Summer School 2022

From July 11-15, 2022 the German Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig) hosted the 8th International Summer School on AI and Big Data. After two years with restrictions due to the Corona pandemic, this summer school could take place again in presence. It was held on the premises of the Radisson Blu Hotel, right next to the University of Leipzig.

Participants of the 8th International Summer School in Leipzig

Program & Highlights

This year we picked five major topic areas from ScaDS.AI and invited international experts to Leipzig to introduce the field and give insights to latest developments in the research. However, we also welcomed speakers from the fields of graph AI and AI-driven entity resolution.

Digital Summer School: For people who could not attend the event on-site, we provided access to the presentations via Zoom.

Within our program we offered plenty of time to get in contact with the speakers. Moreover the summer school hosted several social activities such as a city walk and a dinner in a traditional restaurant. This way, participants were able to get to connect and partner with other international practitioners and researchers.

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

More detailed information about the topics of the Scads.AI summer school 2022 you can find in our summarizing Blogpost: Recap of the 8th International Summer School 2022.

Program Monday 11.07.22

TimePersonInstitutionTitle of presentationTopic
13:30 - 14:00
Prof. Erhard RahmLeipzig University, GermanyResearch and Transfer at the AI Center ScaDS.AI
14:00 - 15:00
Prof. Christian BizerUniv. of Mannheim, GermanyTraining Transformer-based Entity Matchers using the Web as Supervision
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:30Daniel ObraczkaLeipzig University, GermanyConnecting the Right Dots: Entity Resolution on Knowledge Graphs
16:30 - 17:15
Prof. Ihab Ilyas
Digital Presentation
University of Waterloo, CanadaHoloClean and Kamino: Structured Learning for Data
Cleaning and Private Data Generation

Digital Presentation
19:00 - 20:30City WalkCity WalkCity Walk

Program Tuesday 12.07.22

PersonInstitutionTitle of presentationTopic
9:00 - 9:40Leonie WeissweilerLMU Munich, GermanyThe Past, Present, and Future of NLP from a Linguistic Perspective
9:40 - 10:20
Prof. Iryna Gurevych
Haritz Puerto
TU Darmstadt, GermanyQuestion Answering
10:20 - 11:00Yamen Ajjour
Digital Presentation
Leipzig University, GermanyArgumentation Technology
Digital Presentation
11:30 - 12:30Dr. Jelena Mitrović
University of Passau, GermanyComputational Rhetoric Approach to Solving Complex NLP Tasks
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30Prof. Peter Christen
Dr. Anushka Vidanage
Australian National UniversityLinking Sensitive Data: Approaches and Vulnerabilities
14:30 - 15:00
Martin FrankeLeipzig University, GermanyScalable, secure and reliable PPRL solutions with PRIMAT
15:30 - 16:30
Prof. Rainer MühlhoffOsnabrück University, GermanyPredictive Privacy: Collective Privacy Challenges by AI and Big Data
16:30 - 17:15Dr. Mete Akgün University of Tübingen, GermanyPrivacy-preserving collaborative training
of kernel-based machine learning methods

Program Wednesday 13.07.22

PersonInstitutionTitle of presentationTopic
9:00 - 10:00Prof. Isabel Wagner
Digital Presentation
De Montfort University Leicester, UK
Quantifying privacy: challenges, pitfalls, and ways forward
Digital Presentation
10:00 - 11:00
Prof. Anne Lauber-Rönsberg TU Dresden, GermanyA Legal Framework for AI
11:30 - 12:30Prof. Esfandiar Mohammadi
University of Lübeck, Germany
Tight composition bounds for strong utility-privacy tradeoffs
in privacy-preserving machine learning
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30Dr. Olga Zolotareva
Mohammad Bakhtiari
University of Hamburg, GermanyFeatureCloud: a privacy by design platform for
federated learning in biomedicine and beyond.

14:30 - 15:30
Prof. Sayan MukherjeeLeipzig University, GermanyChallenges in modeling 3D images in Biomedicine
16:00 - 17:00
Dr. Carsen Stringer
Digital Presentation
Janelia Research Campus,
Solving cellular segmentation with limited data with Cellpose
Digital Presentation
18:00 - 21:00Boat TourBoat TourBoat Tour

Program Thursday 14.07.22

PersonInstitutionTitle of presentationTopic
9:00 - 10:00Prof. Manja MarzFSU Jena, GermanyNeural networks for molecular biological classification
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30Dr. Martin WeigertEFPL Lausanne, SwitzerlandMachine-learning based microscopy image analysis
11:30 - 12:30Dr. Carsten MarrInstitute of AI for Health
Helmholtz Munich
Artificial intelligence in computational hematopathology
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30Dr. Anna R. PoetschTU Dresden, GermanyPredicting mutations with AI in Genomics
14:30 - 15:30Paul A. JohnsonLos Alamos National
Laboratory, New Mexico,
Probing Earthquake Faults with AI
15:30 - 16:00
Jannes MünchmeyerGFZ Potsdam, GermanySeisBench - Lessons learned from building a library for
machine learning in seismology
16:30 - 17:00
Jack Woollam
Digital Presentation
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GermanyThe evolving landscape of AI in seismology | Common
perspectives and trends

Digital Presentation
18:00-21:00Summer School DinnerSummer School DinnerSummer School Dinner

Program Friday 15.07.22

PersonInstitutionTitle of presentationTopic
9:00 - 9:30Dr. Teja KattenbornLeipzig Univ. GermanyVegetation characterization across scales -
from citizen science photographs, to drone and satellite remote sensing acquisitions
9:30 - 10:00Dr. Paul Bodesheim Jena Univ. GermanyMachine learning for upscaling, event detection, and biodiversity monitoring
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30Prof. Miguel MahechaLeipzig Univ. Germany Data cubes uncover spatiotemporal dynamics in the Earth system
11:30 - 12:30Dr. Jakob ZscheischlerUFZ Leipzig GermanyData science for understanding extreme events in the Earth system


The summer school was organized by ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Dresden/Leipzig as a center for Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data and one of five new AI centers in Germany funded under the federal government’s AI strategy and is to be established as a permanent research facility in cooperation with the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V. at the Leipzig University.

Dr. Eric Peukert
Administration Director ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig
Dr. René Jäkel
Administration Director ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden
Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm
Director ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel
Director ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden


Jana Bendigs
Communication Management ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig
Nicole Spieß
Project Assistance ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig