Talk: Leo Anthony Celi

Hey Copenhageners, I’m happy to announce the first talk in a long, long while. We’re extremely lucky to have Dr. Leo Anthony Celi from MIT kick things off with a talk about his work with Machine Learning for health care. Talk details are below – and if you keep reading, there’s also more info about… Continue reading Talk: Leo Anthony Celi

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“Too Lazy”: Episode 3 with Dirk Brockmann

This episode’s guest is Dirk Brockmann. Dirk is a physicist and complex systems researcher. He’s a professor at the Department of Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin and the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin. Berfore returning to his native Germany, he was a professor at Northwestern University. Dirk is a man of many talents. His academic work… Continue reading “Too Lazy”: Episode 3 with Dirk Brockmann

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Big data vs the right data: Thoughts on a recently competed trilogy

London 2012 olympics 100m final start. Image by Darren Wilkinson from Chester-le-Street, England CC BY-SA 2.0

Along with a superb group of coauthors (Andreas Bjerre-Nielsen, Valentin Kassarnig, and David Dreyer Lassen), I recently published Task-specific information outperforms surveillance-style big data in predictive analytics in PNAS. I am very excited about this paper, which is the conclusion to our trilogy of “learning analytics” papers, based on the Copenhagen Networks Study (CNS) dataset.… Continue reading Big data vs the right data: Thoughts on a recently competed trilogy

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Video from talk at University of Exeter

A couple of days ago I gave a talk at University of Exeter. In the talk I talk about the take on higher-order structures in networks that I developed a couple of years ago – and which I’m still excited about. Check it out below:

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Let’s build networks of science-friends!

Conference fatigue. I’m realizing that conferences are not really working for me at the moment. In spite of heroic efforts from conference organizers, super-star speakers, etc. When experienced through the screen in my spare bedroom, it’s all turning into a uniform, gray blur. And I generally don’t enjoy giving talks into a matrix of empty,… Continue reading Let’s build networks of science-friends!

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Contact Tracing

Update May 23rd. Final update for this post. I’m happy to report that the Danish government – in part based on input from our advisory board – has decided to base the Danish contact tracing app on the DP-3T (as implemented by Google and Apple) framework. Details here https://www.sum.dk/Aktuelt/Nyheder/Coronavirus/2020/Maj/Politisk-aftale-om-frivillig-smittesporingsapp-for-covid-19.aspx Update May 1st. Here’s another update.… Continue reading Contact Tracing

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Achievement Unlocked!

Starting march 1st this year, I was promoted to full professor at DTU! Pretty exciting. And if you want proof, take a look at my updated profile page (conveniently screen-shot and marked up below).

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Arek Stopczynski Visit

We’re lucky to have Lab Alum Arkadiusz ‘Arek’ Stopczynski visiting the lab on January 9th and 10th. On the 9th, he’s busy being examiner at a PhD Defense, but on his second day in Denmark, he’s going to give a talk to tell us about what he’s been up to since starting at Google af… Continue reading Arek Stopczynski Visit

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