RSS-Feed http://example.com en-gb TYPO3 News Mon, 21 May 2018 00:02:21 +0000 Mon, 21 May 2018 00:02:21 +0000 TYPO3 EXT:news news-2107 Thu, 03 May 2018 09:08:00 +0000 Wie gelingt die Energiewende? https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/wie-gelingt-die-energiewende/ Das Forscherteam um Prof. Dr. Simone Göttlich erstellt mathematische Prognose­modelle, wie sich der Bedarf an Strom im Jahresverlauf entwickelt, um das Stromnetz der Zukunft optimal zu gestalten. Das Projekt wird vom Bundes­ministerium für Bildung und Forschung für drei Jahre gefördert.

Erneuerbare Energien decken inzwischen 36 Prozent der Stromversorgung ab (Stand Dezember 2017). Die schrittweise Umstellung von Kohle und Kernkraft auf Sonne, Wind und Biomasse bringt Veränderungen für Wirtschaft und Verbraucher mit sich. Ein Beispiel: Erneuerbare Energien sind volatil und die Versorgung schwankt je nach Wind- und Sonnenstärke. Um an Spitzentagenteure Zukäufe aus dem Ausland zu vermeiden, können Prognose­modelle helfen, die ermitteln, wie sich der Bedarf im Laufe des Jahres staffelt. Ein solches Prognose­modell für das Stromnetz zu erstellen ist ein neues Forschungs­vorhaben der Mannheimer Mathematikerin Professor Simone Göttlich. Sie ist Sprecherin eines Konsortiums, das vom Bundes­ministerium für Bildung und Forschung im Rahmen des Programms „Mathematik für Innovationen“ mit einer Million Euro gefördert wird. Dem Konsortium gehören neben der Universität Mannheim drei weitere Forschungs­einrichtungen sowie vier Wirtschafts­unternehmen an.

„Das jetzige Stromnetz ist gnadenlos überlastet“, erklärt Göttlich. „Es treten bis zu hundert Störfälle am Tag auf und es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit bis das gesamte Stromnetz kollabiert.“ Entscheidend ist daher, schon im Vorfeld zu wissen, an welchen Tagen das Stromnetz maximal ausgelastet und an welchen die Nachfrage besonders niedrig sein wird. Wieviel gibt das Netz her und wo liegen die Grenzen? Um eine balancierte Versorgung zu gewährleisten, ist es notwendig, Strom zwischenzuspeichern. Bislang hat sich aber keine Technologie dafür durchgesetzt. „Wir haben den Ausstieg aus der Kernenergie besiegelt und müssen jetzt zusehen, wie wir in den nächsten Jahren diese Wende optimal gestalten“, konstatiert die Mannheimer Mathematikerin.

Eine neue Idee ist es, Strom in Gas umzuwandeln, um das gut ausgebaute Gasnetz in Deutschland zu nutzen. Die so genannten „power to gas“ Anlagen seien aber noch viel zu teuer – daran tüfteln zurzeit die beteiligten Wirtschafts­unternehmen. Wie viele solcher Anlagen theoretisch benötigt würden, errechnen die Mathematiker der RWTH Aachen und Universität Mannheim mit Hilfe von komplexen Modellen und Simulations­methoden. „Es ist ein neues Forschungs­feld, das erst im Zuge der Energiewende entstanden ist“, so Göttlich.

Das gesamte vom BMBF geförderte Projekt besteht aus vier Teil­projekten. Das Kernelement des Vorhabens ist die Kopplung von Netz und Markt – also von zwei Ebenen, die bislang separat analysiert wurden. Zwei weitere Teil­projekte an der Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern und am Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschafts­mathematik beschäftigen sich mit der Entwicklung der Strompreise an der Börse. Dass Ökonomen, Mathematiker und Techniker so eng kooperieren, ist neu. Bislang haben sich Experten entweder nur um den Handel am Strom­markt gekümmert – oder um die technischen Aspekte des Netzes.

Projekt­informationen:

BMBF-Projekt „Stochastische Modellierung und Steuerung der Energienetze der Zukunft“ (ENets)

Das Verbund­projekt ENets gliedert sich in vier Teil­projekte:

  • TP 1: Stochastische Markt­modellierung (Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschafts­mathematik)
  • TP 2: Modellierung der Mikrostochastik der Stromnachfrage am/nach dem Intraday-Markt (TU Kaiserslautern)
  • TP 3: Kopplung der Gas- und Stromnetze (RWTH Aachen)
  • TP 4: Resultierende Optimierungs­probleme (Universität Mannheim)

Finanzierung: Bundes­ministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) im Rahmen des Programms „Mathematik für Innovationen“ als Beitrag zur Energiewende

