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2019
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
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
21 DEC

Better characterization of ultra-thin materials

A new optical technology may revolutionize the semiconductor industry and create brand new possibilities within sustainable electronics and data handling. The project is...

Semiconductors Materials Data analysis Electronics Innovation and product development
11 DEC

Key Danish role in major European innovation alliance

DTU is one of the main architects behind a new large European network aimed at developing the cities and transport solutions of tomorrow.

Mobility Transport economy Transport safety Transport models Energy systems Data analysis IT systems Telecommunication Systems analysis Air pollution Climate adaption
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
12 OCT

How planar graphs can solve your morning hassle

Getting to work in the morning before the first meeting starts or getting back home again before the day care closes, can be a challenge to everyone’s work/life balance...

Software and programming IT systems Data analysis
25 JUN

Microscopic laser attracting attention

A tiny new laser is revealing surprising unforeseen properties.

Lasers Micro and nanotechnology Data analysis
19 JUN

Best Trainee Presentation at ISMRM 2018

PhD student Rie Beck Hansen has won 1st prize for best trainee presentation in the hyperpolarization category at ISMRM 2018 conference.

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Image analysis Computer calculations Data analysis Electromagnetism
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
2017
27 NOV

Phone shows sleep patterns

800 students received a free smartphone in the Sensible DTU project, in exchange for allowing researchers to monitor all their activities anonymously.

Data analysis
07 NOV

Artificial intelligence helps develop new types of beer

A new research study seeks to measure and sense flavours and aromas in beer. The project aims at establishing a sensor platform that reduces time and cost to develop new...

Hardware and components Software and programming Data analysis
23 OCT

Doctorate identifies new 2D materials

DTU’s next Dr. Techn.—Kristian Sommer Thygesen—is in the process of compiling a database of existing and future 2D materials.

Physics Materials Data analysis Information technology
08 AUG

It’s all about digitization

The fourth industrial revolution is based on digitization. The sheer number of new, faster and cheaper technologies is making it easier for businesses to digitalize. And...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
08 AUG

Before, it was 3D printing: Now Additive Manufacturing is the new black

However, 3D printing is a key technology within Additive Manufacturing, a concept which is attracting the interest of a growing number of companies.

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
08 AUG

Soon hospital beds will take their own baths

Researchers and hospital employees are developing robots that can transport hospital beds to an automatic washing facility without being touched by human hands.

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
08 AUG

The Internet of Things—and machines: Linking machines to machines

Linking industrial machinery, robots, and systems together holds considerable potential. However, it also requires a high level of security to avoid both breakdowns and...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management Construction and mechanics
Mikal Schlosser
08 AUG

Students and researchers in international robotics competition

As the only Scandinavian university, DTU participated in a robotics competition in Abu Dhabi where robots demonstrated their ability to perceive and adapt to changes in...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems
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
2016
Photo: Kopenhagen Fur
14 NOV

Supercomputer improves virus traceability

The Danish mink industry will now receive help in the fight against a feared virus that can potentially threaten Denmark’s billion kroner export of mink pelts.

Genes and genomes Livestock diseases Production animals Data analysis
11 OCT

Deep learning hands-on course for companies

Statistical artificial intelligence and deep learning have received a lot of attention in the recent years due to the impressive advances within the field in areas such...

Data analysis IT systems
01 SEP

Vital new understanding of the microbiome

The common perception among researchers is that our intestinal bacteria compete and cooperate in a complex network of interactions. But no-one has as yet fully understood...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Computer calculations Data analysis
30 JUN

Fulbright Scholar joins DTU Compute

In fall 2016 Jennifer Strater from USA will join the Formal Methods section at DTU Compute as a MSc student and Fulbright scholar.

Data analysis Computer calculations Software and programming
18 MAY

The dreamy computer

Image creation in computers resembles human dreams where we sometimes imagine things that we have not actually experienced. This is the conclusion of a research collaboration...

Image analysis Computer calculations Data analysis
01 APR

Using big “bio-data” to design better cell factories

The EU has granted 6.3 million Euros to the project DD-DeCaF, coordinated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Genes and genomes Synthetic biology Software and programming Data analysis IT systems
11 MAR

Light on tomorrow’s city

In mid-December, the conclusion of the UN's International Year of Light 2015 was marked with a conference in the Black Diamond, the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Here...

