Excellence Funding for Research Cluster on Collective Behavior

The transdisciplinary initiative to establish a research cluster on 'Collective Behavior', to which our group contributes, has been selected to receive funding as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR).

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German Supreme Court cites our Research in its Ruling on Dashcam Recordings

'Should Dashcam recordings be admitted as usable evidence in court in an accident liability lawsuit?' The Federal Court of Germany, or Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), which acts as Germany’s supreme court, has arrived at a landmark verdict on this question. Their 36-page court opinion, which has been published recently, contains three references to the work by Heval Mienert from the University of Würzburg and Prof. Dr. Bela Gipp from the University of Konstanz. With 'DashIt' our group introduced a...

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Leaving Konstanz

Bela Gipp has recently accepted the call for the Full Professorship (W3) for Digital Media at the Bergische University Wuppertal. Starting date of the new position is Aug. 23, 2018. The members of the Information Science Group and Bela will continue to supervise already started student projects and theses and will visit Konstanz on a regular basis.

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The eCoach teaching innovation project receives funding from Wikimedia Germany, the Stifterverband, and the Volkswagen Stiftung

The eCoach system supports programming courses by automatically checking students’ coding assignments upon submission. The system provides benefits for students and teachers alike. Students benefit from the immediate feedback provided by the system and the chance to improve and resubmit their solutions. Teachers benefit from a reduction in the manual effort required to test and assess students’ code.

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Visiting Researcher

We are happy to announce that Dr. Tomas Foltynek of the Mendel University in Brno, Czechia, joined our research group for a 6-month research stay. Tomas is an expert for topics related to academic integrity and is especially interested in the application of text similarity analysis in the social sciences. He will strengthen our group's research on plagiarism detection.

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