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The PhD Programme

A PhD programme is a 3 year research programme carried out in close cooperation with researchers. The programme consists of an independent research project, participation in course work, educational activities and/or other forms of dissemination, periodic stays with another research institution or scientific environment - preferably abroad - as well as the preparation of a dissertation.

As a PhD student at Computer Science you will be associated with one of our research sections.

By acquiring a PhD you are qualified to work as a researcher, teaching at a university, and to work with research and development in industry.

Former PhD Students & Theses


Name Supervisor Title Defence
José David Tascon Vidarte Sune Darkner 25 April 2022
Lys Sanz Moreta Thomas Wim Hamelryck 22 April 2022
Carl-Johannes Vincent P. Johnsen James Emil Avery 18 Mar 2022
Mostafa Abdou Anders Søgaard Language Understanding in Humans and Artificial Neural Networks: Parallels and Contrasts 21 Feb 2022
Kasra Arnavaz Aasa Feragen Segmentation of the Tubular Network in the Pancreas 14 Jan 2022
Mette Bjerg Lindhøj Jon Sporring  Dynamic Tomography Imaging of Biological Structures 25 Mar 2022
Lasse Borgholt  Christian Igel Semantic Speech Processing with Neural Networks 31 Mar 2022
Faezeh Moshfeghifar Kenny Erleben Hip Joint Finite Element Modeling 23 May 2022
Renfei Liu Kenny Erleben

Group and Pseudo-group Convolutional Neural Networks - Learning on Curved Spaces with the Application to DWI Segmentation

24 May 2022
Name Supervisor(s) Project title Defence
Klemen Lilja Kasper Hornbæk Hand-based Interaction in Mixed Reality:
Manipulating, Navigating and Learning
9 December 2021
Rahul Rajendra Arailkatte Anders Søgaard Towards Better Neural Coreference Resolution
8 December 2021
Victor Petrén Bach Hansen Anders Søgaard Towards Fairness in Conversational Natural Language Processing 29 November 2021
Peter Michael Reichstein Rasmussen Mikkel Thorup Graphs, Algorithms, and Discrete Probabilities 11 November 2021
Carlos Eduardo Tejada Castillo

Daniel Ashbrook Print-And-Play Fabrication 6 October 2021

Lucas Chavez Lima

Christina Lioma, Jakob Grue Simonsen, Maria Maistro Semantic Classification and Evaluation 27 September 2021
Christian Hansen Stephen Alstrup, Christina Lioma, Jacob Grue Simonsen Sequential Modelling with Applications to Music Recommendation, Fact-Checking, and Speed Reading 17 August 2021
Casper Hansen Stephen Alstrup, Christina Lioma, Jacob Grue Simonsen Representation Learning for Efficient and Effective
Similarity Search and Recommendation
16 August 2021
Yiwen Wang Marcos Antonio Vaz Salles Scalable and Reactive Data Management for Mobile Internet-of-Things Applications with Actor-Oriented Databases 16 July 2021
Hans Jacob Teglbjærg Stephensen Jon Sporring Geometrical Models and Stochastic Geometry of
Subcellular Structures
10 June 2021
Christoffer Olling Bach Tijs Slaats Hybrid Process Mining: Inference & Evaluation Across
Imperative & Declarative Approaches
8 June 2021
Ana Valeria González Anders Søgaard Towards Human-Centered Natural Language Processing 25 May 2021
Yova Radoslavova Kementchedjhieva Anders Søgaard Methods, Evalutations and Resources for Multilingual Transfer Learning 21 May 2021
Wojciech Mikal Pawlak Martin Elsman, Cosmin Eugen Oancea Accelerated Financial Algorithms: Derivative Pricing and Risk Management Applications
10 May 2021
Simon Hellemann Flachs Anders Søgaard Computational Grammatical Error Correction: Bridging the Gap from Academia to Industry 6 May 2021
Vlad Manea Katarzyna Wac From Participation Factors to Co-Calibration of Patient- and Wearable-Reported Outcomes in Behavioural, Health, and Quality of Life Studies 14 April 2021















Name Supervisor(s) Project title Date of Defense
Asja Fischer Christian Igel Traning of restricted Boltzmann Machines 25 August 2014
Jens Petersen Marleen de Bruijne, Asger Dirksen Analysis of airways in computed tomography 12 May 2014
Sarah Niebe Kenny Erleben General nonconvex rigid body simulation 7 March 2014
Lars Lau Raket Functional Object analysis 13 June
Lene Lillemark Erleben Mads Nielsen, Sami S. Brandt, Erik B. Dam Shapes related to Longitudinal Studies of Disease 9 April 2014
Adhish Prasoon Mads Nielsen, Francois Lauze, Marco Loog Deep Feature learning and Cascaded Classifier for Large Scale Data 2 May 2014



