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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.



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.

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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)
Professor Thomas Zwick joins acatech
December 12, 2019

Professor Thomas Zwick, Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics (IHE), has become a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering.

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Winfried Kretschmann and Robert Habeck at IAR-H²T
November 22, 2019

On Friday, 22 November 2019, Baden-Württemberg's Minister President Winfried Kretschmann and the Federal Chairman of the Green Party Robert Habeck visited the Chair of High Performance Humananoid Technologies (H²T) of the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR). During the visit, they gained insight into the current state of research on the topics of humanoid assistance robotics in households, collaborative humanoid robotics for industrial applications and intelligent hand prostheses and exoskeletons.

KIT press release (German only)
Professor Rüdiger Dillmann elevated to IROS Fellow
November, 2019

Professor Rüdiger Dillmann was awarded "IROS Fellow" at the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019) in Macao.

Open House Day at IAR 2019
November 20, 2019

The High Performance Humanoid Technologies Lab (H²T) at the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR) will once again open its doors and give an insight into its current research in humanoid robots technologies within the framework of the European Robotics Week 2019.

Location: KIT, CS, Bldg. 50.20, Ground Floor

Time: 1 pm - 5 pm

Target audience: Anybody interested


KIT Team wins the NEO 2019 Innovation Prize
October 23, 2019

A team of the Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics at KIT received the NEO 2019 Innovation Prize for HoloMed, a system designed to support the surgeon in the operating room. Thanks to the deployment of AI methods and augmented reality, HoloMed significantly enhances the precision when performing brain punctures.

The NEO Innovation Prize is awarded yearly by the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe.

KIT press release

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ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award for Professor Alexander Waibel
October 17, 2019

Professor Alexander Waibel (Interactive Systems Labs) recieved the ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award at the 2019 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction in Suzhou (Shanghai) China the 15-17 October. The Sustained Accomplishment Award is awarded each year at ICMI to a senior scientist who has made innovative, long-lasting, and influential contributions to the field of multimodal/multimedia interaction.

ICMI 2019 website

ISRR 2019
October 6-10, 2019

The International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) 2019 will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam. General Co-Chair is Professor Tamim Asfour (Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics at KIT). ISRR is one of the pioneering symposia in robotics worlwide and it promotes the development and dissemination of groundbreaking research and technological innovation in robotics with emphasis on its potential role to benefit humans.

ISRR 2019 website