To enable the quantum internet, researchers at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF), the DLR Institute for Optical Sensor Systems (DLR-OS),... read more »

Science for everyone - this was the motto under which the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) presented itself in the past weeks at Knowledge City... read more »

Current developments in digitization from different perspectives - this is what the new event series "One Room - Four Perspectives" of the Einstein... read more »

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced universities, which are still largely analog, to rethink their teaching practices: "The Covid situation was... read more »

Every year, the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS) recognizes distinguished service as Outstanding Associate Editors and Reviewers for their... read more »

ECDF-professor Guillermo Gallego (TU Berlin) was one of the organizers of the latest workshop on event-based vision, a technology which allows... read more »

During their three-day state visit to Berlin on July 7, 2021, the Dutch royal couple learned about the topic of "photonics" at TU Berlin. Together... read more »

Tunisia wants to combat the country's high unemployment rate with a digital strategy. But which digital skills are actually in demand on the Tunisian... read more »

Science for everyone, to participate and touch - "Knowledge City Berlin 2021" tells the story of research, knowledge and coexistence in the capital.... read more »

What could a digital strategy for Berlin look like? On May 25, together with the Senate Department for Economic Affairs and Energy and (inter)national... read more »

On May 07, 2021, Prof. Tom Brown was unanimously appointed Principal Investigator (PI) by the Board of the Einstein Center Digital Future. Tom Brown... read more »

On June 18, scientists invite students to look directly at their fields of research. Together with other young people, students will explore a variety... read more »

How can digitalization be shaped in a way that nurtures common goods and respects planetary boundaries? At the International Symposium “European... read more »

Under the leadership of researchers from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, scientists and teachers from 9 countries have developed and tested open... read more »

In March, Maik Hesse successfully defended his doctoral thesis on the topic of trust, reputation and data sovereignty in the digital platform economy.... read more »

More flexible working hours, work locations, working methods - for some, this has quickly become part of everyday life with the onset of the Corona... read more »

Digital applications and technology are already an integral part of diagnostics, therapy and communication between doctors and patients in the... read more »

What might the opera of the future look like? What potential lies in digitization? What role does artificial intelligence (AI) play? These are the... read more »


Following an attack on various IT systems at TU Berlin on the morning of April 30, 2021, the servers of the centrally managed Windows environment were... read more »

On March 10, 2021, Prof. Dr. Lars Gerhold was unanimously appointed Principal Investigator by the Board of the Einstein Center Digital Future. As a... read more »

In the Berlin area, many cyclists have already registered with SimRa. Now, Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk (SWR) is launching a major campaign: cyclists... read more »

Neutral data and objective information are supposed to enable us to understand the past and shape the future. But can data and information really be... read more »

ECDF Professor Philipp Staab has been awarded the Hans Matthöfer Prize for Economic Publishing for his book "Digitaler Kapitalismus - Markt und... read more »

A solution to pressing sustainability challenges? Or an impediment to the socio-ecological transformation? The impact of digitalization on... read more »

The Transregional Collaborative Research Center 190 (SFB/TRR 190) "Rationality and Competition" will receive funding from the German Research... read more »

New professorship on the digitalization of industry: On March 1, 2021, Dr.-Ing. Lydia Kaiser will follow the call of the Technical University of... read more »

The paper When Privacy Protection Meets Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring: Trade-off Analysis and Privacy Schemes via Residential Energy Storage",... read more »

ECDF Professor Anastasia Danilov has joined the faculty of the Berlin School of Economics (BSE). "The BSE has an excellent program for PhD students, I... read more »

Almost two years ago, ECDF professor Timm Teubner was appointed by Federal Minister Franziska Giffey to the expert commission on the German... read more »

Will artificial intelligence (AI) completely transform the world of work as we know it today? This and other questions were addressed at the sixth... read more »


In a recent survey, ECDF professor Anastasia Danilov (Humboldt University of Berlin), together with Dr. Marina Chugunova (Max Planck Institute for... read more »

