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Our presence as female IT researchers is not in itself enough to create long-term change

Our presence as female IT researchers is not in itself enough to create long-term change

By Pernille Bjørn and Valeria Borsotti, Professor and Deputy Head of Research at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen and PhD student and Diversity Chair at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen.

Despite the fact that equality between male and female researchers – particularly in computer science and other IT disciplines – has received attention in both politics, media and research projects, development is making slow progress. We believe that one of the reasons for the slow development is that gender equality in research has not yet become a concrete political priority that sets clear goals for universities.

 

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The Danish press welcomed the news of DIREC

The Danish press welcomed the news of DIREC

The press release on DIREC was published at the end of November and was picked up by several Danish media. The coverage reflects an expected interest in the success of bringing together all Danish IT departments in a joint mission to strengthen the efforts for highly-qualified IT specialists in Denmark.

 

Universities collaborate on digital technology

This approach was taken by PROSA, ProIng, supply media, Science Report and ITWatch among others. With a new national centre for research in digital technologies (DIREC), the computer science departments at seven Danish universities are joining forces with the Alexandra Institute to expand the capacity within research and education in digital technologies in Denmark.

The aim is to satisfy the great need for highly educated IT specialists in companies and the public sector as well as to develop new solutions based on artificial intelligence, big data and IoT. DIREC hopes to become an internationally recognized center that can match the most respected centres in the world and thus attract the best researchers. For example, brought here:

We need to upgrade significantly in the digital field

Tech Management adopted the message that it is necessary to intensify the efforts in the digital field. The column was written by Ole Lehrmann Madsen and Jens Christian Godskesen with the message: Denmark must invest in both digital infrastructure, IT-based companies and capacity in IT research, innovation and education. You can find the entire article here:

Vi skal opruste betydeligt på den digitale front

The people behind that centre are always of interest. The Danish news magazine Mandag Morgen welcomed the story of DIREC’s director Thomas Riisgaard Hansen. An excerpt from the article says:

No less than seven Danish universities plus the Alexandra Institute have joined forces to create a centre the aim of which is to assert itself internationally and attract foreign researchers and students. Thomas Riisgaard Hansen has been elected to lead the centre. He will take office on 1 January, and to sum up the task he faces, it is – which is very appropriate for a digital center manager – to build networks.

Read the article here in Danish (paid):

Han skal bygge netværk, der kan forløse Danmarks digitale potentiale

 

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Educational project

Software Infrastructures for Teaching at Scale

Project type: Educational Project

Software Infrastructures for Teaching at Scale

Participants

Project participants

  • AU
  • CBS
  • DTU
  • ITU
  • KU

Project period:
2 years

Budget:

Ulrik Nyman
Associate Professor


Aalborg University
Department of Computer Science
Selma Lagerlöfsvej 300
9220 Aalborg Ø

E: ulrik@cs.aau.dk
T: +45 40 89 21 56

Jakob Lykke Andersen
Assistant Professor


University of Southern Denmark
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M

E: jlandersen@imada.sdu.dk
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Educational project

Supporting Diversity via Inclusive Teaching/Learning Activities

Project type: Educational Project

Supporting Diversity via Inclusive Teaching/Learning Activities

Participants

Project participants

  • AU
  • AAU
  • CBS
  • DTU
  • KU
  • SDU

Project period:
2 years

Budget:

Claus Brabrand
Associate Professor

IT University of Copenhagen
Computer Science Department
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
2300 Copenhagen S

E: brabrand@itu.dk
T: +45 72 18 50 76
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Educational project

Learning Technology for Improving Teaching Quality at Scale

Project type: Educational Project

Learning Technology for Improving Teaching Quality at Scale

Participants

Project participants

  • AU
  • AAU
  • CBS
  • ITU
  • KU
  • SDU

Project period:
2 years

Budget:

Md Saifuddin Khalid
Associate Professor


Technical University of Denmark
Richard Petersens Plads
Building 324, room 253
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

E: skhalid@sdu.dk
T: +45 29 12 84 99
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Explore project

Explainable AI

Project type: Explore Project

Explainable AI

Stakeholders

Stakeholders, project period and budget

  • University of Copenhagen
    • Thomas Hildebrandt, Irina Shklovski, Naja H. Møller
  • Aarhus University
    • Jo Vermeulen,, Kaj Grønbæk, Susanne Bødker
  • Technical University of Denmark
    • Lars Kai Hansen, Thomas Bolander
  • Aalborg University
    • Kim Guldstrand Larsen
  • University of Southern Denmark
    • Anders Lyhne Christensen
  • IT University of Copenhagen
    • Sebastian Risi
  • KMD
    • Peter C. Damm
  • NEC Research Lab Heidelberg
    • Mathias Niepert
  • DCR Solutions
    • Morten Marquard
 

Project period:


Budget:

Thomas Hildebrandt
Professor

University of Copenhagen
Department of Computer Science
Sigurdsgade 41
2200 København N

E: hilde@di.ku.dk
T: +45 31 42 52 79
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Explore project

Verifiable and Robust AI

Project type: Explore Project

Verifiable and Robust AI

Stakeholders

stakeholders, project period and budget

  • Aalborg University
    • Professor Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Thomas D. Nielsen, Manfred Jaeger
  • IT University of Copenhagen
    • Andrzej Wasowski, Rune Møller
  • University of Southern Denmark
    • Peter Schneider-Kamp
  • Aarhus University
    • Jaco van de Pol
  • University of Copenhagen
    • Thomas Hildebrandt
  • Technical University of Denmark
    • Hanne Riis Nielson, Flemming Nielson, Thomas Bolander
  • Grundfos
    • Thomas Asger Hansen, Christian Rasmussen
  • Aarhus Vand
    • Malte Ahm Skov
 

Project period:


Budget:

Kim Guldstrand Larsen
Professor


Aalborg University
Dept. of Computer Science
Selma Lagerlöfsvej 300
9220 Aalborg Ø

E: kgl@cs.aau.dk
T: +45 99 40 88 93
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We need to expand significantly in the field of digital technologies

We need to expand significally in the field of digital technologies

It is crucial for Danish companies and the public sector to have access to highly qualified IT specialists and knowledge about digital technologies. The new national centre for research into digital technologies – DIREC – is a step in the right direction.

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SciTech project

Machine Learning Algorithms Generalisation

Project type: SciTech Project

Machine Learning Algorithms Generalisation

Partners

Partners, project period and budget

  • Aarhus University, Dept. of Computer Science
    • Associate Professor Kasper Green Larsen
    • Postdoc Allan Grønlund
  • University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Computer Science
    • Mikkel Thorup
 

Project period:
October 1, 2020 – September 31, 2024
– 3.5 years

Budget:

Kasper Green Larsen
Associate Professor


Dept. of Computer Science
Aarhus University
Åbogade 34
8200 Aarhus N

E: larsen@cs.au.dk
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SciTech project

Privacy and Machine Learning

Project type: SciTech Project

Privacy and Machine Learning

Partners

Partners, project period and budget

  • Aarhus University, Dept. of Computer Science
    • Professor Jesper Buus Nielsen
    • Professor Ivan Bjerre Damgaard
  • University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Computer Science
    • Christian Igel
  • University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Food and Resource Economics
    • Kurt Nielsen
  • Interested industry: Partisia, Collektive, Ingenico , Data Fair, Data for Good Foundation
 

Project period:
October 1, 2020 – September 31, 2024
– 3.5 years

Budget:

Jesper Buus Nielsen
Professor


Dept. of Computer Science
Aarhus University

E: jbn@cs.au.dk
T: +45 20 58 62 10