt their communication style in order to remain in touch with employees, say researchers from ITU’s new Innovation for Leadership (I4L) project.

New research project to investigate refugees’ use of IT

ResearchCollaborationsBusiness IT Departmentawardsgrantssocial media

October 24, 2017

The Velux Foundations has granted the research project Diginauts with DKK six million to investigate how refugees use their mobile phones and other digital devices to navigate geographically and socially during their travel through Europe.

Espen Aarseth.

CAST IT: Game Studies From The Hobbit To Minecraft

ResearchDigital Design Departmentcomputer gamesEspen AarsethThore Husfeldtcast IT

October 13, 2017

Learn more about computer games and the field of Game Studies in this podcast featuring Espen Aarseth, professor at ITU.

big data

Making case management effective, flexible and transparent  

ResearchThomas HildebrandtComputer Science Departmente-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

ResearchComputer Science Departmentalgorithmscomputer 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).


CAST IT: Cybersecurity And Star Wars

Researchcast ITIT securitysoftwareThore Husfeldt

September 20, 2017

Cybersecurity and the early history of software engineering are among the topics discussed in this episode of CAST IT, featuring Rebecca Slayton.

Vincent Hendricks.

CAST IT The truth in digital society

Researchcast ITmediaalgorithmsThore Husfeldt

September 19, 2017

Vincent Hendricks talks about information, knowledge and truth in the internet age.

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

ResearchCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentdemocracyIT 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.

Forestillingen om Facebooks ekkokamre er overdrevet.

New survey: The notion of echo chambers on Facebook is exaggerated

ResearchDigital Design DepartmentLuca Rossidemocracysocial media

September 5, 2017

A new survey by the research group DECIDIS at the IT University of Copenhagen challenges the notion that social media make users with different political positions invisible to each other. Nearly a third of Danes sometimes change their opinion as a result of a political discussion on Facebook.

ITU's atrium.

Danish Foreign Ministry grant to fund workshop on blockchain

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainRoman Beck

August 30, 2017

ITU Professor Roman Beck, who leads the newly founded European Blockchain Center, has secured a small grant of 88.000 Danish kroner from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Carsten Schürmann, lektor på ITU.

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

ResearchCarsten SchürmannComputer Science Departmentalgorithmsdemocracydigitizatione-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

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentDigital 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.

Olle Häggström.

CAST IT: Technology And The Future Of Humanity

Researchcast ITartificial intelligenceethicsThore Husfeldt

June 29, 2017

What are the potential dangers associated with emerging technologies? Thore Husfeldt discusses this question with Swedish professor and public debater Olle Häggström.

IT-Universitetet i København

The IT University of Copenhagen invites Danish leaders to get digitally upgraded

ResearchDr. Alexander RichterCollaborationsEntrepreneurshipBusiness IT DepartmentProfessional educationbusinesscareere-governmentinnovationmanagement

June 23, 2017

Are you a leader and do you want to make your business sustainable in the digital age? If yes, you can become part of the Innovation for Leadership project (I4L) at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU). Participation is free.

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Big data reveals how much footballers are really worth

ResearchBusiness IT Departmentbig dataalgorithms

June 20, 2017

The value of star footballers is a subject intensely debated among football fans, but big data might become the go-to method for determining the price tags of the stars. Researchers from the IT University in Copenhagen and University of Liechtenstein have developed an algorithm that calculates the value of players based on vast amounts of data.

Professor Roman Beck

New center will turn Denmark into a blockchain hub

ResearchRoman BeckBusiness IT DepartmentEntrepreneurshipCollaborationsEducationComputer Science DepartmentBlockchaininnovationIT 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

ResearchCollaborationsComputer Science Departmente-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.

Carsten Schürmann on CAST IT

CAST IT: Electronic Elections

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentdemocracyIT securitycast ITCarsten SchürmannThore Husfeldt

May 19, 2017

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

IT-Universitetet i København.

ITU best at making research accessible

ResearchAbout ITUJens Christian Godskesen

May 2, 2017

More than four out of five research articles from the IT University of Copenhagen can be accessed for free on the internet. Thus, ITU is well on its way to meeting the government's ambition of making all Danish research open access.

