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.



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Talk by Prof. Marius Kloft:
"Deep Anomaly Detection"

Professor Marius Kloft from the University of Kaiserslautern will give 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).

Anomaly detection is one of the fundamental topics in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Anomalies are absolutely everywhere, from attacks on computer or energy networks to critical faults in a chemical factory or rare tumors in cancer imaging data. In his talk, Professor Kloft will introduce the field of anomaly detection, with an emphasis on 'deep anomaly detection' (anomaly detection based on deep learning).

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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Talk by Prof. Arun Rajkumar:
"Learning to Rank from Pairwise Comparisons"

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 11:30 in bldg. 50.34 room -101, Prof. Arun Rajkumar from IIT Madras will give a talk about the problem of learning to rank from a set of pairwise comparisons.

This problem has been studied widely in several research communities including ML, theoretical computer science, operations research, statistics, etc. In his talk, Prof. Rajkumar will give an introduction to this problem and talk about several provably optimal algorithms along with some exciting structural results that involve understanding classes of tournament graphs. The pre-requisites for the talk are minimal and will be covered during the talk.

Arun Rajkumar is currently an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering department of IIT Madras and leads the Machine Learning Theory lab at IITM.

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KD2School presents:
KIT Adaptive Systems Talks

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 16:30, the "KIT Adaptive Systems Talks" will take place at TRIANGEL Open Space at Kronenplatz Karlsruhe. On this occasion, the DFG graduate school "KD2School" will celebrate its first anniversary.
We are glad to announce Prof. Christian Montag (University of Ulm), Roland Weiss (Head of R&D at ABB), Dr. Carolin Kaiser (Head of AI at NIM), and Prof. Anja Dieckmann (HS Aalen) as speakers for this event. KIT Vice-President Research, Prof. Dr. Oliver Kraft, has also announced his visit.

Participation is free of charge; due to the limited number of seats, early registration is requested.

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KCIST Colloquium:
How to Build Developing Minds

Yukie Nagai, Project Professor at the International Research Center for Neurointelligence of the University of Tokyo will give 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. They suggest that a neuroscience theory called predictive coding provides a unified account for developing minds. Her talk shows how artificial neural networks based on predictive coding enables robots to acquire various cognitive functions and will discuss potentials and new challenges in building developing minds in robots.

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European Robotics Week
Open House at H²T

As part of the European Robotics Week 2022, the Chair of High-Performance Humanoid Technologies (KIT, Adenauerring 2, Geb. 50.20, EG) opened its doors on November 25, 2022 from 13:00 - 17:00.

Interested citizens were able to get an insight into the current research on intelligent, humanoid robots to support humans in everyday life and work.

In addition to the laboratory tour, guests had the opportunity to get hands-on and interact with various humanoid robots.

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links: Bundesverbraucherschutzministerin Steffi Lemke; rechts: Peter Mayer, KITDeutsche Stiftung Verbraucherschutz
KIT Research Group SECUSO Receives Federal Consumer Protection Award

The research group SECUSO (Security, Usability, and Society) of the KIT has been awarded with the Federal Consumer Protection Award by the German Consumer Protection Foundation (DSV). “IT security has to be comprehensible and feasible for everybody,” Professor Melanie Volkamer, Head of the SECUSO research group, explains their ambitions. “To achieve this, we offer free and clear information material on how to protect against fraudulent messages and protect user accounts with secure passwords.”

The foundation of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations hands out this award to exceptional consumer protection projects. On Monday, September 26, 2022 the award was presented by Federal Minister for Consumer Protection Steffi Lemke in Berlin.

To the press release

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


(German, PDF, 730 KB)