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Sensing devices: Design experiment to spark critical discussion

Microphones and cameras are everywhere today: in smartphones, laptops, even in refrigerators and televisions. Many people are now used to these ‚sensing devices’. As a result, they are no longer seen for what they actually are – ubiquitous eyes and ears. A team of computer scientists from Saarland University is using anthropomorphic design to critically question this sensory technology that has become part of everyday life. With ‘Eyecam’ they now present the prototype of a webcam modeled on the human eye.

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Professor Christian Theobalt appointed to be Max-Planck-Director

Christian Theobalt, head of the Graphics, Vision & Video research group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, has been appointed a scientific member by the Max-Planck-Society. As scientific director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, he will head a new department conducting research on fundamental questions in informatics at the intersection of computer graphics, image recognition and artificial intelligence.

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Saarbrücken based bioinformaticians trace down molecular signals of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world, yet little is known about its causes and progression. To diagnose it early, make prognoses and develop therapies, biomarkers that indicate the development and course of the disease are needed. Bioinformaticians at Saarland University have been searching for such biomarkers, focusing on ribonucleic acids (RNA). In their study, which is now published in the journal ‘Nature Aging‘, they show that [...]

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International symposium on theoretical computer science comes to Saarland

The “Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science” is among the most important international conferences in theoretical computer science. This year, the event will be held entirely digitally, hosted by the Saarland Informatics Campus at Saarland University. From March 16 – 18, computer scientists from all over the world will discuss fundamental computer science topics such as algorithms and data structures, automata and formal languages, complexity, but also current topics such as quantum computing.

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