Announcements - RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY Department of Computer Science RWTH-Aachen University en RWTH Aachen University 09 Feb 2020 18:16:48 +0200 15 Presentation: Studying Computer Science at RWTH Aachen - Slides and Recording are Available Here 01 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <p>At the 2020 "Beratungstag", Dirk Thißen held a presentation about studying computer science at RWTH Aachen University. You can find the presentation slides and a recording here:</p> Phase 1 for Seminar & Lab Registration Started 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <p>It is again the time of assignment to places in seminars and practica. On 13.01.2020, the first phase has started.</p> EAPLS Best PhD Dissertation Award 2018 for Christian Hensel 14 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Christian Hensel has won the Best PhD Dissertation Award 2018 from the European Association on Programming Languages and Systems (EAPLS).</p> Fraunhofer ICT Dissertation Award for Dr. Erion Elmasllari 13 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The annual Fraunhofer ICT Dissertation Award competition recognizes the best doctoral dissertations written in the 19 research institutes of the Fraunhofer ICT group, with about 6.000 researchers one of the largest IT research organization in Europe.</p> Alumnus Dr. Martin Henze is Awarded the Young Consumer Researcher Award NRW 2019 12 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>On November 25, 2019, Dr. Martin Henze, alumnus of the Chair for Computer Science 4 (COMSYS), was awarded the Young Consumer Researcher Award NRW 2019 ("Nachwuchsförderpreis Verbraucherforschung NRW 2019") for his doctoral thesis on "Accounting for Privacy in the Cloud Computing Landscape".</p> Wearable Enhanced Learning: New Springer Publication 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Ilona Buchem (Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin), Ralf Klamma (Chair for Computer Science 5, RWTH Aachen University), and Fridolin Wild (Universität Oxford Brookes) edited the book “Perspectives on Wearable Enhanced Learning (WELL)”, published by Springer, a prestigious science publisher. The goals of the book are to examine the current state of research, to identify challenges, and to give practical examples.</p> Prof. Manfred Nagl Publishes New Book on Gothic Style and Computer Science 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>For more information, please refer to the German language version of this page.</p> Aachen Forum for Female Doctoral Students is Awarded the Brigitte Gilles Prize 2018 22 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>As part of the “RWTH transparent” festivities taking place on April 5, 2019, the Aachen Forum for Female Doctoral Students (“Dokforum”) was awarded the Brigitte Gilles Prize 2018, including prize money of 2,500 €. Since 2017, the Dokforum has been led and supervised by Sandra Kiefer, Department Coordinator and doctoral student of computer science.</p> Strong Finish Ends with World Champion Title for Carologistics after an Exhausting Season 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>On July 7, Carologistics was able to win the Grand Final with a score of 192:109 points against GRIPS from TU Graz. The thrilling final, which concluded an exciting RoboCup 2019, ended with triumphant shouts by the Carologistics team.</p> Award for Paper “Springlets” at CHI ’19 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The paper Springlets was published and demonstrated at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. It received a Best Paper Honorable Mention Award.</p> New Master's Program “Computational Social Systems” 03 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Starting with the winter semester 2018/19, RWTH Aachen offers the new Master's course of study “Computational Social Systems”. This program is aimed especially at students with a Bachelor's degree in computer science or social/cognitive sciences. We hope the program will be of interest for some of you.</p> Strong Comeback of Carologistics at the German Open of the RoboCup Logistics League 10 May 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The Carologistics team, which is composed of scientific staff and students from the Knowledge-Based Systems Group (RWTH Aachen University) and the MASCOR Institute (FH Aachen, University of Applied Sciences), was able to win the German championship title in the RoboCup Logistics League for the fifth time. The German Open took place from 3 to 5 May in the Magdeburg exhibition halls.</p> Prof. Hermann Ney Receives the Prestigious IEEE 2019 James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Professor at RWTH Aachen University recognized for his life's work in the research of automatic speech recognition and machine translation</p> Lab Course “High-Tech Entrepreneurship and New Media” Presents Innovative Software Products 31 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>At the closing event of the lab course “High-Tech Entrepreneurship and New Media”, students of our Computer Science subjects presented their innovative software projects, which were developed in cooperation with regional start-up companies.</p> Prof. Ney Receives Google Focused Award for Research on Automated Speech Recognition 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Professor Dr.-Ing. Hermann Ney, full professor at RWTH Chair of Computer Science 6 (Language Processing and Model Recognition), has been awarded the Google Focused Award for his groundbreaking work on automatic speech recognition. The prize is worth 1 million US dollars. The prize money will fund further research by the Aachen chair.</p> Prof. Lakemeyer Attends G7 Multistakeholder Conference on Artificial Intelligence 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>On December 6 Prof. Gerhard Lakemeyer, Knowledge-Based Systems Group, attended the G7 Multistakeholder Conference on Artificial Intelligence as a member of the German delegation. The focus of the meeting was on how we can enable environments that foster societal trust and build upon a common vision of human-centric AI.