• 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


Algorithm engineering covers the design and analysis of practical algorithms, efficient implementation of these algorithms, as well as experimentation that provide insight into their applicability and further improvements. Algorithm engineering is naturally an integrated part of the center both because a main motivation for the center is the inadequacy of traditional algorithms theory in providing practically efficient algorithms, and because engineering work naturally supports multidisciplinary and industry collaboration. Additionally, algorithm engineering work often provides valuable input to work on theoretical models, and can lead to practical runtime breakthroughs.

The center considers algorithm engineering challenges in the I/O-efficient and cache-oblivious algorithms areas, as well as in several other areas. In the cache-oblivious area focus is on engineering simple algorithms for very fundamental problems, whereas in the I/O-efficient algorithms area focus is on leveraging existing I/O-algorithms libraries to further engineer algorithms for fundamental problems and to (further) develop software for efficient processing of massive terrain data.

The centers terrain algorithm engineering work has resulted in a start-up company called SCALGO.

Please refer to the centers annual reports for a discussion of obtained result.

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