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 program Energy System Design (ESD) within the HGF's research field Energy and in the programs “Engineering Digital Futures: Supercomputing, Data Management and Information Security for Knowledge and Action”, Natural, Artificial and Cognitive Information Processing (NACIP) and Material Systems Engineering (MSE) within the HGF's research field Information 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.

 

OR 2022 @ KIT

Annual conference of the Operations Research Society of Germany (GOR e.V.)

OR 2022 with focus on the themes Energy, Information and Mobility will take place from September 6 to September 9, 2022 at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe.

 

All information can be found on the conference website.

 

 

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Dissertation von Frau Ghada Elbezprivat
Dissertation by Ms. Ghada Elbez

The IAI congratulates Ms. Ghada Elbez on passing her doctoral examination.

 

The title of her doctoral thesis is “On the Detection of Cyber-Attacks in the Network of IEC 61850 Substations”.
The exam date was on May 5th, 2022.

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AI-HERO Hackathon 2022
First AI-HERO Hackathon on energy-efficient AI

In the beginning of February 2022 a team of AI-researchers from the Institute for Automation and applied Informatics (IAI) and the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) conducted a three-day virtual hackathon. The goal of the hackathon was to develop energy efficient AI models, i.e. models that use as little electricity as possible during development, training and inference.

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CE-Interreg-Projekt CEUP 2030 erfolgreich beendet
CE Interreg project CEUP 2030 successfully completed

The IAI successfully completes the CE Interreg project CEUP 2030 at the end of April 2022. The project focused on promoting the joint networking of the research community with decision makers and Industry within the topics of advanced manufacturing and industry4.0. best-practice examples, flagship projects together with a number of strategy documents will support the involved triple-helix stakeholders in implementing current topics such as artificial intelligence or automation in their respective working environments.

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Gastwissenschaftler von St George's, Universität London am IAIprivat
Visiting Scientist from St George's, University of London at the IAI

Kai Hilpert is a guest scientist visiting the ML4TIME group. He is an associate Professor from St George's, University of London. For many years he has been developing new anti­microbial compounds (peptides) against multi-drug resistant pathogenic bacteria. Kai Hilpert and Ralf Mikut will work on the analysis of screening data for antimicrobial activity and toxicity to identify and under­stand novel antimicrobials synthesized in the group of Kai Hilpert. His stay will last until early June 2022.

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MINToring – 3rd call for applications for the mentoring program at IAI launched
MINToring – 3rd call for applications for the mentoring program at IAI launched

The third call for applications for the mentoring programme for female master's students in STEM fields (Computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, bio engineering, mathematics, physics) at the IAI has started.

 

Registrations are possible until 2022-05-31!

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Gastwissenschaftler am Security Lab des Energy Lab 2.0IAI
Visiting researcher at the Security Lab of Energy Lab 2.0

Nils Müller is a visiting researcher from Danmarks Tekniske Universitet at Energy Lab 2.0, where he is working on detecting cyberattacks on the control of energy systems such as commercial PV inverters and battery storage systems. IAI's Robust Secure Automation (RSA) cybersecurity group supports this by providing experimental platforms and recreating typical cyberattacks.

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Workshop CEUP 2030 on 2022-01-26privat
Promoting Science and technology transfer between research and Industry (CEUP 2030)

The IAI organized their RIS3 Roundtable discussion workshop focussing on the aspect of knowledge transfer between Research organisations and Industry, on the 26th of January 2022. The main themes of the workshop were centred around the advanced manufacturing topics of “Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing” and “Industry 4.0” as part of the “Technology and Innovation (TIN) network – Intelligent Production Systems”, that has been setup by KIT within the framework of the CE Interreg project CEUP 2030.

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IAI Employee among Best Trainees of the KIT 2021 Classprivat
IAI Employee among Best Trainees of the KIT 2021 Class

The IAI congratulates Moritz Lindmüller on being one of the best KIT trainees of the year in the training profession "Elec­tronics Technician for Devices and Systems" within the examination period summer 2021 in the district of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karlsruhe (IHK Karlsruhe). Since late summer 2021, he has been strengthening the IAI infrastructure team within the Scientific-technical Infrastructure (STI) working group.

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