Peter Gorm Larsen & Jesper Buus Nielsen

Insights from the Computer Science Research Field at AU



Aarhus University
Peter Bøgh Andersen Auditorium
Finlandsgade 23, Nygaard-bygningen
8200 Aarhus N


16:30 - 17:00 Doors open
17:00 - 17:45 Presentation by Peter
17:45 - 18:05 Food and networking break
18:05 - 18:50 Presentation by Jesper
18:50 - 19:00 Q&A
19:00 Meetup ends

Insights from the Computer Science Research Field at Aarhus University

Aarhus University is among the world’s leading research-intensive universities and it has been ranked as the number 1 Danish Computer Science Department in 2019. We therefore invite leading researchers to give you insights from the Computer Science research field. This time we focus on Digital Twins and the Blockchain technology.

This event focus on research within Digital Twins and Blockchain. These trending technologies are already being used in many companies and are further expected to drive disruption and new business models.


Therefore, we have invited Peter Gorm Larsen, Professor and Head of DIGIT Centre, to give insights from the Centre for Digital Twins. Furthermore, we have invited Professor and Centre Leader, Jesper Buus Nielsen, to give research insights from Concordium Blockchain Research Center Aarhus.


This event targets anyone interested in state-of-the-art Computer Science research concerning Digital Twins and Blockchains.

Talk 1: Towards Digital Twins for Cyber-Physical Systems

Ensuring the dependability of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) poses challenges for model-based engineering, stemming from the semantic heterogeneity of the models of computational, physical and human processes. We argue that delivering such dependability requires a marriage of multi-disciplinary multi-models developed and co-simulated during design with models derived from real operational data. The assets developed during design thus become a learning digital twin, able to support machine-assisted decision-making both in redesign and in responsive operation. Starting from an integrated open toolchain for CPS design, we illustrate the potential for integrating diverse discrete-event and continuous time models with inductive models derived from such operational data in a digital twin setting.

Peter Gorm Larsen is professor at the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, where he both leads the software engineering research group as well as the Centre for Digitalisation, Big Data, and Data Analytics (DIGIT). After receiving his MSc in EE at the Technical University of Denmark in 1988, he worked in industry before returning to complete an industrial PhD in 1995. In his industry career, as a development engineer and manager, he gave industrial courses all over the world. He returned to academia in 2005. His research is on the tools that help engineers to leverage models in early design stages in particular for the development of CPSs. He is the author of more than 150 papers published in journals, books and conference proceedings.

Peter Gorm Larsen

Peter Gorm Larsen

Talk 2: A Look inside Third Generation Blockchains

The Concordium Blockchain Research Center at Aarhus University perform the technical and fundamental research behind developing the Concordium Blockchain Network. The Concordium Blockchain Network is an example of the upcoming third generation blockchains, which are science driven and have a focus on energy efficiency, speed, scalability, privacy, formal verification, and regulatory compliance. The talk will give examples of the research going on at the center.

Jesper Buus Nielsen is Professor at Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University and Centre Leader of the Concordium Blockchain Research Centre Aarhus. Professor Jesper Buus Nielsen is the author of more than 70 scientific publications and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Aarhus University (2003). He has also worked at ETH Zürich as senior researcher. Jesper is a leading expert on secure multiparty computation and has been a program committee chair for both the Theory of Cryptography Conference and the Eurocrypt Conference.

Jesper Buus Nielsen

Jesper Buus Nielsen


Registration deadline: 31.10.2019


This is a closed meetup for employees from Destination AARhus partner companies and students at Aarhus University.


There are 250 seats, which will be distributed by a first-comes-first principle.



If you have signed up for the workshop but need to cancel your reservation, please notify us as soon as possible by writing an email to: maria_thing@destinationaarhus.com


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