Das DIMA Team 
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Eine agile Gruppe von Akademikern, Administratoren, Entrepreneurs und Forschern.
AI institute BIFOLD established in Berlin 
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The AI Competence Centers BBDC and BZML merge into the new beacon project BIFOLD.
Sundar Pichai visited TU Berlin 
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Prof. Volker Markl and Google CEO Sundar Pichai discussed Artificial Intelligence.
From Student to IT Executive 
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DIMA supports students' career plans via the Software Campus Program.
1st place in Data Science Challenge 2019 
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Joint TU Berlin & DFKI team awarded 1st place in the BTW 2019 Data Science Challenge
Announcement: DIMA Course Offerings for the Winter Term 2020/21
DIMA Course Offerings WS 2020/21 (Version 1.4) 
“Data is not the new oil, but the new soil!” 
- © Volker Markl
In an interview with German newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel,” Prof. Dr. Markl explains the necessary steps to drive Europe forward in terms of data sovereignty and innovation ecosystems.
TU Berlin & DFKI Database Systems Researchers Receive SIGMOD 2020 Best Paper Award 
Database systems researchers at TU Berlin and DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) were highly successful this year. Four of their papers were accepted at the 2020 ACM SIGMOD/PODS International Conference on the Management of Data. And, in particular, one of the paper’s received the 2020 ACM SIGMOD Best Paper Award. The paper entitled “Pump Up the Volume: Processing Large Data on GPUs with Fast Interconnects,” by Clemens Lutz, Sebastian Breß, Steffen Zeuch, Tilmann Rabl (now at HPI), and Volker Markl explores the use of GPUs to accelerate database query processing.
“We must democratize AI technologies.” 
Professor Volker Markl proposes an independent, trustworthy, nationwide, data and analysis infrastructure.
Germany aims to become a world leader in AI – German politicians stated during the announcement of the German AI Strategy late last year. However, Dr. Volker Markl, Professor of Database Systems and Information Management at TU Berlin, Chief Scientist at the DFKI in Berlin, and co-author of the strategy believes both German companies and policymakers have a lot of catching up to do. Volker Markl is an experienced political adviser, successful mentor, co-founder of various IT start-ups, and an internationally renowned scientist – so he is clearly in a position to state what he thinks is missing in Germany.
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