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Jakob Grue Simonsen, Dr. Scient., PhD, MBA
Department chair and Professor at DIKU.

Research Interests

My primary research theme is the mathematics of computation (how to describe the act of performing computations by man, alien, or machine by mathematics). This includes computing and calculations involving mathematical structures that are intrinsically infinite in nature, but must necessarily be computed using only finite resources.

In addition, I maintain a serious professional interest in other areas of computer science such as information retrieval and human-computer interaction.

Currently, I work in the following areas:

I have previously been active in the following areas:


In (a reasonable approximation to) reverse chronological order.

International peer-reviewed journals:

International peer-reviewed conferences

(Rigorously) peer-reviewed workshops

Invited papers and papers at lightly refereed workshops

Theses and technical reports


I am currently not offering BSc., MA, or MSc. projects due to my workload as department chair. Exception: If you are interested in computability-theoretic aspects of machine learning or game theory, and you have at least one relevant course in the area under your belt, please write to me and we can probably figure something out.


Jakob Grue Simonsen
Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (DIKU)
Universitetsparken 1, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark.

E-mail: simonsen-at-diku-dot-dk
Phone: (+45) 35 32 14 39
Fax: (+45) 35 32 14 01