The base.camp is a creative laboratory of computer science at the University of Hamburg. It serves as an interdisciplinary platform for applied research in the core topics Big Data, Artificial intelligence (AI) and SEcurity (BASE). With this focus the lab wants to support digitisation.
Due to the progress in information technology, more and more data is accumulating. Preparing and evaluating this data requires a lot of technical know-how. The data alone is not an end in itself, we want to gain knowledge from the raw data (text, protocols, sensor data). Methods of artificial intelligence (AI/AI), such as information extraction or deep learning, are suitable for this purpose.
In addition, we want our systems to become increasingly secure. With an increasing number of computers, smartphones and the Internet of Things, the risks for the digital infrastructure are also growing. We therefore use security research methods to better secure networks and systems so that communication remains secure and private.
The interdisciplinary working lab is open for student initiatives that want to try out innovative concepts. It offers space to develop own ideas, which are iteratively implemented and improved as prototypes. The close supervision in the lab in cooperation with computer scientists creates solutions for real problems.
The base.camp is part of the ahoi.digital platform for Hamburg universities. On this platform, the base.camp is part of a network of creative labs at Hamburg's universities.