Past Events

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Gunther Helms:
Membranes in MRI - overlooked, but not invisible

July 07th, 2022, | 4:00 pm
Place: Stremayrgasse 16, 3. Stock (BMT03094)

Gunther Helms, Senior lecturer at Lund University (Sweden) is visiting us due to the doctoral examination of Lukas Pirpamer. Helms talks about "Membranes in MRI - overlooked, but not invisible".

Maßnahmen zur Erhöhung des Frauenanteils an der Fakultät CSBME

July 13th, 2022, | 4-6 pm
Place: HS FSI 2 - Inffeldgasse 11
in German

Anna Napetschnig presents her Master Thesis “Frauen@TUG – Do IT! Successful approaches to improve the qualitative and quantitative situation of female students of computer science at Graz University of Technology” and we will discuss her recommendations.
In her Master thesis “Frauen@TUG – Do IT” Anna Napetschnig has developed a catalog of measures for the qualitative and quantitative improvement of the situation of female computer science students at the TU Graz. The first part of the thesis is an inventory of projects for the promotion of young female computer science students at Graz University of Technology and at comparable universities. The second part consists of qualitative and quantitative surveys of female TU Graz students on these measures. This results in a catalog of measures with individual recommendations for the TU Graz, which have the potential to increase the proportion of female computer science students and to reduce the drop out.

She won the Mind the Gap Diversity Award 2021.
You can watch her presentation >here<.

Verleihung Silberne Diplome Telematik
& Summer Party (internal)

July 05th, 2022, | 5:00 pm
Place: Inffeldgasse 10
Registration required

In the course of the awarding of the Telematics silver diplomas, there will be a department-wide summer party afterwards. All employees of the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering are invited to attend. Please register here.

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Oliver Deussen:
Visualizing Graph Structures

July 05th, 2022, | 1:00 pm
Place: SR CGV

Inevitably, the projection of most graph structures on two-dimensional screens will create errors and therefore visually wrong impressions. In the past, two types of methods have been developed to minimize projection errors and distribute them in a visually pleasing way. The first group of methods, force-directed layouts, interpret the links of a graph as physical springs, while stress-based methods minimize an energy function, which aims to map graph distances faithfully. A unified description of both method types allows to create optimal parameters for both and even to specify new, better methods for most graphs. The addition of vector-based constraints enable systems to render graphs with different layouts and under varying perspectives. Finally, I will show that deviating from all kinds of physical metaphors is a good idea to create even better projection methods.

CSBME goes Dragon Boat Racing @ Graz Riverdays

July 02th, 2022, | 14:00 | Augartenbucht

Besides 3 other TU Graz boats, our faculty also competes with its own boat at this year's Dragon Boat University Cup. Watch us and cheer for us! Fun guaranteed!

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Startup Spritzer #81

June 23th, 2022, | 5:00 pm
Place: Inffeldgasse 13, HS i9
Registration required

This Startup Spritzer is all about startup offerings in Graz: As a young startup, you go through many stages towards success. If you are lucky, you don't have to go this way alone, but are supported by organizations like the Gründungsgarage, the Science Park or the entrepreneurship courses of the TU. Four startups report on their experiences with these programs and share their success stories. Afterwards, the aws will present its funding offers for young entrepreneurs.

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Eva Galperin: Who Deserves Cybersecurity?

June 07th, 2022, | 5:30 pm
Place: Aula Alte Technik


We're all in cybersecurity, but who is cybersecurity for and what does cybersecurity protect? This talk will discuss some of the failures and blind spots of cybersecurity as it stands and discusses the ways in which cybersecurity can be reimagined to protect the marginalized.

Tech talk:
DevOps Theory vs. Practice

June 01st, 2022, | 12:01 pm
Place: WebEx

There are a lot of simplified representations of DevOps, but practice shows that it is more difficult than that. Many tools need to mesh like gears, and humans have to interact with each other to provide functional applications to end users. This talk will show how DevOps can be implemented in a way that serves all stakeholders. Automation techniques like Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery will be introduced, and it will be described how test automatization can be used to reach the goal of a full Continuous Deployment process.

