News 2015

Vacant position at Department of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU)

17 December 2015

DIKUDepartment of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU) seeks a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Large-scale Data Science. The position is open from 1 July 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 01-03-2016.

Andreas Maniotis new PhD from DIKU

15 December 2015

Monday 14 December Andreas Maniotis defended his PhD dissertation entitled "A Representation-Theoretic Approach to Reversible Computation with Applications".

Christian Wulff-Nielsen receives Best Paper Award

20 November 2015

On October 10, 2015, Christian Wulff-Nilsen, algorithm researcher at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (DIKU), received good news. His article entitled "Near-Optimal Light Spanners" has been assigned a Best Paper Award.

Søren Knudsen new PhD from DIKU

16 November 2015

Tuesday November 10 Søren Knudsen defended his PhD-thesis entitled 'How does abundant display space support data analysis? Interaction techniques for information visualizations on large, high-resolution displays'.

Team from University of Copenhagen wins the Danish Championship in Programming for the fifth time

28 October 2015

Once again the UCPH team, Lambdabamserne, two Math and one Computer Science student, can call themselves Danish Champions in programming. 35 teams competed on Saturday October 10th in DIKU's old library in Universitetsparken 1.

New Big Data / Data Science service on its way to Danish companies

26 October 2015

The new project, Industrial Data Analysis Service (IDAS) centered at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (DIKU), will from the beginning of 2016 gather researchers with specialist knowledge in the area of Data Science to advise Danish companies in all areas of Data Science.

High School Students do Study practice at DIKU

19 October 2015

StudentsOnce again DIKU invites highschool students from all over Denmark to get at taste of DIKU student life from Wednesday to Friday in week 43. A total of 35 high school students have signed up.

Four year Novo Nordisk project grant for Rasmus Fonseca

2 October 2015

Rasmus FonsecaPostdoc. at the Department of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen Rasmus Fonseca has received a grant for a 4-year protein simulation project in collaboration with researchers from the Bio-X Institute at Stanford University, USA.

Mobile HCI Conference reached new heights in Copenhagen

30 September 2015

From August 24 to August 27 Copenhagen was the meeting place for academics, hardware and software developers, designers and practitioners in the field of Mobile Human Computer Interaction at the 17th edition of the Mobile HCI Conference – the leading conference in innovation in mobile, portable and personal devices and related services.

Professor Mads Nielsen appointed Head of Department at DIKU

25 September 2015

As of 1st January 2016 The Department of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen will be headed by Professor Mads Nielsen, presently Head of the Image Section at DIKU.

Supervisors at DIKU - you may propose a master thesis for the Embedded Award 2015

1 September 2015

The award is given to a master thesis submitted in the academic year 2014/2015. Deadline is 7th September 2015. The winner receives a prize of 10,000 kr.

DIKU is still the highest ranked CS department in Denmark

20 August 2015

Picture with the text "ranking"The Department of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU) is still the best Computer Science department in Denmark according to the Shanghai Ranking of 2015, also known as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Entrepreneur by chance

6 August 2015 is a Danish tech start-up company founded by former student at DIKU Hans-Kristian Bjerregaard. provides software add-ons for webshops and makes online stores sell more and grow faster by providing webshops with an intelligent search engine, individualized product recommendations and relevant email content.

Pwnies/Gallopsled are again heading for Las Vegas

30 July 2015

On 3rd August DIKU's hacker team Pwnies will leave for Las Vegas to participate in the 23. DEF CON conference and the unofficial WM in CTF-hacking.  

Increase in the number of applicants for the Computer Science Study at DIKU

13 July 2015

Pen and paperWith an increase of 2.5% in the number of applicants for the Computer Science study compared to the previous year, DIKU for the third time has received more than 400 applications.

Stefan Sommer receives honorable prize at the IPMI conference

10 July 2015

At the 24th IPMI conference (International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging) Stefan Sommer, Assistant Professor at DIKU, gave his first presentation at the conference, which rewarded him with an Honourable Mention for his article 'Anisotropic Distributions on Manifolds: Template Estimation and Most Probable Paths'.

