News 2010

This news list contains important information about research and grants at the eScience center as well as the Department of Computer Science.

Press release: Wallviz - Large visualisations for better data management

21 December 2010

Wallviz is about improving decision making from massive data collections using wall-sized, highly interactive visualizations.

Karen Marie Lyng new PhD at DIKU

20 December 2010

Karen Marie Lyng defended her PhD "Computerizing clinical practice guidelines" on December 20th 2010

Films from DIKU's 40th Anniversary symposium available

15 December 2010

Did you miss the DIKU 40 years Anniversary Symposium? Now you can review the talks on film.

Martin Rehr new PhD in grid computing

8 December 2010

Martin Rehr on Wednesday the 8. December 2010 defended his  phd-dissertation entitled Grid-enabling Non-computer Resources. Martin, who in 2008 wan a prize for Best Grid Mater Thesis, has a.o. carried out research in minimum intrusion of private users who connect their computers or machines to grid.
His research, moreover, comprises the use of PS3 for grid, which has produced performances way beyond what a single machine can deliver.
A unanimous Assessment Committee, comprising Associated Professor Knud Henriksen, DIKU, Copenhagen, chairman, Associate Professor John Markus Bjørndalen, Tr...

New HIPERFIT research center will hopefully help predict the next financial crisis.

8 December 2010

The University of Copenhagen (the Departments DIKU and Math) is building a new research center on financial risk management studies, which will hopefully help predict the next financial crisis.
The new center, named Functional High-Performance Computing for Financial Information Technology (HIPERFIT), will combine research in high performance computing, programming and finance, according to a press release.
"The financial sector contains huge volumes of data which require computer intensive and risk management analysis. These challenges can be resolved in an efficient and in...

DIKU Students Top-10 finalists in European Programming Championship

23 November 2010

The team "Lambdabamserne" hit the top 10 at this years' NWERC 2010.

Three Danish computer science students - also known as the Lambdabamser - obtained an impressive ninth place at this years European Championship in programming, NWERC 2010 in Germany. Altogether 67 teams from all over Europe participated.
DIKU congratulates the Lambdabamser, whose real identity is Søren Dahlgaard, Mathias Bæk Tejs Knudsen and Sebastian Paaske Tørholm.

Available Instructor jobs in Computer Science Blocks 3 and 4 in 2011

23 November 2010

Are you a student - and would you like to teach other students? Then why not apply for a job as instructor? Please note the deadline 26 November 2010.

Coccinelle on the agenda at the 2010 Kernel Summit

16 November 2010

Julia Lawall presented the bug finding programme Coccinelle at the 2010 Kernel Summit held on November 1 and 2 in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Vladlena Gorbunova from the eScience Center defended her PhD

1 November 2010

Vladlena defended her PhD "Image Registration of Lung CT Scans for Monitoring Emphysema Progression" on November 1th 2010

Participate in the Danish Innovation Tournament 2010

28 October 2010

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Lauge Sørensen from the eScience Center defended his PhD "Pattern Recognition-Based Analysis of COPD in CT"

11 October 2010

Research in medical diagnosis by means of image processing is facing a big breakthrough. PhD student Lauge Sørensen and his research colleagues from the eScience Center at DIKU have developed a new efficient method of diagnosis for the lung disease COPD - also known as smoker's lungs. Lauge defended his PhD at DIKU on October 11th

DIKU's 40th anniversary a big success

4 October 2010

The Useful software celebration day 30th September 2010 was attended by roughly 400 guests, who enjoyed a variety of perceptive and knowledgeable talks contributed by i.a. legendary computer scientists, top level university management and representatives from the IT industry.

Celebration at DIKU: 40 years of development in computer science

20 September 2010

DIKUs 40th anniversary is celebrated with a symposium on the September 30th and with the publication of a new book about the digital revolution

Stig Skelboe appointed as Project Leader for ESS Data Centre

13 September 2010

Professor Stig Skelboe has been appointed as Project Leader for the European Spallation Source Data Centre which will be located in Copenhagen

Geology and sushi at the DIKU Staff Seminar

6 September 2010

The staff acted out live algorithms, visited the Geological Museum and made their own sushi all in the same day

Romanian students from DIKU develop an algorithm library

3 September 2010

Their project has now been accepted on the International Conference on Virtual Learning

DIKU reports of almost full house after closing date for bachelors' applications

30 July 2010

142 new students, 13 female and 129 male, have been admitted to the bachelor study in computer science. Following the tendency of the rest of Denmark, DIKU experiences a boom in number of applicants - we are running at almost full capacity (95%) after the first deadline.  

DIKU's New Home: Niels Bohr Science Park is now approved

22 July 2010

The Plans for the new Niels Bohr Science Park have now officially been approved

DIKU's staff and students presently located in Universitetsparken 1 and 5 will move to Niels Bohr Science Park together with the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Science Education, once established, probably by 2015.
The winning consortium of the architectural comptetition headed by Rambøll Denmark presented its proposal at an event on 30th June.
Read more about the science park building plans in an article in ...

PhD student Patrick Bahr receives Award for best contribution at RTA 2010

19 July 2010

Patrick Bahr was awarded a Best Contribution Award for two articles at the RTA 2010 conference.

