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Philipp Slusallek received Eurographics Gold Medal 2023

The European Computer Graphics Association, Eurographics, honored Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek for his outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics and artificial intelligence. The award was presented on November 30, 2023, as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.

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Best result for a German university in almost 10 years: Saarland University wins gold medal in international programming competition

Competitive programming is about solving highly complicated algorithmic problems in a team under time pressure. A group of computer science students from Saarland University has now won a gold medal in a major European competition, the best result achieved by a German university in almost 10 years. The top ranking qualifies the students for both the European Championships and the World Finals. The competitive programming has been a joint project of Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics for many years.

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Kerstin Reese appointed as “MINT Ambassador”

Kerstin Reese, scientific staff member at Saarland University’s computer science student lab, was named a STEM ambassador by the “MINT Zukunft schaffen!” initiative for her years of commitment in the field of computer science. The appointment took place in November 2023 as part of the award ceremony for STEM-friendly schools at the Saarland Ministry of Education and Culture.

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Kevin Baum is the new head of the CERTAIN Centre for European Research in Trusted Artificial Intelligence

Launched in September 2023, the Center for Trusted Artificial Intelligence aims to develop innovative technologies that provide guarantees for trustworthy and reliable AI systems. At the same time, it acts as a point of contact in the Greater Region for partners from industry, standardization bodies, and political and social interest groups. Kevin Baum took over the management of CERTAIN on December 1, 2023.

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Saarbrücken computer science presents new science podcast

How do image-generating artificial intelligences actually work? What are large language models? What does perspicuous computing mean? These and many other questions from the field of computer science research are addressed in the new science podcast “As I see IT” from the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC). The podcast will be available on the popular platforms and at www.saarland-informatics-campus.de/en/podcast/ from November 30.

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