Welcome to the ITIV

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ITIV Building 30.10

The Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV) is one of the seventeen laboratories of the Department of Electrical Engineering & Information Technology of the KIT.  

The institute concentrates - in research and teachings - on methods and computer aided tools for the design of electronic systems and microsystems.

The ITIV is managed in collegial responsibility by


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Congratulations, Florian Schade!

ITIV congratulates Florian Schade from Prof. Becker's team on passing his doctoral examination with the distinction magna cum laude.

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Campus Day at KIT - Get to know the research university on site

At the KIT Campus Day, interested visitors came to get a taste of the university or with specific questions about studying.

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On campus day with Hertz!

If you are interested in technical answers to the pressing questions of our time, or if you simply enjoy technology, you've come to the right place!  From 13:30 to 15:00, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eric Sax will be personally available to answer your questions.

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Campus day at KIT - get a taste and join in

We will be there with the ITIV soldering workshop to experience the construction of electronic circuits using concrete examples. You will receive a kit that you can solder and test yourself. 

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Successful final meeting in the PARFAIT II project

The last meeting of the PARFAIT II project took place on May 24, 2024. The project partners came together to discuss the progress of the project and prepare the joint final report.

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InnoSpring 2024: a night of innovation and inspiration at Infineon Technologies

On May 15, we experienced InnoSpring 2024 at Infineon Technologies in Dresden - an event of innovation and collaboration that was extraordinary.

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Congratulations to Tim Hotfilter on his successful promotion!

In his dissertation "Efficient Optimization of Convolutional Neural Networks for Modern Embedded High-Performance Applications", which was awarded magna cum laude, three new approaches were investigated to meet the high energy and performance requirements of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) on embedded systems: first, two tools that enable a systematic analysis of different CNN accelerator configurations and then two new methods to increase the energy efficiency and robustness of CNNs during inference using pruning and mixed-precision quantization.
Congratulations from the whole ITIV team!

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Mobility in transition: IT-TRANS 2024 brings together experts and innovations

The IT-TRANS trade fair and conference, an important platform for the digitalization of public transport since 2008, offers an inspiring mix of lectures, interactive workshops and inspiring exhibitions from 14 to 16 May 2024. It is a unique opportunity to exchange views on the latest developments in the industry.

From artificial intelligence to cybersecurity - IT-TRANS presents a wide range of topics that are shaping the future of mobility. ITIV will be on site with three demonstrators and together with Christian Steinhauser from the FZI, Prof. Eric Sax's team will present new innovations at the joint stand 'Karlsruhe Mobility Lab' in the dm-Arena.

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U-Shift II-Demonstrator: Electromobility and Innovation in Focus

Since its foundation in 1969, the international Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition Series (EVS) has been a driving force for innovation and one of the most important events in the e-mobility sector. From April 23 to 24, 2024, David Kraus from the Institute of Information Processing Technology (ITIV) and Sören Fuchs from the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS) presented their research work as part of the U-Shift II project at EVS37 in Seoul, South Korea. The aim of the "U-Shift II - Demonstrator" project is to functionally demonstrate the highly innovative concept of "on-the-road" vehicle modularization in a closed-off area. The results were then discussed with scientists and industry partners from over 30 countries. Further exciting presentations by leading representatives from industry and science from all over the world as well as various networking events provided visitors with additional insights into the mobility of the future.

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U-Shift II: The urban mobility revolution

The futuristic U-Shift II vehicle concept shone in the halls of the Hannover Messe 2024, at the Baden-Württemberg stand. The modular design of U-Shift allows the drive unit to be flexibly combined with various capsule technologies. Whether passenger transportation, goods transport or services in urban and rural areas - U-Shift adapts to requirements and sets new standards. The ITIV team with David Kraus and Veljko Vučinić under the leadership of Prof. Eric Sax has done a great job: an adaptive E/E architecture enables seamless reception and integration with the drive unit. The modular diagnostic system they have developed for automated vehicles processes live data from the cloud server and displays it in real time. U-Shift II shows that the future of mobility has already begun - and it is electric, automated, safe and quiet. A path that we are taking together to shape the world of tomorrow.