Laufzeit: 01/2018 - 12/2020

http://scicom.math.uni-mannheim.de/de/projects/enets/

Kontakt:

Prof. Dr. Simone Göttlich
Lehr­stuhl für Wissenschaft­liches Rechnen
Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und -mathematik
Universität Mannheim
Tel: +49 (0)621 181-2438
E-Mail: goettlich(at)uni-mannheim.de

Katja Bär
Leiterin Kommunikation und Fundraising
Pressesprecherin
Universität Mannheim
Tel. +49 (0) 621 181-1013
E-Mail: baer(at)uni-mannheim.de

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news-2100 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 07:27:57 +0000 Prof. Schmidt erhält Seniorprofessur https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/prof-schmidt-erhaelt-seniorprofessur/ Die Fakultät für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsmathematik freut sich Prof. Dr. Klaus D. Schmidt als Seniorprofessur willkommen heißen zu dürfen. Prof. Schmidt war langjähriger Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Versicherungsmathematik an der TU Dresden und ist führender Fachvertreter im Bereich der praxisorientierten Schadensversicherungsmathematik in Deutschland.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter http://aktuar.math.uni-mannheim.de/de/home/ .

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news-2078 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:05:36 +0000 Ars Legendi Lehrpreis für Mannheimer Mathematik-Professor Dr. Leif Döring https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/ars-legendi-lehrpreis-fuer-mannheimer-mathematiker/ Der Ars legendi Fakultätenpreis für Mathematik geht dieses Jahr an den Mannheimer Professor Dr. Leif Döring. Professor Döring wird mit dem Lehrpreis des Stifterverbandes und der Deutschen Mathematiker Vereinigung für sein Lehrkonzept der individualisierten Tutorien ausgezeichnet, welches er vor zwei Jahren erfolgreich im BA-Studiengang Wirtschaftsmathematik der Universität Mannheim eingeführt hat. Mit tatkräftiger Unterstützung von Tutoren und wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeitern werden in den Anfängervorlesungen die Tutorien auf individuelle Bedürfnisse der Studierenden angepasst. Dabei werden gleichzeitig schwächere Studierende gezielt gefördert und stärkere Studierende an weiterführende Fragestellungen herangeführt.

Mehr Informationen zum Ars legendi Preis 2018 finden sich auf der Webseite des Stifterverbandes.

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news-2076 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:06:40 +0000 Career Fair: MINT Marketplace https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/career-fair-mint-marketplace/ The School of Business Informatics and Mathematics organizes the MINT Marketplace every spring. The aim of this focused career fair is to support the business informatics, business mathematics and data science students of the school to connect to companies regarding internships, master theses and permanent positions. The MINT Marketplace gives companies the opportunity to meet future employees early in their course of studies and to bind them to the company. The MINT Marketplace has been running since 2016. Each year, about 20 companies presented themselves at market stalls as well as with brief presentations to approximately 150 job-seeking students of the school.

The MINT Marketplace 2018 will take place on Wednesday, March 21st 2018 from 16:00-18:00.

The following companies will present themselves on the MINT Marketplace:

The MINT Marketplace is supported by the Career Network of the University of Mannheim.

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news-2067 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:06:40 +0000 Erstes STADS Projekt beendet https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/erstes-stads-projekt-beendet-1/ Das Mannheimer Statistik Team STADS hat das erste Projekt beendet. Unterstützt wurde der SWR bei der Datenanalyse zu Rettungsdiensten in Baden-Württemberg und Rheinland-Pfalz.

Die Students' Association for Data Analytics & Statistics (STADS) ist eine studentische Initiative an der Universität Mannheim. Sie richtet sich an Studierende mit quantitativem Studienhintergrund und Interesse an Themen der Statistik.

wima5.math.uni-mannheim.de/en/news/singleview/detail/News/erstes-stads-projekt-beendet/

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news-2056 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:08:33 +0000 Business Informatics Ranked Third in the Wirtschaftswoche Ranking https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/business-informatics-ranked-third-in-the-wirtschaftswoche-ranking/ Mannheim's business informatics once again achieves a top position in the current university ranking of the renowned German business magazine.

As in previous years, Wirtschaftswoche interviewed 500 HR managers from small, medium and large companies, from which universities they prefer to recruit graduates. The Wirtschaftswoche ranking thus provides information about how in demand the graduates of different disciplines of German universities are in the job market.

The University of Mannheim was named the third best university in the "Business Informatics" category. Based on the assessments of HR managers, young people have very good opportunities to shape their studies in business informatics at the University of Mannheim in a forward-looking manner.

The full results of the 2018 university ranking can be found on the website of Wirtschaftswoche.

