News from the Institute of Computer Science at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Best Student Paper Award for S. Burkhardt at IEEE Conference

Sophie Burkhardt, scholarship student at the Institute of Computer Science, has received the Best Student Paper Award at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Big Knowledge (ICBK 2017) in Hefei, China, with her paper "Multi-Label Classification using Stacked Hierarchical Dirichlet Processes with Reduced Sampling Complexity", a result of collaborative research work with Prof. Stefan Kramer. The photo shows the proud award winner after receiving the award on 9 Aug 2017. Further information about this conference, including a list of accepted papers, can be found here .


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Barbecue 2017

Together with the Verein der Freunde der Informatik in Mainz e.V. and the Students’ Association the Institute of Computer Science hosts a barbecue on 6 July 2017. We have invited not only students and the members of the Institute and of the Verein der Freunde but also representatives of a couple of companies from the region who will hold short lectures about current projects. This is a good opportunity for students to get in touch both with professors and companies.
Date: 6 July 2017 as of 5 p.m.   Venue: Mainz, Staudinger Weg 7/9 (vor dem mittleren Kreuzbau)
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Prof. Kramer appointed Honorary Professor at Waikato University

Professor Stefan Kramer was appointed Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato during a research visit in the first quarter 2017. The cooperation with his colleagues at Waikato on joint research areas, machine learning and data mining among others, has been highly productive over the last couple of years, as evidenced by over 20 joint research publications…  read more...
The photo shows Prof. Kramer (centre) together with Associate Professor Eibe Frank (left) and Dean of Computing & Mathematical Sciences Professor Geoff Holmes.
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Internship Exchange

Logo Freunde der Informatik MainzOn 6 December 2016 the Verein der Freunde der Informatik in Mainz e.V. together with the Institute of Computer Science and the Students Council hosted an Internship Exchange in the Chemistry building lobby. Students were invited to get in touch and make professional contact with nine companies from the region which gave short presentations and answered the students' questions in a casual atmosphere. For the entire programme see flyer.
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German Collegiate Programming Contest (GCPC) 2016


Within the scope of the "Approaching Programming Contests" practical, five student teams from Johannes Gutenberg University participated in the German Collegiate Programming Contest (GCPC 2016). Team JOGUrt (picture, right) earned an excellent 14th place (of 96).
Some students consider competing in the Northwestern European Programming Contest (NWERC 2016) as well, which will be held November 19th-20th in Bath, UK.
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Suspense in the movie theater air

Kinosaal#2_150x100Cinemagoers’ exhaled breath reveals the scene that is playing.

Every movie leaves a characteristic pattern in the air. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and of the Institute of Computer Science of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz analyzed the air in movie theaters and determined different chemical signatures depending on whether a movie scene if full of suspense, funny or boring. Continue reading "Suspense in the movie theater air"

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