Summer School 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the German Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig) decided to host the 6th International ScaDS.AI Summer School on AI and Big Data online. The event took place on July 7-8, 2020.

You can find detailed information about the online version of the Scads.AI Summer School 2020 in our summarizing blogpost: Virtual ScaDS.AI Summer School on AI and Big Data attracts international crowd.

Program & Highlights of the ScaDS.AI Summer School 2020

A summer school has to provide opportunities to exchange ideas and to discuss the topics with other participants and speakers. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was plenty of time within our virtual program to connect with the speakers and each other. Moreover, we organized our first online science speed dating on the first day of the summer school. The idea was to maintain the social aspects of a summer school despite the isolating online environment. The speed dating allowed the participants to connect and collaborate with other international researchers.

Below you find the full program with additional information on the speakers and their topics.

Tuesday 07.07.20

09:00 - 09:10Prof. Erhard RahmWelcome
09:15 - 09:45Elena Mocanu, Decebal MocanuScalable Deep Learning Tutorial (Part I)
10:00 - 10:45Elena Mocanu, Decebal MocanuScalable Deep Learning Tutorial (Part II)
11:00 - 11:45Prof. Angela BonifatiQuery-driven Graph Analytics
12:00 - 13:00BREAKBREAK
13:00 - 13:45Prof. Andreas HothoData is the new oil - From Language Understanding in eSports to Knowledge Extraction in Networks
14:00 - 14:45Prof. Kristian KerstingDeep Machines That Know When They Do Not Know
15:00 - 15:45Prof. Erhard RahmScaDS.AI Research Topics
16:00 - 16:30Prof. Wolgang E. NagelConvergence of Big Compute and Big Data - how HPC can contribute to Data Analytics
16:45 - 17:15Industry Talk: Benedikt Bonnmann / Malte Ludewig, adesso SESuccessful forecast-creation with artificial intelligence
17:30 - 19:30Science Speed-Dating

Wednesday 08.07.2020

09:00 - 09:45Thomas Neumuth AI applications in oncology
10:00 - 10:45Prof. Myra SpiliopoulouLearning to Understand Small Medical Data for Non-Infectious Diseases
11:00 - 11:45Prof. Volker TrespMachine Learning with Knowledge Graphs
12:00 - 13:00BREAKBREAK
13:00 - 13:45Prof. Norbert SiegmundData is the new oil - From Language Understanding in eSports to Knowledge Extraction in Networks
14:00 - 14:45Moritz WilkeVisual Product Matching for E-Commerce
15:00 - 15:30Industry Talk: Dr. Michael Thess, Signal Cruncher GmbHRealtime Learning and Control Theory
15:45 - 16:30Industry Talk: Wolfgang Reuter, Alexander Thamm GmbHThe Beltracchi Code - Fraud Detection with AI & Image Recognition
16:45 - 17:00Christian MartinClosing


The Summer School 2020 was organized by the Competence Center for Big Data and AI Research ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, in cooperation with the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V. at the Leipzig University.

Dr. Eric Peukert
Administration Director ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Leipzig University
Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm
Director ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Leipzig University
Karoline Kricke
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Leipzig University

Are you interested to take part in future summer schools? Regularly check our event calendar for updates on upcoming events. We can’t wait to welcome you at the ScaDS.AI summer schools for interesting discussions on AI, Big Data and Data Science.

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