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6th International (online) Summer school on AI and Big Data  


News: Online-Event from July 7th and July 8th, 2020 


We are happy to announce that the German Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig) will host the sixth international summer school on AI and Big Data. Due to the COVID-situation we decided to host our first online summer school. The event aims at graduate students, Ph.D. students, researchers as well as practitioners starting or being active in the areas of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and/or Big Data. Within the online program, we offer inspiring insights into the area by selected research keynotes from international experts combined with industrial talks.

A summerschool needs to provide opportunities to exchange ideas and to discuss the topics with other participants and speakers. Within our program we will offer plenty of time to get in contact with the speakers and allow you to ask questions. Moreover on the first day of the summerschool we will organize our first online science speed dating. The idea is to also bring in social aspects, in an online setting. Within the speed dating, participants will be able to get to connect and partner with other international researchers.

Slides and Recordings

We are currently clarifying to what extent the slides and recordings of the individual talks can be made available. Please check back here from time to time in the coming days to find out more.

Summer School Program  

Time (CET) Tuesday Jul. 7th Topic
9:00 - 9:10 Erhard Rahm Welcome
9:15 - 9:45 Elena and Decebal Mocanu Scalable Deep Learning Tutorial
  Discussion & Questions  
10:00 - 10:45


Elena and Decebal Mocanu

Scalable Deep Learning Tutorial (Part 2)
  Discussion & Questions  
11:00 - 11:45 Angela Bonifati Query-driven Graph Analytics
  Discussion & Questions  
12:00 - 13:00 break  
13:00 - 13:45

Andreas Hotho

Data is the new oil - From Language Understanding in eSports to Knowledge Extraction in Networks
  Discussion & Questions  
14:00 - 14:45 Kristian Kersting Deep Machines That Know When They Do Not Know
  Discussion & Questions  
15:00 - 15:45 Erhard Rahm ScaDS.AI Research Topics
  Discussion & Questions  
16:00 - 16:30 Wolfgang Nagel Convergence of Big Compute and Big Data - how HPC can contribute to Data Analytics
  Discussion & Questions  
 16:45 - 17:15 Industry Talk: Benedikt Bonnmann / Malte Ludewigadesso SE Successful forecast-creation with artificial intelligence
  Discussion & Questions  
17:30-19:30 Science Speed-Dating social actitivy
Time (CET)
Wednesday Jul. 8th Topic
9:00 - 9:45

Thomas Neumuth

 AI applications in oncology

  Discussion & Questions  
10:00 - 10:45 Myra Spiliopoulou Learning to Understand Small Medical Data for Non-Infectious Diseases
  Discussion & Questions  
11:00 - 11:45

Voker Tresp

Machine Learning with Knowledge Graphs
  Discussion & Questions  
12:00 - 13:00 break break
13:00 - 13:45 Norbert Siegmund  Validity and Fairness Testing in Machine Learning
  Discussion & Questions  
14:00 - 14:45 Moritz Wilke
Visual Product Matching for E-Commerce
  Discussion & Questions  
15:00 - 15:30 Industry Talk: Michael Thess, Signal Cruncher GmbH Realtime Learning and Control Theory
  Discussion & Questions  
15:45 - 16:30 Industry Talk:  Wolfgang Reuter, Alexander Thamm GmbH The Beltracchi Code - Fraud Detection with AI & Image Recognition
  Discussion & Questions  
16:45 - 17:00 Christian Martin closing
  Discussion & Questions  


Status and further Information

Please have a look for important information here: Summer School - Status


The summer school is organized by the competence center for big data and AI research  ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, in cooperation with the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V. at the Leipzig University.


  • Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig)
  • Dr. Eric Peukert (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig)
  • Karoline Kricke (ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig)



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