The main focus of research in this department is on applied computer science in engineering and multimedia engineering. Research in thelatter centres on multi-modal human-computer interaction, interactive learning and teaching systems, information retrieval and social computing. Computer science in engineering concentrates on the design, implementation and evaluation of intelligent systems in the contextof information and communication technology, mechatronic and medical applications, and the development of reliable systems and scientific computation.
Interactive systems constitute a general focus of research in both domains. By linking up psych­ology with computational science, a research profile has been created that is unmatched at any other German university and combines all the areas of competence in this field.