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Precisely measure bio-signals with just a few mouse clicks: Computer scientists facilitate the positioning of electrodes on the body

Many are familiar with it from medicine: To measure bio-signals such as the heartbeat or muscle contractions, sensor electrodes have to be placed on the skin. Until now, this has been a task for experts, because the quality of the measurements obtained depends largely on the correct positioning of these electrodes. Computer scientists at Saarland University have developed a method that automates this process for a specific body zone with just a few mouse clicks – and at the same time is faster [...]

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New high-performance computers for research: Saarland University becomes part of a nationwide network

Research often generates huge amounts of data that can only be analyzed with a lot of computing power. These include imaging processes such as tomography in materials science, genome sequencing in medicine or machine learning in many areas of artificial intelligence. The German Federal-State National High Performance Computing Program („Bund-Länder- Programm zum Nationalen Hochleistungsrechnen” (NHR))“ is intended to build up the necessary computing capacities and the corresponding [...]

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Computer science with a dash of linguistics: The interactive cookbook

It’s pizza night. You’re standing in the kitchen, hands full of flour, wondering, “How much water needs to go into the dough again?” You don’t really want to touch your cookbook or tablet with dirty fingers to look it up. It would be much nicer to be able to simply ask the question and receive the answer from a computer via voice output. This is exactly the kind of interactive cookbook that Saarland University computational linguistics professor Alexander Koller wants to develop. This involves solving numerous interesting research questions in his field.

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Computer Science Student Representative Council presents “Busy Beaver” Award

During the digital kickoff event of the winter semester 2021/22, the Computer Science Student Representative Council again presented its “Busy-Beaver” Award. With this award, the student representatives of the computer science programs recognize lecturers who have distinguished themselves during the past semester through special commitment to teaching.

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Saarbrücken computer science students awarded with Prize for Outstanding Student Engagement

Saarland University and the General Student Committee (AStA) of Saarland University today (Monday, 18.10.2021) awarded computer science students Benedict Böttger and Jonas Wengel with the Prize for Outstanding Student Engagement (Preis für Besonderes Studentisches Engagement, BeStE). The two founded a student online leisure service, the “UdS SOFA”, during the Corona pandemic. The BeStE award comes with 1,000 euros in prize money and will be presented at the opening of the Academic Year 2021/22.

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