The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing 17 new Research Training Groups (RTGs) to further strengthen young scientists. This was decided by the Grants Committee for the Research Training Groups, which met by video conference due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new RTGs will initially be funded for four and a half years starting in fall 2021 with a total of around 92 million euros.
The Research Training Group “KD²School – Design of Adaptive Systems for Economic Decisions“, in which experts from business informatics, economics, psychology and computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the University of Giessen and the University of Bremen are working together, is one of them. They want to explore context-dependent economic decision-making processes and design corresponding IT-based systems to support economic decisions. The adaptive systems are to adapt to the context of a decision situation and “improve themselves”. So far, such systems have been researched mainly with profit-oriented or political goals. The speaker is Professor Dr. Christof Weinhardt from KIT; co-speaker Prof. Dr. Tanja Schultz as well as PI Prof. Manfred Herrmann come from the University of Bremen and are both members of the High-Profile Area Minds, Media, Machines.
Further information (in German only): Press release of the University of Bremen