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news-2041 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:06:00 +0000 DFG Renews Postgraduate Research Training Group in Mathematics https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/dfg-renews-postgraduate-research-training-group-in-mathematics/ The German Research Foundation (DFG) will pursue financing the postgraduate training group “Statistical Modeling of Complex Systems and Processes – Modern Non-Parametric Approaches“ until October 2022, a decision taken by DFG today with respect to the allocation of fundings. The universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg will receive five million euros over the next four and a half years.

As in the preceding funding period, the PhD students shall study a modern, high-level mathematical basis which constitutes the foundation for various application scenarios. With the focus on probability theory in Mannheim on the one hand and mathematical statistics in Heidelberg on the other hand, the mathematical institutes of both universities complement each other perfectly to reach the best results possible. Interdisciplinary research projects together with research institutes in the vicinity and further departments concentrate their work ranging from econometric theory via modelling weather forecasts to statistical models in medicine.

“We are pleased that the co-operation with our colleagues from Heidelberg can be continued since important fundamental research work is carried out here” says Professor Leif Döring, spokesman of the research training group.

Capitalising on Big Data

The focus of the research training group lies on the interface of probability theory and statistics. The objective is to advance research work in the area of statistical modelling of complex systems and processes. In the field of statistics, far-reaching changes are currently taking place. The term “Big Data“ comprises the process of gathering ever greater quantities of data. Increasing computer capacities  allow a more and more practical implementation of complex mathematical strategies. The challenge is to process the flood of data, to analyse it and to model its dynamics, - these conditions need to be fulfilled if the overload of data are to provide a benefit as, for example, in the form of a quicker recognition of possible dangerous situations, troubleshooting or the prediction of network stability. Fields of application range from modelling and inference for social networks or various forms of “Shared Economy” to probabilistic fundamentals. “The new order of magnitude of data sets demands for a basic reorientation of statistical methods in order to analyse the data. Our PhD students design stochastic models, develop and analyse appropriate statistical procedures by which the structure of such data sets may be better understood”, explains Professor Döring.

Besides Professor Döring, the following professors from Mannheim’s  Department of Mathematics (Andreas Neuenkirch, Claudia Schillings, Martin Schlather, Claudia Strauch) and from Heidelberg’s  Department of Mathematics (Rainer Dahlhaus, Jan Johannes und Enno Mammen) are involved.

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news-2036 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:51:00 +0000 Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 successfully renewed https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/collaborative-research-center-sfb-884-successfully-renewed/ The collaborative research center SFB 884 on the "Political Economy of Reforms" has been successfully renewed for a third phase (2018-2021). The SFB 884 aims at gaining novel insights into the causes and consequences of the success and failure of reforms from a quantitative perspective. To this end, the SFB has established an interdisciplinary research program, bringing together more than 50 senior and junior researchers from different disciplines and institutes across our university.

From our faculty, Simone Ponzetto and Heiner Stuckenschmidt will collaborate with colleagues at the faculty of economics and political science on two different projects. Project B6 (with Carsten Trenkler) will look at ways to analyse network dynamics using graph-based document models of text, whereas Project C4 (with Thomas Gschwend) will continue to develop new models of spatial placement from text for non-standard actors involved in reform-making processes.

These collaborations are part of an ongoing larger effort from members of our faculty to bring expertise from the fields of artificial intelligence and natural language processing to support cutting-edge research in political and computational social science.

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news-2033 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:04:18 +0000 Workshop Kryptographie https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/workshop-kryptographie/ Die Arbeitsgruppe Theoretische Informatik und IT-Sicherheit veranstaltet am 7./8.12.2017 zusammen mit dem Bereich Mediensicherheit der Bauhaus Universität Weimar einen Workshop zu aktuellen Themen der Kryptographie.

Die Vorträge finden im Raum B 1.01 in B 6,26 statt. Untenstehend das vorläufige Programm.
Interessenten sind herzlich eingeladen!

Ablauf:

Donnerstag, 07.12.
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10:00 Uhr Stefan Lucks (Weimar): Language Based Security
12:00 Uhr Andreas Jacoby (Weimar): Challenges of Private Computation
Mittagspause
14:30 Uhr Vasily Mikhalev (Mannheim): The Stream Cipher PLANTLET
16:00 Uhr Matthias Hamann (Mannheim): New Results about Small State Stream Ciphers
17:30 Uhr Alexander Moch (Mannheim): Parallelizable Stateless BBB-secure MACs

Freitag, 8.12.
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10:00 Uhr Stefan Lucks (Weimar): Leakage Resilient Authenticated Encryption
12:00 Uhr Eik List (Weimar): Some Aspects of Block Cipher Analysis

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

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news-2029 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:42:00 +0000 The School of Business Informatics and Business Mathematics honours 229 graduates https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/the-school-of-business-informatics-and-business-mathematics-honours-229-graduates/ 229 students from the School of Business Informatics and Business Mathematics completed their studies successfully in the academic year 2016/2017 at the University of Mannheim. On October 27 they were handed their diplomas at a festive ceremony in the assembly hall of the university. Those doctoral students who successfully earned their PhD’s during the last year were also bid goodbye. The Dean of the School of Business Informatics and Business Mathematics, Dr. Bernd Lübcke, welcomed the graduates, their families and friends warmly.

