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CS Awards 2019

Following with traditions at the department, the 2019 CS awards – teacher of the year, TA of the year and students of the year - were presented at Computer Science. The winners were selected by a vote among the Computer Science and IT Product development students, or by a jury at the department. Common to all winners is that they have excelled in their field during the last year. Congratulations!


Since 2012, the teacher of the year award has been presented to a teacher who has made an extraordinary contribution to his/her course and students. Students at the Department of Computer Science nominate five staff members. Via a poll of the top five nominees, the winner of teacher of the year is selected.

Gerth Stølting Brodal (Foundations of Algorithms and Data Structures)

This year, Gerth Stølting Brodal is (again) selected as teacher of the year for the course "Foundations of Algorithms and Data Structures". It is the third time Gerth is teacher of the year, as he also won the title in 2012 and 2017.

The students enjoy Gerth’s lectures because they have a high academic level while still being fun and inspirational. Gerth is a very committed teacher who is engaged in the communication with his students during lectures, and he goes a long way to ensure that everybody understands both the substance and examples in every lecture.


The teaching assistant of the year is given to one or two teaching assistants with consistent outstanding evaluation scores and remarks in course evaluations.

  • Benjamin Barslev Nielsen (Compilation)
  • Simon Meldahl Schmidt (Introduction to Programming)


The student of the year award is given to one or more students who, during the year, have contributed to the study-environment, taken initiative to extraordinary activities, or have been good representatives of the Department of Computer Science in other ways.

Thomas Øther Rasmussen (Social Coding Event)