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
Saarland Informatics Campus
+49 681 302-70150
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 7, R.123
66123 Saarbrücken
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Collaborative Projects

Researchers at the Saarland Informatics Campus regularly initiate and conduct large research projects that are funded by various organizations such as the German Research Foundation, Google, the Volkswagen Foundation, and others.

Centre for European Research in Trusted AI (CERTAIN)

The main objective of this initiative is to address the often disregarded “trust” aspect of AI systems. The goal is to develop new technologies that offer functional and other guarantees and ensure the reliability of AI systems.

Project duration: since 2023

Funding: Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE)

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ELLIS-Unit Saarbrücken AI & Machine Learning „SAM“

Founded in 2020 within the ELLIS Society, the ELLIS Unit SAM focuses on the further development of basic algorithms for artificial intelligence and machine learning (AIML) systems. SAM values security and trustworthiness and aims to enable future AI/ML systems with advanced functionalities for personalized assistants and autonomous decision making.

Project duration: since 2020

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Explainable Intelligent Systems

The research project explores how the explainability of artificial intelligent systems contributes to the fulfillment of important demands of society such as responsible decision-making, trustworthiness of AI and much more.

Project duration: since 2019

Funding: Volkswagen Foundation

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Foundations of Perspicuous Software Systems (CPEC)

The Interregional Collaborative Research Center CRC/TRR 248 “Foundations of Perspicuous Software Systems” aims to enable understanding in a cyber-physical world focused on humans. It was founded in January 2019, involves around 80 researchers (including 50 doctoral students) and is now in its second funding period, financed until 2026.

Project duration: since 2019

Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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Information Density and Linguistic Encoding (IDeaL)

The Collaborative Research Center CRC 1102 is focused on investigating how speakers strategically modulate linguistic encoding on the surprise effect to provide a unified explanation for language variation and use in different communicative environments and at different levels.

Project duration: since 2014

Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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Interdisciplinary Institute for Societal Computing (I2SC)

The I2SC at Saarland University promotes interdisciplinary research between the social sciences and computer science. With a focus on “Computing of Society” and “Computing for Society”, the institute explores social phenomena and develops concepts to improve social coexistence.

Project duration: since 2023

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Neuroexplicit Models of Language, Vision and Action

The Collaborative Research Center GRK 2853 focuses on groundbreaking neuro-explicit models that integrate neural and human-interpretable components for applications in language processing, computer vision and decision making.

Project duration: 2023 – 2028

Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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Center for Visual Computing, Interaction & AI (VIA)

A strategic partnership between the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken and Google investigating fundamental frontier research challenges in the fields of computer graphics, computer vision and human-machine interaction at the intersection of AI and machine learning.

Project duration: since 2022

Funding: Google

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Symbolic Tools in Mathematics and their Application

Saarland University plays a leading role in SFB/TRR 195, a transregional collaborative research center focusing on “Symbolic Tools in Mathematics and their Application”, which contributes to open-source computer algebra systems and progress in algebra and related fields. The objective is to advance interdisciplinary research and improve the computer algebra system OSCAR with innovative algorithms and parallelization techniques.

Project duration: since 2017

Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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Prizes, Awards and Grants

2023
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ERC Advanced Grant
Prof. Dr. Laurent Bartholdi
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Otto-Hahn-Medaille
Marc Habermann
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GI Konrad-Zuse-Medaille
Prof. Dr. Anja Feldmann
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Google PhD Fellowship
Ph.D. Miriam Rateike
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ERC Proof of Concept
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle
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Ehrendoktorwürde
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Kurt Mehlhorn
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Ehrenbürger der Stadt St. Ingbert
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Günter Hotz
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EXIST Transfer of Research Grant
Vahid Babaei
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Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation
Prof. Dr. Derek Dreyer
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Jean-Claude Laprie Award
Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns
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People's Choice Best Demo Award
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle
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Neuroexplicit Models of Language, Vision, and Action
Prof. Dr. Alexander Koller
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IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award
Prof. Dr. Anja Feldmann
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Hall of Fame der deutschen Forschung
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster
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Curious-Mind-Forscherpreis
Vahid Babaei
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GPCE 2023 Most Influential Paper Award
Prof. Dr. Sven Apel
2022
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DFG Emmy Noether-Förderung
Dr. Goran Radanovic
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ERC Advanced Grant
Prof. Dr. Bernd Finkbeiner
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ERC Consolidators Grant
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Holz
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Otto-Hahn-Medaille
Ayush Tewari
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Google PhD Fellowship
Prof. Dr. Simon Spies
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Ehrendoktorwürde
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster
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Eurographics Fellowship
Prof. Dr. Christian Theobalt
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AAAI Outstanding Paper Honorable Mention
Dr. Goran Radanovic
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AAAI Outstanding Paper Honorable Mention
Dr. Adish Singla
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AAAI Outstanding Paper Honorable Mention
Dr. Alvaro Torralba
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AAAI Outstanding Paper Honorable Mention
Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann
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Hermann Neuhaus Prize
Vahid Babaei
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ACM Software System Award
Bernhard Schommer
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CONCUR Test-of-Time Award
Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns
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ICPC Most Influential Paper Award
Prof. Dr. Sven Apel
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Alexander von Humboldt-Professur
Prof. Dr. Ingmar Weber
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Foundations of Perspicuous Software Systems (CPEC)
Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns
2021
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ERC Advanced Grant
Prof. Dr. Sven Apel
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ERC Starting Grant
Prof. Dr. Isabel Valera
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ERC Starting Grant
Dr. Nico Döttling
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ERC Starting Grant
Dr. Adish Singla
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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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Leopoldina Mitgliedschaft
Prof. Dr. Bernt Schiele
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ACM Fellowship
Prof. Dr. Bernt Schiele
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ACM Fellowship
Prof. Dr. Joël Ouaknine
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ACM Fellowship
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lengauer
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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
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TCRTS Test-of-Time Award
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Wilhelm
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MobileHCI Test-of-Time Award
Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger

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.

Contacts, Directories, Research Groups

Around 900 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 77 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: Collaboration and Investment

To convert research results into products and licenses, the Saarland Informatics Campus offers a comprehensive infrastructure for the support of start-ups. Saarland University's newly established "Triathlon" organization bundles all activities for the fostering of researchers in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer. It includes an incubator for tech start-ups, ,an internal patent office and comprehensive capacities for intensive support of start-up projects. Software developments are protected by open source and proprietary licenses. In the 2022 edition of the "Gründungsradar" (Start-up Radar), the UdS ranked 2nd among the 59 large German universities.    

Jens Krück
Management Triathlon
+49 681 302-3548
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.

 

The Career Center - Supporting International Students In Their Career
The Career Center is your contact for all questions regarding career entry. Our aim is to keep your studies practical by supporting you in finding internships, helping you develop intercultural and soft skills, getting in touch with companies, and assisting you in presenting yourself well for a job interview, for example.


Selected Highlights:

Student Assistant Marketing & Communication, Tech (m/f/d)

Our team is looking for student support (f/m/d) in the areas of social media, copywriting, marketing, communication, organization as well as tech for the #SIC and the computer science department.

Send your application to: sgrolier@cs.uni-saarland.de

 

 

Academic research assistant (m/f/x) at department of Mathematics

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science is inviting applications for the following position. 

Job requirements and responsibilities:

- Research in algebraic and complex geometry, in particular in birational geometry(...)

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Academic research assistant (f/m/x)

You will work in the interdisciplinary team of the Chair of Legal Informatics. As a chair of informatics within the Faculty of Law it is unique in Germany (...)
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PhD Researcher Position at Human Computer Interaction Lab

We are an international and diverse team and offer an environment that offers much creative freedom and support to conduct cutting-edge research. You can shape the ideas you pursue, in one or several of the following areas:

- Wearable Interfaces 
-  Virtual Reality & Haptics
-  Human-Robot Interaction
- Fabrication, New Materials , 3D Printing, E-textiles
- Soft Robotics (...)
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Open PhD Student Positionsin Computer Vision and Continual Learning

The goal of your PhD will be to create state-of-the-art 2D and 3D machine perception algorithms that can learn incrementally and evolve.  This is a topic that is highly relevant for the future of AI and connects to 2D and 3D vision, natural language processing, reinforcement learning and fundamental research. (...)
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Student Assistant (HiWi) position (m/f/x)

In his newly-established group focused on user-centered learning sciences and technology research, Professor Tomohiro Nagashima is looking for 1-2 Student Research Assistants (HiWi) who can support new exciting research on learning technology and learning sciences. (...)
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Postdoctoral Researcher Position at Human Computer Interaction Lab

We are an international and diverse team and offer an environment that offers much creative freedom and support to conduct cutting-edge research. You can shape the ideas you pursue, in one or several of the following areas:

- Wearable Interfaces 
-  Virtual Reality & Haptics
-  Human-Robot Interaction
- Fabrication, New Materials , 3D Printing, E-textiles
- Soft Robotics (...)
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Open PostDoc Position in Computer Vision and Continual Learning

The group is looking for a PostDoc that will lead the effort to advance 2D and 3D machine perception algorithms to be able to learn incrementally and evolve, which is highly relevant for the future of AI. You will be working in an interdisciplinary setting between computer vision, 3D reconstruction, NLP and fundamental machine learning. (...)
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