Saarbücken computer scientists are researching how the human body can be used as a touch-sensitive surface for mobile devices.

Research Institutes

Several world-renowned computer science institutes are located on the Saarland Informatics Campus at Saarland University – often only a few steps apart from one another. The researchers working here make Saarbrücken a unique European site for computer science.

Dr. Kristina Scherbaum
General Manager of the Cluster of Excellence MMCI and the Competence Center Computer Science Saarland
+49 681 302-70150
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 7, R.123
66123 Saarbrücken
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Prizes, Awards and Grants

2021
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ERC Advanced Grant
Prof. Dr. Jan Reineke
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Otto-Hahn-Medaille
Ralf Jung
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GI Konrad-Zuse-Medaille
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weikum
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ERC Proof of Concept
Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns
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Leopoldina Mitgliedschaft
Prof. Dr. Bernt Schiele
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AAAI Fellowship
Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann
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ICST Most Influential Paper Award
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zeller
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ETAPS Doctoral Dissertation Award
Ralf Jung
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ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention
Ralf Jung
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EurAI Fellow
Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann
2020
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ERC Starting Grant
Prof. Dr. Vera Demberg
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ERC Starting Grant
Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez
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Otto-Hahn-Medaille
Thomas Leimkühler
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Google PhD Fellowship
Michael Sammler
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ERC Proof of Concept
Dr. Christoph Lenzen
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Academia Europaea Mitgliedschaft
Prof. Dr. Joël Ouaknine
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Ehrendoktorwürde
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster
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IEEE TCRTS Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Wilhelm
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Eurographics Outstanding Technical Contribution Award
Prof. Dr. Christian Theobalt
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Saarländsicher Landespreis für Hochschullehre
Prof. Dr. Bernd Finkbeiner
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Saarländsicher Landespreis für Hochschullehre
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zeller
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Hochschulperle: Future Skills
Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns
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Hochschulperle: Future Skills
Kevin Baum
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Martin Bromberger
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Dr. Hazem Torfah
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Berufung in die Enquete-Kommission „Digitalisierung im Saarland“
Kevin Baum
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ECIR Test-of-Time Award
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weikum
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Frauen-MINT-Award
Noshaba Cheema
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Frauen-MINT-Award
Marlene Böhmer
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ICML Test-of-Time Award
Matthias Seeger
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ISSTA Impact Paper Award
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zeller
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Dissertationspreis der Fachgruppe Bioinformatik
Florian Schmidt
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ISCB Student Software Award
Florian Schmidt
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Helene-Lange-Preis
Dr. Marion Koelle
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SaarLB Wissenschaftspreis
Prof. Dr. Andreas Keller
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Salomaa prize
Prof. Dr. Joël Ouaknine
2019
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Karl Heinz Beckurts-Preis
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Backes
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ERC Starting Grant
Prof. Dr. Karl Bringmann
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DFG Maier-Leibnitz-Preis
Prof. Dr. Karl Bringmann
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EATCS Presburger Award
Prof. Dr. Karl Bringmann
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Skolem Award
Prof. Dr. Christoph Weidenbach
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ESWEEK Test-of-Time Award
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Wilhelm
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Auszeichnung als einer der zehn prägende Köpfe der deutschen KI-Geschichte
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster
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Auszeichnung als einer der zehn prägende Köpfe der deutschen KI-Geschichte
Prof. Dr. Jörg H. Siekmann
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Software Product Line Most Influential Paper Award
Prof. Dr. Sven Apel
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Ranking:
Country Check Informatics

The “Ländercheck Informatik”, published in May 2018 by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany), sheds light on the differences in computer science education at universities between the federal states. Saarland is described as a winner in the study, as it achieves top results in almost all categories.

CHE University Ranking 2018
DFG Funding Ranking 2018
Outstanding IT Science Location
Evaluation of Computer Science

Research Highlights

Scientists at the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) carry out top-level research. Their projects are presented at renowned international conferences, as well as at trade fairs such as the international computer expo CeBIT in Hannover.

Significant contribution to the “Rust” programming language
Significant contribution to the “Rust” programming language
Research on the interplay of hardware and software
Research on the interplay of hardware and software
Sensing devices: Design experiment to spark critical discussion
Sensing devices: Design experiment to spark critical discussion
Paintings from the printer
Paintings from the printer
Saarbrücken based bioinformaticians trace down molecular signals of Parkinson’s disease
Saarbrücken based bioinformaticians trace down molecular signals of Parkinson’s disease
Secure linking of databases
Secure linking of databases
Virtual Worlds become graspable
Virtual Worlds become graspable
Automatically generated language is to adapt to individual users
Automatically generated language is to adapt to individual users
Battery in Focus: Computer Scientists optimize operation of Nano-Satellites in orbit
Battery in Focus: Computer Scientists optimize operation of Nano-Satellites in orbit
Software systems should explain their own behavior
Software systems should explain their own behavior
Structural variants in human genomes
Structural variants in human genomes
Artificial intelligence predicts lightning
Artificial intelligence predicts lightning
Stretchable Circuits
Stretchable Circuits
Software product lines
Software product lines
Portable electronics
Portable electronics
IAA 2017: Saarbrücken researchers show that speech information is more distracting for elderly drivers
IAA 2017: Saarbrücken researchers show that speech information is more distracting for elderly drivers
Sensor stickers transform the human body into a multi-touch surface
Sensor stickers transform the human body into a multi-touch surface
Saarbrücken Start-up Combines Tinkering and Programming for Elementary School Kids
Saarbrücken Start-up Combines Tinkering and Programming for Elementary School Kids
Computer scientists provide fifth dimension for videos
Computer scientists provide fifth dimension for videos
Saarbrücken start-up offers data analysis with scientific expertise
Saarbrücken start-up offers data analysis with scientific expertise
Digital assistant teaches runners healthier running style
Digital assistant teaches runners healthier running style
A webcam is enough to produce a real-time 3D model of a moving hand
A webcam is enough to produce a real-time 3D model of a moving hand
Artificial Intelligence: Recognizing character in the eyes
Artificial Intelligence: Recognizing character in the eyes
IAA 2017: Scientists at Saarland University prevent hacker attacks on cars
IAA 2017: Scientists at Saarland University prevent hacker attacks on cars
Tracking Humans in 3D with Off-the-shelf Webcams
Tracking Humans in 3D with Off-the-shelf Webcams
Saarland University startup presents innovative visualization platform for online media
Saarland University startup presents innovative visualization platform for online media
More than just a flexible doctoral program: Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science
More than just a flexible doctoral program: Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science
Android smartphone data spies exposed like bank robbers
Android smartphone data spies exposed like bank robbers
With Boxmate malicious programs have no place left to hide
With Boxmate malicious programs have no place left to hide
Computer animation: models for facial expression
Computer animation: models for facial expression
Real bring-your-own-device by SRT Boxify
Real bring-your-own-device by SRT Boxify
Big Data for Text: Next-Generation Text Understanding and Analysis
Big Data for Text: Next-Generation Text Understanding and Analysis
Biomechanical simulations show how using tablets and smartphones puts stress on joints and muscles
Biomechanical simulations show how using tablets and smartphones puts stress on joints and muscles
Molecular fitness test for amateur athletes
Molecular fitness test for amateur athletes

