The sponsors and projects for 2018 include:
1. 1000shapes (Biotechnology)
Company: 1000shapes GmbH is a ZIB spin-off that transfers research in life sciences into products for clinical applications.
Project: The project will deal with the integrative analysis of large medical data sets coming from a large study about knee osteoarthritis, one of the most common causes of disability in adults. Based on clinical, imaging, genomics and proteomics data the project team will work on and with state-of-the-art algorithms for analyzing this data. The ultimate goal is to integrate the single data sources into a large modelling framework which allows detection / diagnosis of the disease.
2. Deutsche Bahn (Public Transport):
Company: Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the Germany's major railway company. It transports on average 5.4 million customers every day.
Project: You will learn to think about the railway network at DB from a planner's perspective. Making up ICE rotations sounds easy at first, but you will soon find out that a lot of constraints have to be taken into account and do not forget about the size of Germany's rail network!
3. Open Grid Europe (Gas networks)
Company: Open Grid Europe (OGE) operates Germany's largest gas transmission pipeline system with a gas network spanning more than 12,000 kilometres.
Project: The aim of this project is to analyse time-evolving hierarchical networks, such as the German gas-network, in order to understand their inner structure. Based on this structural understanding, processes based on these networks will be modelled, simulated and compared to real world phenomena.