Welcome to the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science

The Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science provides an optimal environment for pursuing doctoral studies in computer science at an internationally competitive level. As a student, you undergo research-oriented training and experience a stimulating and scientifically challenging atmosphere. Advised by internationally renowned scientists, you can participate in one of the many research groups and find your way into top-notch research.

We offer a genuine doctoral program in English supported by the German Excellence Initiative. The Department of Computer Science at Saarland University runs the Graduate School in close cooperation with the internationally renowned research institutions:

  • Max Planck Institute for Informatics
  • Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
  • German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • Intel Visual Computing Institute (IVCI)
  • Center for Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA)

They are all located right next to each other on our Saarbrücken campus. This unique research environment gives our Ph.D. candidates the chance to collaborate with some 180 researchers at the postdoctoral or professorial level and over 350 doctoral students, covering virtually all areas of computer science.

 

The International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) runs their fellowship program in close collaboration with the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science which is responsible for all Ph.D. candidates in Computer Science at Saarland University. IMPRS-CS doctoral researchers are members of the Graduate School.

News

 

Google PhD Fellowships 2016 announced

Sandy Heydrich, a member of the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science at Saarland University, has been awarded one of the year's highly competitive Google PhD Fellowships for her research in the area of Market Algorithms that she is doing at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics. Congratulations to her and her supervisors!

Upcoming PhD thesis defenses

Be sure to check this page regularly. 

Thesis proposal talks

Don't miss our monthly events and the chance to get acquainted with the various research topics of your fellow doctoral students in Saarbrücken Computer Science.

New perspectives for research

The Center for IT Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA) has moved into its new building and is looking for new young researchers. 

EATCS Distinguished Dissertation Awards

One of the first three distinguished dissertation awards from the EATCS went to Karl Bringmann for his thesis: Sampling from Discrete Distributions and Computing Fréchet Distances. Congratulations!

 

 

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