News Archive

News Archive

  • 2018/06/21

    Combating hunger with artificial intelligence

    Ein Team um den Informatik-Professor Kristian Kersting nutzt Methoden des maschinellen Lernens, um die Welternährungs-Bedingungen zu verbessern. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Computer scientists want to improve the world food conditions

    Almost 800 million people worldwide suffer from malnutrition. In the future there could be around 9.7 billion people – around 2.2 billion more than today. Global demand for food will increase as climate change leaves more and more soil infertile. How should future generations feed themselves?

  • 2018/06/05

    ARGONAUT on E&P Hart Energy

    Zeitschriften mit Kaffeetasse – © Bild: Natalie Wocko

    An article about TU Darmstadt's autonomous robot ARGONAUT

    Today robotics is taking automation to the next level. In about 18 months, a group that includes Total, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre, Austrian manufacturer Taurob and the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) in Hessen, Germany, intends to introduce a mobile robot for autonomous operational inspection of offshore platforms.

  • 2017/12/04

    New at the Department: Professor Dr. Sebastian Faust

    Professor Dr. Sebastian Faust

    The Department of Computer Science welcomes Professor Dr. Sebastian Faust to the TU Darmstadt

    Prof. Dr. Sebastian Faust is a new member of the Computer Science Department, where he leads the research group Applied Cryptography

  • 2017/11/22

    Graduation Ceremony 2017

    The Dean, Prof. Dr. Max Mühlhäuser, opened the graduation ceremony. Picture: Patrick Reymann

    „It’s over – It’s done!”

    On November 17th 2017, the graduation ceremony for Master's and PhD students of the Department of Computer Science took place. The graduates were bid farewell to start a new stage in their life.

  • 2017/10/17

    Orientation Week at the Department of Computer Science

    During the icebreaker games, the freshers could do some networking and get in touch with their fellow students. Image: Tim Pollandt

    Computer Science freshers get to know the TU Darmstadt and their department

    Last week, a lot was going on in the hallways and outside of the Department building because of the annual orientation phase for new students, which takes place one week before the semester term.

  • 2017/10/13

    Three questions for our new Dean for Student Affairs: Prof. Dr. Marc Fischlin

    Since October 1st, the Department of Computer Science has a new Dean for Student Affairs: Prof. Dr. Marc Fischlin, leader of the research group Cryptography and Complexity Theory (Cryptoplexity). Professor Fischlin talks about his goals as Dean for Student Affairs and the advice he would like to give to the students.

  • 2017/09/22

    New at the Department: Professor Dr. Christian Reuter

    Prof. Dr. Christian Reuter

    The Department of Computer Science welcomes Professor Dr. Christian Reuter to the TU Darmstadt

    Professor Dr. Christian Reuter leads the research group „Science and Technology for Peace and Security“ at the Department of Computer Science and intends a close collaboration with the Department of History and Social Sciences regarding the degree programme „International Studies/Peace and Conflict Studies“.

  • 2017/09/11

    IT Security Congress in Darmstadt

    International IT security experts came together in Darmstadt during the final event of the research initiative RS³. Image: Jessica Bagnoli

    International IT security scientists came together at castle Kranichstein in Darmstadt to share and discuss their results in order to build foundations for IT security in the future. The 3-day congress was organized by the DFG-funded national research initiative RS³.

  • 2017/07/10

    Opening Ceremony of the Computer Science Laboratories

    Eröffnung der Informatik-Labore. Bild: Natalie Wocko

    Computer Science as a hands-on experience

    Last Thursday, the new laboratories of the Computer Science Department were inaugurated with an opening ceremony and subsequent tours and demonstrations. In the elevated ground floor of the „Altes Hauptgebäude“ S1|03, former home to the workshops of the technical management, the research groups Telecooperation (TK), Simulation, Systems Optimization and Robotics (SIM), Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS), Visual Inference as well as the collaborative research centre Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet (MAKI) will do their research henceforth.

  • 2017/06/14

    New at the Department: Professor Dr. Kristian Kersting

    Prof. Dr. Kristian Kersting

    The Department of Computer Science welcomes Professor Dr. Kristian Kersting to the TU Darmstadt

    Since the beginning of May, Prof. Kersting is a member of the Department of Computer Science. He leads the Institute for Machine Learning and is a member of the interdisciplinary Centre for Cognitive Science at TU Darmstadt.

  • 2017/05/15

    Phenomenal “Argonaut”

    Stage 3: Mission possible – TU Darmstadt Robot wins international challenge

    The German-Austrian "Argonauts“-team has won the international ARGOS Challenge for intelligent inspection robots on oil and gas platforms, endowed with prize money of 500,000 Euros.

  • 2017/05/12

    Superheroines and Superheroes at the Computer Science Department

    The pupils had fun programming their comic-strips. Image: Jessica Bagnoli

    Who says that programming is boring?

    From May 8th to 10th, graduate school AIPHES invited pupils from the Justus-Liebig-School Darmstadt to the workshop „Adventure Data Journalism“. They spent exciting days at TU Darmstadt's Department of Computer Science and were introduced to the world of programming. In a case study, the seventh-grade girls and boys took on the role of assistants to a data journalist who is supposed to analyse texts about a certain issue and to present the results in an interesting short film for a chief editor of a fictitious online magazine.

  • 2017/04/24

    Robot Argonaut competes in final of international challenge in France

    Exhausted but happy – the team on the fifth competition day. Photo: Team Argonauts

    Stage 2: Final challenge

    A robot, developed at the Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt, competes in the final of the international ARGOS Challenge for intelligent inspection robots on oil and gas platforms. In the challenge, the robot „Argonaut“ runs against four international teams.

  • 2017/03/07

    Robot „Argonaut“ trains in harsh weather conditions for the finals in France

    The Argonaut is practicing to climb stairs outside the Robert-Piloty building. Photo: Jan Bambach

    Stage 1: Preparation

    A robot, developed by the Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt, competes in the final of the international ARGOS Challenge for intelligent inspection robots on oil and gas platforms for the 500,000 Euro price. The challenge was launched by the French company TOTAL. From March 13 to 17, the Argonaut developers from Darmstadt and their cooperation partners from Vienna will have to prove themselves against four other teams in Pau, France. They are currently practicing around the clock in the laboratory and on campus.

  • 2017/02/06

    Networking Event for Women at the Department of Computer Science

    Women Networking at the Department of Computer Science. Photo: Jessica Bagnoli

    Numerous female undergraduate students, postgraduate students, research assistants and administrative staff gathered in order to get to know each other and to exchange experiences.