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  • WayIn

    Pinkwart, Niels, Prof. Dr. (Computing and Society and Didactics of Informatics)

    Duration of Project: 01/2018 - 12/2020

    Financer: BMBF

    Arbeitgeber, die Menschen mit Behinderungen eingestellt haben, sind von deren Leistungsfähigkeit in der Regel überzeugt. Mit Hilfe eines zugänglichen, digitalen, interaktiven und mobilen Informationsangebotes soll diese Erkenntnis bereits vor einer m ...

  • Using a mobile phone-based multimedia technology to support maternal health in rural southwestern Uganda

    Pinkwart, Niels, Prof. Dr. (Computing and Society and Didactics of Informatics)

    Duration of Project: 02/2018 - 12/2020

    Financer: BMBF
    The overall goal of the MatHealth project is to improve maternal health using an enhanced mobile phone-based multimedia application among illiterate women in rural southwestern Uganda.
    Building on a prototype of a mobile maternal health support tec ...
  • T-T-T

    Eisert, Peter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Visual Computing)

    Duration of Project: 06/2018 - 05/2019

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

    TTT works as an addition to the traditional table tennis. Using cameras and sensors the ball and the player's movement is tracked, quantifying the gameplay. Using this tracking data the user’s actions are translated into audiovisual content that augm ...

  • Theoretical foundations for efficient enumeration of query results

    Schweikardt, Nicole, Prof. Dr. (Theoretical Computer Science)

    Duration of Project: 07/2016 - 12/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Query evaluation is one of the central tasks of a database system. The theoretical foundations of query evaluation rely on a close connection between database theory and mathematical logic, as databases correspond to finite relational structures, and ...

  • Technical Procedures for Closed Crop Production Systems to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change-Induced Abiotic Stress

    Schmidt, Uwe, Prof. Dr. (Section Biological Systems Technology)

    Duration of Project: 09/2018 - 08/2022

    Financer: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

    One of the major challenges of the 21st century is the mitigation of global climate change, which is mainly caused by greenhouse gas emissions. One contribution to this could be made by advanced and intelligently controlled greenhouse systems. Theref ...

  • Structural Flexibility in the Optical Design of the Arthropod Cornea

    Scholtz, Gerhard, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Comparative Zoology)

    Duration of Project: 11/2016 - 10/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The arthropod cuticle is a versatile bio-composite made of chitin fibers embedded in a protein matrix. The cuticle also forms the cornea of the arthropod compound eye – a characteristic feature of the phylum that has largely contributed to its incred ...

  • Sponsoring Nao Robots

    Hafner, Verena, Prof. Dr. (Adaptive Systems)

    Duration of Project: 04/2016 - 04/2017

    Financer: Mittelgeber international

    NaoTH will get sponsoring for 6 new humanoid robots Nao Aldebaran.

  • RTG 2434: Facets of Complexity

    Schweikardt, Nicole, Prof. Dr. (Theoretical Computer Science)

    Duration of Project: 04/2018 - 09/2022

    Complexity is a central topic both in mathematics and in computer science. It appears in various forms: there is combinatorial complexity (number) of mathematical structures; description complexity (the possibility of encoding a structure succinctly ...

  • RTG 1651: Service-Oriented Architectures for the Integration of Software-Based Processes, Exemplified by Health Care Systems and Medical Technology (SOAMED)

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 10/2014 - 12/2019

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    Service orientation is a promising architectural concept to quickly and cost efficiently couple encapsulated software components (“services”), and to adapt them to new requirements. Service orientation has mainly been suggested for co-operating busin ...

  • RG 2841/1: A Comprehensive Repository of Regulatory Elements and Their Variations in Human Disease (SP 05)

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 03/2020 - 09/2023

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    Though the introduction of whole exome sequencing (WES) has enabled the molecular diagnosis rate for patients with rare genetic disorders to rise considerably, it has levelled at a maximum of 50%. WES is limited to the coding regions, meaning that it ...

  • RG 1306/1: Stratosphere II – Information Management on the Cloud (SP D)

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 01/2014 - 12/2017

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    Processing iterative, stateful data analysis programs on vast amounts of “data in motion” under low-latency requires novel methods and techniques both from systems and an algorithmic point-of-view. In the proposed second phase of the research unit, w ...

  • Research platform „Literary field GDR“: authors, works, networks Pilot study: The students of the Institute of Literature „Johannes R. Becher“ Leipzig

    Martus, Steffen, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / Literature of the 18th to the Present)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The project heuristically draws upon research on GDR literature viewed from the perspective of Bourdieu’s notion of literary field and, perspectively, aims at a complete coverage of this field. For this purpose, it is necessary to 1.) collect data fo ...

  • REconciling sCience, Innovation and Precaution through the Engagement of Stakeholders (SP: Financial risks and urban waste planning)

    Mieg, Harald, Prof. Dr. (Honorary Chairs / Professors by Special Appointment / Part-Time Lecturers)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2021

    Financer: Europäische Union (EU) - HU als Beteiligte

    Many European cities are facing the challenges of massively overhauling their urban water infrastructures. This is due to both the requirements of the European Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD), and the fact that most of their main water ...

