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Double perspective on sustainable urban development
Joint degree master’s programme at TU and Vietnamese-German University
TU Darmstadt is offering its first joint degree master’s programme, which will start in the winter semester 2019/20. "Sustainable Urban Development" (SUD) will be jointly supported by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences at TU Darmstadt and the Vietnamese-German University in Ho Chi Minh City. Professor Hans-Joachim Linke from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences explains what prospective students need to know about this special master's degree programme.
International Conference on Machine Learning 2019
TU the only university from Germany among the Top 50 contributing universities
Machine learning experts from around the world will gather at the 36th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) to present the latest advances in machine learning understanding. The International Conference on Machine Learning is one of the most prestigious conferences for peer-reviewed research in Machine Learning, alongside NeurIPS, ICLR and others. And ICML is of the most relevant to Deep Learning (DL), although NeurIPS has a longer DL tradition and ICLR, being more focused, has a higher DL density.
Making sense of linguistic data
New Master's degree programme Data and Discourse Studies
Ever larger amounts of data are being generated in science and industry. Experts are needed in market analysis or communication departments, who can understand and process this data and convert it into comprehensible texts that are appropriate for specific target groups. Marcus Müller, TU Professor of Digital Linguistics, explains in an interview the new English Master's degree programme in Data and Discourse Studies.
Security and privacy vulnerabilities
When your Apple device allows file stealing, reveals first name and blacks out
International research team discovers security and privacy vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS and macOS. The researchers strongly recommend users of Apple devices to install updates.
Nuclear “magic numbers” collapse beyond the doubly magic Nickel 78
New Publication in “Nature” / Scientists of TU Darmstadt involved
Scientists from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Research in Japan and an international collaboration network with a strong participation of scientists from Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), the University of Tokyo and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, have used the center’s heavy ion accelerator, the RI Beam Factory, to demonstrate that nickel 78, a neutron-rich “doubly magic” isotope of nickel with 28 protons and 50 neutrons, still maintains a spherical shape that allows it to be relatively stable despite the large imbalance in the number of protons and neutrons.
The mission continues
TU Darmstadt and ESA conclude cooperation agreement
TU Darmstadt and the European Space Agency (ESA) will in future be cooperating even more closely. TU President Professor Hans Jürgen Prömel and ESA General Director Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner have signed a corresponding “Memorandum of Collaboration”.
The laboratory inside the microscope
Enormous progress in electron microscopy
Darmstadt researchers led by Leopoldo Molina-Luna observe the tiniest of electronic components in action. Not only can their electron microscope image individual atoms; it can also produce, heat and electronically control the sample.
City without barriers
Research on universal designs for public spaces
Many people do not feel at ease moving through their city. Martin Knöll and his team from the department of architecture are developing new pproaches to urban planning. The various needs of pedestrians are the focus.
Upgrade for climate protection
Research at the Institute of Energy Systems and Energy Technology
A research team at TU Darmstadt has developed a process for the separation of carbon dioxide that uses surplus electricity from waste incineration.
The road to the car with a true environmental profile
TU Darmstadt develops intelligent operating concepts for the ‘Vehicle 5.0’
The research association ‘Vehicle 5.0’ focuses on vehicles that continuously learn from operating data and optimize themselves. The knowledge-based approach should also improve the life cycle assessment.
TU Darmstadt aims to become a “European University” together with six partners
TU Darmstadt has applied to the EU Commission to be awarded the title of “European University” together with six further European technical universities. The aim is to create a transeuropean campus.
Internationally renowned personalities honoured
TU awards Robert Piloty Prize to computer scientist and mathematician
Prof. Dr. Klara Nahrstedt and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen have been awarded the Robert Piloty Prize 2018 of the TU Darmstadt for their many years of outstanding research and development work. The internationally renowned personalities each received a representative Robert Piloty medal and prize money of 5,000 euros.
Developing a moral compass from human texts
Centre for Cognitive Science presents study about Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) translates documents, suggests treatments for patients, makes purchasing decisions and optimises workflows. But where is its moral compass? A study by the Centre for Cognitive Science at TU Darmstadt shows that AI machines can indeed learn a moral compass from humans. The results of the study have been presented at this year’s ACM/AAAI Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES).
New RMU project in the field of AI and deep learning
RMU Initiative Funding for Research supports the innovative DeCoDeML network
A new innovative cross-university project in the field of computer science designed to further develop deep learning, the current engine of artificial intelligence, has won out in the third round of the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) Initiative Funding for Research. The RMU Network for Deep Continuous Discrete Machine Learning (DeCoDeML) will combine the machine learning expertise of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), TU Darmstadt, and Goethe University Frankfurt, enabling them to tackle important unresolved issues in deep learning.
The eyes have a plan
Centre for Cognitive Science extends understanding of the brain’s information processing
A team of researchers led by Constantin Rothkopf at the Centre for Cognitive Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt has shown that humans unconsciously plan ahead where they look. The study published in „Scientific Reports“ compared where humans direct their gaze to algorithms for planning from artificial intelligence. The results are relevant for the understanding of the brain’s information processing ability.