Denmark should once again be the most digital country in the world

8 July 2015

DenmarkIn 2009 Denmark could call itself the most digital country in the world. Today Denmark only hold the spot as number 15 – a large group of organizations and interest groups in the corporate world agrees that something is to be done about this. One way to reach this goal is world-class IT qualifications and research.

Eva Rotenberg awarded the Danish Master Thesis of The Year Prize in Computer Science

3 July 2015

Eva Rotenberg received this year's Master Thesis Prize, awarded by The Danish Society for Computer Science and DANISH IT, for her Master's thesis on the subject of dynamic graphs.

GHOST: Technology that leaps out of the screen

2 July 2015

New Technology

Exciting new technologies, which allow users to change the shape of displays with their hands, promise to revolutionise the way we interact with smartphones, laptops and computers. The GHOST Project, which DIKU's HCC Section is leading, is featured in CORDIS: A Digital Agenda for Europe.

Talks by visiting professors Thomas Jensen and John Reppy

23 June 2015

The 19th of June there was a Double DIKU talk with visiting professors, Thomas Jensen og John Reppy at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, where both of them talked about specific topic in their area of research.

Professor Pernille Bjørn presents her area of research CSCW

18 June 2015

The 11th of June professor Pernille Bjørn was officially inaugurated when she held her inaugural lecture at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen.

The enrollment for the Computer Science Master’s Programme at University of Copenhagen reaches new heights

15 June 2015

122 applicants have been offered to start in the Computer Science Master’s Programme at Copenhagen University this year. This means that the maximum capacity has been reached for the first time in many years.

Honorable position to DIKU's Katarzyna Wac

3 June 2015

The Research Scholars for TEDMED 2015 have been announced. Katarzyna Wac, associate professor in the research group Human Centered Computing (HCC) at DIKU, will be a part of the significant group of people who together with the Editorial Advisory Board contribute to the editorial process.

Informatics new subject at Danish high schools

2 June 2015

codeAt DIKU we are happy that it has been decided to adopt Informatics as a permanent subject at Danish high schools, says Deputy Head of Department of Education Kenny Erleben.

New method reveals potential fraud when logging into your online bank account

1 June 2015

The way you press the keys on the keyboard can identify you on the Internet. Or identify a possible intruder!

200 students attended the DIKU Career Fair 2015

27 May 2015

This year, the Department of Computer Science celebrated the 10th anniversary of the DIKU Career Fair. The organizers consider the day a great success with a lively buzz of excitement and 16 companies eager to talk with the 200 students, who have now gained more knowledge about how their future careers may evolve.

DIKU Career Fair 2015

12 May 2015

DIKUOn may 21th its time to DIKUs annual career fair. As a student, you get a unique chance to meet a wide range of companies and talk about your future career opportunities.

Computer Science at University of Copenhagen ranks among the world’s best

5 May 2015

According to the newly published university ranking list, QS World University Ranking by Subject 2015, the University of Copenhagen ranks among the 150 best universities in the world under the category 'Computer Science'.

The most cited paper from the Department of Computer Science wins USENIX Test of Time Award

5 May 2015

 Jacob Gorm HansenThe research paper, Live Migration of Virtual Machines, has just been recognized for its lasting impact on its field by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association. Since the publication in 2005, the paper has been cited 2157 times, which is probably a record for papers published by researchers while affiliated with DIKU.

Pernille Bjørn appointed professor at DIKU

4 May 2015

Professor Pernille BjørnOn May 1st 2015 Pernille Bjorn assumes her new professorship at the Department of Computer Science within Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Pernille becomes part of the Section ‘Human-Centered Computing’ (HCC).

Danish high school student wins bronze at European computer science competition

4 May 2015


Danish high school student, Markus Krabbe, won bronze at the Baltic computer science competition, BOI 2015. Now he and his teammates are going on to the international computer science Olympiad in Kazakhstan.

