The Computer Science Department represents the core of the Saarland Informatics Campus. Its story begins in 1969. When the then-mathematics lecturer Günter Hotz was appointed at Hamburg, the provincial government of Saarland offered him the first regular chair of Computer Science. Today we have more than 40 professors. They not only teach and do research, but also start businesses. Since 1995 more than 77 spin-offs have originated from the Saarland Informatics Campus.

Facts

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The Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science

currently has 375 doctoral candidates. More than 50% of them come from abroad.

86
From 2007 to 2011, our location was awarded

€86 million in third-party funds due to the well-respected scientific projects of our researchers.

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The construction of 6 new buildings on the campus

within the past eight years is a sign of the exceptional growth of Saarbrücken Computer Science.

Fields of research

The Computer Science Department at Saarland University dedicates itself to fundamental and application-oriented research. To this end, the department works closely with the institutes co-located on the campus.

  • Security and Cryptography
  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Information Systems
  • Software Systems
  • Programming
  • Software and Hardware Systems
  • Theory und Algorithms
  • Information Systems
  • Formal Methods
  • Machine Learning
  • Bioinformatics
  • Telecommunications
  • Spoken Language Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Biology and Life Sciences
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Graphics
  • Computer Vision and Multimodal Computing
  • Algebraic Geometry and Computer Algebra
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Mathematical Image Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Visual and Geometric Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software Engineering
  • Reactive Systems
  • Dependable Systems and Software
  • Computer Architecture and Parallel Computing
  • Real-Time and Embedded Systems
  • Information and Technology Management

Awards

Numerous academic awards and the renewal of the Cluster of Excellence and Graduate School in 2012 indicate the high standard of the local research.


Mitglied des Präsidiums der Leopoldina Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lengauer


Technology Review Award TR35 Prof. Dr. Christian Rossow


EuroSys Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Prof. Dr. Peter Druschel


Saarländischer Verdienstorden Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster


Eurographics Medal 2017 Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel


ERC Advanced Grant Prof. Dr. Joachim Weickert


CeBIT Innovation Award 2017 Fabian Bendun


CeBIT Innovation Award 2017 Sven Obser


CeBIT Innovation Award 2017 Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky


IEEE Fellow Prof. Dr. Bernt Schiele


STG-Stiftungsprofessur Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster


ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster


Robert-Piloty-Preis Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weikum Max-Planck-Institut – INF


Prize for Best Dissertation (Gesellschaft für Informatik) Dr. Radu Curticapean


ERC Starting Grant 2016 Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle


Präsident der International Society for Computational Biology 2017 designierter Präsident, 2018 – 2020 Präsident Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lengauer


Mitglied im wissenschaftlichen Rat des Europäischen Forschungsrates (European Research Council, ERC) Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Kurt Mehlhorn


ERC Advanced Grant Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns


ISCB Fellowship Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lengauer


Solid Modeling Pioneer 2016 Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel


ERC Advanced Grant Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns


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CeBIT Innovation Award 2016 Frederik Wiehr


CeBIT Innovation Award 2016 Felix Kosmalla


ERC Consolidator Grant Dr. Derek Dreyer


Mitglied des Hochschulrates der TU Darmstadt Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster


Google Faculty Research Award Jürgen Steimle


ERC Consolidator Grant Prof. Dr. Bernd Finkbeiner


Mitglied des Präsidiums der Leopoldina Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lengauer


Vorsitzender des Intern. Wissenschaftl. Beirats (IAB) des National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokio Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster


ISCB Fellowship Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lengauer


Grant for Fertility Innovation (GFI) Prof. Dr. Andreas Keller


Mitglied der amerikanischen National Academy of Science Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Kurt Mehlhorn


Landespreis Hochschullehre an herausragende Lehrpersonen an den Hochschulen des Saarlandes Prof. Dr. Michael Backes


Landespreis Hochschullehre an herausragende Lehrpersonen an den Hochschulen des Saarlandes Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge


Honorary Doctorate Maastricht Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster

Awards before 2014