Presenter: Alexander Kalchauer - Alexander is an alumni of TU Graz in Software Engineering and Management and also an alumni of the Catrobat project :logo:. He has worked for 8 years as a technical lead for Dr. Nagler & Company Austria. During this time he was a member of several large project teams working on market data, financial trade data and risk management for several national and international clients. Currently he is implementing DevOps processes for a large German investment company.


Carsten Baum:
Efficient Designated-Verifier Zero-Knowledge and Cheese Puns

May 19th, 2022, | 4:00 pm
Place: IFEG042


Zero knowledge proofs are an important building block in many cryptographic applications. Unfortunately, when the proof statements become very large, existing zero-knowledge proof systems easily reach their limits: either the computational overhead, the memory footprint, or the required bandwidth exceed levels that would be tolerable in practice.

In this talk, I present a designated-verifier zero-knowledge proof system for boolean and arithmetic circuits, called Mac’n’Cheese (CRYPTO 2021), with a focus on supporting large circuits. The work follows the commit-and-prove paradigm instantiated using information-theoretic MACs based on vector oblivious linear evaluation to achieve high efficiency. It additionally allows to optimize disjunctions, with a general OR transformation for proving the disjunction of m
statements that has communication complexity proportional to the longest statement. These disjunctions can further be nested, allowing efficient proofs about complex statements with many levels of disjunctions. Mac’n’Cheese can be made non-interactive (after a preprocessing phase) using the Fiat-Shamir transform.

Additionally, I will present two other recent results which built upon the Mac’n’Cheese proof system. First, I will discuss how to efficiently convert between different proof systems with an approach called Appenzeller2Brie (CCS 2021). Moreover, I will show that a protocol similar to Mac’n’Cheese can be constructed to permit proofs over rings modulo 2^k. This protocol, called QuarkSilver, is the first such protocol to natively work over these rings.

Tech talk:
Development of hand-gesture (camera based) apps (guest lecture by Huawei)

May 18th, 2022, | 12:00 am
Place: Webex

Huawei developers will showcase development of hand-gesture-controlled Android apps using Huawei's  AI/ML based computer vision API (supporting also Google Android, React Native, and iOS) under consideration of test-driven development.


Chia Leung Ho: As a passionate Developer Advocate, Chia Leung Ho is committed to bring the developers community together and provide guidance to the next generation. He specializes in the area of HarmonyOS - Wearable application development, Digital Advertising and Android development using Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). Currently based in Huawei Düsseldorf (Germany) and supporting developers from all over Europe.

Muhammed Şimşek: After graduating as a Computer Engineer, Muhammed Şimşek started working at Huawei at the R&D Center in Istanbul. There he started working on big data analysis of telecommunications data, but quickly switched to working with Android to extend the reach of the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). Currently he works at Huawei Netherlands and supports developers in Germany and the Benelux.

Note: There will be high-tech swags sponsored by Huawei!

You are cordially invited to this talk!

Arranged through Prof. Slany's Catrobat team, winner of the Huawei Best App Europe award 2020.

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Nils Götzen:
EU Horizon Project – SimInSitu

May 16th, 2022, | 16:30 am
Place: BMT01046

SimInSitu is aiming to develop a sophisticated in-silico method to predict the short- and long-term behavior of in-situ tissue engineered heart valves by combing advanced tissue remodeling algorithms with a personalized virtual heart modelling approach. The method will be specifically developed to predict the complex transformation process of biodegradable heart valves from the initially synthetic scaffold into a fully remodeled & functional valve.

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Jaan Raik:
HW-based monitoring and mitigation of cache SCAs

May 11th, 2022, | 9:00 am
Place: IFEG02



Tyge Tiessen:
A formal analysis of boomerang probabilities

April 29th, 2022, | 9:30 am
Place: IFEG042


In the past 20 years since their conception, boomerang attacks have become an important tool in the cryptanalysis of block ciphers. In the classical estimate of their success probability, assumptions are made about the independence of the underlying differential trails that are not well-founded. We underline the problems inherent in these independence assumptions by using them to prove that for any boomerang there exists a differential trail over the entire cipher with a higher probability than the boomerang.
We further provide a framework which allows us to formulate and prove rigorous statements about the probabilities involved in boomerang attacks without relying on independence assumptions of the trails.

