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Morten Bohøj

The Internet is fascinating. For a long time, I have had a keen interest in exploring the possibilities. During my studies I have pursued this interest, which culminated in my PhD in computer science. I completed the industrial PhD programme in cooperation with the Alexandra Institute and Aarhus University. During my PhD study I have examined how social web technologies and concepts can help create better public digital services as part of the project eGov+. I have completed my graduate as well as my undergraduate degree in computer science from Aarhus University.

My primary focus is on web technologies and the development of web applications. Most of the projects have had focus on web and the latest technologies, as for example HTML5. Major projects include JOIN and CBI.

In addition to the web-oriented projects, I have worked with mobile technologies and software development in general. I am a passionate advocate of user involvement in the development process, which is illustrated in my PhD thesis, where participatory design methods are used, but the CBI project was also based on user involvement.

During my study I worked as a student instructor on several software engineering courses in computer science, including web technologies, software architecture and databases. During my PhD study I have continued to give lectures as I enjoy to pass on knowledge.

I am currently involved in a number of minor projects, most them with focus on web. Recently, we completed a long-term research project CBI.

  • CBI: Community-Based Innovation looks at how technologies such as smart phones, the Internet or Facebook, can give businesses new opportunities to interact with their users and create a better foundation for innovation. The CBI project will investigate and support how interaction between users and companies can occur exactly in the situation where users are experiencing the trouble, the dreams, the needs and ideas for new projects.
  • General work with web technologies. Among other things, we work with HTML5, where we exploit the new opportunities to create interesting applications. We also use responsive design to deal with the fact that, to a large extent, the web can be accessed from devices with very different screen sizes. However, also development of web services, for example as a backend for mobile applications.

With a Master's and PhD degree in computer science from Aarhus University, I have a broad understanding of various computer science topics. Web technologies are of great interest to me, and this can be characterized as my expertise area. Among other things, I have expert knowledge in PHP, HTML5, including CSS and responsive design.

My interest in web development has also given me excellent skills in PHP and MySQL, and recently I have also worked a lot with Google Web Toolkit.

With regard to mobile applications I have mainly worked with the development of Android applications. Besides from working with software development, my work during my PhD study has given me great insight into user-involving methods, which I have used in my work at the Alexandra Institute.

Google Web Toolkit - A useful tool for developing dynamic web pages. Everything is written in Java and Google Web Toolkit translates what is necessary into Javascript

Software Architecture in Practice - Len Bass, Paul Clements, Rick Kazman (2003). A recommendable book on basic software architecture.

Software/ICT Engineer, PhD
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