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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vialytics GmbH, a long-standing cooperation partner of IAI, was awarded the 1st Stuttgart Business and Innovation Prize on 25 November 2021. IAI and vialytics have been cooperating in the field of intelligent, automated road evaluation since the young startup was founded.more
The IAI congratulates Mr. Oliver Scherer on passing his doctoral examination.
The title of his doctoral thesis is “Engineering of Reliable and Secure Software via Customizable Integrated Compilation Systems”.
The exam date was on May 5th, 2021.more
Im Interviewbeitrag „Nicht mehr von Hand – der Campus Nord des KIT wird zum Reallabor für die automatisierte Steuerung einer CO2-freien Energieversorgung“ der Serie Campus-Report vom 26.10.2021 schildert Dr. Clemens Düpmeier, wie die sogenannten Musterhäuser des Reallabors Living Lab Energy Campus (LLEC) des Energy Lab 2.0 am KIT die Energiewende erlebbar machen.more (German only)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) possesses a unique research infrastructure for the transdisciplinary development and testing of new strategies and technologies for sector coupling on the prototype scale. The SEKO research project is scheduled to end in March 2023. The IAI is involved in this project along with other KIT institutes.more
The IAI welcomes Mr. Anton Ponomarev from Saint Petersburg State University as DAAD Visiting Scientist at the Institute. He will be conducting research in the period from September to December 2021 within the Systems Theory and Control (STC) group, which is led by apl. Prof. Dr. Lutz Gröll within the research area Energy System Integration (ESI).more
The IAI congratulates Mr. Fabian Neumann on passing his doctoral examination.
The title of his doctoral thesis is “Computational and Near-Optimal Trade-Offs in Renewable Electricity System Modelling”.
The exam date was on July 29th, 2021.
A new video explains the Energy Lab 2.0 within the Helmholtz program Energy System Design (ESD).
Prof. Dr. Veit Hagenmeyer, the director of the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI), is the program spokesperson and main contact person.more
Dr. Hüseyin Çakmak received a Best Paper Award in the Tools category for the best contribution in volumes 66–68 (2018–2020) of the journal “at – Automatisierungstechnik”. The title is “A new distributed co-simulation architecture for multi-physics based energy systems integration” and as co-authors are involved: Anselm Erdmann, Dr. Michael Kyesswa, Dr. Uwe Kühnapfel und Prof. Dr. Veit Hagenmeyer.more
The Girls’Day 2021 took place purely virtually. On April 22, 2021, 25 young interested schoolgirls from grades 6 to 10 from all over Germany met with researchers and their colleagues of the IT at the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI) and the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC).
In the virtual room, the girls were able to test strategies in small groups interactively and playfully in a workshop in order to recognize structures such as organs and bones in a CT image—the so-called segmentation, as it is used for example in cancer research to recognize tumors, serves here as a vivid example.more
Announcements for student theses
To the list of all student theses (Bachelor and Master theses as well as HIWI-Student projects)