Faculty News

Graz becomes capital of digital game development

28 August 2019

What do games such as "The Settlers", "Fallout: New Vegas" and "Frostpunk" have in common? Their developers have been invited by Game Development Graz and TU Graz to give talks at the Game Dev Days Graz from 6 to 8 September.

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New project proposal of TU Graz with MIT and UC Berkeley

20 August 2019

Together with the App Inventor team at the MIT, the Snap! team at UC Berkeley, and the Play Learn Foundation India, Wolfgang Slany and his team submitted a proposal for a huge grant, i.e., money that we will spend on developing Catrobat / Pocket Code. If they get it, the Catrobat project will have a budget of 5 million US$, per year, for 5 years!

Their vision: "We help eradicate poverty, starting in India. A sustainable prosperity depends on an economy of innovation, which in turn depends on creativity and technical skills. Smartphones with Internet enable even young people to sell apps to a worldwide market."

Please support the project by watching the video on YouTube!

Learn more about the project here

Vice World Championship for RoboCup-Team of TU Graz

16 July 2019

Another success story for a student team of Graz University of Technology: The RoboCup team GRIPS wins the vice world champion title of the league "Logistics" at the Robotics World Championship RoboCup 2019 in Sydney.

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Go International: Students from Russia and our Faculty Participated in a Joint Project Marathon

15 July 2019

The International Student Project Marathon is not too well-known yet but extremely promising and quite unique in many ways. Its goal is to unite young scientists from different countries, develop student exchanges and get new research results. Eleven graduate and postgraduate students from the SPbPU ICST and the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering TU Graz, along with teachers from Russia and Austria, took part in the joint marathon.

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Forum für Technik und Gesellschaft awards sponsorship prize for theses with special social relevance

09 July 2019

Among the seven recipients of the prize are four members of our faculty: Maria Eichlseder, Angela Promitzer, Gerald Palfinger and Bernadette Spieler. Congratulations to all winners!

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Maria Eichlseder and Peter Peßl of IAIK receive doctorate with highest presidential honours

01 July 2019

They have completed their schooling, studies and doctorate with excellent results only: After this top performance, Maria Eichlseder and Peter Peßl received their doctorates on June 27th in the ceremony hall of the Alte Technik "sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae". The presence of Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen at the doctoral ceremony is an honour for all those who have gone down this path of excellence. At the doctoral ceremony, the candidates also received the ring of honour with the federal eagle from the President of the Republic of Austria.

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Johanna Pirker and Gernot Müller-Putz win "Steirischer Wissenschaftspreis 2019"

11 June 2019

The prestigious prize was awarded for their work "Maroon - Immersive und motivierende Formen von virtuellem Lernen" and "MoreGrasp: Funktionswiederherstellung der oberen Extremität bei Personen mit hoher Rückenmarkverletzung mit Hilfe multimodaler Neuroprothesen zur Interaktion im täglichen Leben", respectively. Read more on apa or Land Steiermark.

Merit Scholarship and Scholarship Grant by our Faculty for 2018/19 now available.

29 May 2019

Merit Scholarship call in DE / EN.
Scholarship Grant call in DE / EN.

"We Build a City" on AirCampus Graz

29 May 2019

To make technology accessible and tangible: This is the aim of the "Maker Days for Kids" project. Graz University of Technology and the non-profit association BIMS e.V. offer children and young people the opportunity to work creatively in an open workshop in summer. A podcast by Eva Szabo.

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Intelligent pedestrian traffic lights: New system by ICG's Horst Possegger automatically recognises pedestrians' intent to cross the road

27 May 2019

The innovative camera system recognises pedestrians’ intention to cross the road and changes automatically to green. This reduces unpleasant waiting times and allows better flow of motorised urban traffic.

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New curricula for Bachelor programmes Computer Science, Software Engineering and Management and Information and Computer Engineering

21 May 2019

The new curricula were approved by the Senate of TU Graz on 06 May 2019. You can find the official documents here.

A lot has changed in the new plans. The Basisgruppe Information and Computer Engineering has compiled a comprehensive overview and summary here.

After Meltdown and Spectre: Researchers at our Faculty discover new security flaws

15 May 2019

ZombieLoad and store-to-leak forwarding are the names of the new exploits which have just been announced by TU Graz security researchers Daniel Gruss, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz and an international team. The three computer scientists were together with TU Graz Professor Stefan Mangard part of the team which discovered the serious security flaws Meltdown and Spectre last year.

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Try it out yourself here.

New Faculty Newsletter

09 April 2019

We are happy to announce our new service - the CSBME Newsletter! Starting today, you will receive the latest events, news, jobs and doctoral examinations conveniently in your inbox every week.

Do you want something published in the newsletter? Use this form and send an e-mail to newsletter.csbmenoSpam@tugraz.at!

You can find all published newsletters in the archive.

The Consequences of Progress on AirCampus Graz

01 April 2019

What are the long-term effects of technical innovation? The team of Science, Technology and Society Unit (STS) around Günter Getzinger strives to foster sensitivity for possible consequences of progress and sheds light on interactions between science and society. A podcast by Roland Grohs.

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TU Graz sets international standards in cryptography

27.02.2019

Spread over five years, the CAESAR competition focused on encryption processes for digital information. Now the jury has selected TU Graz’s ASCON algorithm as a means of secure encryption for the internet of things.

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Multi-million euro investment in IT security: SGS and TU Graz set up Cybersecurity Campus Graz

11.02.2019

A unique IT security research, education, testing and certification hub is taking shape in Styria, Austria: Cybersecurity Campus Graz. The centrepiece is a new joint research centre and a cybersecurity testing and certification laboratory operated by the SGS Group. Around 400 people will work and perform research there when it enters full operation.

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Dean's List 2018

01.02.2019

The Dean's List 2018  with the top 5% students of our Department is now online. We want to congratulate our excellent students for their achievements and persistance, keep up the good work!

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Researchers Lay Foundation for Smart Contrast Medium

13.12.2018

Under the leadership of TU Graz, namely Stefan Spirk, Andreas Petrovic and Hermann Scharfetter, an international research team has developed a contrast medium concept for MRI, promising unprecedented features in medical imaging.

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Maria Eichlseder presented with Award of Excellence for her outstanding dissertation

07.12.2018

With her thesis 'Differential Cryptanalysis of Symmetric Primitives', Maria Eichlseder from the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communication Technology (IAIK) not only received the prestigious Austrian Award of Excellence, but is now also the first woman at TU Graz to earn her PhD sub auspiciis. Congratulations!

Daniel Gruss wins Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2017/2018

16.11.2018

Daniel Gruss from the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communication Technology (IAIK) supports students' motivation in his course 'Operating Systems' using gamification. Now he was awarded the Prize for Excellence in Teaching in the category 'Young Teacher' alongside Carlo Alberto Boano and Patrick Wurm. Congratulations!

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