  • re3data – Community Driven Open Reference for Research Data Repositories

    Petras, Vivien, Prof. (Information Retrieval)

    Duration of Project: 01/2020 - 12/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Scientific communities, funding organisations, research institutions and services rely on concise, current and specific repository descriptions and refer to re3data as a semi-authoritative source. As a registry and service of DataCite, re3data is cur ...

  • Prerequisites for an Artificial Self

    Hafner, Verena, Prof. Dr. (Adaptive Systems)

    Duration of Project: 02/2019 - 01/2023

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe
    The project is part of our SPP 2134 "The Active Self"

    Researchers commonly identify two main phenomena as characterising a minimal Self in humans: the sense of body ownership - "I feel corporal sensations as uniquely belonging to my own body" - an ...
  • Predictive Autonomous Behaviour - Internal Models and Predictive Self-regulation

    Hafner, Verena, Prof. Dr. (Adaptive Systems)

    Duration of Project: 09/2019 - 02/2020

    Financer: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
    Forschungskostenzuschuss für Stipendiaten der Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung:
    Prof. Bruno Lara und Ms. Alejandra Ciria.

    Thema des Projekts: Predictive Autonomous Behaviour - Internal Models and Predictive Self-regulation.
  • PP 2207: What Matters? Key Passages in Literary Works (SP)

    Martus, Steffen, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / Literature of the 18th to the Present)

    Duration of Project: 04/2020 - 03/2023

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    This explorative project deals with the identification and characterization of key passages in literary works. We understand key passages as passages that are particularly important to expert readers when interpreting texts. Why do interpreting schol ...

  • PP 2172: Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Heritage and Museum Contexts

    Macdonald, Sharon, Prof. Dr. (Social Anthropology)

    Duration of Project: 12/2019 - 11/2022

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    The DFG-funded project “Curating Digital Images” is located within the frame of the DFG priority programme “Das digitale Bild” / “The Digital Image” and focusses on ethnographic research on practices of digital curation related to the field of museum ...

  • PP 1926/1: Development and Application of Novel Optogenetic Tools in Specific Intracellular Compartments

    Hegemann, Peter, Prof. Dr. (Experimental Biophysics)

    Duration of Project: 09/2016 - 01/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The aim of this work is the development of novel optogenetic tools that allow investigations on subcellular compartments. In the first project, we will combine proton and chloride channels or chloride pumps with targeting motives for synaptic vesicle ...

  • PP 1748: Approximation and Reconstruction of Stresses in the Deformed Configuration for Hyperelastic Material Models

    Farkas, Gavril-Marius, Prof. Dr. (Department of Mathematics)

    Duration of Project: 09/2019 - 08/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Numerical simulation techniques are an essential component for the construction, design and optimisation of cutting-edge technologies as for example innovative products, new materials as well as medical-technical applications and production processes ...

  • PP 1748/2: Foundation and Application of Generalized Mixed FEM Towards Nonlinear Problems in Solid Mechanics

    Carstensen, Carsten, Prof. (Numerical Handling of Differential Equations)

    Duration of Project: 10/2018 - 03/2023

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    The research of this project aims at the mathematical foundation and the engineering application of generalized mixed FEM as well as the development and the analysis of new non-standard methods that yield guaranteed results for nonlinear problems in ...

  • PP 1748/1: Foundation and Application of Generalized Mixed FEM Towards Nonlinear Problems in Solid Mechanics

    Carstensen, Carsten, Prof. (Numerical Handling of Differential Equations)

    Duration of Project: 09/2014 - 11/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The research of this project aims at the mathematical foundation and the engineering application of generalised mixed FEM as well as the development and the analysis of new non-standard methods that yield guaranteed results for nonlinear problems in ...

  • PP 1593: ENsurance of Software evolUtion by Run-time cErtification II

    Grunske, Lars, Prof. Dr. (Software Engineering)

    Duration of Project: 01/2016 - 08/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Quality attributes play an important role in different classes of software systems, e.g. safety in embedded systems and performance in business information systems. Currently, quality requirements are typically checked at design time. For evolving sy ...

  • PP 1285: Spin-Dependent Electron in GaAs/AlGaAs Nanostructures (III)

    Fischer, Saskia, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (New Materials)

    Duration of Project: 10/2011 - 07/2014

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The aim of this project within the DFG priority programme 1285 "Semiconductor Spinelectronics" is to investigate spin-dependent ballistic transport in nanoscale GaAs/AlGaAs field-effect heterostructures (FETs) of low spin-orbit coupling, and to exten ...

