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Assistant Professor Chris Rene Schwiegelshohn. Photo: Sebastian Krogh Knudsen

2021.04.07 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Meet Chris Rene Schwiegelshohn, our new Tenure Track Assistant Professor

In 2020, Chris Rene Schwiegelshohn started as Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Algorithms and Data Structures research group at the Department of Computer Science. At the department Chris will research into the computational challenges of machine learning.

2021.04.06 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Alumnus interview with Kresten Krab Thorup

Kresten Krab Thorup is co-founder of the IT company Humio, which has just been bought for an astronomical sum. Meet the Aarhus University alumnus as he explains why Humio’s head office will be staying in Aarhus.

PhD student João Marcelo Evangelista Belo. Photo: private

2021.03.26 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Best CHI 2021 paper award

Congratulation to João Marcelo Evangelista Belo, Anna Maria Feit, Tiare Feuchtner and  Kaj Grønbæk for winning the Best Paper Award for their paper entitled "XRgonomics: Facilitating the Creation of Ergonomic 3D Interfaces" at the 2021 ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The CHI conference is the premier…

2021.03.26 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media, CPV

Inaugural lecture by Amin Timany

On April 9, Assistant professor Amin Timany will give his inaugural lecture on Zoom. Title: Formal reasoning about programs and programming languages. Abstract: It is well known that it is important to ensure that programs, especially in critical applications, e.g., online banking, are correct. This is because program bugs can lead to issues…

2021.03.24 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Online teambuilding for PhD students and Postdocs

Last week, PhD students and postdocs from the department gathered for some online teambuilding. They took up the challenge of solving the online escape room “The infinity loop”. And, they sure did that very well. The best two teams broke the all-time record for solving the game. Well done!

2021.03.23 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Best paper award to Peyman Afshani and Pingan Cheng

Congratulations to associate professor Peyman Afshani and PhD student Pingan Cheng for winning the best paper award for the “Lower Bounds for Semialgebraic Range Searching and Stabbing Problems", at the 37th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG).

2021.03.17 | Featured, CS frontpage, Public/media

Harshit came from India to study but decided to stay in Aarhus

In 2018, Harshit Mahapatra came from India to Aarhus to study Computer Science at the department. He graduated in 2020, but decided to stay in Aarhus. He now works as a software developer at the Alexandra Institute.

Lars Birkedal. Photo: VillumFonden

2021.03.15 | CPV, CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Amazon Research Award to Lars Birkedal

Congratulations to Lars Birkedal who has received an $80,000 Amazon Research Award (ARA). The grant will support the research already being done at Centre for Center for basic research in Program Verification (CPV), in which Lars and his team develop fundamental mathematically based models and logics for rigorous mathematical reasoning about…

2021.03.09 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media, COBRA

Concordium blockchain almost ready for launch

»I am proud that it is made in Aarhus. It is a world-class product,«states CEO Lone Fønss Schrøder about the Danish-developed blockchain protocol Concordium. Most of the development are done at COBRA under the leadership of Ivan Damgård and Jesper Buus Nielsen [article in Danish].

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.

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2021.04.21 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Covid-19 test for AU students and staff

From April 21, it is possible for AU students and staff to get tested for covid-19, in the Nygaard building. The test is a supervised self-test in the nose. Click on the link for more information about what to bring and how to book a test.

2021.04.19 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Simon Wimmer receives Marie Sklodowska-Curie European fellowship

Postdoc Simon Wimmer from the Logic and Semantics research group at Department of Computer Science, receives the highly prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual European fellowhip of EUR 207.312.

2021.04.08 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Mini-researchers save Earth with geometry and algorithms

How do you get children interested in mathematics? You develop a game where the participants must use their mathematical and logical sense to save the Earth from disasters such as mudslides, tsunamis and hurricanes. Associate Professor Kasper Green Larsen has been involved in developing the new mathematics and computer science course for the…

2021.04.07 | Featured, CS frontpage, Public/media

A new pioneer center for artificial intelligence research will put Denmark at the international forefront

A new, national pioneer center for artificial intelligence research is expected to open at the end of 2021. Headed by world-leading American AI researcher, Serge Belongie, and with DKK 350 million from the Danish National Research Foundation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Carlsberg Foundation, the Villum Foundation and the Lundbeck Foundation,…

2021.04.07 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Meet Srikanth Srinivasan, our new Associate Professor

In 2020, Srikanth Srinivasan started as Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science. Srikanth's research interests lie primarily in the field of computational complexity, which seeks to understand the computational resources in order to perform natural computational tasks.

2021.04.07 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Meet Cigdem Aslay, our new Tenure Track Assistant Professor

In 2020, Sigdem Aslay started as Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Data-Intensive Systems research group at the Department of Computer Science. Cigdem's main research interest lies in developing large-scale data mining and machine learning methods to model, understand and improve the functioning of social, information, and networked…

2021.04.01 | CPV

Welcome to new Postdoc Alejandro Aguirre

Welcome to Alejandro Aguirre, who joins CPV as a Postdoc from April 1, 2021. Alejandro obtained his PhD from the Technical University of Madrid in February 2021. During his studies, he worked as a predoctoral researcher at the IMDEA Software Institute, under the supervision of Professor Gilles Barthe. He wrote his dissertation on the topic of…

2021.03.12 | COBRA

TPBC 2021

The TPBC 2021 workshop will take place from 19 May to 7 July 2021 as a series of online seminars. The tentative schedule is every Wednesday, starting around 17h CEST and running until about 19h CEST.  This year's workshop is organized by the Cryptography and Data Security Group at University Bern. You will find further details on the…

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.

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