HLRS and Institute of Advanced Studies, Brazil, Sign Collaboration Agreement

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The partnership will promote cooperation in research, staff development, and educational programs with a focus on the intersection of advanced digital tools and culture.

The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo, Brazil (IEA), have signed a formal collaboration agreement.


The three-year agreement is intended to build on the complementary strengths of the two institutes related to research on topics such as the digital transformation of society, its political implications, and emerging e-cultures. The organizations plan to develop joint research programs, hold joint international conferences, develop joint continuing education programs, and engage in the exchange of researchers to promote the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

Among the specific areas of collaboration, HLRS and the IEA will focus on topics related to the study of emerging e-cultures that use computer simulation and machine learning, the trustworthiness of information and the problems of disinformation, the history of adaptation and deception in technology and art, and the use of visualization in art.

Leading the partnership are Lucia Maciel Barbosa de Oliveira and José Teixeira Coelho Netto of the IEA Study Group on Computational Humanities at the University of São Paulo, along with HLRS Director Michael Resch and Andreas Kaminski, leader of the HLRS Department of Philosophy of Science & Technology of Computer Simulation.

The collaboration agreement with the IEA is the first for HLRS in South America, and expands on its international network of more than a dozen partner institutions in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

— Christopher Williams