DIKU-researchers won Best Paper Award on GRAPP 2010

19 July 2010

At the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications three DIKU-researchers won the Best Paper Award

High-Quality Visual Experience

22 June 2010

New book on Image Processing with contributions from DIKU's Image Group now available!

Press release: Coccinelle finds a home in the Linux kernel

22 June 2010

Coccinelle which is a tool for finding and fixing bugs in C code that has been developed by i.a. Julia Lawall and Nicolas Palix (DIKU) is since June 14th available in the Linux source tree itself!

Christian Wulff-Nilsen is now PhD in computer science

15 June 2010

Title of the thesis: Algorithms for Planar Graphs and Graphs in Metric Spaces

New Top 500 supercomputer list released

1 June 2010

The biannual Top 500 supercomputer list has been released.

Martin Zachariasen is now Doctor of Science

25 May 2010

DIKU's head of department Martin Zachariasen obtained the title of Doctor of Science on Friday 21st May 2010, defending his dissertation entitled: Fixed Orientation Interconnection Problems: Theroy, Algorithms and Applications

New publication: Doctoral dissertation on the Steiner Tree Problem

25 May 2010

Martin Zachariasen's doctoral dissertation: Fixed Orientation Interconnection Problems: Theory, Algorithms and Applications consists of 12 individual research articles as well as a synopsis with an introduction to the theoretical and practical framework.

Ketut Fundana received the PhD degree in computer science

20 May 2010

Title of the thesis: Variational Segmentation Problems using Prior Knowledge in Imaging and Vision

Glennie Helles, DIKU, received her PhD degree on 19th May 2010

19 May 2010


Melanie Ganz and Sarah Niebe from DIKU got to the top in Google scholarship

4 May 2010

Top results achieved by Danish computer science competitors at the annual distribution of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship - a prize awarded to female computer science students.

The Image Group at DIKU is involved in a new research Centre for Stochastic Geometry and Advanced Bio-imaging - the CSGB

29 April 2010

The VILLUM FOUNDATION has donated 25 mio. DKK to the new Centre of Excellence

Aditya Tatu has defended his PhD Thesis in computer science

28 April 2010

Title: Curve Evolution in Subspaces and Exploring the Metameric Class of Histogram of Gradient Orientation based Features using Nonlinear Projection Methods

Students at DIKU and eScience - are you ready to submit your business ideas?

26 April 2010

The deadline for submitting your business idea for the Venture Cup competition is May 3rd.

Hard-core computer science competencies are requested by American software companies

19 April 2010

New variations of it and computer science educational paths develop constantly - in Denmark as well as globally. But no matter how many varieties of educations, the good old hard core computer science disciplines will always be requested by many global software companies.
According to the Wall Street Journal the new new hiring formula values math pros with a solid foundation in i.a. machine learning and algorithms - rather than generalists.
Read more in the 
Wall Street Journal Online...

More public attention to eScience with PR eScience

15 April 2010

To attract more public attention to eScience projects in the Øresund Region, the PR eScience project has been established in a cooperation between the Copenhagen, Lund and Øresund Universities.
PR eScience involves one or more "ambassadors" who will strengthen the "public relations" of the eScience center to relevant research environments and industries. The purpose is to...

Applications invited for a PhD scholarship within Image Analysis

7 April 2010

Apply before 29 April.

Brian Vinter appointed to scientific panel for Danish research infrastructure

24 March 2010

Professor Brian Vinter, head of the eScience Steering Committee and the eScience Center, has been appointed by the Minister of Science as member of the scientific panel for eScience in relation to the compilation of a Danish roadmap for research infrastructure Background.
The Government has sat aside DKK 120 millions both in 2011 and 2012 for an Infrastructure Pool II. In total, six scientific panels have been appointed that...

Event 11. March for COME Students

26 February 2010

COME is short for Copenhagen Master of Excellence. At DIKU master students from 2009 are students under the COME program. Register your participation by 1st March 2010.

Aasa Feragen revieces DKK 520.000 from the Lundbeck Foundation

22 February 2010

Aasa Feragen has received a grant of DKK 520.000 from the Lundbeck Foundation to cover a year's research at the eScience Centre

Christian Panton cited in the media for his test of DSB's electronic travel card

29 January 2010

Christian Panton, who is a master student at the eScience center, achieved national attendance when demonstrating to the viewers of the national Danish news channel that the new electronic travel card developed by Rejsekortet A/S to by used by i.a. DSB, the Danish National Railway Company, and Movia, the metropolitan transport company in Copenhagen, could easily be hacked.
Read more about Christian's work in this article in
Version 2: (in Danish).
Rejsekortet have, however, issued a press release in which they refuse the allegations of Christian....

The eScience Centre receives a grant for high productivity tools for Industrial Image analysis

15 January 2010

Professor Brian Vinter at the Escience Centre, Copenhagen University has received a grant of DKK 5,4 million, which will open up for the employment of 3-4 new PhD students.

The project which has a total budget of DKK 7,8 million includes besides DIKU, Danish Meat Research Institute in Roskilde, Deformalyze and Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The project wil...

Slaughter hogs up for CT scans

15 January 2010

Brian Vinter from the eScience Centre at Copenhagen University has been granted DKK 11 million from The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation over the next three years.