  • Photoactive antimicrobial coatings

    Röder, Beate, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Experimental Physics / Photobiophysics)

    Duration of Project: 04/2017 - 02/2020

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

    Metallische und mineralische Oberflächen an Häusern und technischen Gebäuden sind aufgrund ihrer Funktion oft jahrzehntelang Witterungseinflüssen ausgesetzt und damit Angriffspunkt für die unerwünschte Ansiedlung von Bakterien, Pilzen und Algen welch ...

  • Optical Synchronization of ToF cameras

    Meffert, Beate, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Senior Professor and Professors retired)

    Duration of Project: 09/2018 - 02/2021

    Financer: Berlin/ Sonstige

    The aim of the project is the development of a new optical method for the activity detection of ToF sensors and their synchronization. A variety of application scenarios requires the parallel use of multiple ToF cameras. There is a problem: In contra ...

  • Online - Reputation

    Freytag, Johann-Christoph, Prof. Ph. D. (Data Bases and Information Systems)

    Duration of Project: 03/2017 - 02/2018

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

    Recognising bad recommendations, classify those and possibly generate references to the person of origin.

  • NW/1: Efficient preprocessing for hard problems: New techniques and tight models for data reduction

    Kratsch, Stefan, Prof. Dr. (Algorithm Engineering)

    Duration of Project: 09/2017 - 04/2018

    Financer: DFG: Nachwuchsgruppe

    Preprocessing, in the sense of data reduction, is of fundamental importance for the practical solution of NP-hard problems. A very successful example is the commercial tool CPLEX for solving integer linear programs. It is known for its strong preproc ...

  • Maximum Spectral Efficiency Through Parallelised Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output Transmission Using High-Resolution 3D Antenna Topologies, Second Phase

    Graß, Eckhard, Prof. Dr. (Wireless Broadband Communication Systems)

    Duration of Project: 02/2017 - 04/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    With the rapid increase of mobile data traffic and further network densification, the design of efficient and flexible wireless front-/backhaul terminals with a feasible practical form factor is essential for providing high data rates, low latency an ...

  • Ludufactur

    Eisert, Peter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Visual Computing)

    Duration of Project: 10/2011 - 09/2012

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

    In this project, funded by Exist, new technologies for the web-based 3D reconstruction are developed targeting customization of board games.

  • Long Term Analysis of a Trajectory to Investigate the Impact of a Metropolis on Its Waterbodies From the Ecological and Historical Point of View

    Winklhöfer, Karin, Dr. rer. nat. (Evolution of Organismic Systems)

    Duration of Project: 10/2011 - 06/2012

    Financer: Mittelgeber international

    Investigation and comparisson of the impact of metropolian areas on rivers with low discharge. Compared were the cities of Milan, Berlin, Paris and Brussels during the time period 1860 to 2010. We focussed on ecological impact, administrative and pol ...

  • Learning Table Similarity Measures

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 10/2018 - 08/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Existing table similarity measures build on simple models of table metadata, structure, and content. They are designed mainly for tables with a horizontal layout where each column represents one attribute and data values are in rows, and they cannot ...

  • Learning Analytics for Diversity‐Inspired Adaptive Learning

    Pinkwart, Niels, Prof. Dr. (Computing and Society and Didactics of Informatics)

    Duration of Project: 12/2019 - 11/2023

    Financer: alte Bundesländer/ Sonstige
    Dieses Kooperationsprojekt mit der FernUniversität Hagen im Bereich Learning Analytics besteht aus drei Teilprojekten.
    Im ersten Teilprojekt sollen Möglichkeiten der Adaption in Bezug auf die in einer konkreten Lernsituation angebotenen Assessments ...
  • JRG/3: Process-Awareness of Event-Driven Systems: Model, Analysis, and Optimisation

    Weidlich, Matthias, Prof. Dr. (Process-Driven Architectures)

    Duration of Project: 04/2019 - 09/2021

    Financer: DFG: Nachwuchsgruppe

    Process-aware information systems (PAIS) are software systems that monitor and control a process, broadly defined as the coordinated execution of actions towards a certain goal. They rely on an explicit representation of the process, a process model. ...

  • JRG/3: Efficient Preprocessing for Difficult Problems: New Techniques and Tight Models for Data Reduction

    Kratsch, Stefan, Prof. Dr. (Algorithm Engineering)

    Duration of Project: 10/2018 - 09/2021

    Financer: DFG: Nachwuchsgruppe

    Preprocessing, in the sense of data reduction, is of fundamental importance for the practical solution of NP-hard problems. A very successful example is the commercial tool CPLEX for solving integer linear programs. It is known for its strong preproc ...

  • JRG/2: Process-Awareness of Event-Driven Systems: Model, Analysis and Optimisation

    Weidlich, Matthias, Prof. Dr. (Process-Driven Architectures)

    Duration of Project: 04/2018 - 12/2019

    Financer: DFG: Nachwuchsgruppe

    Process-aware information systems (PAIS) are software systems that monitor and control a process, broadly defined as the coordinated execution of actions towards a certain goal. They rely on an explicit representation of the process, a process model. ...

