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.
Our work groups "Computer systems and telematics" and Data bases and information systems" will demonstrate solutions for "Civil security using smart technologies". These solutions are part of the interdisciplinary project SAFEST (Social-Area Framework for Early Security Triggers at Airports) which is coordinated by Freie Universität Berlin. - Visit us in hall 9, booth 40.
Emmanuel Baccelli from the internationally renowned INRIA will start a 1-year guest lectureship at Freie Universität Berlin. The French expert for mobile internet communication will enrich the teaching and research spectrum at the Institute of Computer Science.
Whistleblowers und AdLeaks - ein System zur geheimen Datenübertragung
Prof. Volker Roth investigates a system allowing a person to remain anonymous when tranferring data via internet.. The AdLeaks system is being developed and tested in the EU project CONFINE. A first version of the source code is available for download.
In September 2002 Prof. Robert Tolksdorf initiated the working group "Network-based Information Systems: 10 years of exciting and innovative research, projects, teaching and cooperation in the field of semantic web, business foundation and -initiatives, network-based technologies, self-organisation ...