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

Best Paper Award for Prof. Dr. Bertil Schmidt

Prof. B. SchmidtOn the occasion of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (26-28 July 2015) in Toronto Prof. Dr. Bertil Schmidt, General Manager of the Institute of Computer Science at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, was awarded the Best Paper Award.
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German Collegiate Programming Contest (GCPC 2015)

GCPC2015_01_150x100Four student teams conclude Approaching Programming Contest

The teams from Johannes Gutenberg University participated in the German Collegiate Programming Contest (GCPC 2015). Team D3PO (pictured) earned an excellent ninth place and was the only team (of 62) to correctly solve the Bounty Hunter problem. Some students consider competing in the Northwestern European Programming Contest (NWERC 2015) as well, which will be held in November in Linköping, Sweden.

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Research at the interface of disciplines

Circuit board (photo: Stefan F. Sämmer)Round table with Professors of the Institute of Computer Science

Thirty years ago the first Professor of Computer Science was appointed at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). A lot has since changed in this relatively recent field. This special anniversary is a good reason to take a quick look back, despite the fact that the professors at the Institute of Computer Science prefer to talk about their current work and projects. After all, the present and future are far more interesting to them than a brief history of their discipline.

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Most Influential Paper Award for professor Erdweg

Professor Sebastian Erdweg of the Programming Languages research group received the Most Influential Paper Award for his 2011 OOPSLA paper.

The award is presented by ACM SIGPLAN to the authors of the paper that had the most impact in the previous 10 years.

Ig Nobel Prize for Analysis of Air in the Cinema

Professor Stefan Kramer and Alumni of his workgroup received, together with a research group of the Max Planck Institute of Chemistry, the famous satirical Ig Nobel Prize for their research on how to draw conclusions about the content of movies by analyzing the air in the cinema.


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