Name Supervisor(s) Project title Date of defense
Dan Richter Jørgensen Mads Nielsen, Erik B. Dam, Martin Lillholm
Degeneration of osteoarthritic cartilage: focal or global?
26 June 2013
Joselene Marques Mads Nielsen, Erik B. Dam 15 March 2013
Esben Warming Pedersen Kasper Hornbæk
Grab and Touch - Empirical Research on Tangible Computing and Touch Interaction
4 February 2013



Name Supervisor(s) Project title Date of defense
Patrick Bahr
Fritz Henglein Modular Implementation of Programming Languages and a Partial-Order Approach to Infinitary Rewriting 30 November 2012
Tariq Andersen Finn Kensing Prototyping a Collective: On ethnography, design, and use of personal health record
November 2012
Rasmus Fonseca Pawel Winter Reducing the Search Space in Protein Structure Prediction 29 October 2012
Claus Jensen Stephen Alstrup
Improving the efficiency of priority-queue structures Using data-structual transformations and number systems
23 October 2012
Jonas Moll Finn Kensing 23 October 2012
Michael Kirkedal Carøe Robert Glück 7 September 2012
Michael Engell-Nørregaard Kenny Erleben 30 August 2012





Name Supervisor(s) Project title Defense
Karen Marie Lyng Finn Kensing Computerizing Clinical Practice Guidelines 20 December 2010
Martin Rehr Brian Vinter Grid-enabling Non-Computer Resources 8 December 2010
Vladlena Gorbunova Marleen de Bruijne Image Registration of Lung CT Scans for Monitoring Emphysema Progression 1 November 2010
Lauge Sørensen Marleen de Bruijne & Mads Nielsen Pattern Recognition-Based Analysis of COPD in CT 11 October 2010
Christian Wulff-Nilsen Martin Zachariasen Algorithms for Planar Graphs and Graphs in Metric Spaces 15 June 2010
Glennie Helles Martin Zachariasen Searching for the Native Structures of Protein 19 May 2010
Pechin Chien Pau Lo Marleen de Bruijne Segmentation of Lung Structures in CT 1 July 2010
Ketut Fundana Mads Nielsen Variational Segmentation Problems using Prior Knowledge in Imaging and Vision 20 May 2010
Jesper Andersen Julia Jawal Semantic Patch Inference
25 February 2010
Marcus Chang Phillippe Bonnet From Automatic to Adaptive Data Acquisition
- towards scientific sensornets
29 January 2010



Name Supervisor(s) Project Title Defence
Lars Schjøth Jon Sporring Anisotropic Density Estimation in Global Illumination 27 November 2009
Mikkel Rønne Jakobsen Kasper Hornbæk Information Visualization in Programming Environments 15 October 2009
David Karl John Gustavsson Mads Nielsen On Texture and Geometry in ImageAnalysis 12 June 2009
Tobias Uldall-Espersen Erik Frøkjær On the understanding of industrial usability work in IT-systems development 24 February 2009
Rasmus Andersen Brian Vinter Sandboxes for Grid Computing N/A



Name Supervisor(s) Project Title Defence
Arish Asif Qasi Mads Nielsen Quantification of Structure from Medical Images 19 December 2008
Mie Nørregaard Laursen Kasper Hornbæk -
10 December 2008
Simon Spoorendonk David Pisinger Cut and Column Generation
28 November 2008
Christian Stefansen Fritz Henglein (I) A Declarative Framework for ERP Systems (II) Reactors: A Data-Driven Programming Model for Distributed Applications 20 November 2008
Martin Paluszewski Pawel Winter Algorithms for Protein Structure Prediction
10 November 2008
Jens Egeblad Davis Pisinger Heuristics for Multidimensional Packing Problems 29 September 2008
Dan Erik Petersen Stig Skelboe Block Tridiagonal Matrices in Electronic Structure Calculations  25 August 2008
Martin Leopold Philippe Bonnet Sensor Network Motes: Portability & Performance 2 June 2008
Benny Kjær Nielsen Martin Zachariasen Nesting Problems and Steiner Tree Problems 11 February 2008
Jacob Gorm Hansen Eric Jul Virtual Machine Mobility with Self-Migration 31 January 2008
Jacob Raundahl Mads Nielsen Mammographic Pattern Recognition 9 January 2008



Name Supervisor(s) Project Name Defence
Jenny Folkesson Mads Nielsen Statistical Classification and Level Set Methods in Medical Image Analysis Quantitative Evaluation of Articular Cartilage in Knee MRI 14 December 2007
Sune Høgild Keller Mads Nielsen Video Upscaling Using Variational Methods 3 December 2007
Robert Bialek Eric Jul Dynamic Updates of Existing Java Applications 19 September 2006
Kerawit Somchaipeng Peter Johansen & Jon Sporring Multi-Scale Singularity Trees 4 September 2006
Niels Elgaard Larsen - Emerald Database-Integrating Transaction, Queries, and Method Indexing into a system based on mobile objects 16 May 2006
Stefan Røpke David Pisinger Heuristic and exact algorithms for vehicle routing problems 13 January 2006