Heat, drought, then again extreme precipitation - the last few years have presented Berlin with a variety of water-related challenges. At the "Berlin... read more »

Zoom meetings, online conferences, virtual hackathons: since the beginning of the Corona Pandemic, digital formats have taken up the majority of... read more »

At the beginning of the year, Professor Dr. Dr. Felix Balzer took over a lifetime W3 professorship in Medical Data Science at Charité -... read more »

In the current business administration researcher ranking of WirtschaftsWoche, ECDF professor Timm Teubner does score well twice: Among researchers in... read more »

Usually, the Future Security Lab at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) offers hands-on research: Current research results on civil security are... read more »

Prof. Dr. Daniel Hromada has been awarded one of four Senior Fellowships for "Innovation in University Teaching" by the Stifterverband. The ECDF... read more »

As part of the project ‘Pleated Electronic Textiles’, ECDF-Prof. Berit Greinke and the Wearable Computing team at Berlin University of the... read more »

On January 25 and 26, 2021, the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) in cooperation with the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and... read more »

Prof. Dr. Odej Kao, Spokesman of the Board of the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF), has been appointed to the new State Advisory Board for... read more »

The paper “Understanding the Affordances of Conversational Agents in Mental Mobile Health Services” written by ECDF- Professor Christian Meske, Ireti... read more »

Ayad Al-Ani about utopias and Covid teachings From e-learning to tracing apps: All over the world there have been and still are many different... read more »

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Aerosols loaded with SARS-CoV-2 are believed to contribute significantly to the spread of the corona pandemic. With the addition of L for ventilation... read more »

"1 City– Countless Challenges – 3 Institutions of Digitalization Research – Many Opportunities": Under this motto, the Einstein Center Digital Future... read more »

We would like to draw your attention to the Data Feminism Workshop, which is hosted by ECDF Prof. Rebecca Frank in the upcoming WS 2020/21. Following... read more »

The Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF), in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and its flagship... read more »

Writing the 2019 Annual Report in times of social distancing was a special situation for us. At the same time, it was exciting to see what our... read more »

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An orchestra conductor’s motion constitutes a distinctive form of non-verbal communication, combining standardised instructions with personal... read more »

"How to become a Data Scientist (in 3 steps)" is the title of the first lecture of the series of lectures "Digital Future" in the winter semester... read more »


We would like to draw your attention to the hackathon on "Gender Equality in the Workplace", which is co-organized by ECDF Associate Prof. Janina... read more »

To support the networking of all projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) in the Research Field Energy in Buildings and... read more »

When COVID-19 hit Europe in Spring 2020, it had massive impact on our daily life. Nearly all European countries implemented quarantine and... read more »

Artificial intelligence (AI) has great potential to contribute to climate and environmental protection. With the initiative "AI Lighthouses for the... read more »

After more than three years as Assistant Professor for "Internet of Things for Smart Buildings" at Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) and... read more »

In the framework of the DAAD Conference “Moving target digitalisation: re-thinking global exchange in higher education”, the Berlin Center for Global... read more »

The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, has set up a Smart City Strategy Advisory Board and named its members – including ECDF Professor Jochen... read more »


Many of us use AI systems every day. Especially when using Assistive Artificial Intelligence (AI) in particularly responsible professions such as... read more »

The international research team "Leakbusters" has won 3rd place in the BattLeDIM 2020, an international competition on leakage detection and... read more »

Whether Uber, Deliveroo or Airbnb – in the gig economy, these online platforms are used to contract out orders at short notice to self-employed or... read more »

How do AI technologies affect politics, economy and science as well as the German economic structure? These and other questions are explored in the... read more »

The SimRa research project published the first results for Berlin in August 2020. Since the start of the project, 18,350 trips have been recorded and... read more »

We would like to draw your attention to the following webinar, at which our ECDF Professor Dr. Helena Mihaljević will also speak. Measuring and... read more »