20 Prizes were awarded to excellent Graduates

Justin Christoph Joachim Schoenfeld (Bachelor’s Degree Business Mathematics) as well as Patrick Völker (Bachelor’s Degree Business Informatics) were honoured for the best final theses. Justin Christoph Joachim Schoenfeld (Bachelor’s Degree Business Mathematics), Maximilian Bögner, Jonas Reiner Brehmer, Nicholas Michael Schreck and Ilan Helon Zlotin (all Master’s Degree Business Mathematics), Yanghua Shi, Nicolas Christian Wipfler (both Bachelor’s Degree Business Informatics) as well as Florian Alexander Renz-Wieland and Maximilian Wich (Master’s Degree Business Informatics) got a prize for the best graduations.

Alexander Renz-Wieland and Arne Lange were awarded the zeb prize for the best master theses in the area of Business Informatics.

Simon Weissmann received the Werner-Oettli-Prize for the best master thesis in the area of Business Mathematics
Prizes for excellent dissertations were given to Dr. Kaustubh Beedkar, Dr. Ralph Gerbig and Dr. Florian Werner.

For her grades and social engagement, this year Yanghua Shi (Bachelor’s Degree Business Informatics) got the prize of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.

Maximilian Lemmens and Tobias Nisius (both Master’s Degree Business Informatics) were awarded the FWI-Science-Prize.

The prizes were sponsored by zeb GmbH, Werner-Oettli-Foundation, Boston Consulting Group and DAAD.
Stephan Sahm, Senior Manager at zeb, delivered the ceremonial addess. Professor Dr. Simone Göttlich, member of ABSOLVENTUM MANNHEIM, presented the  alumni association of the University of Mannheim that counts about 6,900 members worldwide.

We thank zeb, Mrs. Oettli, Boston Consulting Group and DAAD for their generous financial support. Furthermore we thank the Service and Marketing GmbH of the University of Mann¬heim for organising the event  and last not least the jazz duo Enjoy for their wonderful music.

After the official ceremony, the graduates had the occassion to talk to their families, friends, professors as well as to their fellow class mates and celebrate their diplomas together with them.

Photos can be found here.

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news-2015 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:14:02 +0000 Prof. Christian Bizer receives SWSA Ten-Year Award https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/prof-christian-bizer-receives-swsa-ten-year-award/ We are happy to announce that Professor Christian Bizer has received the SWSA Ten-Year Award at the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2017) in Vienna for the paper "DBpedia: A Nucleus for a Web of Open Data” that he co-authored in 2007.

The SWSA Ten-Year Award recognizes the highest impact papers from the ISWC proceedings ten years prior (i.e., in 2017 the award honors a paper from 2007). The decision is based primarily, but not exclusively, on the number of citations to the papers from the proceedings in the intervening decade.

DBpedia is a large-scale cross-domain knowledge base which the authors extracted from Wikipedia and made available on the Web under an open license. DBpedia allows users to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia knowledge and serves as an interlinking hub in the Web of Linked Data. In addition, DBpedia is widely used as background knowledge for applications such as search, natural language understanding, and data integration.

According to Google Scholar, the paper "DBpedia: A Nucleus for a Web of Open Data” has been cited 2770 times as of October 2017.

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news-1995 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:38:34 +0000 New at the School: Prof. Dr. Goran Glavaš https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/new-at-the-school-prof-dr-goran-glavas/ The School of Business Informatics and Mathematics is very happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Goran Glavaš has been appointed as Juniorprofessor for Statistical Natural Language Processing and Text Analytics for Interdisciplinary Research.   

Below, you’ll find an overview of Professor Glavaš' research interests as well as the courses he will teach at the University of Mannheim.

Research

Understanding natural language and extracting useful and relevant information from free text are easy tasks for humans, but very difficult for machines. On the other hand, human information processing capacity is very limited compared to that of computers. Given their large processing power, it would be very beneficial to also equip the machines with robust and efficient algorithms for natural language understanding and text processing.    

Contributing to this ultimate goal, Goran Glavaš’ research aims to extract information from text, computationally model the meaning of text, and finally semantically enrich and retrieve relevant content for end users. His research efforts mainly focused on information extraction tasks (primarily event-centered information extraction from news), algebraic modelling of meaning of words and sentences (i.e., lexical and computational semantics), multilingual and cross-lingual NLP, and NLP applications for social sciences and humanities.

