Martin Tvede Zachariasen

Martin Tvede Zachariasen

Professor of Computer Science, Pro-Rector (Education), Ph.D., Dr. Scient.

  • J .C. Svabos gøta 14, FO-100 Tórshavn

    Faroe Islands

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Personal profile

Martin Tvede Zachariasen is Professor of Computer Science and Pro-Rector (Education) at the University of the Faroe Islands. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Copenhagen in 1998, and was Head of the Computer Science Department at the university from 2008 to 2014. From 2015 to 2018, he was Dean at the Faculty of Science, University of Southern Denmark, and from 2019 to 2021 Vice Chancellor at the IT University in Copenhagen.

Management and Board Positions

  • Member of Board, Finanstilsynet / Danish Financial Supervision Authority, from July 2021. The primary task is supervision of financial undertakings: banks, mortgage-credit institutions, pension and insurance companies, etc.
  • Member of Board, LIFE Fonden, from December 2020. The purpose is to increase the motivation and interest among children and young people in science disciplines.
  • Member of Board, Brøndby Gymnasium, 2012–2015, and from June 2019. The high school specializes in sports and IT.
  • Vice Chancellor, IT University of Copenhagen, 2019–2021.
  • Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Southern Denmark, 2015–2018. Member of a number of boards and steering groups associated with the position, e.g. Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN), IT-Vest, Science Ventures Denmark, Sct. Knuds Gymnasium.
  • Head of Department, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, 2008–2014. Member of a number of boards and steering groups associated with the position, e.g. DADIU, Center for Communication and Computing, HIPERFIT. Chair of Information Security Board at Faculity of Science, 2011–2014.
  • Internal member of IT Advisory Board, University of Copenhagen, 2008–2014. The board advised Center of IT Innovation and Rector on Education and Research in IT across University of Copenhagen.
  • Member of steering committee, Study Introduction Programme, Faculty of Science, 2011–2013.
  • Deputy Head of Department, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, 2007–2008. Responsible for teaching activities and education strategy; member of management team.
  • Member of committee on IT education strategy for University of Copenhagen, March–June 2007.
  • Member of Study Board (Faculty of Science, Master’s Programmes), University of Copenhagen, 2007–2008.
  • Member of Study Board (Dept. of Computer Science), University of Copenhagen, 2001–2007.
  • Head of Studies for BSc programme in Information Technology, University of the Faroe Islands, 2002–2005.
  • Member of task force on didactics in natural sciences at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, 2000–2003.

Management Qualifications

  • Boardwork and Corporate Governance for Financial Institutions, CBS Executive, 2022.
  • Master of Public Governance, Copenhagen Business School, 2015.
  • Management development program, University of Copenhagen,
    March–October 2009.
  • Management development program, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, 2007–2008.
  • Introduction to management, Mannaz, November 2006.

Teaching

Formal Teaching Qualifications

Responsible for teaching training of Assistant Professors at Dept. of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, 2003–2007.

Didactics for Teaching Trainers (3 day course), 2003.

Higher Education Teaching and Teaching Practice Programme (Adjunktpædagogikum), 2000–2001.

Teaching Experience

Teaching responsibilities at the University of Copenhagen and the University of the Faroe Islands since 1989.

Courses at University of the Faroe Islands: Mathematical analysis (1989), Numerical methods (1990), Complexity and computability (2003), Data mining (2006), Data structures and algorithms (1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001). Courses at University of Copenhagen: Metaheuristics in combinatorial optimization (1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004), Computer architecture (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004), Optimization in VLSI design (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004), Approximation algorithms (2003, 2005, 2006, 2014), Algorithms and data structures (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), First year project, software development (2005, 2006, 2007), Theory of science, computer science (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Artificial intelligence (2007). 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Copenhagen Business School

… → 2015

PhD, University of Copenhagen

… → 1998

Master, University of Copenhagen

… → 1995

Bachelor, University of Copenhagen

… → 1993

Bachelor, The University of the Faroe Islands

… → 1989

External positions

Vice Chancellor, IT University of Copenhagen

20192021

Dean, Professor, University of Southern Denmark

20152018

Adjoint Professor, University of the Faroe Islands

20152021

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

20112015

Head of Department, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

20082014

Deputy Head of Department, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

20072008

Adjoint Associate Professor, University of the Faroe Islands

20022015

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

20012011

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

20002001

Post.doc, Forschungsinstitut fur Diskrete Mathematik

19992000

Post.doc, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

19981999

Guest Ph.D. Student, Eindhoven University of Technology

19961997

Ph.D. Student, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

19951998

Part-time Assistant, Oracle Denmark, Copenhagen

19941995

Systems Administrator, The Fisheries Laboratory, Faroe Islands

19891991

Part-time Lecturer, University of the Faroe Islands

19892015

Student Assistant, University of the Faroe Islands

1988

CEO of Z-teld, Z-teld, Faroe Islands

19871995

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