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Saarbrücken Computer Scientist proves safety claims of the programming language Rust

Ralf Jung, a doctoral student of Saarland University and now postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Saarbrücken, has made a significant contribution to the safety of the ‘Rust’ programming language. The new and increasingly popular programming language is widely used from small startups to the world’s largest technology corporations to develop operating systems, web browsers and other safety-critical applications. For his doctoral thesis, in which Jung established [...]

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Jörg Hoffmann appointed Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence

Computer science professor Jörg Hoffmann has been appointed Fellow of the “European Association for Artificial Intelligence” (EurAI). With this, EurAI honors his outstanding and lasting contributions to the research field of artificial intelligence in Europe. The decisive factor for the award was his research in the field of AI planning.

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Nature article: Researchers detect inflamed brain cells in patients with severe COVID

Many patients who have survived a severe COVID-19 infection suffer from neurological abnormalities, such as impaired speech, memory loss or depression. So far little is known about what impact the coronavirus has on the human brain. A team of researchers from Saarland University and Stanford University has discovered that in patients with severe COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 virus can activate immune and barrier cells in the brain. The gene expression patterns found by the research team exhibit features [...]

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New Master’s degree program “Cybersecurity” at Saarland University

Cybersecurity is a topic that concerns everyone. People manage their health and banking data via the Internet, critical infrastructures such as the energy supply are controlled by computer systems, and administrations at all levels are networked with each other. All these applications heavily rely on IT security. The demand for experts who act competently in this area is therefore greater than ever before. To accommodate this, Saarland University is launching “Cybersecurity”, a new English-language [...]

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Saarland University introduces new bachelor’s degree courses in computer science taught entirely in English

In the 2021/2022 winter semester, Saarland University will launch two new bachelor’s degree courses that will be taught entirely in English: computer science and cybersecurity. This makes it the first state university in Germany to offer English-language bachelor’s degree courses in the field of computer science. The move boosts the international profile of Saarland University and makes it even more attractive to students from both Germany and abroad.

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