Believing that humans learn from examples, Goran methodologically underpins his NLP research with statistical machine learning models. He also exploits graph-based methods and algorithms leveraging the fact that knowledge (from text as well as external knowledge) can be conveniently represented with graphs.

Research Interests 

Prof. Glavaš' interest lay in statistical natural language processing (NLP), with special focus on:

  • Lexical and Computational Semantics
  • Information Extraction
  • Multilingual and Cross-lingual NLP
  • NLP Applications (primarily for Social Sciences and Humanities)

 

Teaching

Prof. Glavaš is or will be involved in teaching activities in the following courses: 

  • Information Retrieval & Web Search
  • Text Analytics
  • Web Mining
  • Knowledge Management
  • Seminar in Text Analytics

 

 Former Positions

  • 2015-2017: PostDoc at the University of Mannheim
  • 2014-2015: PosDoc at the University of Zagreb
  • 2011-2014: Research assistant (and PhD student) at the University of Zagreb

 

 

 

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news-1989 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:57:54 +0000 FORUM Magazin with topical focus on Big Data https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/forum-magazin-with-topical-focus-on-big-data/ The current issue of the FORUM magazine has the topical focus Big Data. The FORUM Magazin is published by the University of Mannheim in cooperation with the Alumni Association ABSOLVENTUM. All articles in the current issue are also available online.

The activities of our school in the areas of Big Data and Data Analytics are presented in the following articles of the current issue:

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news-1940 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:46:17 +0000 High Number of Applications for the Mannheim Master in Data Science https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/high-number-of-applications-for-the-mannheim-master-in-data-science/ Altogether 437 prospective students have applied to be admitted to the Mannheim Master in Data Science for the autumn semester 2017. This represents an increase of more than 100% compared to the spring semester with about 200 applicants.

Given the limited number of places in the Mannheim Master in Data Science and taking into account the admission rules of the program, we were able to admit 44 students for the fall semester. This corresponds to an acceptance rate of 10.07%.

On average, the admitted applicants had at least the final grade of 1.6 in their bachelor's degree and already had some professional or research experience with regard to data science and initial experience abroad. Applicants with less experience require correspondingly higher grades to be admitted.

We are very pleased that there is so much interest in the Mannheim Master in Data Science and that we could choose such highly qualified students for the program.

 

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news-1925 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:24:53 +0000 Rhein-Main Arbeitskreis Mathematics of Computation https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/rhein-main-arbeitskreis-mathematics-of-computation/ The Mathematical Institute will host the 29th meeting of the Rhein-Main Arbeitskreis Mathematics of Computation on 7 July 2017 starting from 2 o'clock.

This regular meeting addresses colleagues in the Rhein-Main-Area, which have an interest in the field  "Mathematics of Computation" and aims to facilitate  cooperations in this field and more general in applied mathematics.
For further informations see http://www.mathematik.uni-marburg.de/~numerik/rmak/

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news-1922 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:37:20 +0000 Invitation Summer School Mathematical Statistics https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/invitation-summer-school-mathematical-statistics/ Dear students,

the graduate college “Statistic Modeling of Complex Systems and Processes” (Heidelberg/Mannheim) organises the annual summer school in july.

The lecture series are

  • Extreme value theory (Zakhar Kabluchko, Münster)
  • Bayesian statistics (Anna Simoni, Paris
  • Statistical Topological Data Analysis (Wolfgang Polonik, Davis)


For further information see website of graduate college

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news-1892 Tue, 30 May 2017 11:23:00 +0000 Faculty Day on 23rd May 2017 https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/faculty-day-on-23rd-may-2017/ On Tuesday 23rd May 2017 the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics organized the Faculty Day.

Prof. Margret Keuper ("Motion Analysis in Video"), Prof. Claudia Schillings ("Uncertainty quantification and optimization under uncertainty"),  and Prof. Frederik Armknecht ( "Entangled Security")  presented their inaugural speech. 

After the official part, the participants had the opportunity to socialise and enjoyed the sunny weather, music and a small buffet outside. 

 

 

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news-1907 Tue, 30 May 2017 09:43:11 +0000 Invitation: Workshop "Recent Developments in Numeric Methods with Applications in Statistics and Finance" https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/invitation-workshop-recent-developments-in-numeric-methods-with-applications-in-statistics-and-fin/ The Mathematical Institute will host the Workshop

Recent Developments in Numerical Methods with Applications in Statistics and Finance

on 8 and 9 June 2017.


