Saarbrücken Computer Science kicks off the 2024 summer semester

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The winners of the Busy Beaver Award (from left to right): Next to student council member Manuel Messerig is Prof. Jilles Vreeken, on behalf of Dr. Franziska Boenisch, next are Dr. Pascal Peter, Dr. Sven Bugiel and Dr. Ben Stock, on the right is student council member Lukas Abelt.

To kick off the upcoming semester, Saarbrücken Computer Science always organizes a welcome event at the beginning of the semester to greet new and returning students at the university. On this occasion, the student representatives of the computer science courses present their “Busy Beaver Award”, which honors lecturers who have shown particular commitment to teaching in the previous semester.

many students took part in the kick-off event for the 2024 summer semester in the Günter-Hotz-Hörsaal at Saarland University. One highlight of the kick-off event was once again the presentation of the “Busy Beaver Awards” by the Computer Science Students’ Representative Council. The following courses of the winter semester 2023/24 were awarded: In the category “Base Lectures”, the award goes to the lecture “Foundations of Cybersecurity” by Dr. Ben Stock. This time, two courses were honored in the “Core and Advanced Lectures” category: Dr. Pascal Peter with the course “Differential Equations in Image Processing and Computer Vision”, and Dr. Sven Bugiel for the lecture “Mobile Security” a block course from the winter semester 22/23. Dr. Franziska Boenisch was awarded in the category „(Pro)Seminars“ for her course “Differential Privacy: Mathematical Foundations and Applications in Machine Learning “. As she was unable to attend the kick-off event herself, Professor Jilles Vreeken accepted the award on her behalf and expressed her thanks.

At the end of the introductory event, there was held a get-together where the participants kicked off the new semester in a relaxed atmosphere. The kick-off event was organized by the Department of Computer Science at Saarland University.



Background Saarland Informatics Campus:
900 scientists (including 400 PhD students) and approx. 2500 students from more than 80 nations make the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) one of the leading locations for computer science in Germany and Europe. Four world-renowned research institutes, namely the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems,  and the Center for Bioinformatics along with  Saarland University and its three departments and 24 degree programs, together  cover the entire spectrum of computer science.

Philipp Zapf-Schramm
Saarland Informatics Campus
Phone: +49 681 302-70741