Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics

Welcome to the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics

The Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI) is a research institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the Helmholtz Association (HGF). It conducts research and development in the field of innovative, application-oriented information, automation, and systems technology for sustainable energy systems and complex industrial and laboratory processes. Interdisciplinary working groups are working on integrated systems solutions, whereby all development phases being covered from conceptual design to modeling and simulation, prototyping and practical testing, also under industrial conditions. Novel, reusable methods and tools, which are developed and applied in the context of system design, are further results.

The work of IAI is embedded in the programs “BioInterfaces in Technology and Medicine”, “Energy Efficiency, Materials and Resources”, “Renewable Energies”, “Supercomputing & Big Data”, “Storage Systems and Cross-linked Infrastructures”, “Science and Technology of Nanosystems”, and “Technology, Innovation, and Society” of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres.

The projects at the institute are carried out in cooperation with partners from industry, administration and other research institutions in Germany and abroad. Among others, the institute is involved in projects of the EU, various federal and state ministries, the DFG (German Research Foundation), AiF (German Federation of Industrial Research Associations), and German industry. The institute's staff members are active in a wide range of standardization committees, expert and review committees and programme committees.

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Startschuss für das Kompetenzzentrum Umweltinformatik in der LUBW
Starting signal for the Competence Centre for Environmental Informatics at the LUBW

The Baden-Württemberg Competence Center for Environmental Informatics (KUI), which is located at the LUBW Landesanstalt für Umwelt Baden-Württemberg, was launched at the end of December 2020.

 

For years, the working group Web-based Information Systems (WebIS) has been significantly involved as a research partner in IT projects in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Wuerttembergas well as the LUBW and other IT partners.

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Professur von Dr. Jorge Ángel González Ordianoprivat
Professorship of Dr. Jorge Ángel González Ordiano

We congratulate our former institute colleague Dr. Jorge Ángel González Ordiano for becoming a professor at the Ibero-American University (Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México).

 

He completed his dissertation at the IAI on the topic “New Data-Driven Probabilistic Forecasting Methods with Applications in Energy Systems” in 2019.

 

We congratulate Mr. González Ordiano and are happy with him.

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Ausschreibung des Exzellenzuniversitätsvorhabens KIT Future Fields: Pilotprojekt „Energiepaketbasiertes Stromnetz für die ‚All Electrical Society‘“
Call for Proposals for KIT Future Fields: Pilot Project “Energy Package-based Power Grid for the ‚All Electrical Society‘“

Within the framework of the KIT-internal funding program “KIT Future Fields” as an excellence university project, the future topic “Energy Package-based Power Grid for the ‚All Electrical Society‘” could be won as a pilot project of stage 2 at the IAI. Prof. Dr.  Veit Hagenmeyer is responsible for the project.

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Habilitation von Dr. Timm Faulwasserprivat
Habilitation of Dr. Timm Faulwasser

We congratulate our former institute colleague Prof. Dr.-Ing. Timm Faulwasser on the successful completion of his habilitation in the field of computer science.

 

The topic of his habilitation thesis is “Optimization and Control of Cyber-Physical Systems” and the authorization to teach was awarded for the field of computer science.

 

We congratulate Mr. Faulwasser and are happy with him.

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Ehrenring des VDI für Dr. Jörg Nagelprivat
VDI Ring of Honor for Dr. Jörg Nagel

We congratulate our former institute colleague Dr. Jörg Nagel on being awarded the Ring of Honor of the VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. – Association of German Engineers). The award took place on the occasion of the board meeting on November 25th, 2020.

 

At the IAI he completed his dissertation on the topic “Neues Konzept für die bedarfsgerechte Energieversorgung des Künstlichen Akkommodations­systems” with honors in 2011.

 

We are pleased with him about the award.

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MINToring@IAI
MINToring – Start of the mentoring program at IAI

A new mentoring programme for female master's students in STEM fields (Computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, bio engineering, mathematics, physics) has been launched at the IAI.

 

Registrations for WS 20/21 are still possible until 2020-12-20!

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Frequenzdaten für stabile Stromversorgung – Publikation in Nature CommunicationsFoto: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Frequency Data for Stable Power Supply – Publication in Nature Communications

Under the direction of the Helmholtz Association, an interdisciplinary research consortium has analyzed frequency fluctuations in twelve synchronous grid areas on three continents. For this big measurement campaign of about 430 days, a research team of the IAI developed a novel electrical data recorder (EDR) and provided the measurement teams with a device each.

 

First results have now been published in Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19732-7).

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Dissertation von Herrn Michael Kyesswa
Dissertation by Mr. Michael Kyesswa

The IAI congratulates Mr. Michael Kyesswa on passing his doctoral examination.

 

The title of his doctoral thesis is “A Parallel Hybrid Method for Fast Analysis of Power System Dynamics”.
The exam date was on December 11th, 2020.

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KIT-Doktorandenpreis für Dr. Nicole Ludwigprivat
KIT Doctoral Award for Dr. Nicole Ludwig

We congratulate our former institute colleague Dr. Nicole Ludwig on the award of the 13th KIT Doctoral Award of the year 2019/2020. This annual prize is awarded to outstanding KIT doctoral students who serve as role models for other young scientists.


Dr. Nicole Ludwig received her doctorate at the IAI on the topic “Data-Driven Methods for Demand-Side Flexibility in Energy Systems”.

 

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Ausschreibung KIT Future Fields: Pilotprojekt „Screening Platform for Personalized Oncology (SPPO)“
Call for Proposals for KIT Future Fields: Pilot Project “Screening Platform for Personalized Oncology (SPPO)”

Within the framework of the KIT-internal funding program “KIT Future Fields” as an excellence university project, the future topic “Screening Platform for Personalized Oncology (SPPO) - Standardized Individual Profiling of Tumours based on Miniaturized Technology for Drug Sensitivity Screening” could be won won as a pilot project of stage 2 at the IAI. Prof. Dr. Markus Reischl is responsible for the project.

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teaser dissertation
Dissertation by Mr. Eric Braun

The IAI congratulates Mr. Eric Braun on passing his doctoral examination.

 

The title of his doctoral thesis is “Microservice-based Reference Architecture for Semantics-aware Measurement Systems”.
The exam date was on October 27th, 2020.

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Dissertations by Mr. Engelmann and Mr. Murray

The IAI congratulates Mr. Alexander Engelmann and Mr. Alexander Murray on passing their doctoral examinations.

 

The title of Mr. Engelmann’s doctoral thesis is “Distributed Optimization with Application to Power Systems and Control”.
The exam date was on October 21st, 2020.

 

The title of Mr. Murray’s doctoral thesis is “Structure Exploitation in Mixed-Integer Optimization with Applications to Energy Problems”.
The exam date was on October 23rd, 2020.

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