New project accompanies Danish business leaders on their way towards the digital economy

ResearchDr. Alexander RichterBusiness IT DepartmentCollaborationsProfessional educationawardsbusinesscareere-governmentgrantsinnovationITU Business Developmentmanagement

April 20, 2017

Danish leaders need more knowledge about the impacts of digitalization if their businesses are to be competitive. The Danish Industry Foundation has recently decided to fund a research project at the IT University of Copenhagen. “Innovation4Leadership” (I4L) aims to equip organizational leaders for the upcoming challenges related to the digital economy.

Scandinavian design methods are popular in Japan

ResearchDigital Design DepartmentdesignseniorsLone MalmborgCollaborations

March 30, 2017

A group of researchers from the ITU Co-design team are experiencing great interest from Japanese universities and companies who want to learn more about the Scandinavian design methods. A new collaboration with the Hakodate Future University is now being signed.

Toby Walsh.

CAST IT: Kidneys, Cars, And Killer Robots

Researchcast ITartificial intelligenceethicsalgorithmsThore Husfeldt

March 29, 2017

In this podcast, Thore Husfeldt discusses AI and ethics with Australian AI researcher Toby Walsh.

Espen Aarseth.

ITU appoints Denmark’s first professor in computer games

ResearchDigital Design Departmentcomputer gamesEspen Aarseth

March 29, 2017

The IT University of Copenhagen has appointed Espen Aarseth Professor of Game Studies, a field he has played a significant role in establishing. On Tuesday, April 4, he will share his take on the state of computer games research and the still unanswered questions about the impact of games on our lives.

City software

Copenhagen launches international powerhouse for algorithm research

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentCollaborationsalgorithmsThore 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

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentrobotsAndrzej 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.

Troels Bjerre Lund.

CAST IT: Poker-Playing Bots

Researchartificial intelligencecast ITThore HusfeldtTroels Bjerre Lund

March 14, 2017

In this podcast Thore Husfeldt talks to Associate Professor Troels Bjerre Lund, IT University of Copenhagen, a researcher in algorithmic game theory and a leading expert on artificial intelligence for poker.

Jonas Jørgensen.

The robots of the future are soft and octopus-like

ResearchDigital Design Departmentdigital 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.

Tobias Christiani.

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

ResearchComputer Science Departmentgrants

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

ResearchDigital Design Departmenthealth

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 Design DepartmenthealthErik 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

ResearchComputer Science Department

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 Department

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.

Hans-Joachim Backe.

Computer games are an art form, too

ResearchDigital Design Department

January 30, 2017

Just like films, literature and theatre, computer games are important artefacts through which we can understand our cultural heritage, says Hans-Joachim Backe. His research is about finding out exactly how digital games communicate – and sometimes inspire players to reflect on the morality of their own actions.

Hanne Westh Nicolajsen.

Idea competitions can boost innovation in the workplace

ResearchBusiness IT Department

January 16, 2017

Idea and case competitions are popular tools for creating innovation in large companies. But to reap the benefits, great care and an eye for social dynamics is required, says Hanne Westh Nicolajsen, who has performed case studies at the consultancy firm Rambøll, among others.


ITU to educate the data detectives of the future

ResearchComputer Science Department

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

ResearchComputer Science Department

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.

Konference på ITU.

Democracy conference: What is an informed citizen in the Facebook era?


November 10, 2016

Today, digital technologies have a huge influence on how citizens stay informed. Democratic participation in the digital age is up for debate at the IT University of Copenhagen on November 25.

Christiansted, Dansk Vestindien.

Data specialists and humanists create new representations of Danish colonial history

ResearchBusiness IT Department

November 10, 2016

The Danish Royal Library has digitized thousands of maps and images from the colonial era on the former Danish West Indies. A treasure trove of data that can be used to present history in entirely new ways. IT specialists from the IT University and the humanists from the University of Copenhagen are taking on the challenge together.

Troels Bjerre Lund.

Game strategies make IT systems more robust

ResearchComputer Science Department

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.

GIFT project at ITU.

Researchers to create more engaging digital museum experiences

ResearchDigital Design Department

September 27, 2016

The IT University of Copenhagen is leading a new research project helping museums across Europe exploit the potential of technology for engaging art and culture audiences. The project has received €2,4 million in EU funding.

