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SIC start-up collaborates with Villeroy & Boch

Specialists who evaluate data for companies using mathematical methods and thus secure a lead in the race for customers and profits are desperately sought after. The data science start-up “d:AI:mond ” from the Saarbrücken Informatics Campus at Saarland University responds to this need and offers companies expertise in the form of two professors and two other internationally renowned experts. After a successful incubation phase in the IT incubator at Saarland University, one thing is [...]

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Statue for the Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)

Since Tuesday, an oak statue several meters high has been standing in front of the building of the Helmholtz Centre for Information Security (CISPA). “We watch over your security! Our new landmark symbolizes protection, defensive capability and ambition,” said Professor Michael Backes, founding director of the CISPA, explaining the background of the figure on his Facebook page. The artists Res Hofman, Michael Tamoszus and Andrej Löchel carved the wooden figure.

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A great honor: Professor Michael Backes is now an IEEE Fellow

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a worldwide professional association of engineers, has appointed Professor Michael Backes, Scientific Director of the Helmholtz Centre for Information Security (CISPA) in Saarbrücken, Germany, as an IEEE Fellow.

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Master’s students at Saarland University give the subjects of mathematics and computer science top grades

According to the CHE ranking of master’s degree programs published today, Saarland University is the leader in both subjects. The ranking is based on the evaluations of the local students. The Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) assesses these and divides the results into more than 20 criteria in order to enable students in particular to make a nationwide comparison when searching for a suitable degree program. Indicators such as number of students and international orientation are [...]

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New Collaborative Research Center: Software systems should explain their own behavior

Even experts have less and less of an understanding of the behavior of complex software systems nowadays. Meanwhile, these systems are increasingly involved in our daily lives, whether as intelligent home automation, in autonomous vehicles or in industrial production. Scientists from Saarland University, two Max Planck Institutes and the Dresden University of Technology now want to develop mechanisms in a new Collaborative Research Center to better communicate the behavior of complex software systems [...]

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