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Supporting frontier IT research

15/03/2012

The information society is rapidly evolving and pushing us to adopt ever newer ways of doing and working in our daily lives. To benefit from the economic and employment opportunities the internet offers, it is vital for Europe to remain at the forefront of IT technologies.

At the University of Dresden, the ESF is helping achieve this by supporting young researchers who work at the frontier of R&D in this field. The ResUbic Lab project comprises 19 young researchers working in three groups:

  • The ZESSY group is investigating reliable and energy efficient cyber-physical systems – where computational and physical elements are combined, for example into robots, production systems or even whole buildings. This research is vital for advances in many areas, such as aerospace, chemical processing, entertainment and consumer appliances.
  • The EDYRA group is developing the infrastructure and applications for private sector users to employ software for decision planning and implementation – and collaborating closely with major industrial partners, such as Unilever, Hewlett-Packard and IBM Research.
  • And the FLEXCLOUD group is researching flexible and secure architectures for cloud computing – where computers and computing resources are shared over the internet, not just on your desktop.

It is important to promote the IT sector in Dresden and Saxony as, since 2006, the software industry has created about 500 new jobs per year in Dresden.To capitalise on these employment opportunities, more graduates are needed, in particular at PhD level, to satisfy the growing demand from companies for well-educated personnel.

 

Project name: ResUbic
Area of activity: Education and Training
Project duration:  
ESF contribution:  
Total budget:  
Participants: 19
Country: Germany
Organisation: University of Dresden
Contact details: http://resubic.inf.tu-dresden.de/