• 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 – © 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.