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Prestigious prize for research on software technology goes to Germany for the first time

If software errors go undetected, this can not only reduce sales significantly. In the worst case, people die. Finding errors before launching the software also costs a lot of money. According to a study by Cambridge University, software developers spend half of their programming time finding and repairing bugs. Andreas Zeller, professor of software engineering Saarland University and researcher at the CISPA – Helmholtz-Center in Gründung, has therefore already developed several techniques that [...]

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Teacher Award awarded to high school teacher from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Tino Hempel, teacher of mathematics, physics and computer science at the Richard-Wossido-Gymnasium in the city of Ribnitz-Damgarten in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been awarded the teacher prize of the Saarbrücken computer science in Munich. Hempel accepted the prize endowed with 2,500 euros at the 109th Federal Congress of the “Verbandes zur Förderung des MINT-Unterricht”, MNU for short. Since 2015, the award has been donated by the computer science institutes at Saarland University. [...]

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Full house at the IT theme evening on robotic vehicles

The US multinational corporation General Motors has already announced the first self-driving car for the coming year; Saarland’s scientists are also researching this new vehicle type. Hence, “Autonomous driving in the region and beyond” was the title of the IT theme evening, which attracted more than 60 people on March 15 to the visualization center of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). The Competence Center Computer Science Saarland had organized the [...]

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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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