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Global market leader goes for CISPA

The California-based Symantec Corporation settles in Saarland and establishes a research lab in Saarbrücken. This was announced last evening by the CISPA – Helmholtz Center via press release. The industrial location is the result of the talks led by Professor Michael Backes, the founding director of the CISPA Helmholtz Center. CISPA is thus keeping its first promise of being the engine for structural change in the Saarland. Symantec is the world’s leading cybersecurity company, with [...]

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Scientists of a Saarbrücken Max Planck Institute honored by the International World Wide Web Conference for a longtime-pioneering paper

Three, then Saarbrücken-based, scientists were awarded for a publication issued 11 years ago. The committee acknowledged with the SEOUL Test of Time Award the long-lasting and sustainable influence of the ontology “YAGO”. Since a decade, this semantic and formal representing data base extracts and links text-based entries from Wikipedia and other internet sources.

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Prestigious prize for research on software technology goes to Germany for the first time

If software errors go undetected, this can not only reduce sales significantly. In the worst case, people die. Finding errors before launching the software also costs a lot of money. According to a study by Cambridge University, software developers spend half of their programming time finding and repairing bugs. Andreas Zeller, professor of software engineering Saarland University and researcher at the CISPA – Helmholtz-Center in Gründung, has therefore already developed several techniques that [...]

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Teacher Award awarded to high school teacher from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Tino Hempel, teacher of mathematics, physics and computer science at the Richard-Wossido-Gymnasium in the city of Ribnitz-Damgarten in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been awarded the teacher prize of the Saarbrücken computer science in Munich. Hempel accepted the prize endowed with 2,500 euros at the 109th Federal Congress of the “Verbandes zur Förderung des MINT-Unterricht”, MNU for short. Since 2015, the award has been donated by the computer science institutes at Saarland University. [...]

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Full house at the IT theme evening on robotic vehicles

The US multinational corporation General Motors has already announced the first self-driving car for the coming year; Saarland’s scientists are also researching this new vehicle type. Hence, “Autonomous driving in the region and beyond” was the title of the IT theme evening, which attracted more than 60 people on March 15 to the visualization center of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). The Competence Center Computer Science Saarland had organized the [...]

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