Department of Information Technology

Research Arenas

An interdisciplinary form of co-operation at the Department of Information Technology

The role of an Arena

An arena brings together researchers from different divisions who share a common interest, facilitating easy collaboration without requiring additional administrative units.

Within its defined field of activities, an arena is intended to:

  • promote research that will cross division boundaries
  • serve as a catalyst in creating research constellations and contribute to a dynamic research environment
  • enable collective efforts to launch new lines of research into shared areas of interests
  • help to identify and form research constellations that may be eligible to seek funding for major research projects

Active Research Arenas:

Applied Optimisation

Applied optimisation deals with theories, models, and methods for formulating and solving optimisation problems that arise in a wide spectrum of applications. The researchers collaborating within the applied optimisation arena are working to bring the science of doing better to real-life applications.

Automated Reasoning

Automated reasoning focuses on making computer programs autonomous and reason logically, allowing computer programs to automatically find solutions for wide range of problems. The Automated Reasoning Arena will serve as a platform to promote multidisciplinary collaboration, coordinate research activities in this area, and make the research on automated reasoning more visible, within the university as well as externally.


Information technology is an indispensable part of modern (bio)medicine. Computer systems as well as various computational methods play essential roles in healthcare diagnosis, treatment, and care, as well as in medical research. The BiomedIT research arena facilitates and presents research collaborations in this area across all five divisions of Department of Information Technology.

Machine Learning

Machine Learning is about making predictions based on past experience. The Machine Learning Arena at the department of information technology is situated at the intersection of computation and algorithms research, theoretical insights in learning and inference, and case studies of learning and pattern recognition in various fields.

Cyber Security

The Security Arena brings together competences related to CS within the IT department.

Smart City

Modern society faces many critical challenges, including pollution, energy consumption, waste, transportation, and healthcare. The Smart City Arena brings together researchers from different divisions to create a multidisciplinary initiative focusing on IT for smart society. We collaborate with governments and industries to address critical challenges in smart cities, sustainable development, and to improve quality of life.

Updated  2018-08-20 11:43:41 by Peter Waites.