relAI MSc Program call open

We are excited to announce that our call for applications to the relAI MSc program is now open! 

The novel, innovative relAI MSc program is an addition to a regular MSc program at Technical University of Munich (TUM) or Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU), offering comprehensive cross-sectional training in reliable AI, including scientific knowledge, professional development courses, and industrial exposure. Funded applicants receive a scholarship of up to 934€ and additional support such as travel grants for home travel.   

relAI, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is embedded in the unique transdisciplinary Munich AI ecosystem, combining the expertise of the two Universities of Excellence TUM and LMU of Munich.  

We highly encourage you to apply if you:   

  • hold an excellent Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, natural sciences or other data science/machine learning/AI related disciplines,  
  • are accepted to a MSc program in said disciplines at either TUM or LMU starting in spring or fall 2024, or have applied there (Acceptance necessary before joining relAI) 
  • have a genuine interest to study reliable AI covering aspects such as safety, security, privacy and responsibility in one relAI’s research areas Mathematical & Algorithmic foundations, Algorithmic Decision-Making, Medicine & Healthcare or Robotics & Interacting Systems, and
  • can certify proficiency in English on C1 or higher level.  

📆 Application Deadline: June 17th, 2024  

🔗 Apply now: 

We are thrilled to announce our new industry partnership with SAP!

The new collaboration will strengthen the school’s expertise in Business AI, and will contribute to translate our AI research into the development of reliable AI systems. You can read below the views of SAP members on this exciting alliance between relAI and SAP.

We are thrilled to extend our collaborative efforts on research-driven product innovation with the Technical University of Munich and the Munich ecosystem through our new partnership with the Konrad-Zuse-School of Excellence in Reliable AI. This expansion not only consolidates our portfolio of AI-related applied research projects, but also fosters a more profound knowledge exchange and talent engagement on topics around the development of reliable AI systems and Business AI.

– Dr. Katharina Wollenberg and Dr. Rüdiger Eichin, Industry-University Collaboration, SAP

At SAP, we are committed to help our customers leverage AI to create tremendous business value. We specialize in Business AI: AI that is relevant since it’s embedded in enterprise business applications and processes from day one; that is reliable since we train, ground, and adapt AI on companies’ business data and context; and that is responsible by design, following SAP’s rigorous AI ethics, privacy, and security practices. We are delighted to join the Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Reliable AI and look forward to collaborating with academica to drive the development and delivery of relevant, reliable, responsible Business AI.

– Dr. Johannes Hoffart, CTO AI, SAP

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Image: SAP Labs Munich Campus at Campus Garching

We are delighted to welcome five exceptional fellows to relAI: Alin Albu-Schäffer, Angela Schoellig, Björn W. Schuller, Christian Wachinger, and Stephan Bauer

Each of them brings their own expertise and insights that will further enrich our research agenda and scientific community. From diverse backgrounds in Medicine, Robotics and Data Science, they are dedicated to making significant contributions to the advancement of reliable AI. 

Alin Albu-Schäffer is director of the Institute of robotics and Mechatronics at the DLR – German Aerospace Center and professor at TUM. Methods of safe AI are attributed special importance in robotics, where artificial intelligence interacts with the physical world through complex machines. His research offers both interesting application fields and new questions for reliable AI. 

Angela Schoellig recently moved to Munich from Toronto upon being awarded an AI Humbold professorship, an award which aims to attract top international scientists to German universities. Further, she is a member of the board of directors at MIRMI. Her Chair of Safety, Performance and Reliability for Learning Systems at TUM perfectly aligns with the research topics of relAI.  

Björn W. Schuller, professor for health informatics at TUM and Klinikum rechts der Isar, works on responsible methods for medicine and healthcare. He has a background in speech recognition and works as the CSO of the Audio Intelligence company audEERING. 

Christian Wachinger is professor for AI in radiology at Klinikum rechts der Isar. A common motif of his research is “Bias and Fairness”, but his research also concerns causal inference and application of AI methods to medicine and healthcare. 

The final addition to relAI is Stephan Bauer, who is senior group leader at Helmholtz and associated professor for Algorithmic Machine Learning & Explainable AI at TUM. His research focuses on causality and deep learning. He also has background in robotics and healthcare as domain application areas of AI. 

Join us in welcoming these five to the relAI community! 

Please take a look at the excellent interview with the director of relA Prof. Günnemann at TUM. The interview, titled “The reliability of AI will play a decisive role in Germany”, emphasizes the transformative focus that our school’s main topic plays in technology.

We are thrilled to congratulate relAI fellow Prof. Sami Haddadin for his elevation to IEEE fellow. This is the highest membership degree of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.  

This prestigious distinction was awarded to the director of the TUM Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) “for his contributions to robot safety, tactile robots, and interaction control”. 

Our Congratulations! 

Congratulations to relAI fellows Prof. Sandra Hirche and Prof. Claudia Eckert on receiving the prestigious 2023 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medals from TUM.

We are excited that the TUM honors the exceptional achievements of Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandra Hirche with the 2023 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medals. This annual award of the TUM was presented to the relAI fellows at the recent Dies Academicus in December 2023.  

In the Laudati, Senior Vice President Prof. Gerhard Kramer acknowledged the outstanding contributions of Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert “at her chair at TUM and as head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC with the protection of IT systems against hacker attacks.” Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandra Hirche was recognized for her “groundbreaking work” in control engineering and systems theory. 

A big congratulations to them both! These well-deserved awards are a testament to their dedication and impact in their respective fields, particularly to reliable AI.  

Please find more information about this prestigious price from TUM:  

Congratulations to our relAI director Gitta Kutyniok!

The world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity IEEE has selected Gitta Kutyniok for the elevation to IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of membership in IEEE. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected for this member grade elevation each year.

The IEEE Fellow Committee recognized her achievements with the following statement: “for contributions to the mathematical theory of artificial intelligence in signal processing and communication”