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27.02.2020

Hasso Plattner Institute opens new Research School branch at UCI

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is very pleased to announce the opening of a new HPI Research School branch for doctoral students at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Up to 15 UCI scholarship holders will be jointly supervised by 8 professors from UCI's Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences while closely being integrated into HPI's research activities. The new “HPI Research Center in Machine Learning and Data Science at UC Irvine” aims to promote research and educational activities in these two fields between the two leading universities.

“HPI at UCI” will be part of the wider HPI research network which already entails two HPI Research Schools based in Potsdam and branches in China, Israel and South Africa. The network offers post-doctoral researchers and doctoral students an excellent research environment and close supervision. All scholarship holders are jointly supervised by several professors, not just by their primary dissertation advisor. The members also have the opportunity to discuss their research projects in a joint seminar once a week. Twice a year they get together for two-day retreats where they present their research in more depth. 

“We are pleased that the University of California, Irvine joins our graduate school in training promising young computer scientists and data experts,”

says HPI director Professor Christoph Meinel. “The new HPI Center at UCI will enable highly talented computer scientists to jointly investigate and work closely together on projects in the important areas of Data Science and Machine Learning.” 

Professor Felix Naumann says:

“The cooperation with the UCI is a great opportunity to expand our research focus in the data-driven sciences. UCI is among the top universities in this field and we all look very much forward to future collaboration opportunities.”