Research Groups in Computer Science

 

Applied Computer Science
Professors:
Prof. Dr. A. Frommer
Prof. Dr. B. Lang

Description:
Applied Computer Science deals with
  • mathematical modelling of processes in natural and engineering science,
  • development of numerical solving techniques for suitable preparations of these models,
  • theoretical study of properties of the numerical techniques,
  • practical implementation of procedures on modern computers like parallel computers.
Typical problems are e.g. simulation of flow processes (vehicle and aircraft contruction) and chemical reactions (combustion in motors and turbines).

The main topics of the group's research are numerical methods suited for application on parallel computers ("super computers") with the connected questions regarding precision as well as numerical simulation on the field of quantum chromodynamics (physical theory of strong interaction).

In the basic studies you meet us in courses of the minor subject Computer Science, in the main study period in courses »Numerics« and »Mathematical Computer Science«.

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Practical Computer Science
Professors:
Prof. Dr. H.-J. Buhl

Description:
Practical Computer Science deals with
  • Programming and software quality
  • Development of large programm systems with methods of software engineering
  • Programming languages and interpreters
  • Operating systems, system programming and machine-intimate programming
  • Computer architecture
  • Distributed systems
  • Database systems
  • Intranet and internet information systems, WWW, elektronic publishing
  • Simulation und AI
The research group's main focus are practical methods of constructive upgrade of software quality by use of formal specification (VDM++ and OCL2/UML) and object oriented class libraries (C++, Java, Eiffel) in particular for mathematical software tools.

A further focus is the use of IT-tools for electronic publishing in academic education, administration and research (WWW, HTML, DHTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, Javascript and Java).

The research group administrates the department computer servers and the CIP workstation pool for students. Internally the group advises in case of problems with Solaris workstations and net administration. In addition the group intensively supplies information especially in the field of electronic publishing with Microsoft products within the »Microsoft Academic Internet Center« (AIC).

For purposes of research and teachings the research group provides system software for x86 Windows systems (MSDN-AA) and for SPARC/x86 Solaris systems (Sun EduSoft) to all members of the department totally free of charge.

In the basic studies you meet us in courses of the minor subject Computer Science, in the main study period in courses »Numerics« and »Practical and Technical Computer Science«, as well as in programming and industrial practicals and the AIC.

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Scientific Computing / Software Engineering
Professors:
Prof. Dr. W. Krämer

Description:
Scientific computing typically deals with
  • mathematical process modelling for natural sciences and engineering,
  • development of numerical solvers for these models,
  • theoretical examination of numerical procedures,
  • practical implementation of procedures for modern computers like parallel computers,
  • visualization
Scientific computing also incorporates with:
Using scientific results to support computations, which means more precision, speed and reliability.

Software engineering deals with topics like:
  • Systematical execution and project realisation and control
  • Analysis and specification of system requirements (typically object oriented)
  • algorithms and data structure design
  • program test and verification

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