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Max Planck Director Anja Feldmann appointed ACM Fellow

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the largest and most prestigious international scientific society in the field of computer science, has named Anja Feldmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken and Professor at Saarland University, an “ACM Fellow”. This honors her influential contributions to the data-driven analysis of operational networks. Worldwide, only 68 new ACM Fellows were named for 2023. 

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Saarbrücken mathematician appointed to prestigious visting research professorship in the USA

Prof. Frank Olaf-Schreyer has been appointed to a research professorship at the world-renowned Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley. From 2002 until his retirement in the summer semester of 2023, mathematician Schreyer held a bridge professorship for mathematics and computer science at Saarland University, where he conducted research into algebraic geometry and algorithmic algebraic geometry. As part of the Mirzakhani Research Professorship, [...]

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Philipp Slusallek received Eurographics Gold Medal 2023

The European Computer Graphics Association, Eurographics, honored Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek for his outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics and artificial intelligence. The award was presented on November 30, 2023, as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.

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Best result for a German university in almost 10 years: Saarland University wins gold medal in international programming competition

Competitive programming is about solving highly complicated algorithmic problems in a team under time pressure. A group of computer science students from Saarland University has now won a gold medal in a major European competition, the best result achieved by a German university in almost 10 years. The top ranking qualifies the students for both the European Championships and the World Finals. The competitive programming has been a joint project of Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics for many years.

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