The list of speakers includes

  • Aurelien Alfonsi (Paris)
  • Christian Bayer (Berlin)
  • Kathrin Glau (Munich)
  • Emmanuil Georgoulis (Athens / Leicester)
  • Emmanuel Gobet (Paris)
  • Ralf Korn (Kaiserslautern)
  • Annika Lang (Göteborg)
  • Mikko Pakkanen (London)
  • Lina von Sydow (Uppsala)
  • Michaela Szölgyenyi (Vienna)
  • Lukasz Szpruch (Edinburgh)
  • Nizar Touzi (Paris)

 

For further information see here

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news-1905 Tue, 30 May 2017 07:17:38 +0000 Mannheim Students Score Top Results in International Data Science Competition https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/mannheim-students-score-top-results-in-international-data-science-competition/ The Data Mining Cup is an annual competition for data science students all over the world. Within six weeks time, student teams have to solve a data science task based on real world data. This year's task was to predict revenues in an online store for pharmaceuticals with varying prices. Each university was allowed to register two teams, and all in all, 202 teams from 150 universities in 48 countries participated in 2017.

 

 The two teams from the University of Mannheim, master students in the Data Science and Business Informatics study programs, are among the top 10 teams out of the 202 participating teams, and will be invited to the prudsys personalization summit in Berlin on June 28th/29th to present their solutions. The final winners will be announced at the summit in Berlin.

 

It is the fourth year that students from the University of Mannheim participate in the Data Mining Cup. Participation in the cup is an integral part of the Data Mining 2 course taught by Prof. Heiko Paulheim, allowing the students to deepen the skills acquired in the lecture in a competitive real-world setting.

 

We congratulate the two student teams for this great achievement!

 

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news-1890 Wed, 10 May 2017 10:37:16 +0000 University Prizes for members of the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/university-prizes-for-members-of-the-school-of-business-informatics-and-mathematics/ As part of the so-called "university day" on 3rd May 2017, this year's University-Prizes for special commitment were awarded.
Fortunately the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics has been awarded two times. The prize in the category of "PhD Staff" was dedicated to Christian Meilicke. Furthermore Wolfgang Effelsberg was awarded with a special prize for his Long-term commitment to the modernization and internationalization of teaching. The School congratulates all award winners and is pleased that the commitment of our staff and
Professors is widely recognized.
On this we refer to the official press release

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news-1876 Fri, 05 May 2017 09:55:00 +0000 Informationsveranstaltung für Studieninteressierte zum Master Wirtschaftsinformatik, Master Wirtschaftsmathematik und Master Data Science https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/information-event-for-prospective-students-of-the-master-in-business-informatics-master-in-mathemat/ Die Fakultät für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsmathematik bietet für Studieninteressierte, die zum Herbstsemester 2017 Ihr Studium in einen der Masterprogramme der Fakultät aufnehmen wollen, eine Informationsveranstaltung an. Die Veranstaltung informiert über die folgenden Studienprogramme:

  1. Master of Science in Wirtschaftsinformatik
  2. Master of Science in Wirtschaftsmathematik
  3. Mannheim Master in Data Science

Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung erhalten Studieninteressierte Informationen zu den Inhalten der Studiengänge dem Aufbau der Curricula, den Zulassungsvoraussetzungen sowie zum Bewerbungsprozess. Darüber hinaus besteht die Möglichkeit, Professoren, die in den Programmen unterrichten, werden Fragen zu den Programmen zu stellen.

Datum und Uhrzeit

Die Informationsveranstaltung findet am Donnerstag, den 18. Mai 2017 um 15:30 Uhr statt.

Veranstaltungsort

Universität Mannheim, Fakultät für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsmathematik, B6 26, D-68131 Mannheim, Raum: B6 A101.

Fragen zur Veranstaltung richten Sie bitte an Frau Lutz (lutz(at)wim.uni-mannheim.de).

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news-1881 Tue, 02 May 2017 16:17:22 +0000 New at the School: Prof. Dr. Claudia Schillings https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/new-at-the-school-prof-dr-claudia-schillings/ The School of Business Informatics and Mathematics is very happy that Prof. Dr. Claudia Schillings is joining the School.

Below, you find an overview of Professor Schilling's research as well as the courses that she will offer at the University of Mannheim.

Research

In many areas, such as geosciences, manufacturing, life sciences and finance, we use mathematical models to analyze, optimize the process and to make decisions. However, the parameters of the models as well as the models themselves are often not exactly known or are random by nature. The research of Claudia Schillings deals with the following questions: How accurate are the resulting predictions? How can the decision be improved by including the uncertainties in the process? Her research focus is on the theory, design and analysis of methods for the efficient treatment of uncertainties in inverse and optimization problems.

