KIT Center Information ˑ Systems ˑ Technologies  (KCIST)

KIT Center Information ˑ Systems ˑ Technologies (KCIST)

Information at the core of Science

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.

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
ERC Consolidator Grant for KCIST-Member Professor Laurent Schmalen

Excellent research on energy-efficient communication technology. KCIST-Member Professor Laurent Schmalen receives an ERC Consolidator Grant for his research.

To the press release (German only)
KIT will realize Real-world Lab "Robotic Artificial Intelligence"

With its real-world lab "Robotic Artificial Intelligence", KIT will make artificial intelligence tangible through bidirectional exchange between society and research.

"The exchange of knowledge and experience goes in both directions in a real-world lab: Research and application come together at eye level, so that we can then develop precisely the technologies that people really need and want",

says Tamim Asfour about the project.

To the press release (German only)
KIT Becomes Center for National High Performance Computing

Millions of Euros in funding for future supercomputers at KIT - Researchers all over Germany can use enormous computing power from Karlsruhe.

Further Information (German only)

 Nr. 01-2021 January 2021 (German, PDF, 1.029 KB)


(German, PDF, 730 KB)