Research Award - Bold Ideas for Science and Academia
Each year the Executive Board awards a research prize. Both junior scientists and academics as well as established researchers may be considered. The research award affords particularly exceptional research projects the opportunity to be realised. Paderborn University wishes to promote visionary ideas, daring hypotheses, creative and unconventional technologies or innovative, courageous methods, which stand out from the mainstream.
The prize money amounts to 150,000 EUR and can be freely used within the scope of the research goals.
The research award serves to strengthen and further develop the profile and the main idea of Paderborn University. The prize is awarded in the form of an ideas competition.
This year the Research Prize was awarded as follows:
Award winners: Prof. Dr. Eyke Hüllermeier (Department Computer Science) and Dr.-Ing. Oliver Wallscheid (Department Electrical Engineering)
Project: „Reinforcement Learning in Micro- and Smartgrids: Secure, data-driven operating strategies for complex energy systems“
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Author Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Homberg