2021.04.07 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Meet Cigdem Aslay, our new Tenure Track Assistant Professor

In 2020, Sigdem Aslay started as Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Data-Intensive Systems research group at the Department of Computer Science. Cigdem's main research interest lies in developing large-scale data mining and machine learning methods to model, understand and improve the functioning of social, information, and networked…

2021.04.07 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Meet Chris Rene Schwiegelshohn, our new Tenure Track Assistant Professor

In 2020, Chris Rene Schwiegelshohn started as Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Algorithms and Data Structures research group at the Department of Computer Science. At the department Chris will research into the computational challenges of machine learning.

2021.04.06 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Alumnus interview with Kresten Krab Thorup

Kresten Krab Thorup is co-founder of the IT company Humio, which has just been bought for an astronomical sum. Meet the Aarhus University alumnus as he explains why Humio’s head office will be staying in Aarhus.

2021.04.01 | CPV

Welcome to new Postdoc Alejandro Aguirre

Welcome to Alejandro Aguirre, who joins CPV as a Postdoc from April 1, 2021. Alejandro obtained his PhD from the Technical University of Madrid in February 2021. During his studies, he worked as a predoctoral researcher at the IMDEA Software Institute, under the supervision of Professor Gilles Barthe. He wrote his dissertation on the topic of…

2021.03.26 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

Best CHI 2021 paper award

Congratulation to João Marcelo Evangelista Belo, Anna Maria Feit, Tiare Feuchtner and  Kaj Grønbæk for winning the Best Paper Award for their paper entitled "XRgonomics: Facilitating the Creation of Ergonomic 3D Interfaces" at the 2021 ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The CHI…

2021.03.26 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media, CPV

Inaugural lecture by Amin Timany

On April 9, Assistant professor Amin Timany will give his inaugural lecture on Zoom. Title: Formal reasoning about programs and programming languages. Abstract: It is well known that it is important to ensure that programs, especially in critical applications, e.g., online banking, are correct. This is because program bugs can lead to issues…

2021.03.24 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Online teambuilding for PhD students and Postdocs

Last week, PhD students and postdocs from the department gathered for some online teambuilding. They took up the challenge of solving the online escape room “The infinity loop”. And, they sure did that very well. The best two teams broke the all-time record for solving the game. Well done!

2021.03.23 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Best paper award to Peyman Afshani and Pingan Cheng

Congratulations to associate professor Peyman Afshani and PhD student Pingan Cheng for winning the best paper award for the “Lower Bounds for Semialgebraic Range Searching and Stabbing Problems", at the 37th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG).

2021.03.17 | Featured, CS frontpage, Public/media

Harshit came from India to study but decided to stay in Aarhus

In 2018, Harshit Mahapatra came from India to Aarhus to study Computer Science at the department. He graduated in 2020, but decided to stay in Aarhus. He now works as a software developer at the Alexandra Institute.

2021.03.15 | CPV, CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Amazon Research Award to Lars Birkedal

Congratulations to Lars Birkedal who has received an $80,000 Amazon Research Award (ARA). The grant will support the research already being done at Centre for Center for basic research in Program Verification (CPV), in which Lars and his team develop fundamental mathematically based models and logics for rigorous mathematical reasoning about…

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2021.03.12 | COBRA

TPBC 2021

The TPBC 2021 workshop will take place from 19 May to 7 July 2021 as a series of online seminars. The tentative schedule is every Wednesday, starting around 17h CEST and running until about 19h CEST.  This year's workshop is organized by the Cryptography and Data Security Group at University Bern. You will find further details on the…

2021.03.09 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media, COBRA

Concordium blockchain almost ready for launch

»I am proud that it is made in Aarhus. It is a world-class product,«states CEO Lone Fønss Schrøder about the Danish-developed blockchain protocol Concordium. Most of the development are done at COBRA under the leadership of Ivan Damgård and Jesper Buus Nielsen [article in Danish].

2021.03.03 | CS frontpage, Public/media, Featured

QS: AU ranks no. 99 within Computer Science in the world

The 2021 QS World University subject rankings are now available, and once again, Aarhus University marks itself as a top university as no. 99 within the subject ranking Computer Science and Information Systems. According to the 2021 QS subject ranking, the department is the best Computer Science Department in Denmark.

2021.03.01 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

The world’s most boring lecturer… Ivan B. Damgård! And for once it is something to celebrate! Every year, the student association TÅGEKAMMERET hosts a competition to elect the most boring lecturer from the NAT faculty.

2021.02.26 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

CS alumni’s start-up sold for DKK 2.4 billion

Congratulations to the Aarhus based tech start-up Humio, which has been acquired by American IT security company CrowdStrike for DKK 2.4 billion. Humio was founded just 4 years ago by a number of former Trifork colleagues, including CTO Kresten Krab Thorup, who has is a PhD from the department.

2021.02.22 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

New app can help Diabetics with foot ulcers better manage their suffering [article in Danish]

Citizens with diabetes can now get a better overview of the development of their diabetic foot ulcers with the new SårApp (wound app). The app, which is part of a research project HealthD360, will investigate how the citizen can gain more control over their own course of treatment, especially between appointments with a general practitioner and at…

2021.02.12 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Danish hacker team is in the top of world ranking

The Danish team Kalmarunionen, which participates in capture the flag “CTF” cybersecurity competitions, is currently placed second in the world ranking, in competition with top teams from countries like Germany, China and Russia. The teams’ members comprise of students and staff from various Danish universities, enthusiasts and leading figures in…

2021.02.07 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Unique career opportunities in Aarhus for IT students

Destination AARhus is giving IT talents - coming to Aarhus University - a unique opportunity to connect with some of the biggest IT companies in the region. This provides students and graduates with a great start to their future career in Denmark. When talking about Denmark most people think of Copenhagen, and many have not even heard of Aarhus.…

2021.01.29 | Public/media, Featured, CS frontpage

In Memoriam - Professor Lars Arge

Professor Lars Arge passed away, December 23rd 2020. To honour him, some of his colleagues and research collaborators share their memories.

2021.01.27 | CS frontpage, Featured, Public/media

Is it possible to maximize the diversity of exposure in a social network?

Social media today depends on building echo chambers (a.k.a filter bubbles) that gather users in like-minded digital communities. These bubbles create higher levels of engagement, but come with pitfalls - current algorithms used by social media mean that people more often encounter news stories and information that they enjoy - the effect…

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