August 23, 2016; tb

Female computer scientists are rare. Although that discipline has a lot of potential for the future, women often hesitate to start an academic career in this field. The SFB-TRR 161 pursues the goal to support women working in the field of visual computing. By creating role models and good working conditions we want to win young girls for computer science. In this context we send excellent female visual computing scientists abroad. That gives them the possibility to get in contact with the international community and to meet people working on similar or neighbouring topics. Thereby they win new insights and impulses for their own activities.

In June the SFB-TRR 161 sent a first women – Tanja Blascheck from the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems of the University of Stuttgart – to Canada. Until the end of October she is now working at the Interactions Lab of the University of Calgary in the InnoVis group of Sheelagh Carpendale, an artist and computer scientist in the field of Information Visualization and Human-Computer Interaction.

The next step in this regard is already planned: Christin Schätzle from the Computational Linguistics group (Project D02) of the University of Konstanz will be the next woman going abroad. She will travel to Iceland, where she is going to stay three weeks at the University Centre of the Westfjords.

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The Principal Investigators of the SFB-TRR 161 are experts in the field of visual computing. Just get in touch directly.

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BOGY in der Forschung?

Du möchtest schon während der Schulzeit die Welt der Forschung kennenlernen? Du möchtest dich über die Studiengänge an unseren Transregio Partnern informieren? Du programmierst gerne oder interessierst dich für Informatik und Computergrafik?

Ein BOGY im SFB-TRR 161 gibt dir die Chance, dich mit unseren Forschern auszutauschen und in die Arbeitswelt der Wissenschaft einzutauchen.

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