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  • 2019/02/14

    On Science Node: How the brain rewires

    © Bild: 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.

  • 2019/01/31

    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 – © Bild: 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.