Centre for Industrial Applications in Computer Science and Mathematics
The centre is headed by
Prof. Dr. Nicola Wolpert (Mathematics) and
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Gülch (Measuring). The centre acts as a
hub for research activities in the disciplines of mathematics and
computer science. In doing so, it bridges the gap between
comprehensive, problem-oriented basic research and
application-oriented industrial research. The centre’s work focuses
on challenges in the fields of computer science,
information systems, applied mathematics and industrial measuring
Comprehensive knowledge of the theories involved and the practical
experience gained by our professors and researchers are used as a
basis for the development of effective, transferrable methods in
the aforementioned fields. Our research activities are highly
interdisciplinary and involve cooperation at domestic and
Our partners include large industrial companies such as Daimler,
Porsche and Audi, small and medium-sized enterprises such as CADFEM
or Topometric GmbH, insurance organizations and academic
institutions such as the University of Stuttgart, the University of
Mainz and the Fraunhofer Institute.
Our main areas of focus are as follows:
- Static and dynamic evaluation of the geometries of
bodies ranging from individual components to entire
vehicles for the purpose of the digital analysis of available
installation space; this also includes the development of
optimized data structures and algorithms.
- Optical measuring techniques, and in particular the
automation and integration thereof into
- Digital urban models as a basis for the
numerical simulation of physical parameters, the results of which
feed into analyses of energy efficiency and
measures which counter or otherwise react to climate change.
- Research into issues of number theory, with findings used in
cryptography among other fields.
- Methods suitable for the estimation of risk on the
capital market and in the insurance sector; the
latest changes in domestic and international legislation are
always taken into account.
- Multi-agent systems for the optimized planning of projects
involving multiple stakeholders and the solution of load
management issues affecting energy grids.
- Hardware for the recording of sensor data, corresponding
algorithms for human machine interfaces and
technologies required in the fields of ambient assisted living
- The centre is also involved in the expansion and supervision
of part of bwGRiD, a cluster set up by
Baden-Württemberg’s universities in order to make supercomputers
and software libraries available for parallel computing.
- Embedded systems, software architectures, information
systems and visualization are also the
subject of both basic and applied research.
- Investigations on the economic use of small wind
turbines for local distributed power generation in urban
areas as well as studies on urban micro climate
using Computational Fluid Dynamic
simulations based on digital city models.
- Natural language processing, focussing on
extracting knowledge from large document sets. Recently, research
centered on computer-aided assessment of short-answer questions
using methods from computational linguistics, test theory and
(Updated on: 8th March 2017)