MIT professor nominated by the MPI for Informatics receives Humboldt Research Award

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As part of a €60,000 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Professor Wojciech Matusik, head of the Computational Design and Fabrication research group at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will begin a research collaboration with the Department of Computer Graphics at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken (Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel, Dr. Vahid Babaei)

In close collaboration with the Max Planck researchers, he will investigate fundamental questions in the field of intelligent manufacturing, for example on machine learning methods for digital manufacturing.

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards to internationally leading researchers of all disciplines from abroad in recognition of their academic record to date, and to enable them to spend a research period in Germany.


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Background Saarland Informatics Campus:
900 scientists (including 400 PhD students) and approx. 2500 students from more than 80 nations make the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) one of the leading locations for computer science in Germany and Europe. Four world-renowned research institutes, namely the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems,  and the Center for Bioinformatics along with  Saarland University and its three departments and 24 degree programs, together  cover the entire spectrum of computer science.