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Data Science with scientific expertise: IT Incubator supports Saarbrücken start-up

Expertise in data science is in demand in every industry now. To hold their own against competitors, companies need to draw the right conclusions from their digital data and evaluate them carefully. Four renowned informatics experts from Saarland University want to support such companies. Hence they are in the process of founding the consulting company “D:AI:MOND”. In their “Data Science Consulting” service they want to incorporate the latest research findings in order to [...]

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On the way to the product: InFit launches third round of blood testing

The InFit start-up team, supported by the IT incubator, is launching its third round of measurements. The vision of the start-up to be founded is a molecular fitness test. To that end, bioinformatics scientists at Saarland University have obtained an analysis of blood samples taken by athletes who volunteered to participate; the results are then compared to data provided by fitness trackers on the athletes’ bodies. The founding team is developing the corresponding app. It shows the analysis [...]

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Computer scientists and materials researchers collaborate to optimize steel classification process

Steel is used to build cars, wind turbines and bridges and there are currently about 5000 different types of steel available on the market. But how can steel producers guarantee that a particular steel will always exhibit the same high quality? Up until now experienced experts analyzed material samples under the microscope and carefully compared the results against reference images. But classifying materials in this way is not free from errors. Using machine learning techniques, computer scientists [...]

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Opinion: “Digital disempowerment on and off the road”

Driving bans on German roads, the worst-case scenario for owners of diesel cars, may come, according to German jurisdiction. This is despite the fact that experts agree that a diesel engine can be operated in a more environmentally friendly way than a gasoline engine. For this, the right components need to be on board, i.e. the hardware for exhaust gas recirculation and exhaust after-treatment. And these components have to be orchestrated so that the diesel does not stifle us. This is achieved by [...]

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