Traditionally, computer science is considered as the science of the automatic processing, saving and transmission of data. Up to today, the principles of construction and programming of processors make up the core of computer science. A further development of the science is, however, strongly determined by the requirements of the applications. This development is reflected in the focus of the Institute of Computer Science.
The first years of study of our computer science degrees at the Freie Universität consequently teach basic principles and knowledge of long-term usability. Later courses and PhD degrees bear more relation to the application-oriented projects of the institute's work groups, which cooperate with external partners from industry and academia, e.g. Bio-Informatics or Dahlem Center for Intelligent Systems.
ProInformatik im Sommer 2013
ProInformatik: Register end of January, begin to study already in summer. Successful participants can shortcut their study time by up to one year. Having passed successfully two or more courses a study position at FU Computer Science will be guaranteed.
Prof. Dr. Agnès Voisard Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Mérite
Prof. Dr. Agnès Voisard has rendered outstanding activities, success and services in the German-French cooperation in her field of science. On February 14, 2013, she has been awarded the Order of a Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Mérite in the French embassy in Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Katinka Wolter joined our professors team
Prof. Dr. Katinka Wolter already has been active as visiting professor in our institute. By Oktober 1, 2012, she has taken office with her W2a.Z. professorship. She is currently active in the group "Dependable Systems".
Katinka Wolter and her team investigate the reliability of computer-based services - in particular wireless and mobile services. Also with the quality of such processes with regard to capacity and reliability, and with the stochastic modelling of appropriate networks.
We are some 20 people including faculty, PhD students, scientific guests, and student researchers. Our main research area is algorithms, in particular computational geometry, with an emphasis on the analysis and the comparison of patterns and shapes with geometric methods.
Apart from these topics, ...