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female students, which is a record.
Photo: Lars Kruse, AU photo

2020.07.30 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Record high admission of female students

On July 28, 299 young people received offers for admission to one of Aarhus University's Natural Sciences IT degree programs. All three programs - Computer Science, IT Product Development and Data Science - have made great progress in the number of applicants, and a little more than 19% of the submitted offers are for female students, which is a…

2020.07.07 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Large increase in applications for IT programmes

25% more have chosen one of Aarhus University’s IT progammes as their first priority. The three programs at the Faculty of Natural Sciences - Computer Science, IT Product Development and Data Science - all seem to be getting good admission. The Department of Computer Science has received a large increase in first priority applicants to both…

Professor Anders Møller, new Vice Head of Department

2020.07.02 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Professor Anders Møller - new Vice Head of Department

We are greatful that Anders Møller has accepted the positions as new Vice Head of Department starting August 1st, 2020. Anders will take over from Kurt Jensen who has served in department management for almost 20 year. Anders says: "Our department is among the strongest Computer Science departments in Europe, both regarding research and…

2020.06.29 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Demonstration of prototypes by first-year students

Our first-year students recently demonstrated their prototypes from the IT product design course (check them all out in this Flicker album). This year, the students have been working with the theme “habits”, and have developed prototypes that via behavioral change can challenge our (bad) habits. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they were not able…

Foto: AU Foto, Lars Kruse

2020.06.22 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Institut for Datalogi kan optage 30% flere studerende i 2020

11. juni offentliggjorde Uddannelses- og forskningsministeriet, at man vil øge optaget på en lang række videregående uddannelser i 2020 og 2021, fordi flere unge forventes at ville starte tidligt på en uddannelse pga. COVID-19. Aarhus Universitet har fået tildelt 539 af disse ekstra studiepladser som bl.a. fordeles på it-uddannelser, der kan…

Kaj Grønbæk, Professor and Head of Department at the Department of Computer Science together with Carsen Obel, Professor at the Department of Public Health, are initiators of the CoronaLytics project. Photo: Mellissa Bach Kirkeby Yildirim, Aarhus University.

2020.06.16 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

CoronaLytics – health data from smartphones help us to better deal with corona

Innovation Fund Denmark supports the CoronaLytics project with 4 M DKK. From University of Aarhus, Professor Kaj Grønbæk of the Department of Computer Science and Professor Carsten Obel of the Institute of Public Health have received support from the Innovation Fund to analyze health data from smartphones and wearables. Their project,…

The three founders of Reflectly (from left): Jacob Kristensen (CCO), Daniel Vestergaard (CTO) and Jakob Brøgger-Mikkelsen (CEO). Photo: TechSavvy.

2020.06.15 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

IT-Product development alumnus have created app with 10 million users

The Danish app startup Reflectly has recently reach 10 million users. In three years, the three founders, two of whom have studied IT Product Development, have developed the company from an Aarhus-based start-up to a world-leading player in its category.

Professor Ivan Damgård. Photo by Simon Knudsen

2020.06.04 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media, COBRA

PKC Test-of-Time Award to Ivan Damgård

Congratulations to Professor Ivan Damgård who yesterday was awarded the PKC (the Public Key Cryptography conference ) Test of Time Award. The award recognizes outstanding papers, published in PKC about 15 years ago, making a significant contribution to the theory and practice of public key cryptography, preferably with influence either on…

Associate Professor Marianne Graves Petersen, one of the authors of the awarded paper.

2020.05.14 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage, Awards, Research news

DIS 2020 Honorable Mention Award

Congratulations to Marianne Graves Petersen, Majken Rasmussen and Johan Trettvik who received the DIS 2020 Honorable Mention Award for their paper entitled "Affordances of Shape-Changing Interfaces: An Information Perspective on Transformability and Movement". Award winners are determined through a selective process. At most 5% of…

2020.05.13 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Second-year student gets research paper accepted at EuroVA’20

It is not every day that a little, curiosity-driven side project of a bachelor student finds international scientific recognition. Yet, for second year Computer Science student Sebastian Bugge Loeschcke, this dream came true, and he will present his research results at the International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA) at the end of…

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2020.07.01 | COBRA

Welcome to Adam B. Hansen who has joined COBRA as a PhD student from July 1, 2020.

2020.05.12 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage, Awards, Research news

DIS 2020 Honorable Mention Award

Congratulations to Postdoc Gopinaath Kannabiran and Professor Susanne Bødker who received an Honorable Mention Award at DIS 2020 for their paper on prototypes as objects of desire. 

2020.05.08 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

New investment for Relion

Serial entrepreneur Werner Storm Valeur has invested in the Aarhus-based startup Relion, which has developed a platform that makes it easy for companies to set schedules for their employees. Congratulations to Relion, which we previously housed in HatchIt Lab [article is in Danish].

2020.04.14 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

QS ranking: AU has the only Danish Computer Science department in top 100

The 2020 QS World University subject rankings are now available, and once again, Aarhus University marks itself as a top university. The QS subject ranking, ranks the department as the best Computer Science Department in Denmark, and second best in Scandinavia, only surpassed by KTH Royal Institute of technology in Sweden.

2020.04.02 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Experts: A degree in IT makes a lot of sense!

On march 4, Ministry of Higher Education and Science launched the website ”Uddannelse med Mening” (uddannelsemedmening.dk), where nine educations are showcased. But are these the only ones that makes sense, or are imporant for Denmark? Not if you ask head of department Kaj Grønbæk and some of his peers in the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences.…

2020.04.02 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Study offers to NON-EU students rise with 61%

As part of Aarhus University’s digitization strategy, the department has worked on getting more international students. In 2020, the department has especially experienced an increased interest from applicants outside of Europe. The number of offers to study at the department given to NON-EU applicants is up 61%.

2020.04.01 | CPV

Welcome to Amin Timany

April 1, Amin Timany starts at the department as Assistant Professor. Amin Timany has a master’s degree from Technical University of Dresden (Germany) in “Computational Logic” (2013) and a PhD in "Engineering Sciences — Computer Science” (2018) from KU Leuven (Belgium). Since October 2018 he has been a postdoctoral fellow of the Flemish research…

2020.03.31 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Welcome to Amin Timany

Welcome to Amin Timany who will join the Department of Computer Science in April 2020 as a Tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Amin Timany has a master’s degree from Technical University of Dresden (Germany) in “Computational Logic” (2013) and a PhD in "Engineering Sciences — Computer Science” (2018) from KU Leuven…

2020.03.30 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

DKK 265 mio. for the challenges Danish instry are facing

With more than a quarter of a billion DKK, and in close collaboration with more than 50 industrial partners, Danish researchers and experts are now joining forces in the MADE FAST development project, aiming to make Danish production more efficient, flexible and sustainable.

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