  • JRG /2: Efficient Preprocessing for Hard Problems: New Techniques and Tight Models for Data Reduction

    Kratsch, Stefan, Prof. Dr. (Algorithm Engineering)

    Duration of Project: 09/2017 - 08/2019

    Financer: DFG: Nachwuchsgruppe

    Preprocessing, in the sense of data reduction, is of fundamental importance for the practical solution of NP-hard problems. A very successful example is the commercial tool CPLEX for solving integer linear programs. It is known for its strong preproc ...

  • JRG/1: Representation Complexity of Enumeration and Counting Algorithms

    Berkholz, Christoph, Dr. (Theoretical Computer Science)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 10/2022

    Financer: DFG: Nachwuchsgruppe

    Analysing the complexity of algorithmic tasks is a core topic in theoretical computer science. For example, computational complexity provides notions of reductions to analyse the complexity of decision and counting problems in terms of the size and s ...

  • Image-Based Representation of Clothes for Realistic Virtual Try-On

    Eisert, Peter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Visual Computing)

    Duration of Project: 08/2011 - 07/2015

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    This research addresses the issue of realistic visualization of garments in real-time augmented reality environments, where virtual clothes are rendered into real video material. From a scientific point of view this scenario presents numerous challen ...

  • Image-based Representation of Clothes for Realistic Virtual Try-On

    Eisert, Peter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Visual Computing)

    Duration of Project: 08/2014 - 07/2015

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The project addresses the photo-realistic rendering of faces. Faces show, similar to clothing, very complex appearance properties, and it is very difficult to photorealistically render human faces. Even more, as the human eye is very sensitive to see ...

  • i4G: Shaping the iSchools’ Identity and Interactions in a Globalized world

    Petras, Vivien, Prof. (Information Retrieval)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 03/2021

    Financer: Mittelgeber international
    The diversity of iSchools is the motivation for the creation of a platform that would enable the iSchools community to understand how human, social and organizational factors play a role in the scholarly activities of the global iSchools community.
    ...
  • HIVEOPOLIS – Futuristic beehives for a smart metropolis

    Hafner, Verena, Prof. Dr. (Adaptive Systems)

    Duration of Project: 04/2019 - 03/2024

    Financer: Europäische Union (EU) - HU als Beteiligte

    Honeybees are important pollinators and support various important ecosystems with their ecological services. Rapid anthropogenic changes cause disruptive disturbances of their habitats which are currently endangering honeybee colonies around the worl ...

  • Historical industrial architecture and conflicting objectives of monument protection, urban development, creative industries and production of architecture. Transfer-of-knowledge project: Heritagemanagement and good-practice at the UNESCO World (industrial) Heritage Site Zollverein

    Mieg, Harald, Prof. Dr. (Honorary Chairs / Professors by Special Appointment / Part-Time Lecturers)

    Duration of Project: 11/2016 - 10/2018

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The DFG research project studied transformation processes of historic industrial architecture of four cases in Europe (DFG-Projekt: MI 788 4-1,2). The research question was how to bridge conflicts between monument protection, urban development, creat ...

  • High dynamic and fine granular traffic monitoring for increased urban safety

    Eisert, Peter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Visual Computing)

    Duration of Project: 08/2018 - 12/2021

    Financer: BMVI - Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur

    This project addresses the detection and tracking of cars, pedestrians, and cyclists from cameras mounted in street lamps. The traffic data will be used to predict critical situations and warn the traffic participants.

  • Gendering MINT (STEM) digital

    Schmitz, Sigrid, Dr. habil. (Gender and Science)

    Duration of Project: 12/2017 - 12/2020

    Financer: BMBF

    The joined project Gendering MINT digital with ALU Freiburg (part project I), the HU Berlin (part project II) und der Applied University Offenburg (part project III) targets the promotion of transfer knowledge between gender research, gender studies, ...

  • From Demolition to Immigration? New Perspectives for Peripheral Housing Estates

    El-Kayed, Nihad, (Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research)

    Duration of Project: 05/2019 - 09/2022

    Financer: BMBF

    The joint research project „From Demolition to Immigration? New Perspectives for Peripheral Housing Estates” (StadtUmMig) investigates potentials and obstacles in the context of sustainable urban development in three former East-German large-scale re ...

  • Grunske, Lars, Prof. Dr. (Software Engineering)

    Duration of Project: 02/2019 - 12/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Many software engineering tasks can be formulated as optimisation problems and can be automatically solved with different search heuristics/algorithms. Examples for typical software engineering problems, where optimisation methods can be used, are re ...

  • Fast Inexact Combinatorial and Algebraic Solvers for Massive Networks

    Meyerhenke, Henning, Prof. Dr. (Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems)

    Duration of Project: 10/2017 - 11/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Numerous groundbreaking technologies generate massive data sets, many of which can be modeled as networks. The produced data sets contain valuable information hidden inside, waiting to be extracted and further processed with suitable analysis algorit ...

