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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Article in “IEEE Spectrum Magazine” about current IAI research
Article in “IEEE Spectrum Magazine” about current IAI research

As part of the “IEEE Journal Watch” series of the “IEEE Spectrum” magazine, the article “Survey of Real-World Grid Incidents – Opportunities, Arising Challenges and Lessons Learned for the Future Converter Dominated Power System” by the authors Jan Wachter, Prof. Lutz Gröll and Prof. Veit Hagenmeyer was reported in detail in the article “Studying Yesterday's Blackouts to Head Off Tomorrow's”.

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Dissertation Andreas Döringprivat
Dissertation by Mr. Andreas Döring

The IAI congratulates Mr. Andreas Döring on passing his doctoral examination. The title of his doctoral thesis is “Entwicklung und Analyse von Merkmalen für datengetriebene Ansätze zur Schadenserkennung an Brücken basierend auf Einflusslinien aus nichtinvasiven Messverfahren”. The exam date was on February 21th, 2024.

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A pivotal encounter: MINToring meets Zeiss Innovation Hub

On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, a pivotal encounter unfolded between the IAIs MINToring mentorship program and the Zeiss Innovation Hub, marking a significant milestone. The event, held at the Zeiss Innovation Hub near Campus Nord, provided interested students and mentors with insights into fascinating topics of the Innovation Hub and offered exciting glimpses into their professional and academic journeys.

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Dissertation Nicole Merkleprivat
Dissertation by Ms. Nicole Merkle

The IAI congratulates Ms. Nicole Merkle on passing her doctoral examination. The title of her doctoral thesis is “A Domain-Independent Agent Framework for Modelling, Simulating and Solving Tasks in Internet of Things (IoT) Systems”. The exam date was on January 30th, 2024.

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Dissertation von Herrn Richard Jumarprivat
Dissertation by Mr. Richard Jumar

The IAI congratulates Mr. Richard Jumar on passing his doctoral examination. The title of his doctoral thesis is “Mess­technische Methoden zur Identifikation von Modell­parametern in Niederspan­nungsnetzen”. The exam date was on February 1th, 2024.

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Smart East Real-World Laboratory: Blueprint for Urban Energy TransitionFZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Smart East Real-World Laboratory: Blueprint for Urban Energy Transition

The “Smart East” real-world laboratory is a success: under the leadership of the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, the suitability of energy transition solutions for everyday use was tested in practice with the participation of KIT and other partners in the now completed research project. “Smart East” focused on digitalization, climate neutrality and energy optimization. “Smart East” is being further developed as part of the EU Horizon research project “WeForming” and networked with partners in eleven European countries that operate further real-world laboratories.

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BMBF is funding the MANTRA accompanying project to the MaterialNeutral Materials Hub Initiative
BMBF is funding the MANTRA accompanying project to the MaterialNeutral Materials Hub Initiative

With MANTRA – data on innovative materials for sustainability and transfer – the BMBF is funding a science communication project for 3.5 years from January 2024 for networking, public relations and the development of indicators for sustainability as well as industry/practice transfer. These topics will be communicated via a website, brochures and information flyers using an interdisciplinary approach. The project is anchored in the Helmholtz funding programme (POF IV) in the Research Area “Information”.

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Dissertation Lisa Petaniprivat
Dissertation by Ms. Lisa Petani

The IAI congratulates Ms. Lisa Petani on passing her doctoral examination. The title of her doctoral thesis is “Development of novel ozone sensors for medical therapy”. The exam date was on December 15th, 2023.

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