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For Professors, students, employees and friends of the
TUM Department of Informatics
Issue 2021/1

Dear members of IN.TUM,

our third “corona semester” is coming to an end. Many of those who joined us at the beginning of the summer term 2020 for one of our master’s programs are maybe just one more semester away from their degree – without having been on campus for a single day. This thought provides just one argument in favor of steps towards allowing for more presence, i.e. more personal interaction in whatever constellations. We are all missing such opportunities! But let’s also have a brief look at thrilling things that are upcoming – beyond the pandemic. First, the application portal for our new bachelor’s program Information Engineering on TUM’s Heilbronn campus has been opened, the nine open professorships will be published soon, and we are ready to start with a small “pilot cohort” this autumn and complement the programs of the TUM School of Management there. Second, in the preparation process for our new TUM School of Computation, Information, and Technology (CIT), we will enter a new and last stage before CIT’s launch: The “CIT in foundation” will start this October, with a Joint School Council, a Board of Deans, and a Board of Deans of Study. While the three current departments EI, MA, and IN will keep full functionality and sovereignty, the “CIT in foundation” will ensure convergence and prepare a smooth transition one year later. So a lot is to come, but a lot has already been done, for example in the many teams where members of all three departments and from all status groups have been discussing various topics for more than two years now, or in the “Council of the Twelve” (aka “CIT’s Twelve”?), where many decisions for the design of our future CIT have been and are currently pre-discussed and prepared. Thanks for this huge and broad commitment – it will help us to shape our new institutional home in the best possible way.

Cheers,

Hans-Joachim Bungartz
Dean of the Department of Informatics

STUDIES

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Award Ceremony 2021
Awardees recognized for excellent teaching

RESEARCH

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New Message Passing Interface Version published
Prof. M. Schulz is Chairman of the MPI Forum

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Consortium FAIRmat was chosen by Joint Science Conference
FAIRmat Co-Spokesperson is Prof. H.-J. Bungartz

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Joining forces to shape the 6G future
Munich and Dresden to pool resources in 6G hub

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Competence network for digital transformation in production and logistics
TUM Campus Heilbronn

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Artificial intelligence deciphers genetic instructions
Deep learning algorithms reveal the rules of gene regulation

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DFG supports research alliance "Learning and Simulation in Visual Computing"
The Main Committee of the DFG decided to install 13 new research groups based on recommendations by the DFG Senate

PERSONALIA

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Bayerischer Verdienstorden for Prof. C. Eckert
Outstanding research activities in the area of Cyber Security and efforts about the technology site Bavaria appreciated

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Prof. H. Krcmar awarded Federal Cross of Merit
Prestigious medal for information systems and management scholar

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Herbrand Award for Prof. T. Nipkow
Leadership in developing the interactive theorem prover Isabelle honored

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Prof. J. Richter-Gebert honored with Communicator Award
Making math tangible

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Prof. H.-J. Siegert deceased
February 12, 2021

GENERAL

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GALILEO building officially opened
New congress center and service center

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QS World University Ranking 2022
Seventh consecutive number one position among German universities for TUM

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QS World University Ranking by Subject 2021
TUM Informatics improved to rank 35

NEW POSITIONS 2021

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Prof. Matthias Grabmair
Assistant Professor - Legal Tech

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Prof. Erwin Laure
Honorary Professor - Environments for High-Performance-Computing

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Prof. Stefan Leutenegger
Assistant Professor - Machine Learning for Robotics

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Prof. Markus Lienkamp
Professor with an Affiliate Membership – TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering/Institute of Automotive Technology

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Prof. Stefanie Rinderle-Ma
Full Professor - Information Systems and Business Process Management

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Prof. Julia Schnabel
Full Professor - Computational Imaging and AI in Medicine

EVENTS 2021

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19.- 21.11.
The Department's official hackathon "hackaTUM"

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01.12.
Prof. B. Rost at "Wissenschaft für jedermann", Deutsches Museum München

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03.12.
Graduation Ceremony 2021 / Award Ceremony

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