About MADALGO

Center for Massive Data Algorithmics (MADALGO) was a basic research center funded by the Danish National Research Foundation from 2007 - 2017.

The center was a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation from 2007 - 2017. The center was a collaboration between researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics and Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main in Germany and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. The center was located at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University.

Motivation and purpose

The main motivation behind the center was the rapid increasing availability of massive high-quality data, and the Desire to be able to access and process this data on many diverse computing platforms. The main high-level objective of the center was to significantly advance fundamental algorithmic knowledge in the massive data processing area.

Acronym

We thank Reina Reimann and Nora Zokaite for comming up with the acronym for center (any resemblance to 'mad algorithms' is purely coincidental.