Software and Systems Section

From 1 January 2017 the Software and Systems section is merged into the Computer Science Department. This page is no longer maintained.

The Software and Systems section at the IT University of Copenhagen conducts research on software development and systems, broadly speaking. Our interests include requirements specification, user interface design, user interface software technology, ubiquitous computing, decision support systems, empirical studies of software development in organizations, object-oriented methodology and notations, software architectures, programming language technology for functional and object-oriented languages, model-driven development, ontology, use-oriented development, software verification, computer-based voting, applied formal methods, sensor networks, databases, network technology, and more. Much of our research is practically motivated and is executed in collaboration with industrial partners such as Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen, A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Edlund A/S, CLC Bio A/S, Interschalt GmbH, and DHI Water and Environment, as well as with the Danish public sector, such as major hospitals, the Ministry of Finance Agency for Digitization, and government offices involved in the design of standard contracts for public IT procurement.

Software and Systems section faculty belong to one or more of these research groups: pitLab, Process and Systems Models Group, Software Development Group, Robotics, Evolution and Art Lab, and Software Engineering Group.


PhD students

Former members

  • Aakash Ahmad, postdoc
  • Afsaneh Doryab, PhD, now postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Alberto Delgado-Ortegon, now at Optivation
  • Anders Hessellund, PhD, now at Deltek (Maconomy)
  • Aslak Johansen, PhD, now postdoc at University of Southern Denmark
  • Athina Markopoulou, at UC Irvine
  • Aurélien Tabard, postdoc, now at Universität München
  • Benjamin Lefaudeux, postdoc, now at The Eye Tribe
  • Dario Pacino, postdoc, now at Technical University of Denmark
  • David Raymond Christiansen, PhD, now postdoc at Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Dermot Cochran, PhD, now at Siemens Denmark
  • Diako Mardanbegi, PhD
  • Fabrizio Biondi, now at INRIA Rennes, France
  • Hannes Mehnert, PhD, now postdoc at Cambridge University
  • Helge Pfeiffer, PhD, Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut (DMI), Copenhagen
  • Jacob W Jespersen, PhD, now at Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen
  • Javier González, PhD, now at CNEX Labs
  • Jakob E. Bardram, now professor at DTU
  • John Paulin Hansen, now professor at DTU
  • Johan Bolmsten, PhD, now lecturer at World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
  • Joe Kiniry, now at Galois, Portland OR
  • Joel Granados, PhD, now at Optivation
  • Josu Martinez
  • Juan Ramos Hincapie, PhD, postdoc at University of Manitoba, Canada; now at Lenovo, Beijing
  • Kasper B. Graversen, PhD, now at Edlund A/S
  • Kasper Østerbye, associate professor, now at CPH Business
  • Kevin Tierney, PhD, now at University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Kostas Pantazos, PhD, 1983-2015
  • Lene Pries Heje, PhD, now Head of Studies and in the IT University’s TIME group
  • Hataichanok Unphon, PhD, now at Nordea Bank
  • Mads Frost, now at Monsenso (co-founder)
  • Matias Bjørling, now at CNEX Labs
  • Mohammad A. Kuhail, PhD, USA
  • Neela Narayanan Venkataraman, PhD, India
  • Niv Dayan, now postdoc at Harvard University
  • Rao Mukkamala, now at Copenhagen Business School
  • Rosalba Giuffrida, PhD
  • Sebastien Vaucouleur, PhD, now Paris, France
  • Shahram Jalaliniya, now postdoc, Malmö Högskola
  • Shangjin Xu, PhD, now in Stavanger, Norway
  • Steen Brahe, PhD, now at Deltek/Maconomy
  • Steven Houben, PhD, now postdoc at University College London, UK
  • Thomas Pederson, now biträdande professor, Malmö University
  • Thorsten Berger, PhD, now postdoc at U Waterloo, Canada

Other information


From 1 January 2017 the Software and Systems section is merged into the Computer Science Department. This page is no longer maintained.