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New colleagues - 2015 - Archive

Tine Legarth Iversen starts at AU Library, Katrinebjerg (Nygaard building), as a librarian for Molecular Biology, Genetics and Computer Science from December 1, 2015.

Professional background
I have worked as a librarian for 25 years, and the last 10 years at Aarhus University as a librarian for Geoscience. I will be validating Computer Science publications registered in PURE in 2015.

Personal interests
I live in the beautiful countryside south of Aarhus with my husband, our dog and cat. Our two children are both grown and have moved to their own places. I love family evenings, long walks in the wood with the dog, travelling all over the world, and of course reading books, preferably with a glass of wine within reach.


Posted November 27, 2015

Hamid A. Toussi joins the Programming Language group

Professional background

Hamid A. Toussi started as PhD Student on September 1, 2015. He holds a MSc in Computer Science and a BSc in Computer Engineering. Before starting his PhD studies, Hamid  worked as a Software Engineer and university instructor for a few years in Mashhad, Iran.


Posted November 27, 2015

Rasmus Thorbjørn Nielsen starts a librarian for Computer Science from December 1, 2015.

Professional background

I’ve been working for the past 15 years as a Librarian – 10 of these years within the field of Engineering. Before that I’ve been working for the Psychiatric Research Library in Risskov, and at the Library at the School of Social Work in Aarhus.

I will be taking over for my colleague Birgit Pedersen (who is retiring) regarding her commitment as a dedicated Librarian for Computer Science. My workplace is at the AU Library, Katrinebjerg in the Nygaard building.

Personal interests

I live in Aarhus where I enjoy an active lifestyle in the nearby woods and by the shoreline. Being a Real Madrid fan I’m having a hard time, but I’m sure that things will get better.

From time to time I read books, and I’m member of a small group of wine-aficionados.


Posted November 27, 2015

Sabine Oechsner joined the Cryptography and Security group as a PhD student on November 1, 2015

Professional background

I hold a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Currently, I am a PhD student in the Cryptography and Security Group under the supervision of Ivan Damgård.


Posted October 27, 2015

Maciej Obremski  has been employed as a PostDoc in the Cryptography and Security group

Professional background

I have PhD in Computer Science and M.Sc. in Mathematics from University of Warsaw. 

I work in Codes Theory and Tamper-Resilient Cryptography.

My research interests are in Information Theoretic Cryptography (without computational assumptions), Randomness Extractors Theory, Boolean Functions and Probability Theory on Abelian Groups.

Personal interests

Putting muggles to sleep with my jabbering about nuances of analysis of functions over different finite fields.


Posted October 27, 2015

Sofia Hedegaard Rasmussen will start as a research group coordinator on November 1, 2015. Sofia will be working in the Data-Intensive systems group, the Logic and Semantics group and the Programming Language group.

Professional background

Previously, I have worked with online communications, e-marketing and various marketing tasks at an American telecommunications company based in Horsens, Denmark. I hold a Master's degree in English and Business Communication from Aarhus School of Business.

- In my new job I will work with local PhD administration, internal communication, events and a lot of coordination as part of the research group coordinator team.

Personal interests

In my spare time, I spend most of my time playing with my two kids - Ludvig and Solvej. Besides, that we live in an old(er) house in Viby, meaning that both house and garden takes up a lot of time :) Should I have any time to myself, I enjoy doing yoga, reading, or meeting my friends in the city.


Posted October 27, 2015

Yasmin Marie Jensen started as a office trainee at CS on October 15, 2015.

Professional background

Before starting at the Department of Computer Science I was in the military for 6 years. I’ve been working as a professional soldier from the Engineers in Skive in various positions. One led me to a 6 month tour in Afghanistan from 2011-2012, however the last couple of years I’ve been working as an asset in the form of machine conducting, bringer of bridge elements and general last minute problem solving.

In my new job I will work with servicing different parts of CS and make sure everybody is happy.

Personal interests

In my spare time I do a lot of reading of various genres. I do a lot of writing as well, both original work and as a member of an online text-based RPG community, both dapple in fantasy/sci-fi. Other than that I enjoy baking and spending time with my boyfriend.


Posted April 30, 2015

Mai Thai Son has been employed as a PostDoc in the Data-Intensive Systems Group

Professional background

I obtained my PhD degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany and Msc and Bsc degree from Ho Chi Minh City, University of Technology, Vietnam.  

