To set the stage for the upcoming semester, Saarbrücken Computer Science always hosts a kickoff event at the beginning the term to welcome new and returning students to the university. On this occasion, the Computer Science Students Representative Council gives out its “Busy Beaver Award”, which honors lecturers who have distinguished themselves in the past semester through their special commitment to teaching.
Computer scientist, founding director, and long-time CEO of DFKI, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of German Research, initiated by “manager magazin” in 2009, at a festive appointment ceremony at the New Institute in Hamburg on Oct. 12, 2023. Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, was also honored. In addition, the Curious Minds Research Awards were presented to two young, excellent researchers in the [...]
Vahid Babaei, head of the research group “Artificial Intelligence aided Design and Manufacturing” at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, has been awarded the “Curious-Mind-Forscherpreis 2023” in the category “Digitization, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence”. The award recognizes young scientists under the age of 40 whose work not only demonstrates the highest level of academic excellence, but also indicates that it will provide impetus for the future of the German economy.
About 80 researchers from Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Austria will meet at the Saarland Informatics Campus from September 27 to 29 for a workshop entitled “Rigorous Dependability Analysis Using Model Checking Techniques for Stochastic Systems (ROCKS)”. The event is organized by Saarland University Professor Benjamin Kaminski, who heads the research group “Quantitative Verification”.
CERTAIN stands for “Centre for European Research in Trusted AI” and focuses on an approach that highlights the issue of “trust” in AI systems – an aspect that is often neglected in international research. The aim is to develop new technologies that provide functional and other guarantees for AI systems. The kick-off celebration, a milestone in supra-regional AI collaboration, will take place on September 19, 2023, in the Aula of Saarland University.