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.



Studierende im Hörsaal schauen nach vorne, eine Frau nimmt mit dem Smartphone ein Foto auf.
Talk by Dr. Patrick Schäfer:
"Unleashing the Potential of Unsupervised Time Series Analytics"

Dr. Patrick Schäfer from from Humboldt University (HU) Berlin will give a presentation about "Unleashing the Potential of Unsupervised Time Series Analytics: Recent Advances and Breakthroughs" on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10:30 in Bldg. 50.34, room 301.

Patrick Schäfer is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer of Computer Science at HU Berlin. His main research interests include scalable TS analytics, including supervised tasks, such as classification, and unsupervised tasks, such as motif discovery and segmentation.

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Fellowship für Anne Koziolek und Steffen BeckerStifterverband
Fellowship awarded to Anne Koziolek and Steffen Becker

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anne Koziolek (KIT - KASTEL) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Becker (University Stuttgart) received the teaching fellowship for “Lehrinnovationen und Unterstützungsangebote in der digitalen Hochschullehre Baden-Württemberg”. The Fellowship is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg and the Stifterverband. Professor Koziolek and Professor Becker received the funding for their collaboration in the project "Transfer of an innovative programming education with Mini Programming Worlds (TiPMin)".

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Waibel Titanic lecture speechColin Tayler
Invitation: Lecture on Expedition to Wrack of Titanic, Feb. 06, 2023

Im Juli 2022 testete ein internationales Team des KIT und der Carnegie Mellon University während einer U-Boot-Expedition zum Wrack der Titanic in rund 4.000 Metern Tiefe neuartige Videokonferenzsysteme. Der Vortrag beschreibt die Forschungsreise in Bildern (Vortrag auf Deutsch, automatisch und simultan in verschiedene Sprachen übersetzt): 06.02.2023, 19:00 Uhr, Johann-Gottfried-Tulla-Hörsaal des KIT.

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Roboter und Mensch geben sich die Hand zur BegrüßungKIT
KCIST introduced itself:
KIT at City Hall on January 30, 2023

On January 30, 2023 the KCIST presented its research activities at Karlsruhe City Hall. The citizens expected exciting lectures by KIT scientists around the guiding theme "The Age of Data and Artificial Intelligence". The Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe, the President of KIT and the scientific spokesperson of KCIST cordially invited to the event.

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Personen folgen einer Präsentation
Talk by Prof. Marius Kloft:
"Deep Anomaly Detection"

Professor Marius Kloft from the University of Kaiserslautern gave a talk about "Deep Anomaly Detection" on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 10:30 at the Karlsruher Decision and Design Laboratory - KD2Lab, in Bldg. 01.85 (Zähringer-Haus).

Marius Kloft has worked and researched at various institutions in Germany and the US and is a Professor of Machine Learning at TU Kaiserslautern since 2017.

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Besucher eines Vortrages blicken auf die Leinwand und den Vortragenden
KCIST Colloquium:
How to Build Developing Minds

Yukie Nagai, Project Professor at the International Research Center for Neurointelligence of the University of Tokyo gave a talk on "How to Build Developing Minds" on Friday, December 09, 2022 at 11:00 in bldg. 50.20 room 148.

Together with her group she has been investigating human minds by a computational approach.

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No. 03-2022 November 2022 (German, PDF, 944 KB)


(German, PDF, 730 KB)