Foundation of a School of AI by TU Dresden and ICCL

From International Center for Computational Logic
News of May 19, 2022

Foundation of a School of AI by TU Dresden and ICCL


TU Dresden has been chosen to create a School of AI starting in July. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) announced The School of Embedded and Composite AI (SECAI) as one of the three centers of AI that obtain funding, supported by DAAD and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). They invest annually up to three million euros in SECAI for the creation and expansion of academic networks for excellent young AI specialists from all over the world. Markus Krötzsch is the project coordinator and the designated director of SECAI. By involving Christel Baier and Sebastian Rudolph, ICCL contributes competencies from symbolic AI and formal methods.

Key concerns of SECAI are the combination of statistical and symbolic AI methods (composite), as well as the use of AI in microelectronics and intelligent medical devices (embedded). Digital health is an important societal application area of AI, which is going to be addressed by SECAI. The school of AI not only support excellent international research, but also contributes to teaching AI at TU Dresden, especially in our international master's programmes Computational Modeling and Simulation (CMS) and Nanoelectronic Systems.

From July on, SECAI offers young talents an excellent research-based education with diverse career perspectives in academia and industry for at least 5.5 years. Central for the success of SECAI are our partners: the Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Digital Health (EKFZ), the Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (ScaDS.AI), the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed), and Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-In-The-Loop (CETI).