  • Extended fetal monitoring by system analysis of the fetal autonomic cardiovascular regulation

    Wessel, Niels, PD Dr. rer. nat. (Nonlinear Dynamics)

    Duration of Project: 03/2018 - 03/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The clinically available procedures for assessing the fetal health and development status are still too imprecise today and are only partially suitable for prognostic applications. In the early gestational age, they are sometimes not applicable at al ...

  • EXC 314/1: Carbonylation of Alkanes (AG Braun)

    Braun, Thomas, Prof. Dr. (Inorganic Chemistry)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2022

    Catalytic processes for C-H carbonylation will be developed by using heterobinuclear catalysts, which will involve a double C-H activation of an alkane such as cyclohexane or methane followed by a carbonylation. This can be achieved by implementing t ...

  • EXC 314/1: AG Hecht

    Hecht, Stefan, Prof. (Organic Chemistry and Functional Materials)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 06/2022

    The central scientific objective of UniSysCat (Unifying Systems in Catalysis) is to master the next stage of future challenges in catalysis: how to elucidate, create, and control reaction networks in chemical and biological catalysis at different lev ...

  • EXC 2025/1: Matters of Activity. Image Space Material

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. phil. (Knowledge and Cultural History)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2025

    Financer: DFG Exzellenzstrategie: Cluster

    A ground-breaking event of the 21st century is and will be the re-invention of the analogue in the digital age. Its core is a new active materiality which is beginning to transform research and everyday life. In the future, techniques will no longer ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)

    Pauen, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Philosophy of Spirit)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2025

    Financer: DFG Exzellenzstrategie: Cluster

    Understanding intelligence is one of the great scientific challenges of our time. Yet, in spite of extensive research efforts spanning many scientific disciplines, our understanding of intelligence remains fragmented and incomplete. The proposed Clus ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Object-Level Scene Descriptions and Attention in Visual Search (Research Unit 1, SP 01)

    Rolfs, Martin, Prof. Dr. (General Psychology - Active Perception and Cognition)

    Duration of Project: 09/2019 - 08/2022

    This project focuses on the potential of object-level search processes for understanding visual scene analysis in humans and assesses their potential for real-world scene interpretation and search tasks by computer vision systems. In order to perform ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Control Models of Perceptual Stability in Active Observers (SP 23)

    Rolfs, Martin, Prof. Dr. (General Psychology - Active Perception and Cognition)

    Duration of Project: 10/2020 - 09/2023

    This project aims at the implementation of perceptual stability, a fundamental aspect of sensorimotor intelligence. The postdoctoral researcher will work in close collaboration with colleagues and PIs from perceptual psychology and systems and contro ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Capabilities and Consequences of Recursive, Hierarchical Information Processing in Visual Systems (SP 02)

    Rolfs, Martin, Prof. Dr. (General Psychology - Active Perception and Cognition)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2024

    This research project investigates human and robot perception and aims to develop a constructive understanding of perceptual information processing. This will be done by setting up a hierarchical functional architecture for synthetic perceptual syste ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Adaptive Distributed Collective Decision Making of Bio-Inspired Robotic Swarms (SP 27)

    Romanczuk, Pawel, Dr. (Junior Research Groups)

    Duration of Project: 08/2020 - 07/2023

    The project investigates collective decision making in spatially distributed systems inspired by the behaviour of biological collectives. Here, we are particularly interested in the ability of agents to change their social decision behaviour and thei ...

  • EXC 1027: Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. phil. (Knowledge and Cultural History)

    Duration of Project: 11/2012 - 10/2017

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    Driven by the vision that Gestaltung is a fundamental mode of knowledge production, the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory developed a novel form of interdisciplinary research. Initiated by humanities sc ...

  • EXC 1027: Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. phil. (Knowledge and Cultural History)

    Duration of Project: 11/2017 - 12/2018

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster
    Driven by the vision that “Gestaltung” is a fundamental mode of knowledge production, the Cluster
    of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory” developed a novel
    form of interdisciplinary research. Initiated by humanit ...
  • EMPRESS: Extracting and Mining of Probabilistic Event Structures

    Grunske, Lars, Prof. Dr. (Software Engineering)

    Duration of Project: 10/2016 - 04/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The field of specification mining aims at extracting and reconstructing models from existing software systems - models that would be precise enough to serve as specifications. Most of the current approaches abstract software behaviour through models ...

  • Efficient Enumeration of Path Query Results for Graph Databases

    Schmid, Markus, Ph.D. (Theoretical Computer Science)

    Duration of Project: 08/2019 - 01/2023

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    The main objective of the proposed research project is the development and theoretical investigation of efficient evaluation (especially enumeration) algorithms for path queries for graph databases (which, in a formal setting, are finite, directed, e ...

