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Welcoming our Nine New Associated Researchers

We are thrilled to announce the addition of nine distinguished Associated Researchers to SmallData. Their experience and expertise span various fields, promising to enrich our Collaborative Research Centre. Joining us are: Daiana Stolz, Ilka Diester, Diana Lindner, Pascal Schlosser, Oliver Amft, Tanja Vogel, Susanne Weber, Adam Kortylewski, Jan Hasenauer. We are excited to embark on […]

Frank Hutter: Graduate Centre Freiburg Opening Ceremony Talk

SmallData had the pleasure of attending the opening ceremony of the University of Freiburg’s new graduate centre (GraCe). Our PI Frank Hutter co-led a thought-provoking talk entitled “Wie wird die KI Promovieren verändern?” (How will AI change graduate education?). Frank Hutter discussed the impact of AI on doctoral research, emphasizing its potential to streamline research […]

Moritz Hess: Workshop on AI and ML in Statistics at GMDS Summer Academy in Munich

We’re excited to announce that PI Moritz Hess will be joint-leading a workshop at the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) Summer School in Munich from the 23rd to the 26th September 2024. The workshop will focus on the practical application, interpretation, and challenges of using AI and ML in Statistics, particularly with small […]

Save the Date! SmallData Symposium 2024

Join our event for shaping the small data community to advance AI and modeling in settings with limited data — hosted by the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1597 “Small Data”. Discover the forefront of small data innovation at the SmallData Symposium, October 7th and 8th, 2024. Join us in Freiburg, Germany, where we will feature […]

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New Short Report: IL-6 levels dominate the serum cytokine signature of severe epidermolysis bullosa - a prospective cohort study

Our PIs Cristina Has and Moritz Hess have published a new research article assessing cytokine levels in children and young adults with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a group of genetically heterogeneous dermatological disorders that affects around 2000 individuals in Germany. Their findings suggest that bacterial colonisation in wounds could significantly contribute to systemic inflammation […]

Good Scientific Practice Course for Doctoral Researchers

From April 3rd to April 5th, doctoral researchers of our SmallData Integrated Research Training Group (SMART) took part in a dynamic and enriching Good Scientific Practice course. The workshop, hosted by Dr. Michael Mende, provided an engaging platform for docs to delve into essential topics crucial for maintaining ethical standards in scientific research. The 1.5-day, […]

A Noteworthy First SmallData Retreat

The picturesque surroundings of Schloss Reinach in Freiburg provided the perfect backdrop for our first SmallData scientific retreat. From March 14th to 15th, SmallData drew together experts from diverse fields to share insights, collaborate, and delve into addressing the challenges of small data for meaningful discoveries. Day 1 Highlights: The morning plenary session set the […]

Successful Collaboration Kick-Off Days for Doctoral Researchers

We are thrilled to share highlights from our recent Collaboration Kick-Off Days held on February 20th and February 27th, 2024. The goal? To ignite collaboration and spark project ideas with disciplines outside of doctoral researchers’ labs. In preparation for the event, doctoral researchers sought out potential research collaborations with docs from other labs within SmallData. They produced […]

New Methodology: Testing similarity of parametric competing risks models for identifying potentially similar pathways in healthcare

Our PIs Nadine Binder and Holger Dette have produced a flexible new tool to address the identification of similar patient pathways in clinical healthcare with funding from the CRC 1597 Small Data. Specifically, they considered parametric competing risk models, where transition intensities may be specified by a variety of parametric distributions. They assessed the similarity […]

SmallData is now on LinkedIn™! 

SmallData is now on LinkedIn™ under “Collaborative Research Center 1597 Small Data”. Follow us there for regular updates on our events, publications and relevant information in the field of small data. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Research Day 2023

SmallData had the pleasure of participating in the University of Freiburg’s Faculty of Medicine’s Research Day on Turning Data-Driven Research into Health Benefits on Friday 24th November 2023. The CRC speaker Harald Binder gave a talk on The Promise of Machine Learning with SmallData and presented the vision and aims of the CRC in general. PI Joschka Bödecker contributed a […]

Josif Grabocka is a new W3 professor at the Technical University of Nuremberg

Our PI Josif Grabocka is now a W3 professor for Machine Learning at the Technical University of Nuremberg (UTN). Automated machine learning is the main focus of the Machine Learning Lab, who are currently developing cutting edge methods to optimise the hyper parameters of deep learning models. Congratulations Josif! Click here to view Josif’s profile […]

Carsten Dormann among eight most cited researchers at University of Freiburg

Our PI Carsten Dormann is among the “Highly Cited Researchers” for 2023 published by the company Clarivate Analytics. Together with seven other researchers from the University of Freiburg he is among the most-cited authors in his research field.  Congratulations!  Click here to view the full press release of the University of Freiburg.

Successful Welcome Days Workshop for Doctoral Researchers in the SMART Integrated Research Training Group

On November 9th and 10th, 2023, we hosted the inaugural ‘Welcome Days’ workshop for the newly established SmallData Integrated Research Training Group SMART for all doctoral researchers within our CRC. The two-day workshop was designed to familiarize doctoral researchers with SMART’s mission, stimulate group activities, and to initiate networking. Key highlights of the Welcome Days […]

SmallData goes Science Days

Our CRC Small Data brought both principal investigators and doctoral researchers to the forefront at Science Days from October 19-21, 2023, in Europa-Park Rust. Engaging students of all ages from Germany, France and Switzerland with interactive exhibits like building cubes from puzzle pieces, they illuminated the field of developing small data methods by combining pieces […]

Frank Hutter receives award for excellent doctoral supervision

Our PI Frank Hutter recently won the 2023 Prize for Excellent Doctoral Supervision, awarded by the University of Freiburg. “The new prize shines a spotlight on outstanding examples of excellent supervision. In this way, it raises awareness that good supervision is possible and recognizes the commitment of the supervisors,” explains Prorector Rensing. Congratulations! Find the […]

CRC 1597 Small Data has officially started

October 1st, 2023 marks the official start of our CRC 1597 Small Data. It has been quite a journey to get to this point. Starting with a brainstorming meeting in 2019, where we Freiburg researchers from different areas of data analysis and artificial intelligence discussed ideas for collaboration and converged on the topic of “small […]

Administrative Manager

Marc Schumacher

Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics,
Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center –
University of Freiburg