• 2019/01/07

    Blockchains in real-time

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

  • 2018/09/14

    Searching through noise for pros and cons

    Dr. Johannes Daxenberger, Dr. Christian Stab and Dr. Tristan Miller (left to right), together with an international research team, are developing new methods for automatic recognition of arguments in large text sources. Picture: Katrin Binner

    TU Darmstadt develops argument search engine for Internet texts

    Structured decision-making support: The research project ”ArgumenText“ in the field of Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing has found a way to filter concrete pro and con arguments on any topic from amongst the noise of the internet.

  • 2018/08/02

    On Oil & Gas Engineer: TU Darmstadt's offshore robot ARGONAUT world-first

    Zeitungen, Kaffeetasse und Handy – © Natalie Wocko

    Oskar von Stryk, Professor of Computer Science for TU Darmstadt, comments: “We are excited to bring our winning autonomous capabilities and user interface from the ARGOS Challenge to the next level for increased safety and efficiency of future operations on oil and gas sites.”

  • 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 – © 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.

  • 2018/05/23

    Vision teacher for computer

    Professor Stefan Roth adjusting a camera for a controlled image recording

    hoch³ Forschen 4/2017 – science quarterly

    Digital images and videos contain much more information than computers currently extract from them. With the help of intelligent algorithms, a research team led by Professor Stefan Roth aims to obtain the maximal amount of knowledge from images.

  • 2018/04/05

    Freezing the Web

    Professor Michael Pradel (l.) and Cristian-Alexandru Staicu. Picture: Katrin Binner – © Katrin Binner

    Darmstadt’s cybersecurity scientists uncover vulnerabilities in JavaScript-based Web Servers

    Scientists at the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) demonstrate that malicious intentions may cause not functioning, apparently “frozen” websites. The scientists discovered vulnerabilities in JavaScript software modules, which allow cyber criminals to freeze specific web sites, so that other users cannot access the web site anymore.

  • 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.