Tilman Santarius is certain that digital change must be socially and climate-friendly. In his podcast, the Professor of Social-Ecological... read more »

In collaboration with Africa Open Science & Hardware (Gameli Adzaho) and the Weizenbaum Institute, and in dialogue with the GIZ Togo and Ghana, our... read more »

The Stadtmanufaktur, an initiative founded by ECDF Professor Jochen Rabe, among others, together with the Technical University of Berlin and the... read more »

How far has the transformation to digital processes in companies already progressed? What advantages and disadvantages result from this and, above... read more »

Corona has shown how vulnerable our health systems are to crises. Nursing in particular is doing an enormous amount of work here. Help us to make our... read more »

Does the corona pandemic have an impact on users' attitudes towards smart home devices? ECDF Professor Rita Streblow is currently investigating this... read more »

Prof. Dr. Juliane Siegeris is a new member of the Executive Board of the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF). The professor of software engineering... read more »

A large part of the population is currently making their first experiences with mouth and nose protection masks. For hospital and nursing staff, these... read more »


Prof. Dr. Stefan Kirchner (ECDF) and Elke Schüßler took a close look at the principle of Sharing Economy. In their article "Regulating the Sharing... read more »

Prof. Dr. Timm Teubner (ECDF) and Antje Graul have investigated how references to travel platforms via only a few available accommodations affect the... read more »


Due to the overall situation created by the coronavirus, no events will take place at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) until July 20, 2020,... read more »

Professor Jochen Rabe – currently Professor for Urban Resilience and Digitization at the Berlin Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) – will be the... read more »

What emotions does a humanoid robot trigger in humans? A research team headed by ECDF Professor Daniel Fürstenau (FU Berlin) is currently... read more »

The initiative "Women in STEAM" by the researchers of the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) has been successfully launched. About 50 guests... read more »

Prof. Dr. Timm Teubner from the Einstein Center Digital Future and Fabian Braesemann from the Oxford Internet Institute have initiated the new Social... read more »

The graduate program HEIBRiDS (Helmholtz Einstein International Berlin Research School in Data Science) offers ten fully funded doctoral fellowships... read more »

Prof. Dr. Christian Meske together with Niklas Kühl from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jodie Lobana from McMaster University... read more »

Prof. Dr. Guillermo Gallego from Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) and Technische Universität Berlin has been elevated to the grade of Senior... read more »

The Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit celebrated its tenth anniversary at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) on November 25, 2019. The... read more »

Today, the Demo Day of F-LANE, the Vodafone Institute Accelerator for Female Empowerment together with Impact Hub Berlin and the Social... read more »

How can a robot inspire bank customers for innovative ideas? How can artificial intelligence be used meaningfully in this context? Since October 2019,... read more »

The strategic "StadtManufaktur" project of the Technischen Universität Berlin will be financed with 250,000 euros from the "CityLAB Berlin" funding... read more »

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Leaders in culture, politics, academia and industry from 23 countries met on November 8 – 9, 2019 in Berlin for the World Frontiers Forum (WFF) –... read more »

How can bots be used meaningfully in university teaching or in companies? Can artificial intelligence be sustainable? These and many other questions... read more »

“Flowmetrics” developed a solution for a dynamic urban flood flow management for cities. With this idea the team won the Challenge of the Einstein... read more »

The internationalization of Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) moves forward: The five new professors Emmanuel Baccelli, Michelle Christensen,... read more »

Autonomes Fahren soll den Arbeitsweg angenehmer, datenbasierte Verbrechensvorhersagen Städte sicherer, intelligente Spracherkennung das Erlernen von... read more »

Every year, 100 million people worldwide are pushed into extreme poverty. The reason is their lack of protection against the financial dangers that... read more »

The Graduate Program Helmholtz Einstein International Berlin Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS) has published a new call for proposals for... read more »

Whether car sharing, rental bikes or taxi apps – the networked mobility processes numerous user* data. Prof. Dr. Max von Grafenstein, Timo Jakobi, Jan... read more »