My research interests are Computer Graphic, Computational Geometry, Metaheuristic Search Techniques, Time Series Data Mining, Time Series Prediction, Dimensionality Reduction Techniques, Machine Learning, Data Mining algorithms for high dimension and complex data with applications in various fields such as Neuroscience, Biomedicine, Transportation and Environmental Science.

Personal interests
In my spare time, I usually play ping pong, football, guitar with my friends. I also participate in some charity works and volunteer activities.


Posted April 30, 2015

Yujin Shin started as a PhD student on April 1, 2015 at MADALGO

Professional background
I got my master's degree in Computer Science at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST) in February 2015. The thesis was about the number of edges in 3-fan-crossing free graph with plane spanning tree. I also worked at Korea Electronics Technology Institute as student programmer in 2012-2013.

I will work on data structure and I/O efficiency at MADALGO for next 3 years. 

Personal interests
I like drawing, watching movies and dramas, and being with friends. I also enjoy riding a bike. I am currently planning to go wave surfing.


Posted April 30, 2015

Bas Spitters is a visiting associate professor in the Logic and Semantics group for the rest of 2015.

Professional background

I have a PhD in mathematics from Nijmegen (NL). A personal postdoc grant allowed me to work on mathematical algorithms for real numbers: both their semantics and their computer checked correctness proofs. I've led a work package of a European STREP project on the formalization of mathematics. I also apply logic and semantics to quantum theory. In recent years I've had visiting positions in Princeton (IAS), Paris-Sud, Paris 7, Chalmers and Pittsburgh (CMU).

In Aarhus, I'll be working on the semantics and use of computer proof assistants, both for mathematics and for program verification.


Posted March 23, 2015

Tiare Feuchtner started as a PhD student on March 1, 2015  in the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group and PIT

Professional background
Being from Austria, I started my academic career at the University of Technology in Vienna. With the wish to study "abroad" I went to Germany (which is really not that far away) and enrolled at the TU Berlin, where I also worked as a student researcher. My greatest interest lies in human computer interaction and my master thesis focuses on gesture based interaction with public display installations. Apart from research I was involved in several game development projects and got a chance to familiarize myself with the Austrian and German gaming scene.
Here in Aarhus I wish to research on augmented reality experiences that aim at extending the human body. And of course I am super excited to learn Danish in the next 3 years!

Personal interests
I am very enthusiastic about travelling and am curious about new cultures and languages. I also enjoy outdoor activities like snowboarding, kayaking or biking, but would just as well spend a rainy afternoon with a good book or a video game.


Posted 18 February 2015

Kristoffer Just Andersen started as a PhD student in the Logic and Semantics group on February 1, 2015.

Professional background
After 4 years of study here at Aarhus University, I decided to get a taste of the real world through a software engineering internship. Having satiated my hunger for such material things, I am looking forward to 4 more years at Aarhus!

Personal interests
I enjoy active vacations, cooking and eating -- preferably combinations thereof. I unwind with good fiction books and drama series, and over the past half year I have been trying to discover the artist within me. So far I am still looking.


Posted 18 February 2015

Jan Neerbek started as a PhD student in the Data-intensive systems group on February 1, 2015

Professional background
In January 2002 I got my master thesis in Computer Science at AU. I wrote about complexity theory for quantum computation. Afterwards I worked with different ideas for start-ups, among other things Voice over IP (Skype didn't exist) with professional investors. Since then I have worked at different companies, presently Alexandra Instituttet, where I have worked to bring research results to practical use. In my industrial ph.d. study I will work with Ira Assent on advanced data and stream mining techniques.

Personal interests
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two children. I also enjoy reading good books and watching good movies.


Posted 26 January 2015

Andreas Fender started as a PhD student in the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group on January 5, 2015

Professional background
In December 2014, I got my master's degree in Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin. During my study, I participated in several projects in which user interaction and computer graphics were integral components. The project of my master thesis was an immersive 3D user interface for creating character animations.

In my PhD study, I am going to implement augmented reality based systems as a part of the MADE project.

Personal interests
In my spare time I enjoy playing video games as well as creating small games. Other interests are playing guitar and sports like running, badminton and beach volleyball.


Posted 22 January 2015

Thomas Heinze started as a PostDoc in the Programming Languages Group on 1 January 2015

Professional Background
I have studied computer science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, where I have also received my PhD by the end of 2013 under the supervision of Wolfram Amme. During my PhD, I focused on methods for verification and static analysis of distributed business processes. In my new job at Aarhus University, I will work with Anders Møller on static analysis of dynamic languages.

Personal interests
In my spare time, I enjoy doing sports and playing the cello

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