Using telemedicine, COVID-19 patients can be cared for safely at home – from initial home isolation to recovery or, in case problems arise, admission to hospital. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now successfully demonstrated this in a study involving 150 patients with risk factors for a severe progression of the disease.
The proteins of SARS-CoV-2 play key roles in how the virus manages to evade immune defense and replicate itself in patients’ cells. An international research team – with significant contribution from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) – has now compiled the most detailed view of the virus' protein structures available to date. The analysis employing artificial intelligence methods has revealed surprising findings.
Dr. Martin Weibelzahl is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bayreuth and, among others, leads the large-scale SynErgie project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and focuses on the design of the German energy transition, at the Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer FIT. For his outstanding scientific achievements, Dr. Weibelzahl was honoured with the Young Researchers Award from the Gesellschaft für Operations Research e.V. (GOR). During an international conference organised by GOR, he received the award, endowed with € 2,000, on 1 September 2021, together with this year's two other winners.
Using a sensor film to monitor how well aircraft and spacecraft withstand the mechanical stresses of flight: Würzburg researchers have received a prize for this idea, which comes with a lot of money.
In his master's thesis, computer scientist Martin Sträßer developed an early warning system for performance problems in webshops. He received an award for this work.
A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has designed and commissioned the production of a computer chip that implements post-quantum cryptography very efficiently. Such chips could provide protection against future hacker attacks using quantum computers. The researchers also incorporated hardware trojans in the chip in order to study methods for detecting this type of “malware from the chip factory”.
The details and conditions of participation for the "Anton Fink Science Prize for Artificial Intelligence (AI)" have now been announced. This prestigeous prize, to be awarded for the first time by the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) in 2022, is endowed with 10,000 Euros prize money. Individuals, startups, universities, research institutes, foundations and companies can enter the competition. The prerequisite is groundbreaking achievements in the research, development or practical application of AI.
Together with seven other institutions, the “Internet of Things and AI” innovation lab at Landshut University of Applied Sciences has been chosen for the BMBF project DigiLab4U
How can machines and autonomous transporters collaborate independently in a smart factory? That can only work if there is a common system where information from all entities is saved and linked, and where all entities can access the information independently without being steered by an overriding central element. This is the central topic covered by the new graduate programme ‘SeReCo’ (Semantics, Reasoning and Coordination Technologies) at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), which is to be funded by the Franco-German University as of 1 January 2022. Research will focus on increasing the accessibility of online digital content for machines.
The vision of autonomous driving is constantly drawing ever nearer and apart from major economic success, it promises improved traffic safety. But with the development and implementation of self-driving vehicles at the latest, manufacturers now have to deal with a new challenge that the traditional IT industry has long had to deal with: cyber attacks. The ISO 21434 standard defines the path to more security in the future. With its white paper “Security Engineering for ISO 21434”, fortiss is for the first time providing a practical implementation guideline for engineers in the automobile industry.