Informatics, Big Data, Statistics

The Department of Computer Science at TU Dortmund University focuses on modeling, simulation and optimization of complex processes and systems. It aims to develop new models for the description of increasingly complex systems in the natural sciences, engineering and economics through empirical and theoretical research as well as computer simulations. The Collaborative Research Center Providing Information by Resource-Constrained Data Analysis, which is coordinated by the Department of Artificial Intelligence at TU Dortmund University and has been supported with €7 M by the German Research Foundation since 2011, targets the two major challenges of highly distributed data, accessible only on devices with limited processing capability, versus high dimensional data and large data volumes. In either case, limitation are due to constrained resources. To provide solutions, the available data needs interpretation. The ubiquity of data access faces the demand for similar ubiquity in information access. Intelligent processing near to the data generation side (the small side) eases the analysis of aggregated data due to reduced complexity (the large side).

The Department of Statistics at TU Dortmund University coordinates the Collaborative Research Center Statistical Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamic Processes. It aims to model nonlinear dynamic processes in business and technology to predict and to control production technologies in the energy industry, the dynamics of capital and labor markets, and in thermokinetic coating processes in engineering or cracking of building materials. The project brings together scientists from statistics and mathematics, economics, engineering, architecture and physics. It has been funded by the German Research Foundation since 2009.