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New colleagues - 2017

On September 10, Tian Tan started working at the department as a Postdoc. Tian will be working with both the Programming languages and Logic and Semantics groups.

Professional background: I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of New South Wales, Australia in 2017, and my B.Eng. degree in Software Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China in 2013.

Personal interests: I am a sports fan. I enjoy swimming, fitness, playing volleyball, and so on, but my favorite sport is always basketball.


On September 11, Yue Li started working at the department as a Postdoc. Yue will be working with both the Programming languages and Logic and Semantics groups.

Professional background:  Yue received his Ph.D from University of New South Wales, Australia (UNSW Sydney) in 2016 and both his M.Eng and B.Eng from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China (NPU) in 2012 and 2010, respectively. Before joining Aarhus University, he spent one year as a postdoc in UNSW Sydney from July 2016 to July 2017.

Yue's main research interests are programming languages and systems, software engineering and pervasive computing. Currently, advised by Prof. Anders Møller and Prof. Aslan Askarov, Yue is doing research on program analysis for web applications and security.

Personal interest: In his spare time, Yue enjoys playing badminton, cooking, drawing and singing.


On September 1, Panagiotis (Panos) Karras joined the Data-Intensive Systems as Associate Professor.

Professional background: Before joining AU, Panos has held positions at Aalborg University, Skoltech, Rutgers, the National University of Singapore, and the University of Zurich; he received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Hong Kong and was awarded the Hong Kong Young Scientist Award. Panos' work has introduced algorithms and systems catering to efficiency, succinctness, privacy, integrity, and adaptability in data access and representation; lately he is working on graph data mining.

Personal interests: In my spare time, I enjoy music, theater, reading, and swimming.


On September 1, Vanessa J. Thomas joins the Computer Mediated Activity group as a postdoc.


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On September 1, Marit Ohlenbusch joined the Logic and Semantics group as a PhD student with Lars Birkedal as her main supervisor.

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On September 1, Johan Bay joined the Logic and Semantics group as a PhD student. His main supervisor will be Aslan Askarov.

Professional background: I obtained my Bachelors degree in July 2016 and subsequently began my Masters, and is now a PhD student.

Personal interests: I enjoy cooking, eating and watching sports. For the last few years I've been following the NFL every Sunday in the fall and winter months.


On August 15, Jo Vermeulen started as an Assistant Professor at the department. He is working with the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group and the Computer Mediated Activity group.

Professional background: Before joining Aarhus University, Jo was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the InnoVis group at the Interactions Lab at the University of Calgary (Canada). In 2015, he worked as a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom). He obtained his Ph.D. from Hasselt University (Belgium) in 2014. Jo’s research interests lie at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing and Information Visualization. His work focuses particularly on addressing interaction challenges with non-traditional interactive technology.

Personal interests: In my spare time, I enjoy good food, music, film, and keeping my fingers crossed that the Belgian national football team will one day win a major tournament.


On August 1, Sarah-Kristin Thiel joins the Computer Mediated Activity group as a postdoc.

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On August 1, Simon Gregersen starts as PhD student in the Programming Languages group with Anders Møller as his main supervisor.

Professional background: I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the department in July 2017, and will be undertaking my PhD studies in the CASA group. Prior to this enrollment, I worked as a student programmer in the same group contributing to the projects TAJS and dk.brics.automaton. 

Personal interests: Besides my studies at the department, I enjoy adventure racing, trail running, and playing the trumpet. 


On August 1, Ida Larsen-Ledet starts as a PhD student in the Computer Mediated Activity group, with Susanne Bødker as her main supervisor.

Professional background: I obtained my master's degree in computer science in June 2017, with a specialization in HCI and cognitive semiotics. The topic of my master's thesis, supervised by Susanne Bødker and Claudio Orlandi, was usable security; with a focus on how conceptions of security differ among professionals and everyday users.

Alongside my studies I have worked as a user experience analyst for the AU-local startup company Ceptu.

Personal interests: I spend a lot of my spare time managing and teaching two karate teams for children aged five to eight. When I have the time, I also enjoy indie puzzle games and platformers.


On August 1, Rebekah Mercer joins the Crypto and security group as a PhD student. Her main supervisor will be Claudio Orlandi.

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On August 1, Anders Dalskov joins the crypto and security group as a PhD student. His main supervisor will be Claudio Orlandi.

*** More information will follow, until then you can read about how Anders detected four security breaches in the popular cloud-storage solution SpiderOak ONE, which has been endorsed by Edward Snowden ***


On July 1, Peter Scholl started as a Postdoc in the Crypto and security group.

Professional background: I was previously a postdoctoral researcher at University of Bristol in the UK, where I also completed my PhD. My research area is cryptography, where I am mainly interested in practical aspects of secure multi-party computation.

Personal interests: In my spare time I enjoy rock climbing, cycling and juggling.


On June 1, Troels Rasmussen started as a PhD student in the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group with Kaj Grønbæk as main supervisor.

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On May 19, Dorte Sørensen started as Financial Controller at AU. She works from Ny Munkegade but will be at CS on Fridays.

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On May 1, Prastudy Mungkas Fauzi joined the Cryptography and Security group as a Postdoc.

Professional background: I obtained my bachelor's degree in computer science at the University of Indonesia, and my dual master's degree at NTNU, Norway and University of Tartu, Estonia. In between, I spent 2 years helping develop web applications for various Indonesian governmental agencies and state-owned enterprises.

I also obtained my PhD in cryptography at the University of Tartu, focusing on non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs.

Personal interests: In my free time I enjoy reading, video games, chess, football, and Ultimate Frisbee.


On April 1, Daniel Esteban Escudero Ospina joined the Cryptography and Security group as a PhD student with Ivan Damgård as his main supervisor.

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