Aarhus University Seal

Assistant Professor Kasper Green Larsen awarded a Villum's Young Investigator Grant

Kasper Green Larsen, MADALGO, has been awarded DKK 5 million for the ‘Algorithm Limitations’ project.

Foto: Jakob Boserup

Each year VILLUM FONDEN grants a number of large amounts for young researchers at universities to accelerate their research careers. VILLUM FONDEN´s Young Investigator Programme was established in 2011 to target funds to the younger - Danish as well as foreign - research talents who often stand in the shadow of the more well-known and well-established professors.

Kasper elaborates on his project: Some of the most important questions in Computer Science ask whether or not concrete computational problems can solved efficiently (fast) or not by a computer. In this project, we will develop mathematical tools for proving that such problems cannot possibly be solved efficiently. Such conclusions can save research funding and time that would otherwise have been wasted trying to develop solutions that don’t exist. This grant makes it possible to hire a Ph.D. student and a Post Doc.

Read more about all the recipients and their projects here.

Congratulations Kasper!