The Pioneer Centre for AI

Interdisciplinary and at the forefront of fundamental AI research


The Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence focuses on fundamental research, and within an interdisciplinary framework, develops platforms, methods, and practices addressing society’s greatest challenges.

Hosted by the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Computer Science, cooperating institutions, Denmark’s Technical University, IT University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, and Aarhus University co-lead the efforts along with Director, Professor Serge Belongie.

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Our research is organized into seven collaboratories

Logo Causality and explainability

Causality and explainability

Led by Aasa Feragen, Ira Assent and Jonas Peters

Logo Extended reality

Extended reality

Led by Dan Witzner Hansen, Hans Gellersen and Kasper Hornbæk

Logo Fine grained analysis

Fine grained analysis

Led by Mads Nielsen and Thomas Moeslund

Logo Learning theory and optimization

Learning theory and optimization

Led by Christian Igel and Ole Winther

Logo Signals and decoding

Signals and decoding

Led by Lars Kai Hansen and Zheng-Hua Tan

Logo Speech and language

Speech and language

Led by Anders Søgaard and Barbara Plank

Logo Networks and graphs

Networks and graphs

Led by Roberta Sinatra and Sune Lehmann Jørgensen

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A joint endeavour

This newly established Pioneer Centre for AI represents a long term investment in fundamental research infrastructure in Denmark by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, developed through close cooperation and co-financing from the partner universities and national research foundations.


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