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.

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KIT International Excellence Talks mit Prof. Dr. Christian Beck und Assoz. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem YalçınJulia Schade (KIT-INTL)
KIT International Excellence Talks with Prof. Dr. Christian Beck and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Yalçın

The next two lectures in the “KIT International Excellence Talks” series will take place on June 27th, 2024 at the IAI as well via Zoom. Prof. Dr. Christian Beck will explore the complex dynamics of electricity consumption with data-based load profiles, while Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Yalçın will present new approaches to complex network representation and their application to air quality in Istanbul.

Dissertation von Herrn Moritz Frahmprivat
Dissertation by Mr. Moritz Frahm

The IAI congratulates Mr. Moritz Frahm on passing his doctoral examination. The title of his doctoral thesis is “Occupant-Oriented Demand Response with Model Predictive Heating Control in a Multi-Zone Residential Building”. The exam date was on June 17th, 2024.

MINToring – Willkommensveranstaltung 2024
MINToring – Welcome Event 2024

On June 4, 2024, we cordially invited everyone to the Welcome Event and Lecture Evening with Professor Dr. Gerling. This special event provided the mentors and mentees of the new round the opportunity to get to know each other and experience an inspiring lecture together.

MINToring – Retrospektive-Event 2024
MINToring – Retrospective Event 2024

As part of the mentoring program MINToring, we invited mentors and mentees to the MINToring retrospective to reflect on the last round of the MINToring program together. This event provided the opportunity to review our experiences and insights from the past year and gather valuable ideas for the future.

New Postdoc at the IAIprivat
Neuer Postdoc am IAI

Mr. Tajalli-Ardekani will join the Research Platform Energy (RPE ) group in June 2024 as a Postdoc on innovative energy management solutions for sector-coupled buildings and neighborhoods. In the period July 2023 to May 2024, he was a visiting researcher from La Sapienza University, Rome, within the Energy Systems Analysis (ESA) group headed by Dr. Hüseyin Kemâl Çakmak.

Neues BMWK-Projekt „FlexBlue“Fraunhofer UMSICHT
New BMWK Project “FlexBlue”

The project “FlexBlue – Flexible cooling supply systems against the backdrop of increasing decarbonization” is investigating the technical and economic feasibility of flexibilization through storage in the cooling and heating sector. The partners from science and industry gathered on March 20 and 21, 2024 for the kick-off of the overall project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

Christian Beck, International Excellence Fellow of the KIT, at the IAIQMUL
Christian Beck, International Excellence Fellow of the KIT, at the IAI

The IAI welcomes Mr. Christian Beck from the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) as International Excellence Fellow of KIT at the institute. He will be conducting research in the period from May 2024 to July 2024 within the Data-Driven Analysis of Complex Systems (DRACOS) research area, which is lead by TT-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schäfer. This is his first stay at the IAI.

Inaugural lecture by TT-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schäferprivat
Inaugural lecture by TT-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schäfer

On April 22, 2024, the inaugural lectures of TT-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schäfer and TT-Prof. Dr. Peer Nowack took place. Mr. Schäfer spoke about “Artificial Intelligence for Energy Systems” and Mr. Nowack about “Artificial Intelligence for Climate Science”. Prof. Schäfer has headed the research area of the same name “Data-Driven Analysis of Complex Systems (DRACOS)” since January 2024.