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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 Honourable 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…

Gopinaath Kannabiran, postdoc in the Computer Mediated Activity research group at Dept. of Computer Science, Aarhus University. Photo: private.

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

DIS 2020 Honourable Mention Award

Congratulations to Postdoc Gopinaath Kannabiran and Professor Susanne Bødker who received an Honourable 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%.

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2020.08.25 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

In memory of our former Operations Manager Peder Chr. Nørgaard

Former Operations Manager at CS and Alumni Peder Chr. Nørgaard has passed away on August 18th, 2020 in the age of 65.

2020.08.24 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Can discrimination in algorithms be eliminated?

Can discrimination in algorithms be eliminated? PhD student Simon Enni took part in the discussion in Deadline on 22 August. The topic was raised in the wake of major protests against an algorithm that was used to provide characters in England but proved to discriminate against students from vulnerable groups. Click on the link to see the full…

2020.08.21 | COBRA

Welcome to Nikolaj Sidorenco

On August 1st, 2020, Nicolaj Sidorenco joined COBRA at Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University. Nicolaj Sidorenco will be working on basic research in high assurance cryptography including high assurance cryptographic protocols and implementations. 

2020.08.21 | COBRA

Welcome to Philipp G. Haselwarter

Welcome to Philipp G. Haselwarter who joined the Department of Computer Science in June 2020 as a Postdoc.  Philipp G. Haselwarter has PhD degree from University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) . His research is about the interplay of type theory, proof assistants, and programming languages, and more recently about proofs in…

2020.08.13 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Prof. Susanne Bødker is new a member of Independent Research Fund Denmark

Professor Susanne Bødker is one of 24 new council members at Independent Research Fund Denmark. Susanne is part of the academic council for Technology and Production. She joins Lars Birkedal who already is a member of the council for Nature & Universe. Congratulations!

2020.08.11 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Corona was not a crisis for Aeroguest, whose services get increased attention

With the corona pandemic, many customers demand touch-free check-in at hotels. This has increased the interest in Aeroguest’s (started by CS alumni Martin Sponholtz) touch-free services for hotels. Read more about Aeroguest’s growth-adventure [article in Danish]

2020.08.01 | CPV

Welcome to Zongyuan Liu

Zongyuan Lui joins CPV as PhD student from October 1. Until then he works as a reserach ass. Zongyuan completed a BSc at Southeast University, China in 2019. After one year at the master's degree in Aarhus, he transferred to PhD, and is now making use of Iris logic to verify real world hypervisors.

2020.07.30 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Welcome to Professor Hans Gellersen

Hans Gellersen joined the department as a professor in the beginning of 2020. He started his career at the University of Karlsruhe, where he completed a PhD in Computer Science in 1996 and led an independent research group until 2001. At the time, he conducted early research into context-aware computing and initiated the Ubiquitous computing…

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…

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