Perspektiven der Informatik Prof. Dr. Sven Rahmann Introductory lecture on topics of Computer Science (1st semester)

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29.11.2022

Lecture recording available

The lecture recording of Prof. Maggio is now online (link: Information > Materials). The quiz is open till Wednesday 23:59.

21.11.2022

Lecture recording and slides available; relaxed quiz rules

The lecture recording of Prof. Weber is now online (link: Information > Materials). The quiz is open till Wednesday 23:59. Note that there is a time limit of 120 min for the quiz and there is only a single attempt. Once you start, the clock is ticking.

As you can... Read more

The lecture recording of Prof. Weber is now online (link: Information > Materials). The quiz is open till Wednesday 23:59. Note that there is a time limit of 120 min for the quiz and there is only a single attempt. Once you start, the clock is ticking.

As you can see, we have made it a bit easier:

  • The quiz can be taken till WEDNESDAY evening (instead of Tuesday).
  • The time limit is now 120 min (instead of 35)

These changes were made in response to a comment that pointed out at the lectures were, partially, not very basic, and the quiz questions hard to answer.

 

10.11.2022

Important Note for LL.M Students

LL.M. students cannot register in LSF, HIS/POS. It is sufficient to be registered here (in the CMS) and achieve 30% of the points for 1 ECTS credit. You will get a written confirmation if you pass the course to hand over to your examination office.

(I thought I... Read more

LL.M. students cannot register in LSF, HIS/POS. It is sufficient to be registered here (in the CMS) and achieve 30% of the points for 1 ECTS credit. You will get a written confirmation if you pass the course to hand over to your examination office.

(I thought I said this in the first lecture, but apparently there is much confusion about it.)

03.11.2022

Registration in HISPOS/LSF

Dear students,

registration in HISPOS/LSF will be open from calendar week 45.
Please choose exam number 10036 in "Prüfungsstrukturbaum" -> "Informatik" -> "Bachelor" -> "Lecture Series on Topics in Computer Science".
(This does not apply to LL.M students, who... Read more

Dear students,

registration in HISPOS/LSF will be open from calendar week 45.
Please choose exam number 10036 in "Prüfungsstrukturbaum" -> "Informatik" -> "Bachelor" -> "Lecture Series on Topics in Computer Science".
(This does not apply to LL.M students, who cannot register in HISPOS/LSF. They will receive a written confirmation letter at the end of the course.)

 

Perspectives of Computer Science

Lectures: Different PIs of Saarland Informatics Campus present various research topics in computer science (in English).

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Sven Rahmann

Time: Every Monday, starting 31.10.2022, at 14:15 - 15:45

Location: online lecture on zoom (link: see Materials after registration here in the CMS).
The zoom room supports at most 300 people. If it is full, do not worry.
The lectures will be recorded and made available in "Information -> Materials".

Prerequisites: none; the lecture is for beginning students in computer science.

Passing the course:

  • This is a mandatory but ungraded course for 2 ECTS credits.
  • After every lecture, there will be an online quiz that must be taken by each student. A certain number of correct answers (60%) must be given in the quizzes to pass the course. (Students whose study plan counts this course with only 1 ECTS credit need to get half of that, i.e. 30%).
  • The quizzes are in Moodle. You must register for the course in Moodle.
  • Quizzes consist of multiple-choice questions.
  • Quizzes are open till Tuesday after the lecture, 23:59. Results will be available after the quiz closes.
  • There is a single attempt for each quiz! Do not waste it. You need to confirm final submission of answers & re-confirm.
  • There is a time limit of 30 min for each quiz once you start it. You should have completely understood and processed the lecture before you start the quiz!
  • In contrast to previous version of this lecture, no summaries have to be written or handed in.

Important registration information:

  • You must register for this course on this website (CMS) in order to access the recorded lectures and other material.
  • You must register for the course in Moodle using your UdS account (new ones are like albe001@... for Alice Bertholdy, for example) in order to take each quiz. You will pass the course if and only if you get >= 60% of all quiz questions (over the whole course) entirely correct.
  • You must register this course separately in HIS/POS (LSF) until 30.11.2022; otherwise you cannot get credit. No exceptions; no late registrations. If you forget the HIS/POS registration, you cannot get credit even if you get 60% of all quiz points!
    (Note: LL.M. students cannot register in LSF, HIS/POS. It is sufficient to be registered here (in the CMS) and achieve 30% of the points for 1 ECTS credit. You will get a written confirmation if you pass the course to hand over to your examination office)

Questions?  

  • Please read the FAQ below first, then use the "Forum".
  • To connect with each other, we may also set up a discord server for everyone. However, it will not be monitored by the organization team.

 

Schedule

Date Topic
31.10.2022 Sven Rahmann: Introduction and Organization
07.11.2022 Christoph Sorge: "Applied Privacy Engineering: An interdisciplinary Perspective"
14.11.2022 Mariya Toneva: "Bridging Language in Machines with Language in the Brain"
21.11.2022 Ingmar Weber: “Societal Computing”
28.11.2022 Martina Maggio: "Control Systems Fault Tolerance in the Presence of Computational Problems"
05.12.2022 Jan Reineke: “Code that never ran”
12.12.2022 Tomo Nagashima: “Understanding and Supporting Human Learning with Adaptive Learning Technologies"
19.12.2022 Verena Wolf
(holidays)  ---
02.01.2023  --- (no lecture on 02.01.)
09.01.2023 Joachim Weickert    
16.01.2023 Thorsten Herfet: "Imaging beyond photography -- Adaptive processing and Classification of Light Fields"
23.01.2023 Benjamin Kaminski
30.01.2023 Philipp Slusallek
06.02.2023 Andrea Volkamer

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How do I register in LSF / HISPOS ?

    Registration opened in calendar week 45 and has to be completed till 30.11.2022 !
    Please choose exam number 10036 in "Prüfungsstrukturbaum" -> "Informatik" -> "Bachelor" -> "Lecture Series on Topics in Computer Science". (This does not apply to LL.M students, who cannot register in HISPOS/LSF. They will receive a written confirmation letter at the end of the course.)

  • I forgot to finish a quiz in time. Can I do a late submission?
    No; you'll get 0 points for this quiz. Don´t worry, you only need 60%, so it's enough to make sure you do well in the following weeks.

  • I started the quiz, then time ran out, and I never submitted. What now?
    The questions that you have answered within the time frame will be graded; the remainder will be scored with zero.

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