  • EasyCOHMO: Visual assistance tool for the contact-free human machine communication

    Eisert, Peter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Visual Computing)

    Duration of Project: 01/2017 - 03/2020

    Financer: BMBF

    The collaborative project EASY-COHMO of the 3D-Sensation consortium targets the exploration and development of operational concepts for human-machine interaction and human-machine cooperation, seamlessly integrated in different working contexts. As a ...

  • DFG Research Grant: Tunable Quantum Photoconductor for Efficiency-Enhanced THz Switches (QPC-Switch)

    Masselink, W. Ted, Ph. D. Prof. (Experimental Physics / Elementary Stimulation and Transport in Solids)

    Duration of Project: 06/2016 - 03/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The goal of the proposed project is to investigate a novel approach for the realisation of ultrafast switching in semiconductor quantum-well photoconductive structures and to achieve ultrafast optical switching times of <1ps. The results of the inves ...

  • DFG Research Grant: Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers Based on InxGa1-xAs/InyGa1-yAs Strain-Compensated Heterostructures on InP Operating Near Room Temperature

    Masselink, W. Ted, Ph. D. Prof. (Experimental Physics / Elementary Stimulation and Transport in Solids)

    Duration of Project: 04/2014 - 03/2018

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The objective of this research is to demonstrate and investigate terahertz quantum cascade lasers based on a novel InGaAs-based active region. Indications are that lasers using this new design will operate near room-temperature; operation of THz QCLs ...

  • DFG Research Grant: Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers Based on Interface Roughness Engineering in InGaAs/InAlAs Heterostructures on InP

    Masselink, W. Ted, Ph. D. Prof. (Experimental Physics / Elementary Stimulation and Transport in Solids)

    Duration of Project: 06/2019 - 05/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    There are two scattering mechanisms in quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) that give rise to a parasitic (non-radiative) current in the transition region, thus limiting the efficiency: inelastic longitudinal-optical (LO)-phonon assisted scattering and elas ...

  • DFG Research Grant: SiGeSn-Nanostructures for Integrated Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors

    Koch, Christoph T., Prof. PhD (Experimental Physics / Structural Research and Electron Microscopy)

    Duration of Project: 03/2018 - 06/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The project goal is the fabrication and characterisation of CMOS-compatible quantum-well infrared photodetectors based on n-type SiGeSn heterostructures operating in the mid-infrared and far-infrared wavelength ranges with possible applications in ab ...

  • DFG Research Grant: SiGeSn-Nanostructures for Integrated Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors

    Busch, Kurt, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Theoretical Physics / Theoretical Optics)

    Duration of Project: 03/2019 - 08/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The project goal is the fabrication and characterisation of CMOS-compatible quantum-well infrared photodetectors based on n-type SiGeSn heterostructures operating in the mid-infrared and far-infrared wavelength ranges with possible applications in ab ...

  • DFG Research Grant: Graphene-Coated Soft Elastic Substrates for Cell Adhesion Studies: Local Nanomechanics and Label-Free Electronic Biosensing

    Balasubramanian, Kannan, Prof. Dr. (Nanoanalytics)

    Duration of Project: 03/2021 - 03/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Cell culture has long been performed in plates where the stiff underlying substrate has only served as a support. Recent observations have shown that cells interact with their microenvironment and the stiffness of the underlying surface plays an acti ...

  • Development of R User Interfaces for the Bayesian Functional Mixed Model

    Abdel Rahman, Rasha, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Neuralcognitive Psychology)

    Duration of Project: 06/2016 - 07/2020

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    The goal of this project is to develop open and user-friendly interface packages in the statistical environment R for the Bayesian functional mixed model (FMM), developed by Jeffrey S. Morris (Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD A ...

  • Development of High-Brightness Continuous-Wave Mid-Infrared Quantum-Cascade Laser

    Masselink, W. Ted, Ph. D. Prof. (Experimental Physics / Elementary Stimulation and Transport in Solids)

    Duration of Project: 09/2018 - 06/2022

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    The goal is to develop and demonstrate a continuous-wave (cw) or quasi-continuous-wave (qcw) quantum-cascade laser (QCL) operating at room temperature (RT) in mid-infrared (MIR) spectral range with high brightness.

  • Current Challenges in Isomorphism Testing and Graph Canonization

    Köbler, Johannes, Prof. Dr. (Algorithms and Complexity II)

    Duration of Project: 10/2017 - 12/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Ob das Problem, die Isomorphie zweier gegebener Graphen zu entscheiden, in Polynomialzeit lösbar ist, ist eine der wichtigsten offenen Fragen der Theoretischen Informatik. In einer stärkeren Variante des Problems ist ein (einzelner) Eingabegraph in e ...

  • Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Heritage and Museum Contexts

    Bareither, Christoph, Prof. Dr. (European Ethnology Specializing in Anthropology of Media)

    Duration of Project: 12/2019 - 11/2022

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    The DFG-funded project “Curating Digital Images” is located within the frame of the DFG priority programme “Das digitale Bild” / “The Digital Image” and focusses on ethnographic research on practices of digital curation related to the field of museum ...

