As an associated institute (“An-Institut”), GFaI cooperates with several universities. An essential part of these collaborations is the teaching activities of GFaI scientists in the form of guest lectures at universities. The most current knowledge from the research fields of applied computer science is presented, and interested students are given insights into the research work of GFaI. Be it research in artificial intelligence, signal processing, or power engineering, it is always educational and exciting for the students when our scientists give lectures. This also leads, in many cases, to students wanting to complete their work in the GFaI.
In another teaching participation, GFaI offers study projects for students. The cooperation with a practical modern research institute like us and the exchange of knowledge encourages the young academics. GFaI has already mentored over 30 student teams since 2015.
Software Development Project With HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences
GFaI supports the HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences in conducting the module "Softwareentwicklungsprojekt" (software development project) in the study course Ingenieurinformatik (engineering informatics, bachelor). In a software development project, teams of 3 students are formed to jointly implement a task formulated by the product owner GFaI within a limited time period. Starting with the requirements analysis of the product specifications to the formulation of a specification sheet to the elaboration of the corresponding software solution, GFaI accompanies the students in finding and realizing the solution.
Solutions usually consist of various modules such as databases, algorithmic module, other external interfaces, web or program GUI. The languages used can be C, C++, C#, or Python, for example. In the current semester, four teams are being mentored.
Semester Project With the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
In a semester project, a group of 5 to 15 students of computer science at HU Berlin work together on a topic and develop solutions for it independently and on their own responsibility. Currently, 6 students are working on a semester project on "Sensor Positioning with Augmented Reality". In the project, participants learn to create 3D algorithms and applications for AR glasses. As an example, an application for AR-assisted positioning of vibration transducers on a (model) vehicle is being developed.