Johanna Pirker @ 84th Vienna Children's Lecture

March 27th, 2022, | 11:00 am

What does a great game need?
The Vienna Children's Lectures at the Zoom Children's Museum give inquisitive children aged eight to twelve an insight into the world of science. This time, computer scientist Johanna Pirkner will talk about the various components of an exciting computer game in the lecture "Vom Spielen und Gamen" ("On Playing and Gaming") and will also address the ideas and suggestions of the young audience. Registration is required.

Information event on the Master's program Computational Social Systems

March 30th, 2022, | 05:00 pm | University of Graz, Universitätsstraße 15, HS 15.14

The English-language Master's program deals with new challenges and opportunities of digitalization. Digitalization generates and stores more and more data about our society and our behavior. The master's program trains experts who can derive valuable knowledge from these volumes of data using methods from computer science and specialist know-how and guarantee responsible use of this data. The CSS master's program places great emphasis on interdisciplinarity.

Virtual Open Lab Night 2022

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022, | 5:00 pm |  online

Vision, Learning & Optimization
Thomas Pock and his team show how to solve challenging computer vision and image processing problems using variational methods and machine learning.

Mixed Reality
Denis Kalkofen and his team present novel approaches for mixed reality displays.

Learning & Recognition
Horst Bischof and his team present recent work on autonomous driving and recognition of human motions and activities.

Real-Time Graphics
Markus Steinberger and his team demonstrate real-time graphics, modeling and other 3D applications running in real time on the GPU.

Robotics and 3D
Friedrich Fraundorfer and his team show research results in the area of 3D computer vision and demonstrate the camera drones used the aerial vision lab.

Virtual Reality
Dieter Schmalstieg and his team show novel algorithms and display technologies for Virtual Reality.

The Formalization and Representation of Expert Knowledge with Visual Analytics to Improve Product Quality in Serial Manufacturing Processes

December 09th, 2021 | 11:00 pm |  online

Advances in new technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics are enabling a new generation of smart manufacturing processes. These technologies allow the efficient tracking of the quality of produced parts along every step in the manufacturing process.
Here, sophisticated measurement equipment forms interconnected IoT networks, where the “smartness” level depends to great extent on how organizations can leverage data-driven approaches to create value of resulting big datasets and to support human experts with their high-cognition analysis tasks. In this regard, Visual Analytics (VA) can help to integrate human experts into the visual exploration of IoT data by augmenting analytical reasoning capabilities together with model-supported and custom-designed visualization interfaces. Thus, in this thesis, we analyze the role of VA in serial manufacturing processes. Specifically, we aim to examine how such visualization approaches can be used to formalize and represent expert knowledge to make it readily accessible for the development of data-driven approaches, which show great potential in improving serial manufacturing processes. In doing so, we present results from four design study projects in collaboration with a German manufacturer of electric vehicles. Our results indicate that VA shows great potential in augmenting human analytical reasoning processes of knowledge-intensive tasks. Furthermore, we outline how features, models, and especially labels can be leveraged by organizations as explicit knowledge products to be shared among organizational members and leveraged to engage in sophisticated data-driven approaches.

About Joscha Eirich

Joscha Eirich holds two bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration and information systems from the University of Bamberg.
At the moment he is working on his PhD at BMW Group. His research activities focus on the integration of domain knowledge into machine learning pipelines as well as visual analytics for the analysis of large-scale IoT data from serial manufacturing processes.
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Matchmaking Encryption

December 20th, 2021 | 12:00 -14:00 |  webex

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Daniele Venturi introduce a new form of encryption that we name matchmaking encryption (ME). Using ME, sender S and receiver R (each with its own attributes) can both specify policies the other party must satisfy in order for the message to be revealed. The main security guarantee is that of privacy-preserving policy matching: During decryption nothing is leaked beyond the fact that a match occurred/did not occur. ME opens up new ways of secretly communicating, and enables several new applications where both participants can specify fine-grained access policies to encrypted data. For instance, in social matchmaking, S can encrypt a file containing his/her personal details and specify a policy so that the file can be decrypted only by his/her ideal partner. On the other end, a receiver R will be able to decrypt the file only if S corresponds to his/her ideal partner defined through a policy. On the theoretical side, we define security for ME, as well as provide generic frameworks for constructing ME from functional encryption. These constructions need to face the technical challenge of simultaneously checking the policies chosen by S and R, to avoid any leakage. On the practical side, we construct an efficient identity-based scheme for equality policies, with provable security in the random oracle model under the standard BDH assumption. We implement and evaluate our scheme and provide experimental evidence that our construction is practical. We also apply identity-based ME to a concrete use case, in particular for creating an anonymous bulletin board over a Tor network.

