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DataFest at the University of Mannheim 5 – 7 April
The University of Mannheim will host the 2024 DataFest from April 5 to 7. Applications are open until 15 March 2024.
Teaching award for Florian Keusch
Florian Keusch has received the 2023 teaching award of the SoPo Student's council.
Johanna Mehltretter receives price for the best Master Thesis in 2022
Congratulations to Johanna for receiving the prize for the best Master Thesis in Sociology and Survey Statistics at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg in 2022.
Maria Schlüter receives the Hans-Albert-Preis 2021
Maria Schlüter, whose bachelor thesis was supervised by Alexander Wenz, was awarded the Hans-Albert-Preis for the best bachelor thesis in sociology in 2021.
Algorithms Are Accepted – But Only If Humans Have the Last Say
When it comes to AI based decision-making, it is not the use of algorithms as such that is controversial, but the lack of human control. This is the finding of a new study by the data scientists Florian Keusch and Frauke Kreuter.
iFARM Workshop, October 2022 in Maryland
Florian Keusch and Alexander Wenz are co-organizers of the iFARM Workshop that will take place at the University of Maryland , October 20–21, 2022 (new date, postponed from April 2022).
BERD@NFDI funded
Federal and state governments are investing millions of euros in the establishment of a national platform for the analysis of Big Data in the economic and social sciences.
Project CAIUS: new grant by VW foundation
„CAIUS: Consequences of AI for Urban Societies“ is funded by the VW Stiftung with 1.5 Mio Euro over the next 4 years.
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Ruben Bach
Ruben Bach was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung
KI-Lab Rhein-Neckar
The AI Lab Rhein-Neckar was launched with a virtual kick-off on 16.06.2020.