Mathias Jakobsen


University of Glasgow

2020 - present

Doctor of Philosophy in Computing Science

Studying for a PhD under supervisor Ornela Dardha.

Aalborg University

2018 - 2020

Master of Science in Computer Science

Enrolled into the extra-curriculum Tech Talent programme. The thesis was about introducing a behavioural type system with protocols, to an object-oriented language.

Aalborg University

2015 - 2018

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor thesis was about introducing session types to a low-level process calculus called Applied Pi-Calculus. The work was published at the workshop EXPRESS/SOS 2018 (see publications).

Work Experience


2018 - present

Co-Founder and Programmer

Worked with lots of different programming technologies such as Python, Java and Web technologies (Angular 2+ with Typescript and React). Projects included a nation-wide marketing campaign for a large Danish company, that ran for 2 years as well as a SaaS platform for route optimisation and management for logistics companies.

University of Glasgow

2021 - 2022

Teaching Assistant

I was a teaching assistant in the courses Programming Languages and Theory of Computation taught by Ornela Dardha in the spring semesters of 2021 and 2022. The first course is about the design and implementation of a compiler, and the second course is about the foundations of computing by working with the λ-calculus and the π-calculus.

Aalborg University


Teaching Assistant

I was a teaching assistant in the course Computability and Complexity taught by Hans Hüttel in the fall semester of 2019. It is a course about the foundations of Computer Science taught to 3rd year students of Computer Science and Software Engineering.




Open Source Projects

Browser Extension

2017 - present


Owner and main contributor to an open source browser extension with around 500 active users, for enhancing the functionality of the online LaTeX editor Overleaf. It has been acknowledged by the company behind the editor.

Voluntary Work


2017 - 2020

Member of FIT

F-Klubben is a voluntary organisation of the students at the House of Computer Science at Aalborg University. FIT manages the POS system, mailing lists and other IT services for F-Klubben.

Nordjyllands Inline Motionister

2018 - 2020

Board Member and Trainer

Board Member with responsibilities of managing the technical infrastructure of the club, as well as being a trainer for the other members.

Tools and Technologies

Programming Paradigms

Imperative Programming

Much experience with object-oriented programming in Java and C#. Many years of experience with Python.

Declarative Programming

I have a lot of experience with SQL (MySQL), and also some experience with the functional languages Haskell and Scheme (Lisp).

Web Technologies

LAMP Stack

I am very experienced with the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack for web development. For the frontend I have years of experience with HTML/CSS/Javascript and Typescript, using the two popular frameworks Angular 2+ and React.


PPDP 2021



Papaya: Global Typestate Analysis of Aliased Objects

Mathias Jakobsen, Alice Ravier, and Ornela Dardha. 23rd International Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 19, 1–13.

FTfJP 2021



Behavioural Separation with Parallel Usages

Iaroslav Golovano, Hans Hüttel, Mathias Jakobsen, and Mikkel Kettunen. In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Workshop on Formal Techniques for Java-like Programs (FTfJP 2021). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 51–58.

APLAS 2020



Behavioural Types for Memory and Method Safety in a Core Object-Oriented Language

Mario Bravetti, Adrian Francalanza, Iaroslav Golovanov, Hans Hüttel, Mathias Steen Jakobsen, Mikkel Klinke Kettunen, Antonio Ravara. In Programming Languages and Systems: 18th Asian Symposium, APLAS 2020, Fukuoka, Japan, November 30 – December 2, 2020, Proceedings. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 105–124.




Context-Free Session Types for Applied Pi-Calculus

Jens Aagaard, Hans Hüttel, Mathias Jakobsen and Mikkel Kettunen. Published in Proceedings Combined 25th International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency and 15th Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics, Beijing, China, September 3, 2018.