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Brains On Code: EU funding in the millions for pioneering research on brain activity during program comprehension

What goes on in the minds of programmers when they think about program code? Understanding this is important, because it could influence many aspects of modern software development – for example, programming education or the design of programming languages. Sven Apel, Computer Science professor at Saarland University, now receives an “Advanced Grant” from the European Research Council (ERC) for his research on this question and will be funded with about 2.5 million euros over the next five years.

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Data products as economic assets – conclusion of the “EVAREST” research project

The consortium of industry and research in the EVAREST project investigated the generation and utilization of data products in the food industry through smart services. The results on information and software technology, business management, as well as legal findings and demonstrators will be presented on April 29, 2022, at the Forum Digitale Technologien in Berlin.

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The faster way to a new neural network – german-french ENGAGE research project launched

Whether in image recognition, the detection of dynamic environments, the transition to a more flexible production process, or the simulation of possible side effects of drugs – deep neural networks deliver impressive results. But they require large amounts of training data, extremely powerful infrastructure, and energy-intensive computing operations. In the project ENGAGE – NExt GeNeration ComputinG Environments for Artificial IntelliGEnce, the French national computer science institute [...]

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Saarbrücken computer science starts teaching again in presence

After two years of digital teaching due to the Corona pandemic, Computer Science at Saarland University will restart with face-to-face teaching in the summer semester of 2022. At the start of the semester, the students of the computer science programs were welcomed at various welcome events. In addition, the computer science students’ representative council again presented its “Busy Beaver Award” for outstanding commitment to teaching.

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