</p> Anton Pirogov gains FTI-Preis 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>UnRAVeL-member Anton Pirogov is honored for his master thesis SMT-based Flat Model-Checking for LTL with Counting with the Fakultäten Informatik-award 2018.</p> Prof. Otto Spaniol Slamming Again 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>During the latest RWTH Science Night, “Otto” (a.k.a. Prof. Dr. Dr. hc.em. Spaniol) performed again at the science slam.</p> Chair i10 Demonstrates Dance Performance REMOTE at IMPACT Day 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Friends of experimental music were able to experience dance performante REMOTE, which had a dancer influence the sound of a music ensemble "live" via her movements, this Sunday evening at EU-funded IMPACT (International Meeting in Performing Arts and Creative Technologies) Day. The wearable sensor systems to detect the movements was developed at Chair i10 for Media Informatics and Human Computer Interaction, in close collaboration with the artists.</p> Prof. Dr. Stefan Decker Appointed to the Information Infrastructure Council 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Prof. Dr. Stefan Decker was appointed to the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures by the Joint Science Conference of the German Federation and States (GWK).</p> SMT Solver SMTRAT Wins Prize at SMT-COMP 2018 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The SMT solver SMTRAT developed in the Theory of Hybrid Systems group has won the first place in the Main Track in the division QF_NIRA in the 13th International Satisfiability Modulo Theories Competition (SMT-COMP 2018).</p> CaroSMT Wins Planning and Execution Competition for Logistics Robots in Simulation 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The CaroSMT team of the Research Groups “Knowledge-Based Systems” and “Theory of Hybrid Systems” has won the first place in the Planning and Execution Competition for Logistics Robots in Simulation.</p> Erika Ábrahám Elected for Discovery Grants Evaluation Group 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Prof. Dr. Erika Ábrahám has been elected as a member of the Computer Science Evaluation Group for the Discovery Grants Program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).</p> LuFG i2 Wins all 3 Medals of the “Termination and Complexity Competition” at FLoC 2018 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The tool AProVE of the Research Group LuFG i2 has won all 3 medals of the annual “Termination and Complexity Competition”, which took place within the “FLoC Olympic Games” during the Federated Logic Conference in Oxford in July 2018.</p> Prof. Borchers on Digital Future of Rorseback Riding Sports 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Prof. Borchers, Chair for Media Computing and Human-Computer Interaction, spoke about the digital future of horseback riding sports at the CHIO 2018 press conference. All attendees walked home with custom 3D-printed CHIO logos from the chair's Fab Lab.</p> Digital Manufacturing at the Ball der Wirtschaft 08 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Spin-off “Laserkatze” with the Chair of Media Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction at RWTH Aachen University on site</p> From the Fab Lab to the Own Company – From Chair to CHIO 08 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The young Aachen-based company Laserkatze also has its roots in the Fablab of the Chair of Media Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction at RWTH Aachen University. The passion of the founders Sophy and Henric Stönner for laser cutting was awakened here. Thanks to the support of Professor Jan Borchers, co-founder Sophy Stönner was able to build up and sharpen her knowledge in handling the CO2 laser. Her participation in the FabAcademy offered by the chair gave her deep insights into the field of Personal Fabrication with which she could evaluate the profitability and the establishment of a start-up.</p> Goodbye CAMPUS Office – Hello RWTHonline 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Starting in July 2018, all students will do their study planning for winter semester 2018/19 in RWTHonline. All features currently used in CAMPUS to plan lectures can then be found in the new RWTHonline system.</p> New Master's Program “Data Science” 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Starting with the winter semester 2018/19, RWTH Aachen offers the new Master's course of study “Data Science”. This program is aimed especially at students with a Bachelor's degree in computer science or mathematics. We hope, the program will be of interest for some of you.</p> Humboldt Professorship for Prof. van der Aalst 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Starting already January 1, 2018, Wil van der Aalst, formerly Full Professor of Information Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology, has become appointed Humboldt Professor at RWTH Aachen University.</p> Carologistics defend the championship title at the German Open 08 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>In an exciting final, Team Carologistics defended the championship title at the RoboCup German Open Logistics League.</p> Afterthought on Future Lab Aachen Gala 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Prof. Borchers, Chair for Media Informatics and Human Computer Interaction, presented two projects to the 750 guests attending the Future Lab Aachen Gala on 17/04/2018.</p> <p> </p> ERC Advanced Grant for Joost-Pieter Katoen 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>For his project ‘FRAPPANT – Formal Reasoning About Probabilistic Programms – Breaking New Ground for Automation’, Joost-Pieter Katoen receives an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.</p> ERC Consolidator Grant for Bastian Leibe 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Prof. Bastian Leibe (i8, Computer Vision) received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his project “DeeViSe – Deep Learning for Dynamic 3D Visual Scene Understanding”. The Department of Computer Science now holds 20 percent of all ERC Grant recipients at RWTH Aachen.