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Excellent teaching at SIC

Traditionally, the student council awards the so-called Busy Beaver Awards at the beginning of each semester. These awards are given to lecturers for outstanding performance in teaching [...]

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Formal opening: “Fusion” Incubator at the CISPA-Helmholtz Center in Gründung

Last Thursday, “Fusion”, the incubator for IT security at the CISPA Helmholtz Center in Gründung, was inaugurated. In the future it should bring together research and industry. Among the 100 guests selected was Ammar Alkassar, Saarland’s representative for innovation and strategy, as well as regional and national representatives from the start-up scene, industry and politics. The opening ceremony was preceded by a “tour of structural change”. It invited a discussion [...]

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Professor Antonio Krüger is appointed to the “Artificial Intelligence” Inquiry Commission

The Bundestag, the German federal parliament, has set up an Inquiry Commission on Artificial Intelligence (AI), which will start work on the 27th of September, 2018. One of the 19 appointed experts is Professor Antonio Krüger. Since 2009 Krüger has been Globus Foundation Professor of Computer Science at Saarland University and Director of the Innovative Retail Laboratory at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. In 2010 he established the Media Informatics study program at Saarland University, which he manages to this day. /gb

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Bitcoin: How users betray the security secrets of their virtual purse

Software systems are prone to attacks if users do not use them properly. This also applies to so-called cryptocurrencies, experts say. For the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, two computer scientists at the CISPA Helmholtz Center are now providing scientific proof. Over several months, they searched publicly available information for disclosed security details. Their conclusion: Cybercriminals could have stolen virtual coins worth about 3.3 million US dollars with the help of the search hits. The two researchers [...]

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