Area of research:
The objective of the new professorship is to do research on the fundamentals of generic methods for extracting knowledge from large data sets / Big Data. Accordingly, the focus is on research and development of scalable algorithms, methods and tools at the interface between informatics and mathematics/statistics. At the same time, interdisciplinary collaboration with natural science or engineering application areas, preferably climate research or materials science, is expected so that the developed approaches can be applied practically.
As a group leader at SCC, the professorship is integrated into the Helmholtz program “Engineering Digital Futures” and works closely with the Simulation and Data Labs (SDLs) at SCC. The environment at KIT offers a wide range of cooperation opportunities, especially in algorithm engineering, AI, data intensive computing, or high performance computing.
The professorship participates in teaching for the study programs of the KIT Department of Informatics via its additional membership in the Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization (IPD). The teaching load is two hours per week.
This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.