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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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Saarbrücken Computer Science returns to (hybrid) face-to-face mode

How is the computer science program at Saarland University structured? Which lectures and courses should students attend in their first semester? What exams are scheduled in the first semesters? These and many other questions were answered by the representatives of the computer science programs at Saar University at the hybrid welcome event for first-semester students of the bachelor computer science programs in October 2021. For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was again allowed to take place partly in the face-to-face mode.

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10-year impact award for paper on mobile app usage

Antonio Krüger, professor of computer science at Saarland University and managing director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, received together with Matthias Böhmer (former DFKI, now Prof. FH Köln), Brent Hecht (Northwestern University, Evanston), Johannes Schöning (former DFKI, now Prof. St. Gallen University) and Gernot Bauer (FH Münster) the “Most Influential Paper Award” at the 2021 ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (MobileHCI 2021) [...]

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New app lets diesel drivers conduct emissions analyses by themselves

Computer scientists at Saarland University have developed a method that lets diesel drivers check in real time the levels of exhaust gases their car emits. For this, only the free app “LolaDrives” and an inexpensive Bluetooth adapter for reading out the car’s diagnostic system are needed. The app was developed as part of the transregional collaborative research center „Foundations of Perspicuous Software Systems” funded by the German Research Foundation at Saarland Informatics Campus.

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