About

Reykjavik University School of Computer Science

School-of-computer-science-deanDr. Gísli Hjálmtýsson is Dean of the School of Computer Science.

The School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University has about 800 students and 20 permanent faculty members. The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and software engineering, as well as a combined-degree undergraduate program in discrete mathematics and computer science.

Chair of the School of Computer Science is Luca Aceto

Administrative Director is Sigrún María Ammendrup.

Further information about the department can be found by contacting the faculty members or by sending an e-mail to the office at td@ru.is.

Anna

Anna Ingólfsdóttir

Professor

PhD from The University of Sussex. Research in the area of Theoretical Computer Science with special emphasis on the following aspects: 1 • Concurrency theory and its application in software development. • Mathematical and computational modeling in biology
Anna-sigga

Anna Sigríður Islind

Assistant Professor

PhD from University West in Sweden. Anna Sigga's research interest concerns design, development and use of digital artifacts and platforms as well as research regarding the impact of increased data flow, data work and datafication in society. 

David Thue

David Thue

Assistant Professor

PhD from the University of Alberta. Research in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Games, including within the CADIA research center.

Grischa

Grischa Liebel

Assistant Professor

Grischa is currently an Assistant Professor at Reykjavík University, Iceland. He holds a PhD degree in Software Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. His interests are in empirical software engineering, typically in close collaboration with industry – analysing and tackling actual problems together with practitioners. His expertise is in requirements engineering, model-based engineering, agile methods, and software engineering education.

Gylfi

Gylfi Þór Guðmundsson

Adjunct

PhD from Rennes1 University in Rennes, France. During his PhD he worked for INRIA (French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation) and his research was on content-based image retrieval using distributed systems and working with very large datasets (web-scale). 
He is a member of CRESS (https://en.ru.is/cress) where his leads the data centric systems theme. His interests are all kinds of data collection, storage and processing, content-based image processing, distributed and cloud processing as well as a an general interest in UAVs and drones. 

Halldór Halldórsson

Halldór Halldórsson

Associate Professor


Hallgrimur

Hallgrímur Arnalds

Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies


Hannes

Hannes H. Vilhjálmsson

Associate Professor

PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he performed interdisciplinary research at the MIT Media Lab. Leads the Socially Expressive Computing research group at CADIA, which focuses on the computational modelling and simulation of human social expression in virtual and mixed environments. The chair of the RU Research Council. Co-Founder of a couple of companies in the area of serious games for training.

Henning

Henning Arnór Úlfarsson

Assistant Professor 

PhD in Mathematics from Brown University. Served as the chair of the Icelandic Mathematics Society for several years. Does research in combinatorics, more specifically permutation patterns and algorithms for discovering and proving conjectures in that field.

Hrafn

Hrafn Loftsson

Associate Professor

PhD from University of Sheffield. Research and development in Natural Language Processing, including part-of-speech tagging, parsing, corpus construction, information extraction, machine translation and computer-assisted language learning.

Jacqueline Clare Mallett

Jacqueline Clare Mallett

Assistant Professor

Interdisciplinary researcher, applying deep learning to time series analysis in medical health care, and other fields. Also working with simulation and modelling of distributed systems, and sensor networks. Designed and developed the first computer simulation of the modern banking system to be based on double entry book keeping. Appointed to the supervisory board of the Central Bank of Iceland in 2018 by the Pirate Party of Iceland.

Kári Halldórsson

Kári Halldórsson

Adjunct


Luca Aceto

Luca Aceto

Chair of Department of Computer Science Professor

Luca Aceto (PhD, University of Sussex) is scientific co-director of ICE-TCS, the Icelandic Centre of Excellence in Theoretical Computer Science, and was the president of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science in the period July 2012-July 2016. Since July 2014, he is an elected member of the Informatics Section of Academia Europaea, the Academy of Europe. His research focuses on concurrency theory, semantics of programming and specification languages, and logic in computer science. 

Magnus-Edvald

Magnús Eðvald Björnsson

Assistant Professor

Magnus Már Halldórsson

Magnús M. Halldórsson

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies 


Marcel Kyas

Marcel Kyas

Assistant Professor

Indoor positioning and indoor navigation. Embedded systems. Internet of things.
Maria-Oskarsdottir_sh

María Óskarsdóttir

Assistant Professor

PhD from KU Leuven in Belgium. María's research interests include data science and analytics, network science, mobility, and machine learning with applications in industry.

Marjan

Marjan Sirjani

Professor

Concurrency Theory, Software Engineering, Formal Methods, Model Checking, Software Analysis

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Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir

Associate Professor

PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The chair for the CRESS research center. Her research is focus on user experience (UX) and usability of software system, where agile processes are used, e.g. Scrum and Kanban. 

Mohammad Hamdaqa

Mohammad Hamdaqa, dr.

Assistant Professor

Cloud Computing and IoT
Cloud DevOps
Software Engineering 
Model Driven Engineering 
Social Network Analytics 

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Stephan Schiffel

Assistant Professor

Tarmo

Tarmo Uustalu

Professor

PhD from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. My research interests include structural proof theory and type theory, algebraic and categorical logic, semantics of programming languages, type systems and program logics, functional programming, constructive mathematics.

Yngvi Björnsson

Yngvi Björnsson

Professor

Artificial Intelligence, Heuristic Search, General Game Playing, Computer Games

 

 


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