Computer Science

The programme:

This programme covers a wide range of theoretical and experimental areas in Computer Science and Bioinformatice:

  • Algorithms and data structures – I/O-efficient algorithms and algorithm engineering for massive data sets.
  • Bioinformatics– development and application of models and methods for analyzing biological and biomedical data, covering topics such as algorithmic development, algorithm engineering, software development, and statistical modeling focusing on evolutionary genome analysis, structural bioinformatics and medical bioinformatics.
  • Mathematical computer science – computational complexity theory, algorithmic and computational game theory, mathematical programming, combinatorial optimization, computational algebra, real algebraic geometry, and multi-agent systems.
  • Cryptography and security – public-key cryptography, cryptographic protocols, and quantum cryptography.
  • Data-intensive systems – spatio-temporal data management, query processing and indexing, high-dimensional and multimedia data, and infrastructure for mobile services and cloud computing.
  • Computer mediated activity – development of new interaction techniques, methods and theories for computer-mediated activities of work and everyday life.
  • Use, design and innovation – participatory design in innovation processes.
  • Ubiquitous computing and interaction – creating concepts for future interactive spaces at schools, libraries, museums, homes and workplaces.
  • Programming languages – object-oriented and functional programming, web technologies, and specification, verification, testing and analysis of software.
  • Logic and Semantics - semantics of programming languages and type theories, models and logic for reasoning about programs.

Affiliated centres/departments:

The programme is affiliated with the Department of Computer Science, which has around 1000 students and 150 employees. The department houses several prominent research centers, including Center for Massive Data AlgorithmicsCenter for the Theory of Interactive ComputationBioinformatics Research CenterCenter for Pervasive HealthcareCenter for Interactive Spaces, and Center for Advanced Software Analysis.  

Examples of employment after graduation:

After graduation a majority of our students are employed in the IT industry in the Aarhus area, which includes companies such as Google Aarhus, Systematic, and Trifork, however many also choose to seek opportunities internationally, and some obtain academic positions either in Denmark or abroad.