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2021.03.03 | CS frontpage, Public/media, Featured

QS: AU ranks no. 99 within Computer Science in the world

The 2021 QS World University subject rankings are now available, and once again, Aarhus University marks itself as a top university as no. 99 within the subject ranking Computer Science and Information Systems. According to the 2021 QS subject ranking, the department is the best Computer Science Department in Denmark.

2021.03.01 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

The world’s most boring lecturer…

...is Ivan B. Damgård! And for once it is something to celebrate! Every year, the student association TÅGEKAMMERET hosts a competition to elect the most boring lecturer from the NAT faculty.

2021.02.26 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

CS alumni’s start-up sold for DKK 2.4 billion

Congratulations to the Aarhus based tech start-up Humio, which has been acquired by American IT security company CrowdStrike for DKK 2.4 billion. Humio was founded just 4 years ago by a number of former Trifork colleagues, including CTO Kresten Krab Thorup, who has is a PhD from the department.

2021.02.22 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

New app can help Diabetics with foot ulcers better manage their suffering [article in Danish]

Citizens with diabetes can now get a better overview of the development of their diabetic foot ulcers with the new SårApp (wound app). The app, which is part of a research project HealthD360, will investigate how the citizen can gain more control over their own course of treatment, especially between appointments with a general practitioner and at…

2021.02.12 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Danish hacker team is in the top of world ranking

The Danish team Kalmarunionen, which participates in capture the flag “CTF” cybersecurity competitions, is currently placed second in the world ranking, in competition with top teams from countries like Germany, China and Russia. The teams’ members comprise of students and staff from various Danish universities, enthusiasts and leading figures in…

2021.02.07 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Unique career opportunities in Aarhus for IT students

Destination AARhus is giving IT talents - coming to Aarhus University - a unique opportunity to connect with some of the biggest IT companies in the region. This provides students and graduates with a great start to their future career in Denmark. When talking about Denmark most people think of Copenhagen, and many have not even heard of Aarhus.…

2021.01.29 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

In Memoriam - Professor Lars Arge

Professor Lars Arge passed away, December 23rd 2020. To honour him, some of his colleagues and research collaborators share their memories.

Assist. prof. Cigdem Aslay. Private photo.

2021.01.27 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Is it possible to maximize the diversity of exposure in a social network?

Social media today depends on building echo chambers (a.k.a filter bubbles) that gather users in like-minded digital communities. These bubbles create higher levels of engagement, but come with pitfalls - current algorithms used by social media mean that people more often encounter news stories and information that they enjoy - the effect can…

2021.01.25 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Significant increase in applicants from NON-EU countries

In spite of the global covid-19 pandemic, the number of NON-EU applicants for the computer science program at Aarhus University has increased significantly. In 2021, we see an increase of 76% in applicants to the Computer Science programme compared to 2020. The applicants - 25% female and 75% male - come from all over the world, with a majority…

2021.01.20 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Data Visualization course brings together Master students across faculties

The need to gather, analyze, and ultimately understand data pervades all scientific fields. Hence, it is no wonder that the Data Visualization (DaVi) course attracts not only our own students, but students from all over the university – for example from the Faculty of Technical Sciences and the School of Business and Social Sciences. In the fall…

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2021.01.13 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Bestseller invests in computer science start-up

Congratulations to the entrepreneurs behind Emplate, who have recived a large investment from Bestsellers investment company Heartland. Now the company can start their transformation from market leader in Denmark to global player in software solutions for shopping centers [article in Danish].

2021.01.07 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

BLOG POST: Multiparty Computation: The beacon of privacy solutions explained

You may have heard about Multiparty computation, or MPC, for short, but you may not know exactly what it is. That’s why in this blog post, we are going to explain exactly what multiparty computation is, and discuss the profound and seemingly impossible tasks it can help us accomplish.

2020.12.26 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

In Memoriam: Professor Lars Arge

It is with great sorrow, we received the message that Professor Lars Arge has passed away on December 23rd, 2020, at the age of just 53. His wife Alice and the closest family was with him. Lars finally has peace after battling kidney cancer for several years. Lars has been very open about his fight in both his…

2020.12.17 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Ira Assent in interdisciplinary research project to pave the way for new pharmaceuticals

Computer Science is important in all aspects of research and industry! Congratulations to Ira Assent, who is part of the "Open discovery of metabolic targets for therapeutic intervention in kidney disease" project. The project aims to identify metabolites that predict kidney cell phenotypes during chronic kidney disease, and investigate how…

2020.12.16 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Anders Møller interviewed for Kortsluttet at P1

Can a single programming error cost $ 100 million? Can a programming error cost lives? How do we best help programmers fix bugs? and can one automate troubleshooting? Listen to professor and deputy head of department Anders Møller talk about this in Kortsluttet on P1 [interview in Danish].

2020.12.15 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

New Committee for Diversity and Equality at the Department

At Department of Computer Science (CS), we see diversity, as a strength and we are well aware that the Department - and computer science in general - is lacking, especially, gender diversity. Therefore, CS has established and supported a range of different initiatives over the years to foster a greater diversity among students and employees.

2020.12.10 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Test your programming skills

On November 7, the Danish championship in programming took place. The teams had to solve 13 problems within 5 hours. If you want to take up the challenge, you can find and try the problems here: https://ncpc20.kattis.com/problems.

2020.12.01 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Growing number of Chinese students in Aarhus

Over the past three years, the Department of Computer Science has received increasing numbers of applications from international students for the master’s programme in Computer Science. These students come from all over the world, but in 2020 especially the number of Chinese applicants increased.

2020.11.26 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Danish computer science departments form a strong alliance

All Danish computer science departments and the Alexandra Institute form a unique alliance, which is supported by DKK 100 million by Innovation Fund Denmark. Head of Department Kaj Grønbæk is part of the board.

2020.11.20 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Congratulations to Sapere Aude Research Leader Peter Scholl

“The Sapere Aude programme is a fantastic opportunity to consolidate my research and develop my skills as a research leader. It is great to see my work being recognized in this way, and I am looking forward to the pleasure of working with the early-career researchers who will be recruited for the project,” says Peter Scholl. Congratulations!

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