What is the basis for the assertion that the Cyber Valley initiative is a world leader in AI research?
One of the most important indicators for the success of independent basic research is the number of scientific publications in renowned journals and at conferences. The most important conferences in the field of machine learning are the “Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems” (NeurIPS) and the “International Conference on Machine Learning” (ICML).
Since 2009, the research institutions associated in the Cyber Valley initiative have consistently ranked first in national comparisons, and are among the leaders in Europe. In a worldwide comparison, the research institutions associated in the Cyber Valley initiative ranked among the top 10 in the field of machine learning in 2019.
Since the Cyber Valley Initiative does not consist of a single institution, all publications that researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, the University of Stuttgart, the University of Tübingen and the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence successfully submitted to the NeurIPS and ICML conferences are counted here.
The reference for this comparison is the website csrankings.org, which maintains a list of academic institutions active in the field of “Computer Science” (CS). One institution is ranked higher than the other based on, among other things, the number of publications or contributions to the most important international conferences. The database on which this publication count is based is again maintained by the “dblp computer science bibliography” (dblp, https://dblp.uni-trier.de/) of the University of Trier. The dblp computer science bibliography is a joint service of Schloss Dagstuhl, the Leibniz Center for Computer Science and the University of Trier. Schloss Dagstuhl is a non-profit limited liability company founded to support and promote the worldwide computer science community.