  • CRC 787/3: Quantum Networks Based on Single Photons (SP C02)

    Benson, Oliver, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Experimental Physics / Nanooptics)

    Duration of Project: 01/2016 - 12/2019

    The project addresses the generation of single photons and photon pairs, as well as their application in quantum information processing. Three objectives have been identified: (1) High-quality single photons are to be generated via resonant excitatio ...

  • CRC 1404/1: Service Project: Testbeds and Repositories (SP S01)

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich
  • CRC 1404/1: Scheduling and Adaptive Execution of Data Analysis Workflows Across Heterogeneous Infrastructures (SP B01)

    Meyerhenke, Henning, Prof. Dr. (Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    The scalable implementation of complex DAWs requires profound knowledge of a deep technology stack consisting of an abstract DAW description, compilation of logical plans, mapping onto the currently available infrastructure, and appropriate configura ...

  • CRC 1404/1: Portable and Adaptive Data Analysis Workflows for Real-Time 3D Vision (SP B02)

    Eisert, Peter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Visual Computing)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    In many Natural Sciences, microscopy is key to discover things that have never been seen or captured by cameras before. In high-end microscopy, resolution approaches the wavelength of the probing radiation, leading to images that are recorded with pa ...

  • CRC 1404/1: MGK: Integrated Research Training Group (SP S02)

    Grunske, Lars, Prof. Dr. (Software Engineering)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich
  • CRC 1404/1: Foundations of Data Analysis Workflow Validation (SP A01)

    Weidlich, Matthias, Prof. Dr. (Data Bases and Information Systems)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    An important aspect of DAW dependability is the systematic detection and avoidance of misguided executions. Subproject A1 will approach this problem as query discovery problem: Given a set of execution traces of a DAW or a family of DAWs, find a set ...

  • CRC 1404/1: FONDA – Foundations of Workflows for Large-Scale Scientific Data Analysis (Main Project)

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    Essentially all scientific disciplines are generating an ever-increasing amount of data. To derive scientific discoveries, these data sets are analysed by complex data analysis workflows (DAWs), which are series of discrete analysis programs arranged ...

  • CRC 1404/1: FONDA – Foundations of Workflows for Large-Scale Scientific Data Analysis

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    The examination of many contemporary questions in the natural sciences involves the analysis of large volumes of data using automatic analysis tools, with the interaction between them being determined in what are known as data analysis workflows. The ...

  • CRC 1404/1 Exploiting SDNs for Efficient Data Management in Next-Generation Data Analysis Workflows (SP B04)

    Scheuermann, Björn, Prof. Dr. (Computer Engineering)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    Running a given DAW on different computational infrastructures than it was developed for often incurs severe performance penalties. One reason is that DAWs are typically designed for specific infrastructures, which leads to hard-coded decisions regar ...

  • CRC 1404/1: Distributed Run-Time Monitoring and Control of Data Analysis Workflows (SP B06)

    Grunske, Lars, Prof. Dr. (Software Engineering)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    Executions of DAWs are driven by specifications of the individual steps of a data-processing pipeline and the data it processes. However, for a multitude of reasons, execution may not function as desired, especially when distributed systems are used, ...

  • CRC 1404/1: Deriving Trust Levels for Multi-Choice Data Analysis Workflows (SP A03)

    Draxl, Claudia, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. (Theoretical Physics / Solid State Theory)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    DAWs often contain series of analysis tasks where for each task a multitude of possible programs exist (multi-choice DAW). A comprehensive characterization of the input data often requires executing several of these programs to combine their respecti ...

  • CRC 1404/1: Debugging Distributed Data Analysis Workflows (SP B03)

    Kehrer, Timo, Prof. Dr. (Modelbased Software Development)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    Like other software, DAWs may show unexpected behaviour or even crash due to various reasons. Debugging aims at establishing a cause effect relationship between the observable problem and the actual error. Such error identification serves as an initi ...

  • CRC 1404/1: Data Analysis Workflows for Interactive Scientific Exploration (SP A06)

    Weidlich, Matthias, Prof. Dr. (Data Bases and Information Systems)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    DAWs for scientific discoveries are often exploratory. Furthermore, also the process of specifying a DAW is exploratory, involving the repeated adaptation of the current DAW specification based on results of previous executions or based on refined re ...

  • CRC 1404/1: Central Administrative Project (SP Z)

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich
  • CRC 1404/1: Adaptive, Distributed and Scalable Analysis of Massive Satellite Data (SP B05)

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    Subproject B05 investigates means to improve adaptability and portability of DAWs for large-scale analysis of satellite data. DAWs for such problems are often long and involved and include tasks with very heterogeneous resource requirements (in terms ...

  • CRC 1404/1: Adapting Genomic Data Analysis Workflows for Different Data Access Patterns (SP A02)

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 06/2024

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich

    DAW runtime in distributed infrastructures if often dominated by the time required for data access and data exchange (DADE), which in turn depends on the data being analysed, the tasks being executed, and the infrastructure on which a DAW runs. Chang ...

