Department of Computer Science

ABout us

Leading in computer science

At the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University, we strive to be internationally recognised as a leader in computer science - a department with coherent activities within research, education, development and industry cooperation. And we have come far.

We conduct world-class research in areas ranging from computers and programming to software and computer systems. The department consists of three research groups, all delivering outstanding contributions to their field of research.

The department offers a broad range of educational programmes within computer science at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as continued professional development. The research approach encompasses the formally logical, the experimentally constructive, and the empirically descriptive.

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Department of Computer Science
Aalborg University

Selma Lagerlöfs Vej 300 
9220 Aalborg East, Denmark 

Telephone: +45 9940 9940  

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Head of Department

Peter Axel Nielsen

Deputy Head of Department/Head of Studies

Uffe Kjærulff

Head of Administration

Helle Westmark

Deputy Head of Study

Ulrik Nyman

Key figures


147 employees: 124 scientific staff and 23 support staff (2020)


1300 students (2020)


Approx. 34 enrolled PhD students


Our research groups

Database and Web Technologies (DW)
Database and Web Technologies (DW) emphasizes querying, data mining, and machine learning in two broad areas: data-intensive systems, including spatio-temporal and multidimensional data management and analytics; and web science and knowledge engineering, including graph data management, knowledge graphs, recommender systems.

Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems (DEIS)
Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems (DEIS) emphasizes foundational and logical theories, algorithms and tools for verification and validation, methodologies for real-time and embedded systems, networks and operating systems, probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, and programming technologies.

Human-Centered Computing (HCC)
Human-Centered Computing (HCC) emphasizes the design, development, and use of interactive computer systems from a human-centered perspective, including software development, digitalization, human-computer interaction, interaction design, user experience, and Innovation.

Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University

Selma Lagerlöfs Vej 300  ・ 9220 Aalborg East, Denmark 
Telephone: +45 9940 9940  ・ Mail:

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