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Key Research Areas of the faculties

Key Research Areas of the faculties

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • Complex Materials
    • dealing with questions for the production, optimization and characterization of functional interface and volume phases
  • Molecular Systems
    • considering aspects of chemical reactions, physical processes and material properties at the molecular level
  • Scientific Modelling & Simulation
    • characterized by forward-looking physical-mathematical concepts and analytical and numerical methods based on them
  • Sensoric and Cognition
    • with employment of sensing sensory information, both technical and human-biological sensors, and their implementation into useful input for cognitive systems

Faculty of Mathematics

  • Dynamic behavior of linear operators and operator semigroups
  • Treatment of spectral and dynamical properties of disordered systems
  • Functional analytical methods for the solvability of scalar and vector valued partial differential equations
  • Algebraic aspects of singularities of systems of complex differential equation
  • Hodge theory, applications in theoretical physics, in particular string theory
  • Complex varieties with trivial canonical bundles, especially irreducible holomorphic symplectic varieties
  • Algebraic group effects and module spaces in classical and geometric invariant theory
  • Reconstruction and estimation of spatial functions based on partial data with uncertainty
  • Development and analysis of optimization models and methods for convex, discrete, or PDE-constrained optimization problems
  • Finite element methods for the solution of simulation and optimization problems from physics, mechanics and economics
  • Krylov method for solving linear equation systems and approximating matrix functions
  • Mathematical treatment of inverse problems with applications in natural sciences, technology and finance
  • Methods of image and signal processing
  • Mathematical methods for the quantification of uncertainties
  • Numerical linear algebra for high-dimensional problems and efficient algorithms in data science

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

  • Resource-efficient and low-emission production
  • Production systems for metal and plastic components
  • Highly integrative process chains and production networks
  • New smart materials
  • Automobile production technologies 
  • Lightweight construction and systems
  • Virtual design methods
  • Textile processing and preform technologies
  • Procedures and products made using renewable raw materials
  • Printed polymer electronics

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

  • Micro system technology and nano electronics
    • Smart Systems Integration (Miniaturization of components and systems (sensors, actors, circuits…)
    • Design, technology, testing and application of components and systems
    • Intelligent sensors based on innovative technologies
    • Interfaces between nano, micro and macro spheres
    • Reliability of components and systems
  • Information and Communication Technology
    • Circuit design
    • Embedded Systems
    • Network Optimization, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Security
    • Radar monitoring
    • Software Defined Radio
    • Image processing and behavior detection with camera based sensor
    • Driver assistant systems, precise localization
    • High automatized driving, infotainment, mobile communication, automotive electronics
  • Energy and automation
    • Electrical power and drive systems, electromagnetic fields
    • Electric mobility
    • Power semiconductor devices and their reliability
    • Robotics and sensor-based robot systems
    • Open-loop Control, closed-loop control, optimization of processes and equipment
    • System theory, process automation, mechatronics

Faculty of Computer Science

  • Embedded self-organizing systems
    • Design methodology for embedded self-organizing systems
    • Reconfiguration of hardware, software and interfaces
    • Hardware software codesign
    • Robustness for embedded systems
    • Real time operating systems; adapted, distributes operating systems
    • Data management and stream analysis of sensor data
    • Future Internet Enterprise Systems
    • Modeling, simulation and verification
    • Adaptive controls for micro air vehicles
    • Driver assistance and autonomous drivers
  • Intelligent multimedia systems
    • Virtual and augmented reality
    • Virtual Humans
    • Digital object reconstruction
    • Interaction of humans and technologies
    • Multimedia retrieval and processing of multimedia data
    • Customization of software systems
    • Computer Vision
    • Ubiquitous mobile systems
    • Neuro-cognitive mechanisms
    • Robotic
  • Parallel, distributed Systems
    • Software development for parallel and distributed systems
    • Peer-to-Peer, Grid and Cloud Computing
    • Energy-efficient algorithms and programs
    • Scheduling, load balancing, compiler and library support for efficient parallel and distributed computing
    • Algorithms for logical problems and their parallelizability
    • Quantum algorithms
    • Web Engineering
    • Big data, open data, linked data, data infrastructures and data markets
    • Information systems
    • Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology
    • Internet of Things, Internet of Services and Internet of Everything
    • Security and Privacy
    • Parallel Programming
    • Parallel Scientific Computing
    • Vectorization and SIMD Computing
    • Programming of heterogeneous systems
    • Tuning and self-adaptation of software
    • Algorithms of approximation

