How can Computer Science assist in driving the green transition?

Tree with soil growing on the converging point of computer circuit board.

This is an exclusive event for members of DIKU Business Club - learn more (in Danish).

NB! New date!

The Sustainable Development Goals have a high priority in our global community and as guiding lines for the research going on at the University of Copenhagen. But what role does computer science play to help to reduce CO2 emissions or minimize the deployment of our scarce resources? 

Take your green business development one step further

At this exclusive half-day event for DIKU Business Club members, you will gain insight into recent research ideas and initiatives in the intersection of computer science and green transition as well as have the opportunity to continue the dialogue with our researchers afterwards.


13.00 – 13.30 Registration, coffee and cake
13.30 – 13.40 Welcome by DIKU Business Club's Management
13.40 – 13.55   The Green Transition is (also) digital – general perspectives
Pernille Bjørn, Deputy Head of Department for Research, DIKU
13.55 – 14.10  Utilising data and Machine Learning to fight food waste at Too Good To Go
Carl Johan Riising, Head of data, Too Good To Go
14.10 – 14.20 Digital voting session with audience: What are your biggest concerns in connection with the climate challenge? Where can you make a difference?
14.20 – 14.40 Break
14.40 – 14.55 Using NLP for green nutrition
Daniel Hershcovich, Assistant Professor, Natural Languages Processing (NLP) Section, DIKU
14.55 – 15.10 New method using ML for Carbon Footprint calculation
Raghavendra Selvan, Assistant professor, Machine Learning (ML) Section, DIKU
15.10 – 15.25 Using ML/computer vision for tracking NOx and CO2
Sune Darkner, Associate professor, Image Analysis, Computational Modelling and Geometry (IMAGE) Section, DIKU
15.25 – 15.45 Achieving higher system performance, whilst also securing sustainability using blockchain technologies and purpose-driven programming languages
Martin Elsman, Professor, Programming Languages and Theory of Computation (PLTC) Section, DIKU
15.45 – 16.00 KU has established a Green Solutions Centre
Solveig Krogh Christiansen, Chief Consultant at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
16.00 - 16.15 Summing up on suggestions and panel discussion
16.00 – 17.30 Food, drinks and mingling (outside the Auditorium)
Discuss your own development ideas with our researchers, pose questions, exchange points of view, or find new partners for your next project.
Two people talking at matchmaking session at DIKU Business Club Event in 2019
Matchmaking session at DIKU Business Club event in 2019