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Congratulations, Nidhi Anantharajaiah!

Her dissertation, entitled ‘Adaptive and Distributed Networks-on-Chip for Mixed Criticality Systems’, passed the examination with flying colours and magna cum laude.

One of the topics of her doctoral thesis is the increasing trend, to run multiple applications of varying criticality on the same platform to meet non-functional requirements like cost and power consumption. Such platforms can comprise of hundreds of cores forming complex Multiprocessor System-on-Chips (MPSoCs) using Networks-on-Chip (NoC) as the communication infrastructure. Focus of this work is investigating a NoC that provides hardware architectural support for runtime adaptivity to improve performance while guaranteeing Quality of Service (QoS) for critical applications.

We are proud of her achievement and wish her every success in her future research and projects!

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We congratulate Kai Zhou on passing his doctoral examination!

We are delighted to welcome Kai Zhou from Prof. Stork's group of external doctoral students for his successful dissertation entitled "Stress and Emotion Recognition based on Remote Photoplethysmography" - an important milestone in his academic career.

The dissertation is about using a camera to measure physiological parameters such as heart rate, respiratory rate and heart rate variability without contact and to identify stress and emotional states. Potential applications for this technology would include driver condition monitoring or patient monitoring.

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From fascination with electrical engineering to career aspirations

Max Mümmler, a 10th grade student at Löwenrot Gymnasium in St. Leon-Rot, started his one-week internship at ITIV this week. His passion for electrical engineering and his previous experience building a word clock and a weather station for the school motivated him to take this step. The warm welcome from Prof. Eric Sax was the prelude to an exciting week. Max dived straight into the workshop, where Prof. Sax's team of doctoral students were already waiting for him. Together, they carried out practical experiments with demonstrators for the "IT-Trans/OTRACE" and "CAVIL" projects. Max was able to provide active support and use his programming skills in C and C++.

In addition to the technical aspects, there was also room for creativity. Max designed a 3D model and took part in soldering exercises. A highlight was the visit to the International Department of the KIT, where the Magni robot was presented. He also learned about tools for digital learning. At the end of this varied week, Max draws his own personal conclusion: his keen interest in electrical engineering has developed into a concrete career aspiration. The valuable experience he gained at ITIV will lead him back to KIT as a student after his Abitur. A promising future lies ahead of him!

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Fireside Chat at the KIT UpGrade Mobility Winter School

In a relaxed atmosphere, the participants of the KIT UpGrade Mobility Winter School recently had the opportunity to talk to a high-ranking executive from Baden-Württemberg: Dr. Ulf Zillig, Vice President Group Research for Sustainability at Mercedes-Benz AG, was a guest at a fireside evening that provided the ideal setting for stimulating discussions.   

After a brief round of introductions and a keynote speech by Mr. Zillig on the topic of sustainability from the perspective of Mercedes-Benz AG, a lively discussion developed, which was moderated by Prof. Eric Sax. In addition to technical topics, Mr. Zillig gave interesting insights into his professional career and how he arrived at his current position in the company.

We would like to thank Mr. Zillig for the time he spent with us and look forward to further opportunities for exchange in the future. 

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Invitation to a work experience trip - a day at Getinge for students

What special challenges does the medical technology sector present? How can modern technologies improve patient care? What career opportunities do these new technologies open up? We will provide the answers during a tailor-made tour of Getinge AB's largest development site in Rastatt on 22.05.2024. The return journey, on-site program and catering are free of charge for all participants.

The specific program and the possibility to reserve one of the limited places is available in direct contact with M. Sc. Andreas Puder, who organizes the excursion as an external doctoral student of Prof. Eric Sax and employee of Getinge. Registration by Wednesday, 15.05.2024 at the latest at andreas.puder@getinge.com.

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