Contacts, Directories, Research Groups

Around 800 researchers make the Saarland Informatics Campus a unique location for computer science. They do research as PhD students, independent research group leaders, professors, and emeritus professors in more than 70 research groups.

Erich Reindel
Managing Director, Department of Computer Science
+49 681 302-58091
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 3, R.211
66123 Saarbrücken
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Doctoral Studies

The Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science provides an optimal environment for pursuing doctoral studies in computer science at an internationally competitive level. As a student, you undergo research-oriented training and experience a stimulating and scientifically challenging atmosphere. Advised by internationally renowned scientists, you can participate in one of the many research groups and find your way into top-notch research.

Dr. Michelle Carnell
General Manager, Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science
+49 681 302-5523
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 3, R.205
66123 Saarbrücken
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Library

The Campus Library for Computer Science and Mathematics is the common library of the on-campus Max Planck Institutes, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics at Saarland University. In addition to 120,000 computer science and mathematics publications, the library also offers individual and group work spaces.

Simone Schulze
Head of the Library for Computer Science and Mathematics
+49 681 302-70601
Saarland Informatics Campus E2 3, R.005
66123 Saarbrücken
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Technology Transfer: Entrepreneurship and Investing

In order to transform research results into products and licenses, all institutes of the Saarland Informatics Campus work closely with the entrepreneurship organizations of the state and federal governments. The on-site IT-Incubator, supported by the university, the state, and the Max Planck Society, helps scientists to protect their ideas with patents and to make them usable by business and industry, and supports the establishment of new IT businesses that provide numerous jobs for the region.

Dr. Christof Schäfer
Patent Office (Computer Science)
+49 681 302-6383
Campus A1 1
66123 Saarbrücken
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Job Opportunities

From internships to professorships, job opportunities at the Saarland Informatics Campus are wide-ranging. Whether during your studies, or as the next step in your career, the SIC as an employer offers excellent prospects to gain your footing on our campus.


Selected Highlights:

3 Positions for Post-doctoral Researchers

We have 3 openings for postdoctoral researchers at the HCI Lab at Saarland University and the newly established Sensorimotor Interaction Group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. (...)
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3 PhD Positions

We have 3 openings for doctoral researchers at the HCI Lab at Saarland University and the newly established Sensorimotor Interaction Group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. (...)
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Hiwis für IT-Support (m/w/d)

Allgemeine Aufgaben: Unterstützung des IT Systemadministrators der Fakultät MI | Erster Ansprechpartner (First Level Support) für unsere IT Anwender per Email/Ticket Sytem/vor Ort | Einpflegen der Anfragen in unser Ticketsystem (...)
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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d)

Sie arbeiten im interdisziplinären Team des Lehrstuhls für Rechtsinformatik, der als Informatiklehrstuhl an der rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät eine deutschlandweit einzigartige Rolle einnimmt.. (...)
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IT Security Analyst (m/w/d)

Unser Anspruch – Deine Herausforderung: Management und Weiterentwicklung der IT Security im ODDO BHF-Konzern | Unterstützung der Fach- und IT-Abteilungen bei der Implementierung von Sicherheitsstandards und Bewertung von IT Security Risiken (...)
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Sartorius Scholarship (m|f|d)

Would you like to know how to put theory into practice after completing your master's degree? Do you need financial support so that you can concentrate fully on your studies? (...)
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Dates, Lectures and Events

October 2021

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  • 11. Fachtagung Innovative Technologien für den Handel – ITH 2021
  • Informatik-AG Gymnasium am Schloss
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  • Talk on "All-Season Semantic Scene Understanding for Autonomous Driving" by Dengxin Dai (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik - D2)
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  • Informatik-AG Gymnasium am Schloss
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  • Preisverleihung Eduard-Martin-Preise
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  • Informatik-AG Gymnasium am Schloss
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  • Schülerlabor: CoderGirls und Drohnen programmieren
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  • Eröffnung des akademischen Jahres
  • Infobasar
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  • Girls only: Drohnenprogrammierkurs
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  • Informatik-AG Gymnasium am Schloss
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  • Talk on "Abuse Resistant Law Enforcement Access Systems" by Dr. Gabriel Kaptchuk from Boston University
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  • Informatik-AG Gymnasium am Schloss
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