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Unter left profs 201804 neu.jpgProf. Dr. Andreas OberweisProf. Dr. Ali SunyaevProf. Dr. York Sure-VetterProf. Dr. Melanie VolkamerProf. Dr. J. Marius Zöllner

Welcome at the Institute AIFB

the Informatics Institute of the KIT Department of Economics and Management

Heads of Institute
Prof. Dr. Andreas Oberweis, Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev,
Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter (Spokesperson), Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer, Prof. Dr. J. Marius Zöllner


The 35th AIK Symposium
"Blockchain - Proof-of-Worth"

November 12, 2019 - The 35th AIK Symposium was a complete success with over 100 participants. On October 25th, under the theme "Blockchain - Proof-of-Worth", top experts from science and industry gave five talks on the transformative character of the DLT from different perspectives, such as computer science, law and business.

Commitment to leading visualization conferences

August 19, 2019 - Ms. PD Dr.-Ing. Tatiana Landesberger von Antburg was nominated as Paper Chair of EuroVis and will take over this function from 2020. EuroVis is the largest international visualization conference in Europe. As Poster Chair, she is also member of the Organizing Committee of VIS - one of the world's most important conferences in this field. There she also organizes a workshop on the visualization of multilayer networks together with international colleagues.

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schmeck appointed as KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow

September 4, 2019 - The KIT Executive Board has appointed Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schmeck as a KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow with effect from 1 August 2019 and for a period of three years. Until his retirement in 2018, Hartmut Schmeck led the research group Efficient Algorithms and was one of the heads of the institute. We congratulate him warmly on the appointment and wish him much success in his future activities.

Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter appointed to Foresight Future Circle of the BMBF

May 10th, 2019 - The strategic Foresight Process of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) serves the purpose of technology foresight and creates a basis for decision-making for the research and innovation politics of the Federal Republic. York Sure-Vetter supports the upcoming third round of Foresight as a member of the Future Circle (“Zukunftskreis”). More...