Light sources Sensors Energy efficiency Data analysis Software and programming Computer calculations
11 MAR

On the way to intelligent traffic control

An important step towards a more efficient running of urban traffic is knowing how many cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers are at which places, when they are there, and...

Transport models Mobility Transport behaviour Data analysis Telecommunication Computer calculations IT systems Satelittes
11 MAR

Clean water on green power

Ingenious software enables operators to move the most energy-consuming processes of the wastewater system to times of the day with plenty of cheap renewable energy. In...

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Computer calculations Data analysis Software and programming IT systems Energy efficiency Energy production
26 JAN

Engineers refine doctors’ tools

Sleep is the brain’s way of spring cleaning—and effectively removing toxins. During deep sleep, the body is normally completely at rest and unreactive to the brain’s signals...

Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems Physiological modelling Data analysis Electronics
26 JAN

Colour research

There is increasing evidence to suggest that a particular sleep disorder producing abnormal movements during dream sleep may be an early marker for Parkinson’s disease...

Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems Physiological modelling Data analysis Electronics
2015
26 NOV

Detailed wind knowledge

DTU Wind Energy has worked for such a long time with large calculations of wind movements that the department is now on its fifth supercomputer—called ‘Jess’—which...

Computer calculations Hardware and components Data analysis Wind energy
26 NOV

Denmark’s biggest computer specially designed for life science

It took thirteen years—from 1990 to 2003—and cost USD 3 billion to map the human genome. Today, using a small sample of human DNA—from a person living or dead—we can...

Computer calculations Data analysis Hardware and components Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms
26 NOV

Supercomputers given optimal conditions

Passing Risø DTU Campus, one is immediately drawn to the impressive row of wind turbines. However, something equally impressive and significant is now beginning to take...

Computer calculations Data analysis Hardware and components Systems and data security
09 NOV

DTU Physics part of a new Materials Encyclopedia Project

A new European Centre of Excellence will bring together physicists, chemists, materials, and computer scientists and industry to develop a Materials Encyclopaedia to facilitate...

Physics Chemistry Computer calculations Data analysis Materials
04 NOV

Big Data centre

The new centre, Big Data•DTU, is designed to boost research and education within the field of Big Data. 

Data analysis Information technology
30 OCT

DTU Space researcher awarded US patent

DTU Space lecturer François Anton Castro has been granted his second US patent, along with his collaborators, Deogratius Musiige and Vincent Laulagnet. The patent is for...

Data analysis
05 OCT

Groundbreaking computer program diagnoses cancer in two days

In by far the majority of cancer cases, the doctor can quickly identify the source of the disease, for example cancer of the liver, lungs, etc. However, in about one in...

Cells Genes and genomes Computer calculations Data analysis
03 AUG

Hard-wearing sensor defying soot and heat

A new method for monitoring ships' NO x emissions offers shipping companies environmental documentation. 

Fossil fuels Energy efficiency Data analysis Environmental chemistry Sensors Micro and nanotechnology Air pollution
29 MAY

Apps can monitor your movements

WiFi information—data from wireless routers—which is routinely collected by an Android smartphone can provide highly accurate information about your whereabouts 90 per...

Systems and data security Telecommunication Data analysis
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
18 FEB

One step closer to the reference genome

Within a year, researchers expect to have mapped out the full reference genome or ‘the Danes’ shared hereditary material’.

Genes and genomes Data analysis
09 JAN

Support for research into brain diseases and cancer treatment

Research groups from DTU are participating in two interdisciplinary projects that receive millions in funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Data analysis Nanomedicine Health and diseases Medicine and medico technology
2014
04 SEP

New supercomputer for life science

Industrial biotechnology and pharmaceutical research will both benefit from a new supercomputer to be located at a new supercomputer centre at Risø Campus.

Data analysis
24 JUN

Researchers mapping your route from illness to illness

Researchers from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Copenhagen (KU) have followed six million Danes for 15 years through patient and disease registers...

Data analysis Biological systems Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Enzymes and proteins
23 JUN

Unique data about Danes’ eating and exercise habits

For several decades the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has studied what Danes eat and how much they exercise. These studies have created a unique...

Nutrition and dietary habits Data analysis
10 JAN

Two DTU Compute researchers make big data more secure

The two DTU Compute researchers Postdoc Trine Julie Abrahamsen and Professor Lars Kai Hansen have discovered that computers making decisions based on big data often have...

Information technology Data analysis