Lecturers

Roman Beck (IT University of Copenhagen)

Roman Beck is Full Professor at IT University of Copenhagen and Head of the European Blockchain Center. Based on his research output, Roman is ranked among the top 3% of all German professors in business administration. As Blockchain economist, his research focuses on the role of changing nature of work due to Blockchain with focus on governance and value creation in decentralized systems. Roman is Head of the Danish ISO TC 307 Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology standardization group and as convenor and editor in charge of ISO TS 23635 “Guidelines for Blockchain Governance”. He is the representative of Denmark at the European Blockchain Partnership Technical Working Group at the EU Commission in Brussels for developing the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure. He is appointed expert at the OECD Blockchain Policy advisory board and convenor of the Blockchain Interoperability Governance group at UNECE. Roman leads the Working Group on Blockchain Ethics for the EU Commission.

Further information: www.romanbeck.com

Peter Sestoft (IT University of Copenhagen)

Peter Sestoft is a professor and the head of the Computer Science Department at the IT University of Copenhagen. His interests include functional and managed object-oriented programming languages and their implementation, program transformation, program specification, software development, parallel programming and blockchain technologies.

 

Further information: http://www.itu.dk/people/sestoft/

Michel Avital (Copenhagen Business School)

Michel Avital  is Professor of Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School. Digital innovation and entrepreneurship are the leitmotifs of Michel’s work that focuses on technology and organization with an emphasis on its social and organizational aspects. He has published over 100 articles on topics such as blockchain technology, sharing economy, big data, open data, open design, generative design, creativity, innovation, green IT and sustainable value. He is an editorial board member of seven leading IS journals and serves in various organizing capacities in ICIS, AOM, ECIS and other topical conferences. Michel is an advocate of openness and an avid proponent of cross-boundaries exchange and collaboration.

Further information: www.cbs.dk/en/staff/madigi

Boris Düdder (University of Copenhagen)

Boris Düdder is an Assistant Professor in Software Engineering at the University of Copenhagen. His primary research is formal methods in software engineering and with a focus on developing methods for automatic software synthesis with safety and security guarantees. He has obtained his doctoral degree from the Technical University of Dortmund and has 20 years’ experience across different technology (including Microsoft Corp.), research (Fraunhofer Institute for Software- and System Engineering, CERN), and consulting companies for banking and finance (software architect).

Further information: http://diku.dk/english/staff/?pure=en/persons/575423

Fritz Henglein (University of Copenhagen)

Fritz Henglein is professor of programming languages and systems at DIKU, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), previously of Technische Universität München, Rutgers University, IBM Research, New York University, Utrecht University, Hafnium ApS (co-founder) and IT University of Copenhagen. He has held guest professorships at the University of New South Wales, Cornell University and Kellogg College, Oxford. He presently directs the UCPH-based Strategic Research Center on Functional High-performance Computing for finance (HIPERFIT) and chairs the steering committee of the Danish Innovation Network on Finance IT (CFIR). His research interests are in semantic, logical and algorithmic aspects of programming languages, specifically type inference, type-based program analysis, algorithmic functional programming and domain-specific languages, and the application of programming language technology in high-performance stream processing (www.diku.dk/kmc), data-parallel programming (hiperfit.dk), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and e-health.

Further information: http://www.diku.dk/~henglein/index.html

Stefan Voigt (University of Copenhagen)

Stefan Voigt is an assistant professor of Finance at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen as well as a research fellow at the Danish Finance Institute. His research is centered around the impact of technological innovation on financial markets. Stefan has a deep interest in the economic implications of blockchain-based settlement and research questions pertaining to market fragmentation, high-frequency trading and big data in financial applications.

Further information: https://www.voigtstefan.me/

Alexandra Andhov (University of Copenhagen)

Alexandra Andhov is an Associate Professor in Corporate Law and Law and Technology.  Alexandra’s research focuses on questions of corporate law, corporate governance, capital markets, law and technology from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. Her main research interest lies in the integration of legal, economic, and technological analysis, with particular emphasis on more sustainable, inclusive democratic and fair markets. Alexandra is currently working on topics covering blockchain and corporate governance and preparing a manuscript on European Union retail investor protection regulation and new technological innovation through the lens of investor empowerment. Alexandra has been previously a visiting researcher at Cornell Law School, Oxford Law School, Lund University and University of Turin.

Further information: https://jura.ku.dk/english/staff/research

Jonas Valbjørn Andersen (IT University of Copenhagen)

Jonas Valbjørn Andersen is associate professor of digital methods and data in organizations with the Information Systems research group and European Blockchain Center at the IT University of Copenhagen. He has a background in strategy and IT and holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems and Management from Warwick Business School. His research focuses on coordination in distributed information systems such as blockchain and DLT systems, online communities, and data ecosystems as well as organisational processes related to algorithmic decision-making. He primarily employs digital trace data analysis in combination with system modelling and simulation based on systems thinking in general and more specifically on a complex adaptive systems approach. His work aims to contribute with insights on strategy, management, and organising related to distributed information systems such as blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), algorithmic decision-making and digitally distributed organisations.

Further information: https://pure.itu.dk/portal/en/persons/jonas-valbjoern-andersen

Qin Xin (University of Faroe Islands)

Qin Xin is Professor of Computer Science and Faculty Research Leader in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the Faroe Islands (UoFI), Faroe Islands (Denmark). He graduated with his Ph.D. (1st Oct. 2002 – 30th Sep. 2004) in Department of Computer Science at University of Liverpool, UK in December 2004. Prior to joining UoFI, he had held variant research positions in world leading universities and research laboratory including Senior Research Fellowship at Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, Research Scientist/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of Bergen, Norway. His main research focus is on design and analysis of sequential, parallel and distributed algorithms for various communication and optimization problems in wireless communication networks, as well as cryptography and digital currencies including quantum money. Prof. Xin has produced more than 111 peer reviewed scientific papers. His works have been published in leading international conferences and journals, such as ICALP, ACM PODC, SWAT, IEEE MASS, ISAAC, SIROCCO, IEEE ICC, Algorithmica, Theoretical Computer Science, Distributed Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing, and Advances in Space Research. 

Further information: https://pure.fo/en/persons/qin-xin