Board of Directors (BoD)


The BoD consists of seven researchers and should broadly represent the diversity of the field with respect to data science sub-fields, institutions, geography, gender, and background. 

The Chair and Vice-Chair are fixed for the entire grant period (5.5 years). The other five BoD members are initially appointed for a period of 2.5 years, after which new members are appointed for the next 3 years by the BoD based on a community-driven nomination process. BoD members can be re-elected for another term but no more than 50% of the five rotating seats can be filled with re-appointed BoD members.


Name Title and affiliation Profile
Lars Kai Hansen (Chair) Professor and section head at Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark Machine learning, AI, applications in biomedicine and digital media. ELLIS Fellow and ELLIS Unit Copenhagen board member
Anders Krogh (Vice-Chair) Professor at Department of Computer Science (SCIENCE-KU) and Head of Health Data Science (SUND-KU) at University of Copenhagen Bioinformatics, machine learning, health data, ELIXIR board member
Ira Assent Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University Computer science, machine learning, data management, data-intensive systems. Member of the Industrial Researcher panel (Innovation Fund DK)
Katja Hose Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University Databases, semantics, knowledge representation, web technologies, ML
Claudio Pica Professor and head of SDU eScience Centre at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark Applied mathematics, physics, high performance computing, DeiC member
Carsten Utoft Niemann Clinical Associate Professor and head of CLL Lab at Department of Haematology, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen Precision medicine, data science, ML, risk prediction, stratification, leukaemia
To be appointed Data scientist with business management experience To be appointed by suggestion of the National Advisory Panel