50 Years of Computer Science at RWTH - a Celebration Week Ends


In 1972, the independent diploma program began with initially three professors.


Computer science is omnipresent, buzzwords such as data science, artificial intelligence or data security have long since shaped our everyday lives. Now, computer science at RWTH celebrated its 50th birthday, with a week of festivities under the motto "The digital heartbeat of RWTH". The celebration was all about development, of course with reviews of the early years. The celebration included a programming competition, a colloquium, a company contact fair and the ceremonial farewell of graduates accompanied by a keynote speech by Professor Christel Beier (TU Dresden). At the closing party, the computer science professors Joost-Pieter Katoen, Klaus Wehrle, Carsten Honerkamp and Martin Grohe were convincing DJs. For the first time, the Manfred Nagel Prize could be awarded to Dr. Matthias Volk thanks to the support of DAS Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH.

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