Digitalization at the University of Bern

Current Events

SYNTHETIC DATA DAY

Blauer digitaler Hintergrund mit Bildern, Netzwerken und medizinischen Darstellungen

Synthetic patient data – these are AI-generated datasets that mimic the underlying real patient data so closely that the statistical properties of the original data are retained, but no personal information is available. Patient data "synthesized" in this way has the potential to solve a pressing problem in medical research. Namely, to make patient data widely available for research while fully and irreversibly protecting patient privacy.

What seemed like an insurmountable dilemma just a few years ago is now becoming a reality thanks to AI models. The Faculty of Medicine, the University of Bern and the Inselspital want to jointly explore the topic of "synthetic data" and lay the necessary foundations. The Synthetic Data Day, with presentations by national and international synthetic data experts, is the first step in this direction.

You can look forward to unique insights into the potential of synthetic data, its current areas of application, and the existing need for research.

 

  • Date: Monday, 27. May 2024
  • Location: Main building, "Kuppelsaal", University of Bern

Please register here.

Mittelbau in digital transformation - develop, promote, network

Talks and Apéro

The focus group Forum Mittelbau promotes the digitalization-related interests of intermediate staff and evaluates applications from young researchers at the University of Bern to fund their own projects. Anyone interested is invited to attend to learn about currently funded projects, the new call for proposals, and opportunities for digitalization at the University.

Program:

  1. Introduction by the focus group Forum Mittelbau
  2. Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Christiane Tretter, Head of the Digitalization Commission DigiK
  3. Presentation of the Innovation Office: Sébastien Hug
  4. Presentation of the Digital Humanities: Prof. Dr. Tobias Hodel

Insights into projects

  • Dr. Eva Kuske, Walter Benjamin Kolleg, Human vs. machine - manual and automated transcription, annotation and alignment
  • Dr. Adrian Stefanov, Institute of Cell Biology, A digital organism - Paramecium
  • Dr. Yvonne Schweizer, Institute for Art History, Interactive city model of the history of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition in Biel/Bienne

APERÓ

Organisation: Dr. Michael Ackert, Dr. Dr. Ann Krispenz, Mirko Winkel

  • Date: June 10th, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm, open end
  • Venue: UniS, room B-102
  • Registration until June 6th LINK

SUMMER COURSE 2024: LARGE LANGUAGE MODELS FOR BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

Studierende die im Platanenhof die Sonne geniessen

An exciting program will include expert keynotes, presentations by Ph.D. students, workshops, and many more. The summer course will take place from June 26th to June 28th, 2024. Furthermore, for members of the Doctoral Program, there will be several networking opportunities to connect and deepen the conversation about the topic.

 

  • 3 ECTS
  • Datum: Wednesday, the 26th of June to Friday, the 28th of June, 2024
  • Ort: Unitobler, University of Bern
  • Speakers: Dr. Dirk U. Wulf & Prof. Dr. Rui Mata
  • Registration Deadline: 31th of May

LECTURE BY MORTON DÆHLEN ON MAY 14, 2024, AT 6.30 P.M. IN THE AUDIMAX, UNIVERSITY OF BERN

«Was man nicht mehr wissen muss: Ein Update»

Morton Dæhlen is Director of the dScience Centre for Data and Computational Science at the University of Oslo. Academically, he has a background in computational science with a focus on numerical analysis, geometric modeling and machine learning. Within these areas, he is particularly interested in modeling and the representation of large amounts of data for pattern recognition, visualizations and simulation.

Current paper «The Twin Transition Century: The role of digital research for a successful green transition of society?»

  • Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 6.30 p.m.
  • Location: Audimax, University of Bern
  • Speaker: Morton Dæhlen