Saarland University computer science professor Jörg Hoffmann has achieved several successes with his research group “Foundations of Artificial Intelligence” at a leading international conference in a subfield of AI research, the “International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)”. Former doctoral student Daniel Gnad wins the conference’s dissertation award, and an exceptionally large proportion of the research papers accepted at the conference was co-authored by the group.
With the “Log4Shell” vulnerability one of the biggest digital risks of recent years was exposed, and deepfakes of ukranian president Zelensky were used for disinformation in the Ukraine crisis. These examples alone show: Topics in computer science have enormous social relevance. That is why the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digital and Energy, in cooperation with the Saarland Informatics Campus, honors outstanding journalistic pieces about informatics – under a new name as the ” Journalism Prize for Informatics”.
Prof. Derek Dreyer, head of the Foundations of Programming research group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern since 2008, and an Honorarprofessor of Saarland University since 2017, has been appointed as a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Scientific Director of MPI-SWS as of May 1, 2022.
The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Informatics in Saarbrücken (Germany) and Google have agreed on a strategic partnership to establish the “Saarbrücken Research Center for Visual Computing, Interaction and Artificial Intelligence (VIA)” at the MPI for Informatics. The center will conduct basic research in frontier areas of computer graphics, computer vision, and human machine interaction, at the intersection of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The VIA center will be headed [...]
The Saarbrücken computer scientists Michael Schmidt and Bernhard Schommer, together with five colleagues, were honored with the internationally renowned “ACM Software Systems” award for the development of a highly secure compiler. Previous winnersof the award include the developers of the “UNIX” operating system, the “World Wide Web” or the developer of the “JAVA” programming language. The prize is awarded annually since 1983 and is sponsored by IT-company IBM with 35,000 US dollars.