KCDS Retreat 2023 - group picture
Report: KCDS Retreat 2023

The second annual KCDS Retreat took place from November 13-15, 2023 at Naturfreundehaus Kniebis in the Black Forest.

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Report: Deep Learning Workshop 2023

The workshop with a focus on "Recent Advances in Kernel Methods for Neural Networks" took place in October 5-6, 2023 at the Triangel.

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KCDS Summer School 2023 group photo
Report: KCDS Summer School 2023

The first KCDS Summer School centered on the topic of Stochastic and Hybrid Modelling and took place at KIT Campus South, September 18-20, 2023.

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Upcoming events

High performance computing facility KIT
Registration now open: Course "Intro to High Performance Computing"

SCC and KCDS present this introductory course to High Performance Computing including a practical workshop at the HoreKa facility.

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Dr. Rebekka Buse
"Econometric Methods for Dynamic Networks" - KCDS Talk - February 2024

"Econometric Methods for Dynamic Networks", Rebekka Buse, KIT (February 26, 2024 on-site at Triangel and on Zoom)

Dr. Annika Oertel
"Quantifying parametric uncertainty in numerical weather prediction models" - KCDS Talk - March 2024

"Quantifying parametric uncertainty in numerical weather prediction models", Annika Oertel, KIT (March 25, 2024 on-site at Triangel and on Zoom)


Past events

Prof. Markus Stricker (RUB) RUB, Marquard
"Materials Informatics - Appreciation of data and algorithms" - KCDS Talk - January 2024

"Materials Informatics - appreciation of data and algorithms", Markus Stricker, RUB (January 29, 2024 on-site at TRIANGEL and on Zoom)

Logo of UM-Bridge
UM-Bridge Workshop

Online workshop (Dec 11/12, 2023) organized by Anne Reinarz (Durham) and Linus Seelinger (KIT).

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KCDS Talk at Triangel (Kronenplatz) Gudrun Thäter
KCDS Talk - November

KCDS Fellows present their PhD projects (Nov 27, 11-12h on-site at and on Zoom)

View of the lake Sankenbach in the Black Forest from above qwesy qwesy, CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
KCDS Retreat 2023

Scientific exchange and networking in the Black Forest, Nov 13-15, 2023

Neon question mark (photo by Emily Mortimer on Unsplash) Emily Mortimer, Unsplash
KCDS Talk - October

KCDS Fellows present their PhD projects (Oct 23, 11-12h on-site at and on Zoom)

KCDS background
Recent Advances in Kernel Methods for Neural Networks

Deep Learning Workshop (Oct 5-6, on-site at

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Adit Radhakrishnan
"Foundations of Machine Learning: ...

... Over-Parameterization and Feature Learning"; Invited Talk (Oct 4, on-site at KIT Campus South)

MathSEE Symposium
MathSEE Symposium

Symposium on Applications of Mathematical Sciences
September 27-29, 2023 at KIT
Register now!

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KCDS background
KCDS Talk - September 26

"Applications of Topological Data Analysis in the Life Sciences", PD Dr. Andreas Ott (IAG)

KCDS Summer School 2023
KCDS Summer School 2023

Sep 18-20, 2023 at KIT

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KCDS Talk - June

KCDS Fellows present their research on June 27, 13:00-14:00

AI-HERO Hackathon on energy-efficient AI
AI-HERO Hackathon on energy-efficient AI

June 19-21, 2023 on-site in Heidelberg

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Dr. John Alasdair Warwicker
KCDS Talk - May 23rd

"A Unified Framework For Clustering And Regression Problems Via Mixed-integer Linear Programming" (J. A. Warwicker), May 23, 13:00-14:00h

KCDS Virtual Open House
KCDS Virtual Open House 2023

Find out about the doctoral projects offered in this application round

Johannes Bracher
KCDS Talk - April

"Forecasts in Epidemiology" (Johannes Bracher), April 25, 13:00-14:00h

Cihan Ates
KCDS Talk - March

"How the brain learns and why adaptive models matter" (Cihan Ates), March 28, 13:00-14:00h

Uwe Ehret
KCDS Talk - February

"Basics of Information Theory" (Uwe Ehret), Feb 28, 13:00-14:00h


About KCDS

Concept of the graduate school KCDS
KIT Graduate School Computational and Data Science (KCDS) is a graduate school at KIT Center MathSEE that offers an interdisciplinary training program for doctoral researchers in the field of model-driven and data-driven computational science.
In this unique program, doctoral researchers will be able to conduct an interdisciplinary research project that revolves around computational methods such as mathematical models, simulation methods and data science techniques, all the while building bridges between mathematical sciences and an applied SEE discipline (science, economics and engineering).
Addressing global challenges, the school provides a wide variety of topics, from meteorological ensemble forecasting to machine learning in elementary particle physics.
At KCDS, doctoral researchers have one supervisor from the mathematical sciences and one from the applied discipline. They are part of a dynamic community and participate in the school’s interdisciplinary training program, including hands-on training in small groups, summer schools, networking events and hackathons/datathons.
Thinking simulations and data together, we are ready to conquer the data-driven challenges of tomorrow!

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