HIDA-Newsletter 12-2020
 
Dear Friends of HIDA,
shortly before the Christmas holidays, we ignite fireworks - at least that's what the current motif of the Helmholtz Christmas greeting looks like - an artistic visualization of a data set our HDS-LEE doctoral researcher Christian Gerloff is working with. The sparkles represent neural signals of two interacting persons. Even before the actual holidays, we are in a sparkling celebratory mood: The Helmholtz School DASHH just received the North German Science Award! Our new portraits show what kind of research is being done at DASHH. Tom Weber wants to use AI to make the results of quantum computers more reliable, while Anna Theresa Cavasin is engaged in basic pharmaceutical research. In climatology and medicine, too, pioneering research is being pursued with data science. Get to know what Sonal Rami from HDS-LEE and Paula Breitling from HIDSS4Health are working on. By the way: Do you already have plans for the new year? Make a note of this: The application for the next round of our HIDA Trainee Network starts on January 15. We at HIDA wish you all the best for the coming year!
May the data be with you!
 
 
DASHH Receives Science Award
 
The North German Science Award 2020 went to the Graduate School DASHH Data Science in Hamburg - Helmholtz Graduate School for the Structure of Matter. The prize is endowed with 125,000 euros and is awarded every two years. Following the award, the highly qualified training at the graduate school is also now being strengthened by a further cooperation with HAW Hamburg. Four computer science professors from HAW have been appointed.
 
Congratulations DASHH!
 
„I would like to congratulate all participating institutions on the North German Science Award! The interface between data science and the natural sciences holds a huge potential for innovation.“
 
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Katharina Fegebank
Hamburg's Science Senator on the presentation of the North German Science Award 2020 to the Helmholtz School DASHH
 
Featured Story
 
 
Improving Quantum Computing with AI
 
Quantum computers promise unimaginable processing power - but only in theory. So far, they can’t be used because their results are rife with errors. In his doctoral thesis, Tom Weber is working at DASHH on a software solution that aims to compensate for these errors
 
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Upcoming Events
 
 
Helmholtz Forum - Indicators for Open Science
 
What indicators show the cultural change towards Open Science? The virtual Helmholtz Open Science Forum is dedicated to this aspect under the subject "Indicators for Open Science" on the 20th of January 2021. All employees of the Helmholtz Association are invited.
 
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Digital Earth Summer School 2021
 
The Digital Earth Summer School is designed to provide a real understanding of fundamental principles and methods of Data Science to enhance the quality of your research output. It offers training in essential skills of Data Science related to Earth Sciences.
 
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Looking Back
Datathon for Climate Research
 
The challenges of climate change are huge - also for research. At the HIDA Datathon for Grand Challenges on Climate Change, participants from all over the world were able to demonstrate how data science can be used to find solutions to climate change issues - with computing power, team spirit and in five different application areas.
 
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Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools
Modeling Ocean Currents
 
Even small ocean currents can have a significant impact on the climate. Sonal Rami's research at the MarDATA will help to predict these currents more accurately. By using machine learning methods, she is working on making complex ocean models even more precise - to enable more reliable predictions of climate change.
 
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Software Assistant for Oncologists
 
Oncologists who want to provide cancer patients with tailored treatment have to analyze large amounts of information - which takes a lot of time and expertise. At HIDSS4Health Paula Breitling contributes to the development of a software that aims to help doctors recommend appropriate therapies. This could allow more people to benefit from custom-fit treatment.
 
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Better medicines thanks to IT
 
For the development of new medical agents it is important to know how biomolecules, for example viruses, are structured. At DASHH Bioinformatician Anna Theresa Cavasin therefore wants to use computer-assisted methods to optimize images from cryoelectron microscopy - in order to pave the way for better drugs with data science.
 
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Join the HIDA Trainee Network
 
 
 
Plans for the upcoming year 2021?
The next application round for the HIDA Trainee Network program starts on January 15. Apply for funding to visit another Helmholtz Center for a short-term research stay beginning of summer 2021. HIDA financially supports up to three-month long research stays.
 
 
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Friends of HIDA
Postdoctoral Networking Tour in AI
 
The Postdoc-NeT-AI offers on-site visits to the leading German universities, research institutions in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. DAAD invites excellent early career researchers to apply for the second (virtual) tour in April 2021 and to secure their funding for individual on-site visits.
 
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AI in the Green Digital Era
 
How can a strong AI ecosystem be realized on an European level? During the German EU Council Presidency, the Helmholtz Office Brussels discussed research and innovation activities in the field of artificial intelligence. Here is the recording of the virtual event.
 
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Data Science Jobs at Helmholtz
 
Would you like to work on the grand challenges of our time? Combine domain research from the six Helmholtz research fields with the latest methods from information & data science. Find your next job here - from doctorate to professorship.
 
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