Growing Danish Data Science 2023

National Data Science PhD Meetup and
Celebrating Danish Data Science
Tuesday June 27th, 2023, Utzon Center, Aalborg, Denmark

Welcome to Growing Danish Data Science! A one-day event to strengthen the community of data scientists in Denmark. The day consists of two events: 

9.30 – 14.00 National Data Science PhD Meetup
We welcome all PhD students in Denmark who identify as working with data science 

14.30 – 18.00 Celebrating Danish Data Science
We welcome the wider community of data science researchers and practitioners 

You can register to the morning or the afternoon event, or both as you see fit.


National Data Science PhD Meetup 

We invite you to come co-create the foundation for a Danish data science PhD community, in the first of a series of events. The Meetup will gather up to 80 PhD students from different fields and across Denmark to form new relationships, be engaged by inspiring scientific talks and group discussions, and grow the future of the Danish data science PhD community.  

Come and meet your fellow PhD students for a fun and inspiring day at the Utzon Center in Aalborg. 

Who should attend?

The PhD Meetup is for all PhD students in Denmark who identify as working with data science. Furthermore, you must be either…

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD programme
  • To be enrolled within the coming 6 months 
  • Or have graduated within the last year 

… All from a PhD programme at a Danish university.

You should join the National Data Science PhD Meetup if you want to… 

  • Join a national community for data science PhD students from all Danish universities

  • Be inspired by the broadness of the data science research being done in Denmark 
  • Learn about how to gain the most from interdisciplinary collaboration 
  • Meet potential collaborators through guided networking
  • Take part in co-creating the future national data science PhD community 

  • Enjoy good food, a great venue, and have fun 

Schedule and registration below.

Accommodation and travel reimbursement

If you wish, DDSA will cover accommodation from June 26 to 27 for those participants from outside Aalborg attending the National Data Science PhD Meetup.

Moreover, DDSA will also reimburse your individual travel costs (1 form of transportation only, e.g. train, bus, or flight tickets on economy) if the expense has been made using your personal funds.


Celebrating Danish Data Science 

Celebrating Danish Data Science is for everyone in the Danish data science community who wish to mark the growth of data science in Denmark.  

Together with current and future collaborators, ranging from students to professors, from practitioners to leadership and across all sectors including academia, business, NGOs, and public organisations we celebrate growing Danish data science.  

You should attend Celebrating Danish Data Science if you want to… 

  • Hear inspiring keynotes on the intersection between data science and society 
  • Network with senior data scientists and next generation scientists
  • Continue the conversations from the PhD Meetup 
  • Learn first-hand about the next DDSA-funded PhD and Postdoc projects 


Monday 26th of June

18:00 Optional pre-event: PhD Game Night including pizza and drinks – social night for attendees of the National Data Science PhD Meetup

Tuesday 27th of June

National Data Science PhD Meetup

9:00 Registrations open 

9:30 Welcome by DDSA Managing Director Sofie Castella 

9:50 Keynote: Anna Rogers, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, IT University of Copenhagen 

10:30 Keynote: Rolf Hvidtfeldt, Assistant Professor, Humanomics Research Center, Aalborg University

10:50 Interdisciplinary challenge

11:20 Lunch with a view 

12:20 Meetup Futures: Co-creation workshop for the future national data science PhD Meetups

13:20 Social game: Ice cream, You scream

14:00 End 


Celebrating Danish Data Science

14:00 Doors open

14:30 Welcome

14:45 Keynotes:

  •  Samantha Dawn Breslin, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS), University of Copenhagen
  • Thomas B. Moeslund, Professor, Aalborg University
  • Ida Burchardt Egendal, 2022 DDSA PhD Fellow, Aalborg University

15:25 Announcing the 2023 DDSA Fellows

16:00 – 18:00 Networking reception 

About DDSA

The Danish Data Science Academy focuses on strengthening data science as an independent discipline and on stimulating fruitful collaborations harnessing new digital technologies to benefit society in a broad sense.

Code of Conduct

We are committed to make Growing Danish Data Science a safe and welcoming space for everyone. Please, take a moment to review our Code of Conduct, which outlines our expectations for participant behavior.

Thank you

Thank you to Novo Nordisk Foundation and Villum Foundation for making it possible.