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2019
14 MAY

Laser trucks help maintain roads

Pavement engineering company, Dynatest , has developed a truck in partnership with DTU which analyses the state of the road using laser technology.

Lasers Construction and mechanics Information technology Mathematics Transport and logistics
03 APR

Mathematics professor named VILLUM Investigator

Professor Per Christian Hansen from DTU Compute receives a VILLUM Investigator grant of DKK 35 million. He will develop new algorithms that can describe the uncertainty...

Mathematical analysis Mathematical modelling Statistics Computer calculations Software and programming
20 FEB

Cars to report on road condition

Leveraging modern car technology to continuously collect road data may help produce real-time digital images of road maintenance needs.

Mapping and surveying Data analysis Sensors Mathematical modelling Mobility
01 FEB

DTU researcher receives 2019 Industrial Researcher Prize

Innovation Fund Denmark ’s Industrial Researcher Prize is being awarded to Martina Fischetti this year, who developed mathematical optimization models in her industrial...

Energy Wind energy Mathematics Mathematical modelling
09 JAN

Help with shorter waiting times for emergency departments

A new DTU research project seeks to reduce bottlenecks and optimize human resources in hospital accident and emergency departments.

Mathematical modelling Data analysis Information technology
2018
27 NOV

A mathematician on a mission

Stanford University Professor Stephen Boyd applies convex optimization to a wide range of engineering problems. With astounding results.

Mathematical analysis Operations analysis Mathematics
05 NOV

Digital twins to take industry into the future

Tests and experiments can provide new knowledge and the ability to predict the behaviour of materials and durability with ever greater precision. This is achieved by means...

Information technology Data analysis Mathematical modelling Physics Wind energy Materials Production and management
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
10 JUL

Concert-goers’ exercise comparable with spinning

The most active concert participants at Roskilde Festival burn about as many calories as they would doing two hours of spinning or running.

Mathematical modelling Statistics Health and diseases
06 JUN

A picture says more than a thousand words

Imaging is all about creating images. Already widely used in, e.g., medical diagnostics and drug development, imaging is destined to become a core technology in Industry...

Mathematical analysis Image analysis
30 MAY

Fish to be counted using rocket science

Sustainable fishing requires that the right fish are caught in the right quantities. A new research project will provide better calculation methods.

Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling
17 MAY

Mathematics for healthier fish products

Mathematical models from DTU are being used to develop new fish products with less salt and more flavour.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production Mathematical modelling
11 APR

Doctoral defense: linearity is totally boring

In his pursuit to control laser light, Morten Bache has acquired an in-depth understanding of nonlinear effects. This knowledge has now made him DTU’s latest Dr.techn...

Lasers Mathematical modelling
27 MAR

Should we fear AI?

Prominent personalities like scientist Stephen Hawking and SpaceX and Tesla inventor Elon Musk are among those who describe artificial intelligence as nothing less than...

Robot technology and automation Electrotechnology Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Software and programming Mathematical modelling
25 JAN

Your Facebook or phone can stop a disease outbreak

A new study, involving researchers from DTU Compute and using data from DTU students, discovers the usefulness of social media and mobile phone data in preventing diseases...

Information technology Computer calculations Data analysis Mathematical modelling
09 JAN

How to achieve more accurate climate projections

Advanced statistics offer an untapped potential in climate research. Such statistics can help climate scientists provide better and more reliable predictions of the climate...

Climate change Statistics
2017
10 NOV

Energy as a Social Accelerator

As part of the recently launched demonstration project Smart City Accelerator, Center for Electric Power and Energy will test both the production and consumption of energy...

Electrotechnology Mathematics
09 OCT

The 2017 Nils Foss Excellence Prize for innovative food research goes to DTU

On 20 November 2017, the Nils Foss Excellence Prize will be awarded to an internationally recognized researcher for achievement within food science innovation and research...

Food, fish and agriculture Statistics Mathematics Information technology
04 SEP

Fisheries physicist boils theory down to five words

This month Professor Ken H. Andersen will defend his doctoral dissertation written on the basis of 10 years’ research and which resulted in his development of new fishery...

Food, fish and agriculture Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling
Associate Professor Poul G. Hjort. Photo: Mikal Schlosser
19 JUL

Mathematics on the factory floor

The Danish company Westrup A/S, which is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of seed-separation machines, was faced with a mathematical challenge. The company therefore...

Mathematics
13 JUL

From atoms to windturbines: World-class materials modelling

What properties do materials have, and how do they behave under different loads and circumstances? Provided that reliable models capable of predicting the above are available...

Mathematical modelling Construction and mechanics Materials Production and management
03 FEB

Millions for research into the treatment of heart patients and psychiatric and...

Innovation Fund Denmark has granted DKK 27 million to two major health-promoting projects carried out at the  Copenhagen Center for Health Technology, CACHET...

Data analysis Computer calculations IT systems Software and programming Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Mathematics
23 JAN

Five young researchers can step up their research

Five DTU researchers under the age of 40 receive a total of almost DKK 46 million (EUR 6,2 million) from VILLUM FONDEN and can now speed up their research careers.

Chemistry Information technology Physics Mathematics
20 JAN

Rainwater data to form the basis of architectural sketches

Vandkunsten Architects and researchers from DTU are jointly examining new digital tools that can provide information on rainwater flows—right from the initial sketches...

Environment and pollution Mathematics
2016
30 NOV

Water in drains and sewers reveals drug abuse in big cities

Wastewater analyses from DTU Environment are being incorporated into a major European project to estimate the extent of drug abuse in the EU.

Chemistry Mathematics Environment and pollution Waste water and water discharge
10 OCT

Supercomputer answers life science questions

DTU researchers are using the biggest life science supercomputer in Denmark to analyse complex volumes of data and put doctors in a position to improve our health.

