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.



Prize Alina Roitberg
Helmholtz Doctoral Prize for Dr.-Ing. Alina Roitberg

Alina Roitberg, a PostDoc at the Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics at KIT was awarded the Helmholtz Doctoral Prize for mission-oriented research in the field "Information" for her dissertation "Uncertainty-aware Models for Deep Learning-based Human Activity Recognition and Applications in Intelligent Vehicles". The Helmholtz prize ceremony took place on 28 April. The Research Foundation rewards outstanding achievement and is intended to encourage future doctoral candidates to carry out mission oriented research and to position themselves at the interface between science and applications.

More information about the Helmholtz Doctoral Prize
Blick vom inneren des TRIANGEL Gebäudes nach außen
TIL: FESTIVAL at TRIANGEL Open Space from May 18 - 21, 2022

During the Opening Week from May 18 - 21, 2022 of the TRIANGEL Open Space at Kronenplatz in Karlsruhe, TRIANGEL invites you to diverse lectures, impulses, discussions, art and culture under the motto #TIL.
#TIL stands for Today I Learned..., i.e. the impulse to learn, to discover new things, to broaden one's own perspective and in this sense represents KIT as a place of learning and research.

Free of charge, no registration required.

TIL:FESTIVAL programm (German only)
tahooriMartin Lober, KIT
ERC Advanced Grant for KCIST-Member Professor Mehdi Tahoori

In its 2021 awarding round, the European Research Council (ERC) has decided to award an Advanced Grant to computer scientist Mehdi Tahoori, Professor for Dependable Nanocomputing at KIT. With his project PRICOM (stands for: Printed Computing) Professor Tahoori intends to enable dissemination of fast, inexpensive, and reliable (mini)computers on the consumer market and in personalized medicine. PRICOM focuses on the development of new computer architectures that are no longer based on conventional silicon chips, but on the principle of additive manufacture.

To the press release
Markus Breig, KITMarkus Breig, KIT
Karlsruhe Research Factory: Industrializing Production Processes Rapidly

Ceremonial opening of the development and demonstration center - Minister President Kretschmann: "Research factory will be important future laboratory for companies."

To the press release (German only)
Pascal Friederich blickt lächelnd den Betrachter anAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize goes to Pascal Friederich

Pascal Friederich, Tenure-track Professor at the Institute of Theoretical Informatics (ITI) and head of the research group AiMat (Artificial Intelligence for Materials Sciences), is awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The prize in the amount of 20,000 € is the most important recognition of early-career researchers in Germany.

Pascal Friederich’s interdisciplinary work concentrates on the use of artificial intelligence for the simulation of materials, virtual materials design, and autonomous experimental platforms for automatic materials recognition.

To the press release
Blätter mit Texten und Bildern verstreut auf einem Tisch
Call for application: SICK Science Award 2021

In 2022, KCIST, in cooperation with the KIT Foundation (KIT-Stiftung), will again award two prizes supported by the Gisela and Erwin Sick Foundation to honor excellent scientific work in the previous year in the research field of KCIST.
Deadline for submitting applications:

April 30, 2022.

Further information on how to apply

No. 01-2022 January 2022 (PDF, 500 KB)


(German, PDF, 730 KB)