About Us

SCALGO is founded on world-leading research in algorithms for processing massive terrain data.

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Background

SCALGO was founded to bring cutting-edge massive terrain data-processing technology to market. SCALGO software builds on more than two decades of basic and applied research on I/O-efficient and geometric algorithms at Center for Massive Data Algorithms (MADALGO) at Aarhus University, Denmark, and at Duke University in the U.S., in collaboration with industry LIDAR and environmental GIS application experts. The SCALGO founders are world-leading researchers at these institutions. SCALGO maintains close ties to a number of research partners in order to continually improve and extend its software and service portfolio.

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Research Partners

MADALGO is a major world-leading basic research center in massive data processing funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

Duke University is considered a world-leading institution in geometric algorithms and consistently ranked within the top 10 best U.S. universities.

SCALGO also collaborates with industry LIDAR and environmental GIS application experts.

Our Founders

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Morten Revsbæk

Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder
Morten Revsbæk earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University in 2014. Morten has worked both as a consultant on commercial software development projects and on international research projects within algorithm theory, pervasive computing and artificial intelligence. Since 2006 Morten has been involved in the development of algorithms for handling massive terrain data both in theory and in practice.

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Thomas Mølhave

Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder

Thomas Mølhave earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Aarhus University in 2009 and was a postdoctoral associate at Duke University where he still holds an adjunct position.

Thomas has been the principal developer of several massive data projects (such as TerraSTREAM and TPIE).

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Lars Arge

Chairman of the Board, Co-founder

Lars Arge is a Professor of Computer Science at Aarhus University and Director of Center for Massive Data Algorithmics (MADALGO).

He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Aarhus University in 1996, and was a Professor at Duke University until August 2004 (where he also still holds an Adjunct Professor position).

Lars is an elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, as well as of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. He is an ACM Fellow, the recipient of the Danish Minister of Research Elite Research Award and a Career Award from the US National Science Foundation.

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Pankaj K. Agarwal

Co-founder

Pankaj K. Agarwal is the RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science at Duke University.

He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University in 1986 and his masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1986. Pankaj served as chair of the Department of Computer Science at Duke from 2004 to 2010. He also has an appointment in the Department of Mathematics.

Pankaj is an ACM Fellow, A Sloan Fellow, and a National Young Investigator.