UFS News

UFS Day 13.07.2022

Meeting of the research focus data-centric sciences on July 13, via Zoom

The schedule of the meeting is as follows:

13:00 - 13:20 Manuel Roeleke, High-throughput animal tracking
13:20 - 13:40 Robert Hering, Long-term and high-frequency antelope tracking

13:40 - 14:10 Lucas Thiele, Exploring Electoral Campaign Advertising Strategies on Social Media - A Topic Modelling Approach
14:10 - 14:35 Philipp Meyer, Temperature time series - Long memory and fluctuations on multiple timescales

Since many of you are busy, we decided to make the meeting online only.

Gruppenbild UFS

UFS general meeting 02.06.2022

Our general meeting at 11:30 in room 28.2.123 and via Zoom

Our general meeting will take place on 2 June.  There will also be an election of the board. In particular, the question is whether we want to anchor the three current excellence initiatives of the university in the executive committee, as all of them also involve targeted data issues. These three initiatives will introduce themselves briefly. At the same time, we should discuss how to anchor the UFS in the initiatives.

The meeting will take place in room 2.123 in house 28 (physics), zoom participation is also possible. The link is


Prof. Karoline Wiesner joins the UFS

Prof. Wiesner works on Complexity Sciences at the University. Her primary interests are Foundations of Complexity Science, Applied Information Theory, Complex Social and Environmental Systems.

UFS Day 10.02.2022

Meeting of the research focus data-centric sciences on February 10, via Zoom

Schedule :


Thursday 10th February


  • 13:00 Meeting of the executive committee
  • 14:00 Invited talk by Giovanni Volpe on 'Machine learning for experimental soft matter'
  • 15:00 Coffee Break
  • 15:30 Talk by Bodo Bookhagen on 'Environmental Point Clouds - Applications of Lidar and Structure from Motion'
  • 16:00 Talk by Lisa Schwetlick on 'Bayesian Dynamical Modeling of Human Eye Movements'


Zoom link: https://uni-potsdam.zoom.us/j/69038834269

If you have further questions please contact me at philipp.meyeruni-potsdamde

Electoral campaigning online: A novel large-scale (ad) data approach

Lukas Thiele starts his work in the group of Prof. Julia Fleischer (Chair in German Politics and Government)

Noctilucent cloud over Gülper Havel | Location: 52°43'35.1"N 12°13'07.0"E

Climate, Earth, Water, Sustainability

New international master course at the University of Potsdam


UFS Day 15.06.2021

Meeting of the research focus data-centric sciences on June 15, in room and via Zoom

Schedule :


Tuesday 15th June


  • 13:00 Meeting of the executive committee
  • 14:00 Coffee break
  • 14:30 Scientific presentation: Dr. Robert Großmann
  • 15:15 Topical presentations
  • 16:00 Discussion


Zoom link: uni-potsdam.zoom.us/j/67967824195

If you have further questions please contact me at philipp.meyeruni-potsdamde


New Coordiantor of the UFS

Philipp Meyer has started as new coordinator on April 1st

UFS-Treffen am 9. Januar 2020, 12:15 bis 13:45 in der Bibliothek/IKMZ Haus 18 im Veranstaltungsraum beim Foyer Bahnhofsseite

 Kick-Off-Meeting UFS Data-centric Sciences 30.09.2019, 14:15  –  Campus Golm, Haus 29, Raum 0.25/0.26

Auf Initiative des Instituts für Mathematik unter Federführung von Herrn Prof. Reich ist ein Universitärer Forschungsschwerpunkt (UFS) mit dem Titel Data centric sciences (DCS) für den Zeitraum 1. Juli 2019 bis 31. Dezember 2023 eingerichtet worden.

Die Auftakt-Veranstaltung zum UFS wird am 30. September stattfinden:
14:15 Uhr: Mitgliederversammlung in Haus 29, Raum 0.25/0.26
16:00 Uhr: Empfang in Haus 29,  Raum 0.25/0.26