sciences, Lyngsoe Systems A/S in Aars, SAS, Aalborg Airport and the international transport body IATA. Working together on a project titled BagTrack, the partners hope to revolutionise the way in which flight luggage is handled by gathering and analysing large amounts of data from a worldwide luggage network. The Department of Computer Science also has its own research-based Center for Data-intensive Systems (Daisy) which has an active programme of industrial collaboration from projects, from ‘intelligent libraries’ (library systems using the
Amazon model of using past book purchases to recommend new books to users) to using Bluetooth tracking to analyse the use
THERE ARE MANY INDUSTRY-FUNDED PROGRAMMES SPONSORED BY COMPANIES
of complex indoor spaces. Doctoral students at the department are able to make a significant impact on the centre’s projects; according to its website, “researchers at
Daisy can often contribute with new insight and help develop new solutions.” Finally, there are also
many industry-funded academic programmes sponsored by individual companies. Leading wind power company, Vestas runs a Global Universities Program which encourages both master’s and PhD students to apply for scholarships to do their Master’s thesis or PhD with Vestas. On successful completion of their project students may be offered a role in one of its R&D units in Europe, the USA or in Asia.