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Posted 22 January 2015

Antonio Faonio started as a PostDoc at CTIC on 1 December 2014.

Professional Background
Antonio Faonio got his PhD at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, his native country. He started as a guest PhD in the Cryptography and is now a Post Doc in Cryptography in the CTIC group.

Personal interests
In my spare time he likes to go to running, mountain biking, swimming and hiking. He also likes to play the guitar, listen to music, watching movie at the movie theater. 

 


Posted 17 December 2014

Thomas Dueholm Hansen has started as a PostDoc at CTIC on 1 December 2014.

Professional background

I received my PhD from Aarhus University in 2012, and then worked as a PostDoc at Tel Aviv University for a year, followed by a year as a PostDoc at Stanford University. My research interests include optimization and computational game theory, and I'm particularly interested in designing and analyzing algorithms for linear programming and turn-based stochastic games.

Personal interests

In my spare time I enjoy among other things to read, to play board games, and to watch movies.


Matus Tomlein

Posted 15 December 2014

Matus Tomlein started his PhD on November 1, 2014 in the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group.

Professional background

Previously, I have studied and got my Masters' Degree at the Slovak University of Technology. My thesis focused on news recommendation. During my studies, I spent a semester as an exchange student at the Aarhus University.

I enjoy software development and have worked on various web, desktop and mobile applications at a software consulting company, at the university and also on my own.

In my PhD studies I will work on creating a software ecosystem and servitization of various embedded devices, mainly in cooperation with Grundfos. My project is a part of the MADE platform.

Personal interests

In my spare time, I enjoy reading books, watching TV shows and also playing all kinds sports and windsurfing.


Branislav Bosansky

Posted 5 November 2014

Branislav Bosansky has started as a PostDoc at CTIC.

Professional background
My research interests include computational and algorithmic game theory, and I am especially interested in algorithms for solving sequential games with uncertainty and imperfect information. I have previously worked at Czech Technical University in Prague, focusing on finite strictly-competitive sequential games. I will continue in this line of work at CTIC with Peter Bro Miltersen.

Personal interests
In my spare time I enjoy hiking, cooking, board games, and I like to read a good book if time permits.


Jörg Müller

Posted 5 November 2014

Jörg Müller started as associate professor in the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group on 15 October 2014.

Professional background

Prior to joining Aarhus University, I was a visiting associate professor at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. I have also worked for five years as a Senior Researcher in the Strategic Research department of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin. I received a PhD from Muenster University, Germany, in 2009, and Master and Bachelor degrees from Saarland University. My research interest is human-computer interaction, in particular gestural interaction in ubiquitous computing environments.

Personal interests

My spare time is mostly spent with my family and playing with my daughter. I also enjoy running, reading, and playing with electronics.


Joanna Saad-Sulonen

Posted 3 September 2014

Joanna Saad-Sulonen started as a PostDoc in the Computer mediated activity group on 1 August 2014.

Professional background 
I am starting my post doc at the Participatory IT group and will be working there with Susanne Bødker for the next 18 months. Previously I have worked at the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. I defended my PhD there at the Department of Media, on the subject of digitally mediated citizen participation in urban planning. Previously, I gained my Masters' Degree in New Media from what was the University of Arts and Design Helsinki (now part of Aalto). I also have an older background in architecture and urban design, which comes in handy in more ways than one. I want to pursue research on the topic of participation, building on my previous work. I am interested in further developing a theoretical and conceptual basis for studying the way civic participation in governance and public services is interconnected with participation in the design of and tinkering with IT.

Personal interests
In my spare time I like to cook (a lot!), travel, go on walks with my husband and our dog, read crime novels (in Finnish, English or French), and swim in the sea when possible.


Aslan Askarov

Posted 3 September 2014

Aslan Askarov started as associate professor in the Logic and Semantics group on 1 August 2014.

Professional background 
Prior to joining Aarhus University, Aslan was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, and previously, a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University. He received a PhD from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2009. Aslan's research interests include computer security, programming languages, and systems.

Personal interests
I am an avid lindy hopper. I also enjoy many racket sports, in particular squash and tennis, and dabble in photography.


Mathias Rav

Posted 3 September 2014

Mathias Rav started as a PhD student at MADALGO on 1 August 2014.

Professional background 
Previously I have been the student programmer at MADALGO, maintaining a software library used by MADALGO researchers to implement external memory algorithms and data structures. In my new job I will work with massive terrain data and other research areas under the MADALGO umbrella.

Personal interests
Prior to my PhD studies, I have been neck-deep in AU student politics as a student representative in the CS department forum, the CS committee of studies (uddannelsesudvalg), the board of studies at the faculty and in the AU Forum for Education, among others. I have also had several board positions as a volunteer in student organizations such as Mat/Fys-Tutorgruppen and TÅGEKAMMERET, and I have been a bartender in the CS Friday bar. I have plans to take over managing the local programming competitions we host twice a year (IDI Open and NCPC) during my time at MADALGO.


Christoffer Quist Adamsen

Posted 15 May 2014

Christoffer Quist Adamsen started as a PhD student at Computer Science on 1 May 2014.

Professional background
I graduated as a bachelor in Computer Science from Aarhus University in June 2012, and have been studying for my master's degree since then. During my PhD I will be working with program analysis under the supervision of Anders Møller.

