• 2020/03/21

    Information from the Department

    Current news and changes

    On this page we summarize the procedure and the communication channels at the Department of Computer Science that result from the corona virus.

    We try to provide you with all important and necessary information as soon as possible and to answer your questions.

  • 2020/03/16

    Exams and attendance courses to be discontinued with immediate effect

    The learning room (LZI) and computer workspaces (Rechnerpool) are closed until further notice.

    Dear Members of TU Darmstadt

    Due to extremely dynamic developments of the coronavirus pandemic accompanied by growing restrictions in our public and social life, the Executive Board can no longer maintain teaching and examination in accordance with previous requirements. This includes maintaining essential minimum hygiene standards, observing regulations on keeping safe distances and allowing for a timely arrival and departure of students.

  • 2020/03/11

    Daniel Demmler is Finalist in the CAST/GI IT-Security PhD Thesis Award

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    Former ENCRYPTO PhD student Daniel Demmler is in the final round of the CAST/GI PhD thesis award for IT-Security 2020. He will present his thesis at the finale at Sicherheit 2020 in Göttingen on Thu, 19 March 2020. From 2013 to 2018, he did his doctorate “Towards Practical Privacy-Preserving Protocols” with distinction at the ENCRYPTO group. He is a postdoc at Uni Hamburg since 2019.

  • 2019/09/03

    Privacy-preserving Internet Services

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schneider. Bild: Eileén Bosselmann

    ERC Starting Grant for Research in Security and Privacy

    Professor Thomas Schneider from the Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt was awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). His project “PSOTI” obtains funding of about 1.5 million Euros over a period of five years. This again underlines the high importance of research in Security and Privacy at TU Darmstadt.

  • 2019/06/26

    European University “UNITE!” is coming

    Picture: EU Parlament, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 – © EU Parlament

    TU Darmstadt together with six universities successful in Initiative competition

    TU Darmstadt is awarded the title of “European University” by the EU Commission, together with six European technical universities. The alliance known as “UNITE!” will receive five million Euro of funding for three years. The aim is to create a trans-European campus.

  • 2019/06/24

    Simulated synapses

    Dr. Sebastian Rinke (li.) und Professor Felix Wolf im Gebäude des Lichtenberg-Hochleistungsrechners der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Katrin Binner – © K. Binner

    Research at the Institute of Parallel Programming

    Computer scientists from TU Darmstadt are using a trick from astrophysics to predict the rewiring of nerve cells in the brain. The aim of their model is to support neurosurgeons and advance artificial intelligence.

  • 2019/05/16

    Security and privacy vulnerabilities

    Picture: Daniela Fleckenstein

    When your Apple device allows file stealing, reveals first name and blacks out

    International research team discovers security and privacy vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS and macOS. The researchers strongly recommend users of Apple devices to install updates.

  • 2019/04/30

    Blockchain startup Perun at IT Career Summit

    Members of the research group Applied Cryptography led by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Faust from the department of Computer Science presented the startup Perun at the IT Career Summit in Darmstadt.

  • 2019/02/15

    Internationally renowned personalities honoured

    Award for outstanding research: the Robert Piloty Prize. Image: Christoph Rau

    TU awards Robert Piloty Prize to computer scientist and mathematician

    Prof. Dr. Klara Nahrstedt and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen have been awarded the Robert Piloty Prize 2018 of the TU Darmstadt for their many years of outstanding research and development work. The internationally renowned personalities each received a representative Robert Piloty medal and prize money of 5,000 euros.

  • 2019/02/14

    On Science Node: How the brain rewires

    © Natalie Wocko

    A new algorithm is helping simulate the structural plasticity of the brain

    One area that fascinates scientists is how the connections between neurons work. While we have models that help us understand these connections, they generally are not efficient enough to fully simulate the billions of neurons in a real brain. This is the problem that computer scientist Dr. Sebastian Rinke of TU Darmstadt endeavored to solve with a new algorithm developed with his colleagues.

  • 2019/02/07

    Developing a moral compass from human texts

    önnen Maschinen einen Moral-Kompass entwickeln? Bild: Patrick Bal – © P. Bal

    TU Darmstadt: Centre for Cognitive Science presents study about Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) translates documents, suggests treatments for patients, makes purchasing decisions and optimizes workflows. But where is its moral compass? A study by the Centre for Cognitive Science at TU Darmstadt shows that AI machines can indeed learn a moral compass from humans. The results of the study have been presented at this year’s ACM/AAAI Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES).

  • 2019/01/31

    Let's hack news manipulation!

    The UKP lab won the international "Hack the News Datathon". Image: Data Science Society

    TU Darmstadt's Computer Science lab wins Propaganda Identification Hackathon

    Propaganda is the spreading of information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view and has been used as a weapon to influence people for centuries. History has taught us what propaganda can cause and thus, an early identification of such texts is crucial to start fighting the manipulation spread in news. This was the central motivation of the "Hack the News” Datathon held by the Data Science Society.

  • 2019/01/08

    On Phys.Org: Blockchains in real time

    Zeitschriften mit Kaffeetasse – © Natalie Wocko

    Blockchains promise widescale open Internet applications that are organised decentrally, but this comes at the price of slow performance for every transaction processed by the system. Cryptography researchers working with Computer Science Professor Sebastian Faust from TU Darmstadt have achieved global awareness with their approach to facilitating real-time transactions using blockchains such as Ethereum.

  • 2019/01/07

    Blockchains in real-time

    Professor Sebastian Faust, expert in cryptography processes. Photo: Katrin Binner

    Professor Sebastian Faust is researching safe blockchain technologies

    Blockchains promise widescale open Internet applications that are organised decentrally. This comes at the price of slow performance for every transaction processed by the system. Cryptography researchers around Professor Sebastian Faust have achieved global awareness with their approach to facilitating real-time transactions using blockchains such as Ethereum.

  • 2018/11/07

    Keeping health data under lock and key

    Health data must be securely stored for a lifetime. Picture: Patrick Bal

    Computer scientists introduce sustainable long-term-secure storage for sensitive data

    Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was presented during a recent conference in Beijing, China. The system will go into trial operation in Japan in the coming weeks.