News: Outreach

MPI-SWS hosts the week-long Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School 2019

August 15, 2019

Last week MPI-SWS hosted the 3rd annual Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School (CMMRS). This one-week school is designed to give undergraduate and Masters students from around the world a quick taste of what it is like to be a computer scientist! The school provides in-depth lectures on selected, state-of-the-art research topics and the opportunity to interact with leading academic and industry researchers, as well as current graduate students. The school also includes broader information sessions on pursuing a doctorate and on life as a computer scientist,

Last week MPI-SWS hosted the 3rd annual Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School (CMMRS). This one-week school is designed to give undergraduate and Masters students from around the world a quick taste of what it is like to be a computer scientist! The school provides in-depth lectures on selected, state-of-the-art research topics and the opportunity to interact with leading academic and industry researchers, as well as current graduate students. The school also includes broader information sessions on pursuing a doctorate and on life as a computer scientist, thus providing students a head start for their research careers.

This year's school welcomed 75 pre-doctoral students from 22 countries. Students heard lectures from some of the top researchers in CS:

  • Leilani Battle, University of Maryland, Introduction to Data Visualization
  • Dave Levin, University of Maryland, Measuring and Improving the Web’s Public Key Infrastructure
  • Rupak Majumdar, MPI-SWS, Random Testing with Theoretical Guarantees
  • Adrian Sampson, Cornell University, Designing Programming Languages for Heterogeneous Hardware
  • Fred Schneider, Cornell University, Isolation and Flow of Information
  • Adish Singla, MPI-SWS, Machine Teaching

The informal feedback from attendees and guests this year was overwhelmingly positive.

In addition to the scientific program, the school's program included several fun social events, where students bonded and networked with other like-minded peers.

The school was generously sponsored by the NSF, the Max Planck Society, Facebook, Google, Huawei, Microsoft, and Nokia Bell Labs.

More information can be found on the CMMRS 2019 website.

 

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Girls’ Day 2019

April 5, 2019

As in the years before, the MPIs for Informatics and Software Systems jointly participated in the annual Girls' Day on 28 March. We welcomed a record number of 27 school-aged girls to our institutes to provide them with a bit of insight into computer science. Together we programmed smartphone apps, soldered blinking smiles and running bugs, and solved hands-on computer science puzzles.

MPI-SWS and MPI-INF jointly participated in the 2018 Girls’ Day

June 7, 2018

For the second year in a row, the MPIs for Informatics and Software Systems jointly participated in the annual Girls' Day. We welcomed 14 school-aged girls to our institute, and showed them what computer science research is all about. We spent an exciting morning with hands-on computer science puzzles, soldered cool blinking hearts, and live-edited videos. The winners of our computer science quiz got to take home 3D dragons, printed on our own 3D printers.

For the second year in a row, the MPIs for Informatics and Software Systems jointly participated in the annual Girls' Day. We welcomed 14 school-aged girls to our institute, and showed them what computer science research is all about. We spent an exciting morning with hands-on computer science puzzles, soldered cool blinking hearts, and live-edited videos. The winners of our computer science quiz got to take home 3D dragons, printed on our own 3D printers.

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A week-long school for outstanding undergrad/MS students curious about research in computing. Apply now!

January 18, 2018

Outstanding undergraduate and Masters students are invited to learn about world-class research in security and privacy, social systems, distributed systems, machine learning, programming languages, and verification. Leading researchers will engage with attendees in their areas of expertise: the curriculum will include lectures, projects, and interaction with faculty from participating institutions.

Attendees will be exposed to state-of-the-art research in computer science, have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with internationally leading scientists from three of the foremost academic institutions in research and higher learning in the US and in Europe,

Outstanding undergraduate and Masters students are invited to learn about world-class research in security and privacy, social systems, distributed systems, machine learning, programming languages, and verification. Leading researchers will engage with attendees in their areas of expertise: the curriculum will include lectures, projects, and interaction with faculty from participating institutions.

Attendees will be exposed to state-of-the-art research in computer science, have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with internationally leading scientists from three of the foremost academic institutions in research and higher learning in the US and in Europe, and network with like-minded students. They will get a sense of what it is like to pursue an academic or industrial research career in computer science and have a head start when applying for graduate school.

Applications are due by February 7, 2018. Travel and accommodation will be covered for accepted students.

More info can be found on the CMMRS website.

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Girls’ Day 2017

March 6, 2017

MPI-INF and MPI-SWS jointly participated in Girl's Day this year.

The Max Planck Institutes for Informatics and Software Systems pursue basic research in many areas of computer science. But what exactly is computer science? And what does a day in the life of a scientist look like in computer science? We addressed these questions by way of hands-on examples and demonstrated, for instance, how a computer learns, how the car navigation system knows how to get from A to B,

MPI-INF and MPI-SWS jointly participated in Girl's Day this year.

The Max Planck Institutes for Informatics and Software Systems pursue basic research in many areas of computer science. But what exactly is computer science? And what does a day in the life of a scientist look like in computer science? We addressed these questions by way of hands-on examples and demonstrated, for instance, how a computer learns, how the car navigation system knows how to get from A to B, and also how one doesn’t always need a computer for doing computer science. Along the way, the school girls were able to ask our students and researchers all sorts of questions about what it is like to work in research.

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Die Max-Planck Institute für Informatik und Software Systeme betreiben Grundlagenforschung in vielen Bereichen der Informatik. Aber was genau ist Informatik? Und wie sieht ein Tag im Leben einer Wissenschaftlerin in der Informatik aus? Genau dies haben wir anhand von Beispielen zum Anfassen und Ausprobieren gezeigt und dabei z.B. illustriert, wie ein Computer lernt, wie das Navi weiß wie man von A nach B kommt, und auch dass man für Informatik nicht immer einen Computer braucht. Nebenbei hatten die Schülerinnen die Gelegenheit unseren StudentInnen, DoktorandInnen und WissenschaftlerInnen allerlei Fragen zu stellen, wie es denn ist in der Forschung zu arbeiten.

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A week-long school for outstanding undergrad/MS students curious about research in computing. Apply by Feb 7!

January 23, 2017

Outstanding undergraduate and Masters students are invited to learn about world-class research in security and privacy, social systems, distributed systems, machine learning, programming languages, and verification. Leading researchers will engage with attendees in their areas of expertise: the curriculum will include lectures, projects, and interaction with faculty from participating institutions.

Attendees will be exposed to state-of-the-art research in computer science, have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with internationally leading scientists from three of the foremost academic institutions in research and higher learning in the US and in Europe,

Outstanding undergraduate and Masters students are invited to learn about world-class research in security and privacy, social systems, distributed systems, machine learning, programming languages, and verification. Leading researchers will engage with attendees in their areas of expertise: the curriculum will include lectures, projects, and interaction with faculty from participating institutions.

Attendees will be exposed to state-of-the-art research in computer science, have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with internationally leading scientists from three of the foremost academic institutions in research and higher learning in the US and in Europe, and network with like-minded students. They will get a sense of what it is like to pursue an academic or industrial research career in computer science and have a head start when applying for graduate school.

Applications are due by February 7, 2017. Travel and accommodation will be covered for accepted students.

More info can be found on the CMMRS website.

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