Personal interests
In my spare time I among others enjoy spending time with friends and family, cooking up a good meal, playing foosball (Bonzini), and working out. I also once in a while enjoy bringing my DSLR around for photographing.


Wanbin Son

Wanbin Son is employed as postdoc From March 1 at MADALGO

Professional Background
I studied theoretical computer science especially focusing on computational geometry during the Ph.D. study under the supervision of Hee-Kap Ahn at POSTECH in South Korea. I have interests in streaming algorithms and database problems for geometric objects.

In my new job I will work with Lars Arge on in the center for massive data algorithmics.

Personal interest
In my spare time, I read a book. I especially like mystery fictions. I also enjoy to watch baseball games.

 

 


Antonio Faonio

Antonio Faonio has started as guest PhD in the Cryptography group.

Professional Background
Antonio Faonio' got his Master degree in Computer Science from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, his native country. 

He is now a PhD student in Cryptography at the same university. 

Personal interests
In my spare time he likes to go to running, mountain biking, swimming and hiking. He also likes to play the guitar, listen to music, watching movie at the movie theater.

 

 


Gianluca Mezzetti

Gianluca Mezzetti is employed as a PostDoc from 1 March 2014 in the Programming Languages Group.

Professional Background
I studied Computer Science up to Masters level at the University of Pisa in Italy.

After that I went though the Computer Science course of the Galileo Galilei Ph.D. school in Pisa, under the supervision of Prof. Pierpaolo Degano and Prof. Gian-Luigi Ferrari.

In my new job in Aarhus I will work with Anders Møller on the analysis of dynamic languages.

Personal interests
In my spare time I like playing volleyball, biking off road, running or simply enjoying a walk in the nature.

I like to organize barbecue with friends for sharing good food and as a pretext for watching the flames of a fire, burning at night.


Dan Ariel Søndergaard

Dan Ariel Søndergaard started as a PhD student at Computer Science on 1 February. 

Professional Background
I graduated as a bachelor of Computer Science in January 2013 and then pursued a master degree while working as a student programmer at the Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC).

In my new job I will work with scalable machine learning methods and their applications in bioinformatics under the supervision of Christian N. S. Pedersen.

Personal interests
In my spare time I'm a passionate cook, with special interest in Italian food and baking. For the past six years I have also been writing songs and playing music in various musical constellations.

I also very much enjoy being with my friends and spending time with people in general.


Siemen Baader

Siemen Baader is a new PhD student on the project ‘Creativity in Blended Interaction Spaces’. He is working with Susanne Bødker and Clemens Klokmose.

Professional Background

I studied Computer Science and Physics at Roskilde University, and then did my MSc in Digital Design and Communication at the IT University in Copenhagen. After that, I co-founded a startup company that works with web and mobile product development.

My research interests revolve around the concept of supporting creativity and invention using computers. During my PhD, I will develop software and interface concepts that allow groups engaged in creative processes to integrate their various computing devices better into the creative workflow.

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy Franco-Belgian comics, craftwork, special bicycles like recumbents and transporters, slow cooking, the outdoors and spending time with my wife and our soon-to-arrive baby.


Morten Krogh-Jespersen

Morten Krogh-Jespersen started as a PhD student at Computer Science on 1 February. Morten is part of the Logic and Semantics group, and his supervisor is Lars Birkedal.

Professional Background
I graduated as a bachelor in CS from Aarhus University in january 2013. I also have a bachelor degree in economics from Aarhus School of Business. Previously I have worked as an IT-manager in the private sector and as an IT-octopussy in my own company. 

In my new job I will work on modular reasoning of concurrent programs. 

Personal interests
In my spare time I work hard at playing with my daughter and do what ever my wife tells me to :)


Michael Nielsen

Michael Nielsen will start as a PhD student at Computer Science on 1 February. His office will be with the crypto group with joint supervision from Anders Møller and Ivan Damgård.

Professional background
I started out as many other people do – with a fascination of electronics, LEGO and flashing buttons on my dad's stereo. Those innocent fascinations lead the way to HTML, PHP and after a couple of years my first developer job in the age of 14. In the latest years I have worked on major systems for the Danish government  while running my own company and developing apps for mobile platforms.

My hope is that I will expand my scientific knowledge about computer science in the future – and hopefully contribute to this science in the end. I love cryptography and programming languages which I rejoice to work more with. In the end I might even make some flashing buttons, which might draw the computer science path to a new generation.

Personal interests
I live in a town called Hadsten half an hour from Aarhus with two buddies from my childhood. In my spare time I love to drink coffee, build speakers and work with electronics for fun – which is also why even my parking watch has a USB-cable in it for remote control. 

If you have any questions you are always welcome say hello!


Ranald Clouston

Ranald Clouston will join the Logic and Semantics group as PostDoc on February 1, 2014.

Professional background
I studied up to Masters level at Victoria University of Wellington in my native New Zealand, and then went to the University of Cambridge to complete a PhD under the supervision of Andrew Pitts. I then moved to Australian National University where I worked as a postdoc in the Logic and Computation research group. At Aarhus I will work with Lars Birkedal in the new Logic and Semantics research group.

Personal interests
In my spare time I enjoy craft beer, board games, and spending time with my wife Francesca and 1 year old son Magnus.

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