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Saarbrücken computer scientists honored with ACM Software Systems Award

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.

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New Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for AI combines Computer Science and Social Sciences at Saarland University

Computer scientist Ingmar Weber will take up an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Artificial Intelligence at Saarland University in the coming winter semester (2022/2023). The professorships of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are the most highly-endowed science awards in Germany. For scientists working experimentally they are sponsored with 5 million euros over five years and are financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Additional millions in funding for research collaborations in computational linguistics and life sciences

The German Research Foundation will fund two collaborative research centers at Saarland University, which already have received funding since 2014, with an additional 18 million euros for four more years. The Collaborative Research Center “Information Density and Linguistic Encoding” focuses on the information density of linguistic expressions. The Transregional Collaborative Research Center “Control of Body Homeostasis by TRP Channel Modules” focuses on proteins that play an important role in cellular processes.

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Saarbrücken computer scientist honored for influential research on program comprehension

Sven Apel, professor of computer science at Saarland University, received together with colleagues the “Most Influential Paper Award” for their paper “Measuring Progamming Experience” at the “International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC)”. With the award the researchers are honored for investigating a key question of the field, which had a lasting impact on research on program comprehension.

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