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Kurt Jensen

Professor, Vice Head of Department

Curriculum Vitae

 

Personal information

  • Born May 30, 1950 in Hjørring, Denmark.
  • Married with Iben Antonsen. 

Current position

  • Professor at Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University.
  • Vice-head at Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University.
  • Director of AU Summer University.

Academic degrees

  • Dr. Scient. in Computer Science, Aarhus University, 1995: "Coloured Petri Nets".
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Aarhus University, 1980: "Net Models in System Development".
  • Cand. Scient. in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, Aarhus University, 1976.

Research areas

  • Coloured Petri Nets. Basic net models, hierarchical nets, analysis methods, computer tools and industrial applications.
  • Earlier, I have also worked with formal semantics, net equivalences and social impacts of computers.

Major projects

  • The CPN Centre on the use of Coloured Petri Nets for modelling, validation, and capacity planning of concurrent and distributed systems.
  • The CPN Tools project on the development of computer tools for Coloured Petri Nets.
  • The DEVISE project establishing a centre for Experimental System Development at the Computer Science Department, Aarhus University. Supported by the Danish National Science Research Council.
  • The DESIGN/CPN project on the development of computer tools for Coloured Petri Nets.
  • The UTOPIA project on the development of skill based, user oriented systems and education for the graphics industry. Supported by the Danish Council of Technology.
  • A project on the impact of computer systems on the service and work conditions in libraries. Supported by the Danish Research Libraries.

Teaching experience

  • Since 1976, teaching and surpervising computer science at all levels. Teaching areas include Petri nets, distributed systems, formal semantics, and social impacts of computers.
  • Tutorials at more than 25 conferences, workshops, and advanced courses.

Academic services

  • Head of the Steering Committee for the International Petri net Community (2004-2011).
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the International Petri net Community (1985-2013).
  • Member of approximately 30 program committees and international committees, primarily within Petri nets; three times as PC-chairman and three times as organising chairman.
  • Referee for at least 25 different international journals.

Publications and invited talks

Positions held

  • 1999 --      Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University .
  • 1998-2014 Head of Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University.
  • 1990-99    Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University.
  • 1988-90    Senior Research Officer, Meta Software, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 1981-88    Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University.
  • 1978-80    Scholarship, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University.
  • 1976-77    Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University.

Other interests

  • Agility for Dogs (3 Danish Championships and participation on national teams).
  • Orienteering Racing(3 Danish Championships and participation on national teams).