Marisa Cohn.

What happens when software gets old?

ResearchBusiness IT Department

September 27, 2016

As the first generation of programmers reaches retirement and software systems get older, the challenge of maintaining old software becomes more pressing. Assistant Professor Marisa Cohn studies the so-called legacy systems from an ethnographic perspective.

Rule-based models make IT systems more flexible

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentSøren Deboissoftware

September 6, 2016

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


Internet and social media played a key role in the Danish election 2015

Researchdemocracysocial mediaSander SchwartzEvents

September 5, 2016

Danes turn to the web and social media for information about the candidates and test their own political views online, shows a new report with figures from the general election in 2015.


Thesis turned into a smartwatch app for children with ADHD


August 23, 2016

Tiimo is a smartwatch app that creates structure in the daily life of children with ADHD. The two developers have just launched a beta version of the app in Google Play.

Mikkel Petersen.

Eye tracking data can improve athletes’ performances

ResearchDan Witzner HansenComputer Science Departmentsoftware

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.


How does Wi-Fi feel on the body?

ResearchDigital Design DepartmentAnna VallgårdaErik GrönvallJonas Fritschawards

June 27, 2016

Three researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen have developed and studied FeltRadio, a device that translates radio waves from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into electrical impulses on the body. In the beginning of June, the project received an Honorable Mention Award at the DIS conference in Brisbane.


Danes are reluctant to discuss politics on Facebook

ResearchSander SchwartzLuca Rossisocial media

June 15, 2016

Although social media has given us new opportunities to participate in the public debate, most Danes are hesitant to discuss politics with strangers online. When they do occur, however, Facebook debates can change political opinions, shows a new report from the IT University of Copenhagen.

Anna Vallgårda.

Experiments change our views of computer design

ResearchAnna VallgårdaDigital Design Departmentdesign

June 10, 2016

Have you ever wondered why the computer looks the way it does? Why it is made of steel with a keyboard and a screen?


ITU researchers get funding for epilepsy project

ResearchBusiness IT DepartmentLars Rune ChristensenLene Nielsendesignwearables

June 8, 2016

In a new project with Rigshospitalet, Lars Rune Christensen and Lene Nielsen will test and improve a new device for prevention of epileptic seizures. The Danish Epilepsy Association is funding the project.

Hybrid Matters.

Fruit flies and machine learning: When biology and technology merge

ResearchLaura Beloffdigital art

June 2, 2016

Hybrid Matters, a combined art and research project, explores the intersection between aesthetics, science and biology and raises the question: what happens when the technology creeps into every aspect of our lives? Right now, you can experience artworks by the project participants in Copenhagen

The future of pee-power to be investigated

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

ResearchKasper StøyBusiness IT Departmentrobots

May 25, 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.

The future of pee-power to be investigated

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

ResearchComputer Science Departmentrobotsgreen 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.

Flow Robotics.

ITU researchers launch robot spin-out


May 17, 2016

A new, user-friendly robot has the potential to revolutionize workflows in laboratories worldwide. The driving force behind the invention is ITU-researcher Kasper Støy, who will commercialize the idea in a new spin-out company.

Espen Aarseth.

New research will help us understand computer games

ResearchDigital Design Departmentcomputer gamesEspen Aarseth

May 2, 2016

Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, has received one of Europe's most prestigious research grants, an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) of two million Euro. He will spend the next five years laying the groundwork for the first comprehensive theory of computer games.

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ITU and Glad Fonden launch research project on digital inclusion


April 19, 2016

The IT University and Glad Fonden are joining forces in a one-year project that will examine the challenges that people with cognitive disabilities are facing in the digital world. The one-year project 'Digital Social Inclusion', led by Associate Professor Morten Hjelholt, has received a DKK 640,000 grant from TrygFonden.

Big data

Researchers to examine government use of big data

ResearchBusiness IT Departmentbig data

April 8, 2016

A group of researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen has received funding from the VELUX Foundation for a research project that will examine how the public sector can exploit big data, all the while handling citizen data responsibly.


Artificial intelligence can compose video game music of the future

ResearchComputer Science Departmentartificial 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.