Research interests:
    •    Inverse problems
    •    Optimization under uncertainties
    •    Quantification of uncertainties

Teaching events
• Linear and nonlinear optimization (autumn semester, spring semester)
• Inverse problems (autumn semester)
• Optimization for differential equations (autumn semester)

Former Positions
    •    2015-2017 (winter term) Visiting professor at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    •    2014-2016 postdoc at the University of Warwick, England
    •    2012-2014 Postdoc at the ETH. Zurich, Switzerland

 

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news-1880 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:08:44 +0000 Prof. Dr. Andreas Neuenkirch is named new Executive Director of the Institute of Mathematics and new Vice Dean of our School. https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/prof-dr-andreas-neuenkirch-is-named-new-executive-director-of-the-institute-of-mathematics-and-new/ It is our pleasure to introduce Prof. Dr. A. Neuenkirch as the new executive director of the Institute of Mathematics and as a new Vice Dean of our school. Prof. Neuenkirch holds the positions since April 2017.

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news-1874 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:36:49 +0000 New at the School: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Margret Keuper https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/new-at-the-school-prof-dr-ing-margret-keuper/ The School of Business Informatics and Mathematics is very happy that Prof. Dr.-Ing. Margret Keuper is joining the School as Juniorprofessor for Computer Vision. 

Below, you find an overview of Professor Keuper's research as well as the courses that she will offer at the University of Mannheim.

Research

Extracting relevant information from a scene is an easy task for humans. During car driving, the driver knows where pedestrians are walking dangerously close to the street or which bicyclist might cross their way. Thus, image analysis is a highly relevant aspect in technologies such as humanoid robotics or autonomous driving. The task is to understand images and image sequences with their motion patterns, to recognize and delineate object categories such as "person", "pedestrian" or "car". Such questions drive the research of computer scientist Margret Keuper. Her focus is on the formulation and optimization of segmentation or clustering problems, i.e. the grouping of picture and video elements to relevant entities such as pedestrians or driving cars in crowded street scenes. During her PhD, she focused on the automated analysis of volumetric, microscopic recordings, with high relevance for biological research questions, for example in collaboration with the Max-Planck-Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics.

Research Interests

  • Image and Video Segmentation
  • Motion Analysis

Teaching

  • Image Processing (autumn semester): This lecture focusses on the fundamentals of image processing. Central aspects are: Imaging and fundamental image operators, feature extraction, image segmentation and motion estimation.
  • Higher Level Computer Vision (spring semester): This lecture focusses on more complex computer vision algorithms, such as image and video segmentation by continuous and combinatorial optimization, motion estimation and depth reconstruction. An further important topic are the fundamentals of convolutional neural networks for the implementation of deep learning algorithms for computer vision.

 Former Positions

  • 2012-2017: PostDoc at the University of Freiburg
  • 2013-2017: Visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken

Further Information

Further information about Professor Keuper is found on her webpage.

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news-1828 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:09:00 +0000 KoMSO Workshop on „Computational Manufacturing" https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/komso-workshop-on-computational-manufacturing/ An April 7 2017 Mrs. Prof. Dr. Simone Göttlich will host the KoMSO workshop on „Computational Manufacturing“. The seminar introduces several examples that point out the absolute necessity of mathematical simulation with regard to production systems.
The workshop will present a wide view of the given knowledge and maintain an exchange of ideas between scholars, developers and users.
Prof. Dr. Simone Göttlich expects to welcome:

  • Christian Scheifele (Universität Stuttgart)
  • Julia Bendul (Jacobs University Bremen)
  • Joachim Linn (Fraunhofer ITWM Kaiserslautern)
  • Matthias Brockmann (Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL der RWTH Aachen)
  • Robert Schmitt (Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL der RWTH Aachen)

All that are interested are cordially invited. The seminar is free of charge with advanced registration requested. (03 April 2017)

The KoMSO workshop is supported by the University of Mannheim, the RWTH Aachen, the IMNET-Project (BMBF) and the IHK Rhine-Neckar.

More Information is available here.

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news-1635 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:01:00 +0000 New Degree Program Mannheim Master in Data Science https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/new-degree-program-mannheim-master-in-data-science/ The School of Business Informatics and Mathematics together with the School of Social Sciences start to offer the new degree program Mannheim Master in Data Science in Spring 2017. The degree program equips students with solid theoretical foundations as well as the necessary practical skills to obtain operational insights from large and complex data sets. The acquisition and utilization of large quantities of data nowadays influences all areas of our daily life. The analysis and interpretation of large and often complex datasets - called Data Science - is a key factor for the economic success of businesses, the improvement of processes in public administration, as well as the advancement of science. The central obstacle that hinders companies, governments, and research institutions from realizing a larger number of Big Data projects is the lack of well-trained specialists who have the ability to integrate, analyze and interpret large amounts of data. With its new degree program “Mannheim Master in Data Science“ (MMDS), the University of Mannheim contributes as one of the first universities in Germany to closing this education gap.

