Saarbrücken Computer Science Starts into Winter Semester 2023/2024

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The winners of the Busy Beaver Award for the summer semester 2023: Tutors Julius Herrmann, Clara Rubeck (2nd and 3rd from left) and Oliver Valta (2nd from right) accepted the award in the "Base Lectures" category. Dr. Katharina Krombholz (right) won in the category "Core and Advanced Lectures" and Prof. Andreas Zeller (3rd from right) won in the category "Seminars".

To set the stage for the upcoming semester, Saarbrücken Computer Science always hosts a kickoff event at the beginning the term to welcome new and returning students to the university. On this occasion, the Computer Science Students Representative Council gives out its “Busy Beaver Award”, which honors lecturers who have distinguished themselves in the past semester through their special commitment to teaching.

Around 350 students attended the introductory event for the winter semester 23/24 in the Günter-Hotz lecture hall at Saarland University.

A highlight of the kickoff event was again the presentation of the “Busy Beaver Awards” by the Computer Science Students Representative Council. The following courses of the summer semester 2023 were awarded: In the category “Basic Lectures” the award goes to “Concurrent Programming” by Professor Holger Hermanns and Felix Freiberger. The winner in the category „Core- and Advanced Lectures” is Dr. Katharina Krombholz with the course “Usable Security & Privacy”, a block course of the winter semester 22/23. Professor Andreas Zeller und Dr. Dominic Steinhöfel were awarded for the seminar “Specification Based Testing and Debugging”.

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


Background Saarland Informatics Campus:
900 scientists (including 400 PhD students) and about 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, the Center for Bioinformatics as well as Saarland University with three departments and 24 degree programs cover the entire spectrum of computer science.