Interdisciplinary. Application-oriented. Forward-thinking.

The Institute of Computer Engineering (ZITI) dedicates its research and teaching activities to the understanding and implementation of complex systems in information technology. One research aspect is to analyze how new results in mathematics and fundamental physics may lead to innovative and intelligent computer systems. Another research focus is the application of new technologies and methods in computer engineering to sensing and instrumentation in physics, astronomy, biology, medicine and other natural and life sciences.

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ZITI in Neuenheimer Feld 368

Three main features characterize the profile of computer engineering in Heidelberg: multidisciplinarity, application-orientation, and orientation towards the future. Due to their broad competences, our chairs are able to bring together their diverse knowledge and their different methodological approaches in order to jointly develop integrated hardware and software solutions. This synergistic combination distinguishes ZITI from classical departments of computer science at many other universities. Thus, research and teaching contents can be aligned constantly with current, as well as with future requirements. From the beginning, ZITI has always put an emphasis on market-oriented education for our graduate students, to enable them to meet their future responsibilities in industry and in research.

The result is an innovative orientation towards current and future developments, an internationally leading position in several research areas, lively spin-off activities and an academic education, tailored to meet market demands.

Latest news

ZITI is very happy to announce the talks “Design Space Exploration for Analog Spiking Neural Networks” and “28nm Embedded RRAM for Consumer and Industrial Products: Enabling, Design, and Reliability” by Dr. Moamen El-Masry und Dr. Jan Otterstedt (Infineon) on July 22 2024. The talks will be given at 4:15 pm in room U014 of OMZ (INF 350, floor -1)

We are happy to welcome Prof. Jan Stallkamp for his talk on “Automatisierung in der Medizin: Leicht gesagt, schwer getan” on July 8, 2024.

ZITI is very happy to announce the talk Federated Learning for Wearable Healthcare by ZITI Fellow Dr. Amin Aminifar on July 1 2024. The talk will be given at 4 pm in room U014 of OMZ (INF 350, floor -1)

The NCT group at ZITI is organizing the FPGA Ignite 2024 Summer School (Aug. 5-9) with a full week of networking, classes (mostly related to RISC-V) and a hackathon to design a chip

ZITI is very happy to welcome Tom Cecil, Senior Architect at Synopsys, for a visit on June 10 2024. He will give a public talk at 4 pm in room U014 of OMZ (INF 350, floor -1)