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€2.5 million for basic research at the interface of mathematics and computer science

An ERC Grant is one of the most lucrative research prizes bestowed by the European Union. Professor Laurent Bartholdi of Saarland University has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant – the highest category of ERC Grant that can be given to an individual scholar. Over the next five years, mathematician Bartholdi plans to use the €2.5 million grant to study problems that are located at the boundary between mathematics and computer science. A further ERC Advanced Grant has been awarded to Professor [...]

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Turbo speed for Big Data: Computer scientist wants to “breed” extremely fast and efficient databases

Computer science professor Jens Dittrich and his team at Saarland University are developing a new approach to optimizing databases that looks set to turn previously used methodologies on their head –away from hand-crafted search methods and towards automatically generated ones. The team uses what are known as evolutionary algorithms to ‘breed’ the best possible results. The paper in which they present the concept has been published in the proceedings of one of the world’s largest [...]

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BaSynaos – Intelligent fusion of intralogistics and production in the factory of the future

After a two-year runtime, SYNAOS GmbH and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) successfully completed the satellite project BaSynaos. In BaSynaos, the software company SYNAOS and DFKI developed a joint online process planning for intralogistics and production driven by the open-source middleware for Industry 4.0 (BaSys). BaSynaos started on March 1, 2021, and was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) over a period of two years.

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Research on hate speech: Computer Scientists present their work to Minister President Rehlinger

On the occasion of the International Week Against Racism, Minister President Anke Rehlinger visited Saarland University to learn about the topic of hate speech on the Internet. Computer linguists Dr. Thomas Kleinbauer and Professor Dietrich Klakow presented a project in which algorithms for the automatic classification of hate speech were developed. Professor Ingmar Weber presented the research field of “Societal Computing” together with his doctoral student Brahmani Nutakki.

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Computer science graduates of Saar University celebrate their academic successes

For the first time since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, Saarland University’s Department of Computer Science was again able to hold a graduation ceremony. Around 200 guests, including more than 90 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates, attended the ceremony in the Günter-Hotz lecture hall on the uni campus. The highlight of the event was the awarding of the Günter-Hotz medals and the Bachelor prizes for particularly excellent degrees as well as the PhD certificates.

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