KIT Center Information ˑ Systems ˑ Technologies  (KCIST)

KIT Center Information ˑ Systems ˑ Technologies (KCIST)


In all areas of economy and society information plays a central role: We are surrounded by an increasing number of intelligent technical information systems which are equipped with capabilities like interaction, environmental awareness and self-adaptation.

The KIT Center Information · Systems · Technologies  (KCIST) investigates and designs complex adaptive, technical systems for a secure and efficient handling of information, based on competences like algorithmics, software engineering, cloud computing and scientific computing, secure communication systems, and big data technologies, as well as intuitive human-machine interfaces, human centered robotics, industrial robotics and automation. Hence, it bundles interdisciplinary competences across KIT-divisions, in particular from informatics, economics, electrical and mechanical engineering, information technology, as well as social science. The major objective of the center is to promote research and innovation as well as technology transfer between KIT and its partners in academia and industry both at a national and an international level.


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Minister Kristina Sinemus and State Secretary Katrin Schütz at H2T

On August 10, 2020 the Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus and Katrin Schütz, State Secretary in the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg, visited the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics. They gained insights into the current state of research in Artificial Intelligence using the examples of humanoid assistive and collaborative robotics, intuitive human-robot interaction, personalized hand prostheses and augmented exoskeletons.

Professor Peter Sanders receives ERC Advanced Grant
March 31, 2020

Professor Peter Sanders, Institute of Theoretical Informatics, received an ERC Advanced Grant for the Project “ScAlBox - Engineering Scalable Algorithms for the Basic Toolbox”. Goal of the project is the design and development of algorithms and software libraries able to handle huge data sets and to scale to millions of processors working in parallel.

Further Information (German only)
Professor Peter Sanders wins the "Test-of-Time"-Award 2019 of the European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA)
March 2020

Professor Peter Sanders (Institute of Theoretical Informatics) received together with Ulrich Meyer (University of Frankfurt) the ESA Test-of-Time Award 2019. ESA is the premier European conference on algorithms research. The ESA Test-of-Time Award recognizes excellent papers in algorithms research that were published in the ESA proceedings 19 to 21 years ago and are still influential and stimulating for the field today.

Professor York Sure-Vetter appointed Director of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)
March 2, 2020

Main goal of the NFDI is to make existing scientific and research data available to the national and international scientific community in a structured, networked, well-organized and sustainable way. FIZ Karlsruhe and KIT are entrusted with the establishment of the Directorate of the National Research Data Infrastructure (Nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur).


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Professor Dorothea Wagner is the new Chairperson of the German Council of Science and Humanities
January 31, 2020

On Friday, 31 January 2020, the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) unanimously elected Professor Dorothea Wagner (Institute of Theoretical Informatics) as its new chairperson.

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New Year's speech by Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann
January 1, 2020

In his New Year's speech, the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg talked about three impressive encounters in 2019, including one with Professor Tamim Asfour during his visit to the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics at KIT last November.

Text and video of the speech (German only)

 Nr. 02-2020 April 2020 (German, PDF, 1.029 KB)


(German, PDF, 730 KB)