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The MODAL research campus received funding approval for its second funding period from 2020 to 2025 on April 3, 2020 with a funding volume of €10 million from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and matching funding significantly exceeding that amount from its industrial partners. The Research Campus MODAL is a platform for...
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In cooperation with Open Grid Europe and LBW Optimization the team of the MODAL GasLab was selected for the 2020 finals of the Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA) 2020. The award recognizes creative and unique application of a combination of analytical techniques in new areas. The MODAL GasLab will compete in a multi-national slate...
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The research campuses are in the transition period for interim evaluations for a second funding phase. The actors of the research campuses will present how they are mastering these challenges and how they are using the scope for shaping them in a strategic partnership between science and industry to further ambitiously shape the “Research Campus”...
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Team Deutsche Bahn has advanced to the finals of the 2020 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award Competition, the most prestigious international Operations Research  Competition. The final winner will be chosen from the six finalists Amazon, Carnival, Deutsche Bahn, IBM, Intel, and Walmar at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research in Denver, CO on April...
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Within the MODAL research campus, ZIB together with 1000shapes participated at the Large Scale Vertebrae Segmentation Challenge VerSe 2019. A combined approach of machine learning using CNNs and shape modeling led to a promising result for automated segmentation and classification of vertebral bodies from CT data. Picture: Presenters and organizers of the challenge, from left to right:...
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The German Operations Research Society (GOR) awards every year a price for outstanding dissertations in the field of Operations Research. The prize is sponsored by Siemens AG, and handed over at the society’s annual meeting, which in this year was organized by the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Science and the Faculty of Business and Economics at TU...
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Sebastian Schenker successfully defended his dissertation on “Multicriteria Linear Optimisation with Applications in Sustainable Manufacturing”. The thesis originates from project A5 Multicriteria Optimisation” of the Collaborative Research Center 1026 “Sustainable Manufacturing”,  which was later extended as project “MI 9: Solving multi-objective integer programs” by Berlin’s Mathematics Research Center Matheon. Balancing contradicting objectives such as cost...
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Representatives of the nine BMBF Forschungscampi met on October 8/9 on the occassion of the 6th workshop of the funding initiative at the research campus ARENA 2036 in Stuttgart.This time the topic was “Successful with start-ups and SMEs”.After an introduction by host Peter Fröschle and BMBF’s Division Head Dr. Otto Bode, the participants exchanged their...
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Im Rahmen des Forschungscampus MODAL arbeitet die Open Grid Europe GmbH (www.open-grid-europe.com) zusammen mit Forschern vom Zuse-Institut Berlin an der Entwicklung eines Navigationssystems für Dispatcher. Gleich zwei wichtige Meilensteine wurden im Projekt jetzt erreicht: Die Integration des Dispatcher-Navigationssystems in die produktive Datenversorgung wurde durch einen erfolgreichen Abnahmetest abgeschlossen. Damit startet das Projekt ab Oktober wie...
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1900 schoolchildren of the 2nd to 6th grade and thus 200 more than last year participated from 07.-11. September at this year’s Children’s University of Freie Universität Berlin. The classes come from 78 schools of all twelve districts of Berlin and the surrounding countryside. They can try out experiments, lectures and group work as young...
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