Martin Zachariasen has released a new book about the Steiner tree problem

4 May 2015

Martin ZachariassenFormer Head of the Computer Science Department, Martin Zachariasen, has just co-authored a new book about his specialty, the Steiner tree problem. The book has the title Optimal Interconnection Trees in the Plane.

Computer Science students told secondary school pupils about computer science during the Spring Research Festival

29 April 2015

On April 24th during the Spring Research Festival (Forskningens Døgn), 250 secondary school pupils participated in the event, "Speed date a researcher!" at Hvidovre Public Library. Peter Thougaard, Master’s student at the Department of Computer Science, was there to tell the young prospective scientists about studying computer science.

6 high school finalists from Danish Computer Science Competition are going to Poland

21 April 2015

At the training camp of Danish Computer Science Competition, the 6 participants to represent Denmark in the Baltic Olympiad in Informatics (BOI) in Poland have been announced.

Danish hacker team Gallopsled returning from Korea in triumph

16 April 2015

The Copenhagen University hacker group Gallopsled has triumphantly returned from the CodeGate contest in Korea. With a third place and a check for 5,000 USD they could not have wished for a better outcome. The excellent result has moved Gallopsled to a second place in the world ranking for competition hacking.

Michael Stonebraker wins Turing Award 2014

13 April 2015

ACM has named Michael Stonebraker of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the recipient of the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award for fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems.

Meet Kasper Hornbæk - our human interaction Big Shot

25 March 2015

Professor Kasper Hornbæk teaches User Interface Technology at DIKU. In his research he focuses on finding alternative ways of using the body to interact with computers.

Meet Andrzej Filinski - our world expert on monads in programming

25 March 2015

Associate Professor Andrzej Filinski teaches Semantics and Types, and he also feels strongly about educating functional programmers about the use of monads in programming.

Meet Christian Igel - our outstanding Machine Learning researcher

25 March 2015

Professor Christian Igel teaches Machine Learning. In his research he uses Machine Learning to adress problems of societal relevance.

Voltset: A startup based on good ideas and computer science

19 March 2015

Multimeter toolDid you know that it is possible to find hidden electrical cables in your wall using your smartphone? The starup company Voltset has developed a 'multimeter' tool which makes it safe and easy to access electrical installations without actually touching. Computer science student at DIKU, Panos Karampis, has helped turning the idea into reality.

Dexter Kozen presents the newest research on NetKat

18 March 2015

On March 13th Guest Professor at DIKU Dexter Kozen visiting from Cornell University held a lecture on the newest breakthroughs in the development of NetKat, a high-level language for programming networks. Here you can watch a video of the whole lecture.

Women, back to the keyboards!

8 March 2015

Even though the gender balance in the computer science education at University of Copenhagen leans to the masculine side, the past as well as the present show plenty of examples proving that women are just as competent as men within computer science. The world’s first programmer was a woman, and today women hold top positions in companies such as HP, Yahoo, and IBM.

Visiting professor Dexter Kozen is announced as honorary member

17 February 2015

One of DIKUs visiting professors has been recognized as an honorary fellow member of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) for his outstanding contribution to theoretical computer science.

Big ERC grant for DIKU’s professor Kasper Hornbæk

11 February 2015

Professor Kasper Hornbæk from the Dept. of Computer Science has received a 5 year Consolidator Grant, amounting to 14 million DKK (approximately € 1.9 m) from the European Research Council (ERC) in order to improve human interaction with computers.

Mikkel Thorup earns Denmark’s premier research honour

21 January 2015

On January 23, 2015, Professor Mikkel Thorup of the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Computer Science will receive Denmark’s top honour for an individual researcher, the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award for Technical and Scientific Research. The 5 million kroner award recognises Mikkel Thorup’s numerous international research breakthroughs. Thorup is one of the world’s preeminent experts in algorithms and data structures. He has also served as a research consultant with both Google and Microsoft.