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.
The KIT Center Information · Systems · Technologies was established in January 2014, as a merge of the former KIT Focuses Anthropomatics and Robotics (APR) and COMMputation.