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28.04.15

Computer Science at Saarland University presents new research projects

Detecting malicious apps on the smartphone, forecasting flu epidemics in the same way as the weather and capturing human gestures on the computer – these are novel research results, and just a few computer science projects of the many to be exhibited on the 29th of April from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the campus of Saarland University (Building E1.5). The fair is addressed towards entrepreneurs, industry representatives, technology scouts, investors and inventors but is also open to the interested general public. 

On the 29th of April, computer scientists will present their novel research projects on campus of Saarland University – including a method that captures how fast a text is read on a display. Credit: Oliver Dietze
About 500 computer scientists from all over the world are working on the Saarland University campus. Among other things, they are developing approaches to test medical agents virtually, to enhance the security of the Internet and to print touch-sensitive displays on various materials. On Wednesday, April 29th, those interested will have the opportunity to get a firsthand view of the wide range of research topics. At the innovation fair, which takes place on the Computer Science Square in front of building E1.5, more than 40 researchers will present their current projects. The event will start at 9:30 a.m., and the Minister-President of Saarland will open the fair. Subsequently, visitors will have the possibility to chat with the exhibitors and gain more information about their particular research projects.  
 
In parallel with this, the corporate information day will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Building E1.3: Every year, the computer science students invite numerous IT companies to present themselves to the students and graduates on the Saarland University campus. The goal is to establish connections between students and IT companies at an early stage of their studies – for internships, master’s theses or career opportunities. 
 
Computer science and informatics at Saarland University
The Department of Computer Science forms the core of the informatics landscape at Saarland University. A further seven internationally renowned research institutes are located in the immediate vicinity on campus. As well as the two Max Planck Institutes for Informatics and for Software Systems, the Saarbrücken campus is also home to the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the Intel Visual Computing Institute, the Center for IT Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA) and the Cluster of Excellence ‘Multimodal Computing and Interaction’.
 
More information about the innovation fair: www.informatik-saarland.de/events/
 
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Questions can be addressed to: 
Dr. Kristina Scherbaum
Competence Center Computer Science Saarland
Phone: +49 681 302-70150
E-mail: scherbaum(at)mmci.uni-saarland.de
 
Dr. Jens Kerber
Competence Center Computer Science Saarland
Phone: +49 681 302-57375
E-mail: kerber(at)mpi-inf.mpg.de
 
Note for radio journalists: Phone interviews with Saarland University scientists can be conducted in studio quality using the Radio Codec (via direct-dial IP connection, or the ARD Sternpunkt 106813020001). Interview requests can be made via our press department (+49 681 302-2601).
 

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