Due to the traditionally strong quantitative and empirical orientation of Mannheim’s social sciences as well as due to the focus of Mannheim’s business informatics and mathematics on analyzing large data sets, the University of Mannheim provides the ideal environment for educating data scientists. The new degree program teaches students both the fundamental knowledge about methods of empirical social research and explorative data mining, and the skills to apply this knowledge on large data sets in practice. The program is highly interdisciplinary and is run as a collaboration of University of Mannheim’s Data and Web Science Group, Institute of Business Informatics, Department of Sociology, Department of Political Science, and Institute of Mathematics.  

The MMDS degree program starts in the spring term of 2017 with 25 students per year. The program is financially supported by the second stage of the “Master 2016” extension program of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The target audience of the degree program are graduates of technically oriented Bachelor programs such as business informatics, business mathematics, informatics, mathematics and statistics, as well as graduates of quantitatively oriented Bachelor programs in social and economic sciences such as business administration, political sciences, sociology, and economics.


Structure and Content

The program is structured into the five blocks Fundamentals, Data Management, Data Analytics, Projects and Seminars, and the Master’s Thesis.

Fundamentals: The goal of the fundamentals block is to align the previous knowledge of students from different degree programs. Graduates from computer science and mathematics acquire the required knowledge in empirical research (in particular, data collection and multivariate statistics). Graduates from the social sciences and other fields acquire the required knowledge in computer science (in particular, programming and database technology).

Data Management: One of the central challenges in the Big Data area is to handle the enormous amount, speed, heterogeneity, and quality of the data collected in industry, the public sector, and science. The Data Management block covers methods and concepts for obtaining, storing, integrating, managing, querying, and processing large amounts of data. The block includes courses on modern data management technology (such as parallel database systems, Spark, and NoSQL databases), data integration, information retrieval and search, software engineering, and algorithms.

Data Analytics: The Data Analytics block forms the core of the study program. It provides courses ranging from data mining, machine learning, and decision support, over text analytics and natural language processing, to advanced social science methods such as cross-sectional and longitudinal data analysis. The range of methodological courses is enhanced by courses on optimization, visualization, mathematics and information, and algebraic statistics.

Projects and Seminars: The Projects and Seminars block introduces students to independent research and teaches the skills necessary to successfully participate in and contribute to larger data science projects. The block consists of research seminars, individual projects, team projects, as well as data science competitions. The projects are conducted jointly with industrial partners and/or support ongoing research efforts of participating institutes.

Master Thesis: In the master thesis, students apply what they learned throughout the program. The master thesis has a duration of 6 months. Students are encouraged to write their thesis either in the context of research projects conducted by participating institutes or together with an industrial partner.


More Information

More information about the degree program and how to apply for the program is found at http://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/de/fakultaet/studiengaenge/msc-in-data-science/.

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news-1869 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:46:00 +0000 Workshop „Medien, Netze und die Zukunft der Informatik“ https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/workshop-medien-netze-und-die-zukunft-der-informatik/ The Workshop “Medien, Netze und die Zukunft der Informatik was organised by The School of Business Informatics and Mathematics on the occasion of the retirement of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Effelsberg. Workshop “Medien, Netze und die Zukunft der Informatik“

The Workshop “Medien, Netze und die Zukunft der Informatik was organised by The School of Business Informatics and Mathematics on the occasion of the retirement of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Effelsberg.

About 60 scholars from all over Germany, among them several former doctoral candidates of Prof. Dr. Effelsberg, found their way to Mannheim.
Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer (Director of the Institute of Computer Science and Business Informatics) acknowledged the outstanding research work of Prof. Dr. Effelsberg. He thanked the retiring Professor for over 28 years at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics and presented him a small gift of all colleagues.

Prof. Dr. Martin Mauve (University of Dusseldorf) and Prof. Dr. Rainer Lienhart (Uuniversity of Augsburg) hold lectures on “Effiziente Fahrzeug- zu Fahrzeugkommunikation” and “Tiefe Netze in der Bilderkennung” both have been former doctoral students of Pro. Dr. Effelsberg as well.

Afterwards Prof. Dr. Matthias Krause, former Dean of the Faculty, spoke about the political and administrative situation in the last couple of years and recognized again the excellent negotiating skills of Prof. Dr. Effelsberg.

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news-1640 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:10:27 +0000 School begins cooperation with Mannheimer Gründungszentren https://www.wim.uni-mannheim.de/en/the-school/news/singleview/detail/News/school-begins-cooperation-with-mannheimer-gruendungszentren/ For all those who are interested in setting up their own business, the School of Business Informatics and Business Mathematics and the "Mannheimer Gründungszentren" will provide an extracurricular study offer in the future.

More information about the "Mannheimer Gründungszentren" is available here: http://mg-gmbh.net/

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