</p> Virtual Conductor by Chair i10 Featured in EuroWings inflight magazine 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The Virtual Conductor, a research project by the Chair for Media Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction i10 at RWTH Aachen, has been featured in EuroWings inflight magazine No. 44 for March &amp; April 2018. The project is also known als Personal Orchestra.</p> Video “Computer Science: Course of Study Description” online 17 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>A recording of the Beratungstage talk “Computer Science: Course of Study Description” is now online:</p> Computer Science Aachen Ranked 37th in THE Subject Ranking 2018 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Computer Science Aachen was ranked 37th, following Karlsruhe (36th) and Munich (9th). Thus it still belongs to the Top 10 in Europe.</p> Computer Science Aachen Ranked 2nd by WirtschaftsWoche in 2018 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Computer Science at RWTH was ranked 2nd by WirtschaftsWoche in 2018, followed by TU Munich. KIT Karlsruhe was ranked 1st.</p> THE Ranking 2018: RWTH Aachen Ranked 79th 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>RWTH Aachen has been ranked 79th in THE Ranking 2018 (Times Higher Education Worldwide University Ranking).</p> Take a science tour through Aachen with the Future Lab Aachen App 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>What links Aachen Cathedral to multimedia specialists from RWTH Aachen University? The new science guide explains not only that. It leads you to 13 prominent science locations – around Aachen's old town and the city campus of RWTH Aachen University.</p> Best Paper Honorable Mention at CHI for Christian Corsten, Simon Voelker, and Andreas Link 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The paper entitled “Use the Force Picker, Luke: Space-Efficient Value Input on Force-Sensitive Mobile Touchscreens” by Christian Corsten, Simon Voelker, and Andreas Link received a Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at ACM CHI, the world's premiere conference on Human-Computer Interaction. These awards go to the top 5% of submissions. Congratulations to Christian, Simon, and Andreas!</p> This Year's Fab Academy Started 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Fab Academy is a six-month intense curriculum teaching participants how to "make almost everything". It conveys basics of digital fabrication with 3D printers, laser cutters, micro controllers and appropriate design tools.</p> Best Paper Award at APSEC 2017 for Ana Nicolaescu, Horst Lichter and Veit Hoffmann 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The paper entitled “On Adequate Behavior-based Architecture Conformance Checks” by Ana Nicolaescu, Horst Lichter and Veit Hoffmann received one of the three Best Paper Awards at the 24th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, 4-8 December 2017, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.</p> Martin Grohe Appointed ACM Fellow 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <p>Prof. Dr. Martin Grohe was appointed ACM Fellow in 2017 and thereby is only the second in North-Rhine Westphalia and about the 15th throughout Germany, considering the last 25 years. We congratulate him to this well-earned honor for his contributions to logic in computer science, database theory, algorithms, and computational complexity.</p> First Components of RWTHonline Launched 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The first components of the new RWTHonline campus management system are live as of December 4, 2017. The implementation of the system is kicking off with the application and admission management functions and the student and fee management functions.</p> Research Training Group Project UnRAVeL Begins with a Successful Kick-off 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <p>UnRAVeL is not just an acronym for the research training group project “Uncertainty and Randomness in Algorithms, Verification, and Logic” which has just begun. It is also a multifaceted piece of music with unexpected passages. Therefore was no better way than to start the kick-off with a piano performance by Markus Winzen of this composition.</p> LuFG i2 receives the Best Tool Paper Award at iFM 2017 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The paper “Complexity Analysis for Java with AProVE” by Florian Frohn und Jürgen Giesl received the award for the best tool paper at the 13th International Conference on integrated Formal Methods (iFM 2017) in Turin. The paper introduces a technique to analyze the runtime complexity of Java programs automatically and presents its implementation in our tool AProVE.</p> Best Paper Award for Saba Aflaki, Matthias Volk, Borzoo Bonakdarpour, Joost-Pieter Katoen and Arne Storjohann 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The paper entitled “Automated Fine Tuning of Probabilistic Self-Stabilizing Algorithms” by Saba Aflaki, Matthias Volk, Borzoo Bonakdarpour, Joost-Pieter Katoen and Arne Storjohann has been selected as Prof. C.V. Ramamoorthy Best Paper Award at the 36th IEEE Int. Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems in Hongkong.</p> Haptic Vest: One of Four Examples for the New Hightech Strategy of the Federal Government 27 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The Haptic Vest was featured as one of four examples of the new high-tech initiative of the German government in a two-day Open House exhibition in the German Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) in Berlin this weekend.</p> Carologistics Earn Fourth Title as World Champion in Japan 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <p>The team Carologistics (RWTH Aachen and FH Aachen) was able to defend their title as world champion of the RoboCup Logistics League against team GRIPS from Graz with 58 to 28 points in a very exciting final on July 30.</p>