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Saarbrücken professors of computer science reach top positions in AI ranking

The “AI Rankings” platform lists researchers from all over the world who work on topics related to artificial intelligence (AI) and ranks them according to their publication output. The website thus aims to address the growing interest in research on artificial intelligence and to provide an overview of the lively research activities in the field. A good dozen professors of computer science from Saarland University and the surrounding research institutes occupy top positions in national [...]

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Student project at Saarland University receives high federal funding

The master’s program “Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity” at Saarland University combines cyber security and computer science with founding an own company. The aim is to to make current research topics feasible for the market. A project of the first students who graduated from the program will be funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for one year with about half a million Euros.

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Wearable IT devices: Dyeing process gives textiles electronic properties

Whether in fitness, medicine or in the entertainment industry, IT devices worn on the body, such as smart watches, are becoming increasingly popular. Such wearables benefit from the input device fitting as naturally as possible to the body – for example as electro-sensitive fabrics, so-called e-textiles. Computer scientists at Saarland University show how these special textiles can be produced in a comparatively easy way, thus opening up new use cases.

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Student lab aims to increase children’s and young people’s understanding of computer science

How can I get a drone to perform little tricks? Is it difficult to program a robot? And how does a machine actually learn? Children and young people can deal with questions like these in the Computer Science lab for schoolchildren. At present, the lab mainly offers online services aimed at students of different ages and also at teaching staff. They aim to promote the understanding of computer science in society as a whole.

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Saarbrücken becomes part of the European network ELLIS for research on AI and machine learning

Across Europe, leading researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have joined forces in the Ellis network. They have two goals: To establish top international research on these topics in Europe and to strengthen Europe economically in this field. This is to create a counterweight to the current dominance of US and Chinese AI initiatives.

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