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December 02, 2021

BIFOLD researchers honored with BBBAW membership

At the “Einsteintag 2021” event on November 26, which honored Albert Einstein – prominent member of a predecessor institution of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) – both BIFOLD Co-Director Volker Markl and BIFOLD Fellow Frank Noé were announced as new BBAW members.

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BIFOLD offers a weekly ML consultation hour: Every Wednesday from 11:00 am – 12:00.
December 01, 2021

Machine Learning consultation

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) have permeated the sciences and large parts of working life. Today many people use machine learning techniques without being a proven expert. Consequently, many questions and problems arise while using these techniques. BIFOLD accommodates distinguished machine learning experts from different areas and offers a weekly consultation on machine learning for students, but also for companies and institutions.

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November 30, 2021

BIFOLD colloquium "Scalable and fast cloud data management"

Event date: December 06, 2021

Norbert Ritter (University of Hamburg), Felix Gessert (Baqend), and Wolfram Wingerath (Baqend) will talk about their scalable and fast cloud data management research at University of Hamburg and Software-as-a-Service company Baqend.

November 23, 2021

Science & Startups launches AI initiative

Science & Startups is the association of the four startup services of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Now they officially launched their new focus programme: K.I.E.Z. (Künstliche Intelligenz Entrepreneurship Zentrum). K.I.E.Z. will be carried out in close cooperation with the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD).

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There is currently no effective solution to mitigate DDoS attacks.
November 19, 2021

United against Cyberattacks

BIFOLD Researchers, together with colleagues from Deutsche Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) and Brandenburg University of Technology, show that the exchange of information about ongoing cyberattacks has the potential to detect and mitigate substantially more attacks and protect critical parts of the Internet infrastructure.

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Weather and time influence the share of clean energy in the available power mix.
November 12, 2021

Scheduling computing tasks can reduce emission

To reduce the carbon footprint of cloud computing, researchers from the Berlin Institute for the Foundation of Learning and Data (BIFOLD) investigated the potential of shifting delay-tolerant compute workloads, such as batch processing and machine learning jobs, to times where energy can be expected to be green. Their publication “Let’s Wait Awhile: How Temporal Workload Shifting Can Reduce Carbon Emissions in the Cloud,” was now accepted at Middleware’21. 

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November 10, 2021

Intelligent machines also need control

Dr. Marina Höhne, BIFOLD Junior Fellow, was awarded two million euros funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to establish a research group working on explainable artificial intelligence.

October 29, 2021

Award for paper on processing semantic data streams

Congratulations to BIFOLD Fellow Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth and BIFOLD Junior Fellow Dr. Danh Le-Phuoc: At the International Semantic Web Conference 2021 (ISWC-2021), their paper “A Native and Adaptive Approach for Unified Processing of Linked Streams and Linked Data” achieved 2nd place for the “SWSA Ten-Year Award” with an honourable mention.

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The Berlin Cell Hospital brings together experts from clinical practice, biomedical research, technology, data science, mathematics and engineering science.
October 25, 2021

New Berlin Cell Hospital announced

On October 13, 2021, at an event celebrating the 200th birthday of the famous pathologist, physician and socialist politician Rudolf Virchow, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, together with the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD) and several other Berlin research institutions declared the founding of the Berlin Cell Hospital. The new Cell Hospital wants to shape and develop the cell-based medicine of the future.

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At first glance, no manipulation is visible in the input image. However, after scaling down, the output is past all recognition.
October 07, 2021

Preventing Image-Scaling attacks on Machine Learning

BIFOLD Fellow Prof. Dr. Konrad Rieck, head of the Institute of System Security at TU Braunschweig, and his colleagues provide the first comprehensive analysis of image-scaling attacks on machine learning, including a root-cause analysis and effective defenses. Konrad Rieck and his team could show that attacks on scaling algorithms like those used in pre-processing for machine learning (ML) can manipulate images unnoticeably, change their content after downscaling and create unexpected and arbitrary image outputs. The work was presented at the USENIX Security Symposium 2020.