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

  • Innovation and technology economy
    • Strategic Management
    • Value-creation networks in the private and public sector
    • Usage of (re)innovation opportunities
    • Organisational transformation and educability
    • Resource-efficient and data-intensive business concepts, processes and products
    • Institutional management and incentive systems
    • Communication and trademarks in the customer relationship management
    • Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship-Ecosystems
  • Sustainability
    • Transformation of energy supply systems
    • Services of general interest
    • Sustainable growth and resource economy
    • (Environmental) risk management and risk review
    • Scenarios of internal and external management succession
    • Companies and countries in the international (tax) competition
    • International climate coalitions, 2030 Agenda
    • Policy and control instruments
  • Knowledge
    • Knowledge as a value-added factor and diversity
    • Competences for accomplishing the digital transformation
    • Management of global networks and cooperations
    • Organisational change, development and transformation
    • Management of complexity and systematic falsities in economic decisions
  • Digitalisation
    • Management and regulation of the resource "data"
    • Automation of decisions and responsibility
    • Business intelligence & analytics
    • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
    • Social media and self service technology
    • Big data management
    • Data governance
    • Internet of Things
    • Industry 4.0
    • IT management and process management
    • Leadership and human resources Personal in the scope of digital transformation
  • Labour
    • New types of employment
    • High performance management and digital pioneers
    • Institutions and institutional regulations for market processes
    • Economic inequality
    • Demographic change
    • Social protection systems

Faculty of Humanities

  • Key skills in information and knowledge societies 'New Media'
    • New Media in Everyday Life, Communication Systems and Interaction Processes, Teaching-Learning Research, Virtual Environments, New Media and Digital Practices, Multimodality and Embodied Cognition
  • European culture and European history
    • Digital History, History, Geography and Law in European Context, History and Society, Histo-ry and Tourism, Culture and History of the Technical and Scientific World, Reception History, Regional Development, Intercultural Communication, Interculturality, Migration, Transnational Practices, Language, Literature, Culture
  • Politics and society
    • International politics, networked security, Domestic politics and governmental systems, Political culture and political ideas
  • Humans and technology
    • Demography and diversity, knowledge and innovation management, science and technology history/science and technology reflection, human-machine interaction

Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • Human being
    • Sensorimotor activity in complex human movement
    • Social and emotional competencies in children
    • Development and enhancement of cognitive competencies
    • Moral emotions and behaviour
    • Psychosocial effects of change in labour and business
    • Modern societies and global networking
    • International comparative studies of demography and migration
    • University research, philosophy of science and sociology of science
    • Evaluation of teaching
    • Giftedness and intellectual giftedness
    • Perception and attention
    • Religious change
    • Relations and conflicts between social groups
    • Need for cognition
    • Personnel selection and personnel development
  • Health
    • Motion analysis in clinic and everyday life
    • Psychotherapy and health services research
    • Coping with chronic illness
    • Epidemiology, aetiology and treatment of psychological and physical diseases
    • Health promotion, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and nursing care
  • Technology
    • Ergonomics in industrial manufacturing
    • Human factors in technology
    • Traffic psychology/e-mobility/usability
    • Structural dynamics and behavioral requirements of complex social and technical systems ("Social and human competences")
    • Social effects of internet usage
    • Everyday and job-related usage of digital devices