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An excellent interface
From earth system sciences and energy research to biotechnology and medicine: Doctoral researchers from a wide range of research fields gather at the Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and Energy (HDS-LEE) in Jülich. How do the PhDs benefit from the diversity of the three disciplines?
“It's almost like a survival question”
Artificial intelligence is becoming ever more powerful. In Montréal, we discussed the opportunities and risks of AI with Prof. Yoshua Bengio, and asked the world's leading expert in Deep Learning: What potential does AI have for science and society? And how can we develop a responsible approach to artificial intelligence?
Career paths for bright minds
The Helmholtz Career Day for Data Science and IT brought qualified applicants together with Helmholtz centers. Guests from all over the world visited the virtual career day to learn about job opportunities in IT and Data Science.
When data becomes sound
Writing scores with your own heartbeat or turning sunshine into sound? Two projects at the intersection of data science and performative art were selected for the 2021 Art meets Science program of HIDA and the Academy for Theater and Digitality. In October and November, the art projects can now be viewed and heard in Potsdam and Saarbrücken.
“Marine sciences can help us understand climate change”
Arne Biastoch is an oceanographer at GEOMAR in Kiel, where his research includes a focus on the role the powerful ocean currents system plays for our planet – and how climate change is impacting this system. Working with complex data and mathematical models is an indispensable part of this research – and a skill Biastoch is sharing with young scientists at the MarDATA Helmholtz Graduate School.
Welcome to the Digital Launch Factory
DLR and Airbus are working together to create a new airplane ‘factory’ in Hamburg where new concepts and technologies will be evaluated and tested. What makes it remarkable is that it takes up no space at all, because it is digital.
Expedition to the northernmost settlement in the world
Can neural networks be used to better understand changes in the ozone layer and thus predict future climate more quickly? To find out, Helge Mohn traveled to the Arctic. Those who do their doctorate at MarDATA, like him, can go on field trips and explore the world of the oceans together with researchers from a wide range of disciplines.
"We need to learn trying out more in Germany"
Success is built on friends and good partners – many of them came to the HIDA Office Launch at Friedrichstraße in Berlin, where the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy invited to its premises. HIDA presented its activities to the public – first and foremost its six Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools.
“Our need for IT experts is continually growing”
Digitalization is having a rapid impact in the field of medicine, with data sciences and AI offering ever-increasing benefits for the development of new vaccines and drugs. Pfizer manager Peter Albiez discusses how graduate schools like HEIBRiDS are helping meet the enormous demand for specialists in the data sciences.
Pioneers with broad horizons: Data scientists at HEIBRiDS
Demand is high for young scientists who are well versed in the data sciences as well as in another discipline. At the Helmholtz graduate school HEIBRiDS in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, eleven prestigious institutions have teamed up to train young scientists at this intersection. The range of subjects they cover spans everything from genetic research to astronomy.
New perspectives on data science
"Art meets science": The joint research fellowship of the Academy for Theater and Digitality and the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy enters its second round
AI-HERO Hackathon for energy-efficient AI
The enormous energy requirements of large IT infrastructures are an ecological challenge. The first AI-HERO Hackathon has raised awareness for the energy consumption of modern AI research and development and contributed to the wider use of "Green IT" approaches.
Programming sensitivity: Robot arms in the operating room
How can humans and robots cooperate to perform tricky surgeries – such as removing a gallbladder? Mechanical engineer Paul Maria Scheikl is conducting research at HIDSS4Health to determine how robot arms need to be programmed for such uses. To train robot AI, he has to integrate practical experience from the operating room.
Encrypted messages: foray into aeronautics
Marcel Tiepelt (29) from KIT completed a six-week virtual exchange at DLR with the HIDA Trainee Network and analyzed the security architecture of Europe’s future aviation communications system. So what did he learn about air traffic security, encryption technologies, and collaborating with industry partners during his exchange?
Rail transport - digitally transfomed
Rail transport is facing a new challenge – making an intense breakthrough into the world of digitalisation and automation. DLR’s transport research experts are in no doubt about it: something, in fact, quite a lot, is happening on the railways - and with the help of AI and data science.
Burning for research: doctoral studies at MUDS
The Munich School for Data Science unites strong research partners and is thus a magnet for future data scientists in a wide variety of areas of application. The MUDS industry track gets companies involved in the training of doctoral candidates. Both sides, business and science, benefit from this cooperation.
"We absolutely see ourselves to be a long-term partner"
Bavarian policymakers are interested in engaging in a wide variety of cooperative efforts that will help further develop artificial intelligence in Bavaria - among others with the Bavarian AI Council. The Munich School for Data Science (MUDS) has a decisive role to play in this. An interview with Fabian Theis, MUDS spokesperson, and Manfred Wolter from the Bavarian Ministry of Economics.
A Network for Data Science
Data Science plays a role everywhere in the Helmholtz Association. At the first HIDA Annual Conference on November 30, Helmholtz Data Scientists were able to exchange ideas across centers.
Building bridges between medicine and data science
At HIDSS4Health, health and data science research projects are brought together in a unique doctoral program – with synergistic effects for the participating cooperation partners, the international doctoral students, and medical progress. An insight into an unusual graduate school.