Research project on process modeling receives DKK 2.3 million grant

ResearchAbout ITUinnovation

March 10, 2016

Tijs Slaats, a postdoctoral researcher at ITU, has received a major grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research for a project on how IT systems can become better at handling complex processes.

Atrium på ITU

ITU welcomes two new Associate Professors

ResearchDr. Alexander RichterOliver MüllerComputer Science Departmentbig data

February 24, 2016

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

Atrium på ITU

ITU spin-out company sold for three-digit million sum


February 22, 2016

Configit has achieved enormous success since its establishment as a spin-out from the IT University of Copenhagen. The founders have sold the majority of its shares to the private equity firm Polaris and now want to become leading in the global market.


Social media can save lives when disaster strikes

Researchsocial media

February 16, 2016

Twitter, Facebook and other social media have created new opportunities to inform and respond when disaster strikes. In her PhD project at the IT University of Copenhagen, Alivelu Mukkamala looks into how data from social media can be used to improve disaster response.

Communication of cultural heritage: Is digitization a must?

ResearchDigital Design Departmentdiversitymedia

February 3, 2016

Massive amounts of money have been spent to digitize the Danish cultural heritage. However interactive installations and comprehensive websites far from always have the desired effect. The research project ‘Det digitale Glyptotek’ will investigate if and how communication of cultural heritage can be enriched by the use of IT.

Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg

ITU researcher receives major grant from the Villum Foundation

ResearchgrantsComputer Science DepartmentRasmus Ejlers Møgelberg

January 25, 2016

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


Concerns about video games: Conference at ITU on January 20-22

Researchcomputer gameschildren and youth

January 18, 2016

An upcoming conference at the IT University of Copenhagen sheds light on the latest research on computer games and asks why the relationship between violence and computer games continues to be the subject of heated debate.


New spreadsheet technology can save companies time

ResearchComputer Science DepartmentbusinessPeter 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.


Give&Take: Sharing economy for senior citizens

ResearchseniorsLone Malmborgapps

January 6, 2016

Cooking, sewing and mowing the lawn. Many elderly people have skills that could benefit their peers. A new digital sharing platform will give senior citizens a platform for exchanging services - potentially improving quality of life and saving public costs.

Media literacy

New report: Danes are skilled, but often uncritical media users

ResearchmediaDigital Design DepartmentGitte Stald

December 18, 2015

Danes are generally competent media users, shows a new report by the IT University prepared for the Danish Agency for Culture and the Culture Authority and The Media Council. Many are, however, quite uncritical, and some groups have difficulties in keeping up with digitalization.

Roman Beck.

The Death of Business as Usual


November 18, 2015

The development of ICT is changing business in every corner of the society. With the establishment of the new research group, TIME, the IT University of Copenhagen is strengthening its efforts to become a leading institution in the areas of innovation, management and value creation with IT.

Researchers: Digitalization is critical to the continued success of the LEGO Group

ResearchCollaborationsmanagementbusinessPernille Kræmmergaard

October 29, 2015

A comprehensive digitalization plays a key role in the LEGO Group’s continued journey which stretches from near-death experience to record profits, according to a new paper by digitalization researchers Pernille Kræmmergaard and Omar A. El Sawy. The paper has just won first place in the 2015 SIM Paper Award Competition.

evolved virtual creatures

Meet your new virtual pets

Researchartificial intelligence

September 21, 2015

Have online cat videos become a tad too predictable? Is your dog starting to bore you with the same old tricks? Soon you might be able to find new, entertaining alternatives in the virtual world.


Industrial PhD from ITU wins award at eGovernment conference

ResearchIndustrial PhDe-governmentawards

September 9, 2015

Christian Østergaard Madsen, Industrial PhD student at the IT University, has won ‘Outstanding Paper’ at the EGOV 2015 conference about digital public administration. The winning paper is about citizens’ choice of forms of contact with public authorities.

Net neutrality.

Net neutrality

ResearchdemocracyRoman BeckBusiness IT Department

May 12, 2015

The backbone of tomorrow’s Internet may have a remarkable Latvian touch. The Latvian presidency’s proposal on net neutrality challenges the fundamental principle of equal access to all content and applications on the Internet.