Information at the Core of Science, Society and Economy

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.

ARMAR-6 at the Results Conference of the Hightech-Forum

together.grow.shape – under this motto, key players from research, economy and society from all over Germany will meet on April 21, 2021 for the virtual results conference of the high-tech forum. The high-tech forum is the federal government's central innovation policy advisory body for the implementation of the high-tech strategy 2025.

The research on humanoid robotics and artificial intelligent of the High Performance Humanoid Technologies (H²T) group has also been selected for presentation in an online video. Don't miss it!


To the Video
Science Camp Robotik Online

From February 15 to 19th our Science Camp Robotics took place again online. In the camp, a group of school students learnt some basic, fundamental concepts of robotics and computer science and put them in practice, by programming the NAO humanoid robot. The Camp is a cooperation between KCIST, the KIT research group High Performance Humanoid Technologies (H²T), the ZML and the Schülerakademie Karlsruhe.  


Further information
KIT strengthens IT security research

10 years in the service of cybersecurity: KASTEL continues its successful research in the new Institute for Information Security and Reliability of KIT.

To the Press Release
Dorothea Wagner
Dorothea Wagner elected Chairwoman of the Science Council

Computer scientist Dorothea Wagner, who researches and teaches at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is the new chairwoman of the Science Council, the most important research policy advisory body in Germany. The professor and head of the KIT Institute for Theoretical Computer Science is the third woman in this position after her predecessor, the agricultural economist Martina Brockmeier, and the engineering scientist Dagmar Schipanski.

See the KIT Press release (German only)

To the Homepage of the Science Council
Mehdi Tahoori
Professor Mehdi Tahoori elevated to IEEE Fellow

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) honors the scientist for his research on integrated circuits at the nanoscale. Professor Mehdi Tahoori from the Institute of Computer Engineering (ITEC) of KIT was appointed Fellow by the International Engineering Association IEEE for his groundbreaking contributions in "contributions to resilient nanoscale integrated circuits" and thus awarded the highest membership status.

To the Press Release

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