KCDS Talks

About the series

"KCDS Talks" is a monthly series of short lectures from basic knowledge to trending topics in computational and data science. Every 4th Tuesday in the month, it provides an opportunity to discuss and connect with KCDS Fellows. The talks are open to everyone interested without prior registration.

Practical info

  • Subscribe to the KCDS Talks calendar (.ics format).
  • Find videos, presentation slides and literature in the KCDS Inventory on ILIAS (accessible for all within KIT).
  • If you'd like to contribute a talk to the series, please get in touch.


  • "Basics of Information Theory", PD Dr.-Ing. Uwe Ehret (IWG)
  • Time: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023, 13:00-14:00h
  • Place: Campus South, building 20.30, room 2.058 or join via Zoom


  • "How the brain learns and why adaptive models matter" (video), Dr. Cihan Ates (ITS)
  • Time: Tuesday, March 28, 13:00-14:00h
  • Place: Campus South, building 20.30, room 2.059 or join via Zoom


  • "Forecasts in Epidemiology"Dr. Johannes Bracher (ECON)
  • Time: Tuesday, April 25, 13:00-14:00h
  • Place: Campus South, building 20.30, room -1.017 (basement) or join via Zoom


  • "A Unified Framework For Clustering And Regression Problems Via Mixed-integer Linear Programming", Dr. John A. Warwicker (IOR)
  • Time: Tuesday, May 23, 13:00-14:00h
  • Place: Campus South, building 20.30, room -1.017 (basement) 


  • KCDS Fellows present: Elevator Pitches on PhD projects and previous scientific work + KCDS 1st Birthday Party
  • Time: Tuesday, June 27, 13:00-14:00h
  • Place: Campus South, building 10.81, room 305

July/August: Summer hiatus


  • "Applications of Topological Data Analysis in the Life Sciences", Dr. Andreas Ott (IAG)
  • Time: Tuesday, September 26, 13:00-14:00h
  • Place: Campus South, building 20.30, room 2.058 or join via Zoom