  • CRC 1265/1: Re-figuration of Spaces

    Helbrecht, Ilse, Prof. Dr. (Cultural and Social Geography)

    Duration of Project: 01/2018 - 12/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich - Beteiligungen

    The collaborative research centre (CRC) investigates the transformations in socio-spatial orders since the late 1960s. We proceed from the assumption that – given the intensification of transnational forms of economic activities, the radical changes ...

  • CowData (Farm Data Integration – Key to Cattle Management Success)

    Hillmann, Edna, Prof. Dr. (Animal Husbandry)

    Duration of Project: 09/2018 - 05/2022

    Financer: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
    The aim of this project is to demonstrate the advantages of a generic data platform. By means of case studies,
    we will showcase how existing sensor prototypes can be combined with additional on farm (sensor) data, to
    build new applications and impr ...
  • Converting historic textile-industry complexes in European cities: A typology of urban spatial structures of textile-industry complexes, and best conservation and enhancement practices for their conversion

    Oevermann, Heike, (Georg-Simmel-Center for Metropolitan Research)

    Duration of Project: 04/2018 - 08/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Converting historic industrial complexes is a new and important task in many European cities. Architectural and planning practices show that historic industrial complexes are composed of urban spatial structures that might be conserved and enhanced d ...

  • Compact Atom Chip Technology for Microgravity Applications

    Krutzik, Markus Christopher, (Experimental Physics / Optical Metrology)

    Duration of Project: 06/2016 - 05/2019

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

    Ziel des Vorhabens KACTUS ist eine weitere Miniaturisierung und Weiterentwicklung von wissenschaftlichen Geräten zur Erzeugung von Bose-Einstein-Kondensaten (BEK) und der auf diesen basierenden Atominterferometrie. Hierzu sollen die sogenannten Atomc ...

  • Communication Concepts for Self-Organizing Distributed Small Satellite Systems

    Scheuermann, Björn, Prof. Dr. (Computer Engineering)

    Duration of Project: 04/2017 - 03/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Space flight is facing a paradigm shift: groups of small, cooperating satellites are more and more considered as a promising alternative to classical monolithical satellite systems. This allows for more flexible missions and new application scenarios ...

  • Chinese-German Perspectives on AI-supported Educational Technologies

    Pinkwart, Niels, Prof. Dr. (Computing and Society and Didactics of Informatics)

    Duration of Project: 02/2019 - 03/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    In the wave of the new generation of industrial revolution, artificial intelligence has gradually penetrated into all areas of society, causing profound changes in the world economic structure, social life forms and human working methods. Both China ...

  • Breeding Value Pattern Recognition in Hybrid Crops (BreedPatH)

    Kloft, Marius, Prof. Dr. (Mechanical Learning (J))

    Duration of Project: 09/2016 - 08/2019

    Financer: BMBF

    In Europe rapeseed is the most important source of vegetable oil used as a renewable raw material for food and industry. Rapid breeding of high yielding rapeseed cultivars is however more and more depending on predictive selection tools that can cope ...

  • Berlin Electron Microscopy Network (BerlinEM Network) – Advanced Electron Holography of Nanostructured Semiconductors

    Koch, Christoph T., Prof. PhD (Experimental Physics / Structural Research and Electron Microscopy)

    Duration of Project: 08/2017 - 09/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    A network for electron microscopy of nanostructured semiconductors shall be established in which different universities and research institutes in the greater Berlin area will actively interact. This network shall include both electron microscopy lab ...

  • Automatic multi-spectral tissue analysis during surgery

    Eisert, Peter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Visual Computing)

    Duration of Project: 05/2018 - 04/2020

    Financer: Volkswagen-Stiftung (VW)

    During surgery, it is hard to differentiate the various tissue types and the clinician has to trust on his own experience and knowledge. We plan to develop a new automatic tissue differentiation tool based on multispectral imaging to analyse non-visi ...

  • Automatic Inspection of Sewer Pipes

    Eisert, Peter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Visual Computing)

    Duration of Project: 02/2016 - 06/2022

    Financer: BMBF

    The inspection of sewer pipes is mandatory to guarantee their functionality. At present, mobile robots with cameras are used to tackle this task. The manual process of damage detection and classification is error prone because of the repeating and ti ...

  • Artificial Intelligence Engine S.A.M.

    Eisert, Peter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Visual Computing)

    Duration of Project: 12/2013 - 11/2014

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

    Next generation artificial intelligence engine for computer games.

  • A right to urban living space? Analyses from christian social ethics

    Meireis, Torsten, Prof. Dr. (Systematic Theology Specializing in Ethics and Hermeneutics)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    From the perspective of christian social ethics the question of the appropriateness of living space and its availability in urban and metropolitan areas and the ethical justification of an individual right to publicly guaranteeing urban living space ...

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