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Journalist Prize for Computer Science 2018 awarded at Saarland University

This evening, State Secretary Jürgen Lennartz will present the Journalist Prize for Computer Science awarded by the Saarland State Chancellery. The main prizes in the categories print, radio and television will go to editors of the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, the Hessischer Rundfunk and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk. The three main prizes are each endowed with 5,000 euros. The Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA) is funding a special prize worth 1,000 euros to Thomas Reintjes for a contribution to Deutschlandfunk.

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PhD student at SIC awarded with German Developer Prize for computer game

Felix Klein, PhD student at the Chair of Computer Graphics at Saarland University, was honored with the German Developer Award in the category “Best Indie Game” on December 5th in Cologne for the game “Crosscode” which he conceived and developed. “Indie games”, also known as “independent video games”, are computer games that were launched on the market without the help of a financially powerful distributor. The German Developer Award is regarded as [...]

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Saarbrücken computer science professor did preparatory work for quantum leap in computer graphics

NVIDIA is a leader in the manufacture of graphics processors and computer chips for personal computers and game consoles. Speaking to 1,200 experts at the SIGGRAPH Conference in Vancouver, Canada in August 2018, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced a fundamental improvement in computer graphics. NVIDIA was the first company to sell a graphics processor for what is known as ray tracing, a computing process that renders virtual worlds in a photorealistic quality. NVIDIA has realized a vision that Saarbrücken [...]

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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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