Published on 08.11.2022

Helmholtz Imaging Newsletter Issue No. 5

Dear Imaging Enthusiast,

We’ve got exciting news from the Helmholtz Imaging world and our partner platforms Helmholtz AI, HIDA, HIFIS and HMC. Let’s dive right in!

We designed an imaging user survey to further advance imaging science and support the imaging community. We are looking forward to your participation. Our next Helmholtz Imaging Conference will take place on 14-16 June 2023 in Hamburg. Don’t miss out, register today! Discover the winners and top candidates of our Best Scientific Image competition 2022 and prepare for our image contest 2023. Get ready for the next AI-HERO hackathon on energy efficient AI. If you are in Saarbrücken, check out the performance “The (Un)Answered Question” where a new score is created by applying AI methods. Mingle with data scientists and IT experts at the Helmholtz Career Day, meet fellow education professionals to exchange experience at the TEACH 2 conference, and find out about open job positions at Helmholtz. And last but not least, congratulations to HIFIS, Helmholtz AI and HIDSS on their successful evaluation! Enjoy the read!

Yours Helmholtz Imaging team


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Help us tailor our imaging science services & activities!

We designed an imaging user survey to capture current activities and plans of the imaging science community of the Helmholtz Association, but also issues they face and for which our support is particularly desired. Participate in our Helmholtz Imaging Survey 2022 and help tailor our activities according to your needs. Your contribution is of great value to further advance imaging science and support the imaging community. You will need approximately 10-15 minutes to answer all questions. We are looking forward to receiving your input!

Access the Helmholtz Imaging User Survey

Save the Dates: 14-16 June, Helmholtz Imaging Conference 2023

Join us for our third Helmholtz Imaging Annual Conference on 14-16 June 2023 in Hamburg! We are currently putting together an exciting program for you that will include inspiring keynotes, scientific talks, a poster session, and many opportunities to mingle and meet fellow colleagues and experts to expand your network. In addition, the conference is the perfect matchmaking event for finding project partners for the upcoming Call for Helmholtz Imaging Projects that will be publishes in May and closed End of July. Also, be there when we announce the winners of the Helmholtz Imaging Best Scientific Image contest 2023, be the first to enjoy the photo exhibition of all top contestants, and vote for your favorite image for the Participants’ Choice Award! We hope to see many of you there.

Don’t miss out, register today!

Get your images ready to compete for Best Scientific Image 2023

Every year we look for the Best Scientific Image in a Helmholtz-wide competition to showcase the outstanding Helmholtz Association’s portfolio in imaging and the contribution of imaging science in solving major societal challenges. We will announce the details for our Helmholtz Imaging Best Scientific Image Contest 2023 soon. In the meantime, have a look at the winners of this year’s competition and the top runners-up on our Instagram channel. On a regular basis until Mid-December we will feature one stunning image and share some information about its origin.

Discover the winners and top candidates of our Best Scientific Image competition 2022

AI-HERO HACKATHON on energy efficient AI

The AI-HERO hackathon on energy efficient AI, that was supposed to take place virtually on 12-14 December 2022, will be postponed to summer 2023. The plan is to organize it on-site. During this hackathon six teams of three participants will gather to tackle energy consumption of large AI-models without compromising performance. The participating team will develop use cases from the research fields of energy and health with the main focus on finding and optimizing a model and its training to minimize energy consumption while still maintaining a target accuracy. Are you up for the challenge? Stay tuned!

This event is co-organized with KIT, and our partner platforms Helmholtz AI and HMC.

Successful evaluation of Helmholtz AI, HIFIS and HIDSS

We would like to extend our congratulations to HIDSS, and our partner platforms HIFIS and Helmholtz AI on being successfully evaluated! HIFIS’ evaluation event took place on 29-30 September, and the initial feedback is excellent. The enthusiasm of the HIFIS team, spanning practical and efficient cooperation throughout Helmholtz, has been especially acknowledged. Helmholtz AI underwent a successful review on 6-7 October. The initial feedback from the review panel was that Helmholtz AI has fulfilled its mission comprehensively by enabling all research fields with AI/ML.


The (Un)Answered Question: A Data Science Powered Music Experiment

Join the first public live-performance “The (Un)Answered Question: A Data Science Powered Music Experiment” on 8 November 2022 at the Saarländisches Staatsorchester. In this project the percussionist and composer Martin Hennecke combined selected methods and techniques of data science with conceptual and compositional ideas from theater and music. During the performance the poem “The Sphynx” by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the piece “The Unanswered Question” by composer Charles Ives are mixed together and modified during the performance, reflecting the emotional and physical state of the performing artists and audience. An intelligent algorithm processes the collected biodata into video projections and a live orchestral remix of the composition. The result: A new score!

More information about the project and tickets

Meet & mingle with data scientists and IT experts at the Helmholtz Career Day

The Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) is organizing a virtual career fair on 15 November 2022. Join this event to explore data science and IT jobs, enjoy fascinating talks by data scientists and IT experts, and engage with scientists to get inspired for your next career move!

Register to attend the Helmholtz Career Day for Data Science and IT

This event is organized by our partner platform HIDA.

Exchange experience and best practices over the whole education life cycle

On 9 November 2022 training coordinators, instructors and trainers, personnel developers, and researchers will meet virtually in Gathertown to exchange experience and best practices, collaborate and share resources on the whole education life cycle, and specific training programs.

Register by 7 November to join the virtual TEACH 2 conference

This event is organized by our partner platforms HIDA, HMC and HIFIS as well as Helmholtz Open Science and Jülich Forschungszentrum.

Job openings

Jülich Forschungszentrum
Software Engineer – High Performance Computing / Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

Computer Scientist, Mathematician or similar for the development of AI models in the field of renewable energies

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