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Study participants wanted: What happens in the brain during programming?

Software developers spend a large part of their working time reading into existing programs and program code. Anyone who wants to know what goes on in his or her brain during this process can now take part in a joint study by Saarland University, the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Chemnitz University of Technology and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

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Saarbrücken Computer Scientist proves safety claims of the programming language Rust

Ralf Jung, a doctoral student of Saarland University and now postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Saarbrücken, has made a significant contribution to the safety of the ‘Rust’ programming language. The new and increasingly popular programming language is widely used from small startups to the world’s largest technology corporations to develop operating systems, web browsers and other safety-critical applications. For his doctoral thesis, in which Jung established [...]

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Jörg Hoffmann appointed Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence

Computer science professor Jörg Hoffmann has been appointed Fellow of the “European Association for Artificial Intelligence” (EurAI). With this, EurAI honors his outstanding and lasting contributions to the research field of artificial intelligence in Europe. The decisive factor for the award was his research in the field of AI planning.

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Nature article: Researchers detect inflamed brain cells in patients with severe COVID

Many patients who have survived a severe COVID-19 infection suffer from neurological abnormalities, such as impaired speech, memory loss or depression. So far little is known about what impact the coronavirus has on the human brain. A team of researchers from Saarland University and Stanford University has discovered that in patients with severe COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 virus can activate immune and barrier cells in the brain. The gene expression patterns found by the research team exhibit features [...]

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