MADALGO positions


  • Lars Arge and Mikkel Thorup get best paper award at ISACC 2013

  • MADALGO researchers publish in Nature Communications

  • Pankaj Agarwal appointed honorary doctor at Aarhus University

  • MADALGO Summer School 2013: Feature

  • Lars Arge in Danish TV News broadcast

  • MADALGO awarded grant from The Danish National Advanced Technology foundation

  • Danish Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education visits MADALGO

  • MADALGO selected as success story in a new DNRF publication

  • Lars Arge named 2012 ACM Fellow

  • Kasper receives Best Paper and Best Student Paper Award at STOC’12

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MADALGO in the media


Center for Massive Data Algorithmics is a response to the inadequacy of traditional algorithms theory when it comes to processing massive datasets on diverse computation platforms. The ambitious goal of the center is to be a world-leading center in algorithms for handling massive data, where massive is interpreted broadly to cover computations where the data is large compared to the resources of the computational device.

The high-level objectives of the center is to:
  1. Significantly advance the fundamental algorithms knowledge in the area of efficient processing of massive datasets.

  2. Train the next generation of researchers in a truly world-leading and international environment.

  3. Be a catalyst for multidisciplinary collaborative research on massive dataset issues in commercial and scientific applications.
To meet these objectives the center builds on:
  • Research strength of center core researchers
  • Extensive international research collaboration
  • Multidisciplinary and industry collaboration
  • A vibrant international environment at the center cite
  • Focus on three (different but also very related) core research areas:

    1. I/O-efficient algorithms for efficient processing of massive datasets that reside on slow
      (external) mass storage devices

    2. Cache-oblivious algorithms for efficient processing of large datasets on devices with
      complicated (possibly even unknown) memory hierarchies

    3. Streaming algorithms for efficient processing of data that Is so massive that reading
      through it more than ones is infeasible, or for processing data that naturally arrive
      continually in a streaming way

The three core research focus areas are all relatively young research areas within the broader algorithms research area, formed as a response to some of the inadequacies of traditional theory.

MADALGO - Center for Massive Data Algorithmics, a Center of the Danish National Research Foundation / Department of Computer Science / Aarhus University