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Computer science graduates of Saar University celebrate their academic successes

For the first time since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, Saarland University’s Department of Computer Science was again able to hold a graduation ceremony. Around 200 guests, including more than 90 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates, attended the ceremony in the Günter-Hotz lecture hall on the uni campus. The highlight of the event was the awarding of the Günter-Hotz medals and the Bachelor prizes for particularly excellent degrees as well as the PhD certificates.

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Tactile tattoos to make virtual worlds tangible

What seemed like science fiction until recently may soon become reality: making virtual worlds “tangible” in the truest sense of the word. Jürgen Steimle, a computer science professor at Saarland University, wants to achieve this by means of ultra-thin electronic foils that can be applied to the body like peel-off tattoos. In order to bring the technology, which he developed with his research group as part of the EU-funded “InteractiveSkin” project, closer to market maturity, [...]

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Computer scientists unlock new methods for the laser material processing industry

A novel approach from Saarbrücken, Germany, promises to overhaul a whole range of laser material processing techniques: Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics have developed an artificial intelligence-based method for this purpose that significantly speeds up some of the intermediate steps in production. There is an industry collaboration with TRUMPF. The high-tech company offers manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools and laser technology. On top of that, the team [...]

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International Mother Language Day: Why AI still prefers to speak English

Whether voice controls, chatbots, dictation or translation programs – many people now use software that can process natural language on a daily basis. Experience has shown that most of these applications work best in English. Why this is so, whether this will change in the future, and what prospects there are for less common (native) languages, is explained by Saarbrücken computational linguistics professor Dietrich Klakow on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day on February 21.

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Saarland University rises to second-best university for start-ups in Germany

The “Start-up Radar” of the “Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft” in Germany is the central indicator for start-up activities in the environment of universities and higher education institutions in Germany. Now the Stifterverband has published the current ranking for the year 2022. Saarland University, which has already been among the top ten start-up universities for decades, rises from eighth to second place in Germany.

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