As part of the Ein­stein Cen­ter Digital Future Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin, Fac­ulty V - Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing and Trans­port Sys­tems -... read more »

On October 25, 2019 people from all over the world will meet for the Climathon. During the 24-hour climate hackathon, they will work together on new,... read more »

Leading digital companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon and Alibaba are currently increasingly focusing on expansion in the area of enterprise... read more »

Even if accidents don't always happen, dicey situations are not uncommon for most cyclists in Berlin. The research project "SimRa – Safety in Cycling"... read more »

The Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) has made an impressive start in the two years since its opening: Highly qualified and competent professors... read more »

67% of people in Germany think that politicians should establish clearer boundaries for large digital companies, a survey by the Friedrich Ebert... read more »

"Open Education for a Digital Society" is the title of the event, which will take place on June 26, 2019 at the Einstein Center Digital Future. With... read more »

Around 300 guests visited the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) during the Long Night of the Sciences (LNDW) 2019. In the House of Digitalization,... read more »

New strategies for communicating art and culture in a digitalized world will be the focus of the symposium "Revisiting Collections" on June 4 and 5 at... read more »

The Berlin Open Lab opened on Tuesday, 28 May 2019: The lab is a new place for digital research at the interfaces between experimental design,... read more »

Whether shopping online, keeping on top of what’s happening in the world or booking their next trip, users have their personal data processed each... read more »

Federal Minister for Women's Affairs Dr. Franziska Giffey has appointed Prof. Dr. Timm Teubner to the Expert Commission for the Third Equality Report... read more »

Whether it’s electronic textiles, cybercrime, AI-based procedures in medicine or road safety for cyclists, scientists from various disciplines conduct... read more »

Regardless of the type of surgery – hip replacement, bone-fracture treatment or tissue removal – patients older than 65 are especially prone to... read more »

Professor Dr. Helena Mihaljević (ECDF/HTW Berlin) is part of the “Gender Gap in Science” initiative. On February 18 – 19, 2019 she organized a... read more »

With its establishment of four new professorships, the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) is bringing together the most diverse disciplines and... read more »

From 2017 to 2018, the number of cyclists killed on Berlin’s roads increased from nine to eleven. Passionate cyclist Professor Dr. David Bermbach... read more »

Das Future Security Lab (Zukunftslabor Sicherheit) im Einstein Center Digital Future ist eröffnet. Im Rahmen einer gemeinsamen Sitzung des... read more »

During the Hackathon "Urban Data - Mind the Gap" in the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF), students developed ideas on how residential districts... read more »

The Helmholtz Einstein International Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS) invites applications of PhD candidates for fellowships in the research... read more »

Rita Süssmuth is the new Ambassador of the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF). At the New Year's reception of the interdisciplinary research... read more »

How can neighborhoods in Berlin be further developed? What role does public transport play in this? Three professors of the Einstein Center Digital... read more »

The first 13 PhD students of the Graduate School Helmholtz Einstein Berlin Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS) have started their research... read more »

The Scientific Advisory Board of the ECDF has two new members since November 9, 2018. Prof. Dr. Juliane Fluck is professor for "Intelligent... read more »

New impulse for digitalization research: Berlin's universities have started the new winter semester with five additional professorships at the... read more »

Fascinating and entertaining insights at the Pairing Research Talks: Five professors of the Einstein Center Digital Future discussed their research... read more »

Research, hands-on: The Civil Future Security Lab informatively and innovatively showcases recent work under the BMBF framework program on Research... read more »

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adam Wolisz has been a Fellow at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) since October 2018. He was born in 1950 in Gliwice, Poland.... read more »

Newly appointed: Professors research in the field of digital education, electronic textiles, digital communication and data read more »

Professor Dr. Steffen Augsberg is looking ‘with cautious optimism’ towards the digital future. The Professor of Public Law at Justus Liebig University... read more »

The Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) is pleased to announce another stage in its growth: three more professors have been appointed to positions... read more »