News 2017

Girls' Day 2017

March 2017
MPI-INF and MPI-SWS are jointly participating in Girls’ Day this year (27 April). On this day, companies and institutions open their doors to interested girls to show them different domains in which women are underrepresented. This event takes place in German.

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? This is exactly what we would like to show you by way of hands-on examples. For instance, find out how a computer learns, how the car navigation knows how to get from A to B, and also that one doesn’t always need a computer for doing computer science. Along the way, you can ask our students and researchers all sorts of questions about how working in research looks like.


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 möchten wir dir anhand von Beispielen zum Anfassen und Ausprobieren zeigen. Dabei wirst du z.B. sehen, 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 kannst du unseren StudentInnen und WissenschaftlerInnen allerlei Fragen stellen, wie es denn ist in der Forschung zu arbeiten.

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

January 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, 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.