The Information Age is characterized by technology to acquire and store vast amounts of data that can be shared and accessed by anyone from anywhere. This data may consist of text, images, video, sound, as well as handwriting, structured documents, or any organized database, etc. In short, the data may include any information that can be represented digitally. One of the main challenges in computer science today is to develop methods to process and analyse this data, and eventually to make it useful for a wide range of applications. Therefore, proficiency in fundamental methods for information processing is a core skill of computer scientists.
This track covers the foundations as well as advanced methods of information processing in a wide range of research and application areas. It includes courses on fundamental topics such as pattern recognition, machine learning, signal processing, and database systems. In addition, the track offers a wealth of courses that are aligned with the research interests of the groups involved. This includes image and document processing, natural language processing, human-computer interfaces, information retrieval and the internet, computer vision, and computer graphics.