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Christian Søndergaard Jensen, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, was elected as a new member of the board of VILLUM FONDEN

Last modified: 15.03.2018



VILLUM FONDEN announces in a press release that the foundation has elected Professor Christian S. Jensen to its board. Christian S. Jensen, Professor in the Department of Computer Science, conducts research on how to process and create an overview of enormous amounts of data that come from GPS devices, smartphones and computers – 'temporal and spatial-temporal data management'.


Knowledgeable and recognized profile

– We are delighted to be able to welcome Christian S. Jensen. With a solid foundation in the technical and scientific world, an impressive research background, and a strong international outlook and network, we are getting a knowledgeable and recognized profile on the board. We very much look forward to working with him, says Jens Kann-Rasmussen, Chairman of the Board.


Christian S. Jensen is looking forward to contributing to the work of VILLUM FONDEN.

– The foundation is particularly ambitious in the technical and scientific area and in relation to environmental, societal and cultural areas at home and abroad that the foundation supports. I hope to be able to help in maintaining and developing this focus, he says.


About Christian Søndergaard Jensen

Christian S. Jensen (b. 1963) received a computer science degree from Aalborg University where he also earned his PhD in 1991 following studies at the University of Maryland.

He became a research professor in 1998 and a professor in 2000 and also earned his DSc at Aalborg University. In 2010, he was appointed professor in computer science at Aarhus University. In 2013, he returned to Aalborg University. He has had several research stays at the University of Arizona and at Google, Mountain View, and has worked in the US for a total of six years.

He is an ACM Fellow (Association for Computing Machinery) and an IEEE Fellow (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).


Christian S. Jensen is also a member of Academia Europaea, the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, and th Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. He is president of the steering committee for the Swedish National Research Program for Big Data. He is Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Database Systems and was also Editor-in-Chief of The VLDB Journal from 2008 to 2014.

As of March 13, 2018, Christian S. Jensen replaces Peter Landrock, Professor and Executive Chair, Cryptomathic, who, according to the foundation’s charter, completes his term after ten years on the board of VILLUM FONDEN.


About the VILLUM FONDEN board

The board of VILLUM FONDEN consists of:

Jens Kann-Rasmussen, Chair
Steen Riisgaard, Deputy Chair
Anja Boisen, Member
Bjarne Graabæk Thomsen, Member
Christian Søndergaard Jensen, Member
Eva Zeuthen Bentsen, Member
Kristian H. Kann Rasmussen, Observer



For further information:

Christian S. Jensen, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, +45 2014 5250, csj@cs.aau.dk; www.cs.aau.dk
Lars Hansen, Executive Director, VILLUM FONDEN, +45 2461 1050, lha@veluxfoundations.dk