Information technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes Health and diseases Mathematics
Photo: Lasse Baltzer
22 SEP

Test of new airport scanner technology

In future, you may be able to leave your laptop and fluids in your carry-on luggage when passing through airport security checks.

Physics Mathematics
15 SEP

Prize for predicting chemicals’ harmful effects without animal testing

Computer models developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, can predict many of the harmful effects caused by different chemical substances...

Mathematical modelling Food, fish and agriculture
22 JUL

Better images on the way

There is good news for graphic designers and web designers who know how time-consuming it is to make cutouts of images—and have seen how poor the quality can be when using...

Mathematics Image analysis
10 MAY

DTU student receives Science Award for video on social networks

How can complex research data be presented on a video in a creative and easily understandable way? Student Ulf Aslak Jensen from DTU Compute solved that challenge and won...

Information technology Mathematics
04 MAY

Meet the man behind Burj Khalifa

Bill Baker is the man behind the world’s tallest man-made structure, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Here, he talks about the engineering challenges of extreme high-rise buildings...

Construction materials Building production and management Building design Building construction Geometry Computer calculations
12 APR

Increased focus on fire safety to reduce fatalities

The number of fire-related deaths in Denmark has been stagnant since the 1980s. Mortality can only be reduced if fire safety becomes a far more integral part of our construction...

Fire prevention technology and safety Mathematical modelling
16 MAR

Newly developed precipitation model in NATURE’s Scientific Reports

Just published in Scientific Reports from Nature Publishing Group, a new Danish study couples calculation models to perform better forecasts of cloudbursts, long-term...

Mathematics Environment and pollution
2015
17 DEC

Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling—new study programme at DTU

Come spring, prospective university students will be able to choose a brand new BSc programme at DTU. Entitled Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling , the new programme...

Mathematics Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry
01 DEC

Mathematical breakthrough boosts rail safety

When Rail Net Denmark (Banedanmark) starts replacing its old signal systems next year, safety levels will have been calculated at DTU using a completely new method.

Mathematics Mathematical modelling Transport and logistics Transport safety Information technology Software and programming
18 NOV

Science must solve luggage problem

Two DTU students are going to help Frankfurt Airport to get transit luggage to its destination on time.

Operations analysis Mathematical modelling
21 OCT

Tiny DNA building block is identical regardless of species

Professor Jakob Bohr is working on a theory to explain why a specific building block in chromosomes is identical in people, animals and plants.

Genes and genomes Mathematics Geometry
07 OCT

Need for optimum wastewater treatment plant control

Mathematical models are to show new ways of managing wastewater treatment plants for the benefit of the climate and the environment.

Climate adaption Waste water and water discharge Water supply Mathematical modelling
17 SEP

Research leads to better predictions of cocktail effects

In order to protect people from chemicals’ harmful effects it is not sufficient to carry out risk assessments one by one of the chemicals people are exposed to every...

Food safety Mathematical modelling
19 MAY

Shortcut through data jungle

New methods of compressing data may be the solution to many of the challenges posed by growing volumes of ‘big data’. New smart compression algorithms enable working...

Information technology Mathematics
18 MAY

Mathematics reduces risk of train collision

When Rail Net Denmark (Banedanmark) next year starts replacing obsolete signalling systems with new technology, a new type of safety calculation will be employed...

Information technology Mathematics
30 APR

Big Data Hackathon May 2015

We repeat the success from last year and will now hold a Big Data Hackathon. This time Microsoft and DTU Compute invite you to the Big Data Hackathon 2015.

Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Systems and data security Mathematical modelling
10 APR

Per Christian Hansen named SIAM Fellow

SIAM Fellows Class of 2015 includes 31 noteworthy professionals who have made significant contributions to the fields of applied mathematics and computational science.

Information technology Mathematics
17 MAR

Fossil-free future within reach

Is it realistic to envisage large Danish towns and cities running exclusively on sustainable energy in 2025? Yes it is, according to a DTU researcher.

Energy Electricity supply Energy production Wind energy Mathematics Mathematical modelling Computer calculations
02 MAR

EliteForsk scholarships awarded to researcher talents

Three PhD students from DTU were presented with travel scholarships at the annual EliteForsk Conference. The conference also celebrated the other prize winners from the...

Mathematical analysis Construction materials Bridge constructions Fuel cells
09 FEB

DTU appoints new Head of Department for DTU Compute

As of 15 February Professor Rasmus Larsen is the new Head of Department for DTU Compute . He comes from a position as head of section and Head of the Researcher Training...

Information technology Mathematics
01 FEB

Predicting the shelf-life of cottage cheese

New mathematical models that predict the growth of listeria and lactic acid bacteria in different types of cottage cheese can be used by producers to determine the shelf...

Food safety Food production Mathematical modelling Bacteria and microorganisms
2014
10 DEC

Easier to connect cables between wind turbines

Connecting offshore wind turbines and submarine cables is a complex undertaking. A newly developed tool makes the calculations both easier and less expensive.

Mathematical analysis Wind energy Systems analysis
25 NOV

DTU students honoured at Big Data conference

Five DTU students and a CBS student were named winners of DTU's Big Data Hackathon at the Big Data conference at Industriens Hus yesterday. The team used Big Data to develop...

Mathematical modelling Data analysis
12 NOV

The real disease burden of foodborne infections

Campylobacter is the foodborne bacteria that contributes most to the burden of disease in Denmark. This is the finding of a study from the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Mathematical modelling Health and diseases
2013
06 NOV

Improved baking processes via mathematic modelling

A new pilot oven has been especially built to mimic baking processes in the bakery industry. The oven was built as part of a PhD project at the National Food Institute...

Food quality Food technology Food, fish and agriculture Food production Mathematical modelling

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