Speaker: Daniele Venturi (Professor of Applied Mathematics, UC Santa Cruz)

SAFEST project - a Hardware Security network

November 22th, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm |  IFEG042

In this talk, Prof. Pagliarini will introduce the SAFEST project and the opportunities for collaboration and staff exchanges between TU Graz and TalTech. SAFEST is a H2020 Twinning action, a type of project where partners are committed to cross-training each other on the complementary topics of (hardware) security and circuit design. In particular, Prof. Pagliarini's team provides expertise on the design of application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). The talk will also cover one successful collaboration between TalTech and TU Graz where a post-quantum crypto core named SABER was recently taped out in 65nm CMOS.

CSBME Faculty Day 2021

October 14th 2021, 13:30 - 18:00 CET, Aula "Alte Technik" and online

In addition to the Inaugural Lecture by David Garcia-Becerra, we will also host the Dean's List awards ceremony for the top students on our faculty and the presentation of the eponymous scholarship.
We are also pleased to have short research presentations by our career professors: Ursula Augsdörfer, Friedrich Fraundorfer, Elisabeth Lex, Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Markus Steinberger, as well as Selina Wriessnegger.
A running buffet rounds off the Faculty Day.

Computer science education in Bavaria: reacting to the challenges of digitization

When: October 19th, 2021 from 17:00 - 18:00
Where: HS BE01, Steyrergasse 30, Ground Floor // Webex
Registration required!

The unstoppable digitization of all areas of life is changing our society sustainably and dramatically. School education must respond to this appropriately, i.e., on a broad front. This requires a carefully planned, long-term, evidence-based overall strategy designed for sustainability, which must touch (almost) all areas of school activity. In line with this universality of demands, an enormous diversity of terms used for informatics education is evident worldwide. We have identified over 40 relevant terms for this purpose. Equally diverse are the teaching contents offered in this area. The identification of competencies to be learned by students poses particular difficulties. There is very little preliminary research on this to date.
To master digital systems, our students need solid knowledge of their technical functioning and logical structure as well as competencies suitable for everyday use to apply digital tools effectively and efficiently. This foundation can only be learned in a dedicated subject of computer science. But all other school subjects must also respond to the challenges of digitization by adapting their learning objectives, learning methods and the media used accordingly. However, it is not easy to make such changes to an existing school system while it is still in operation. The greatest challenge here is the restructuring of pre- and in-service teacher education, both in computer science and in the didactics of all other subjects.
The German State of Bavaria already reacted to this challenge in 2000 with the introduction of a compulsory subject in computer science at its Gymnasien and Realschulen, which was significantly developed designed and supported by the author, i.a. in teacher education, curriculum work, and by writing textbooks. This was followed in 2019 by another major offensive by the state government, in which the existing compulsory subject of computer science was further expanded as well as newly introduced at main schools.
In this presentation, the basic concept of this subject will be presented, as well as some supporting activities such as teacher training. However, in the course of these activities, some persistent obstacles have also emerged that are very difficult to remove, Above all, the low enrollments in teacher training programs for computer science, as can be observed in almost all concerned countries. One possible reason for this could be found in the contradictory personal requirements of a teaching degree on the one hand and a computer science degree on the other.

International Days 2021

When: October 19th, 2021 - October 21st, 2021
Where: Webex

Have you been thinking about going abroad as part of your studies for some time now? Do you keep asking yourself the following questions: Where? When? For how long? What opportunities are there at all?
During the International Days at Graz University of Technology, there will be various opportunities to get information, ask open questions and network with students who are currently doing a semester abroad or are doing their exchange at Graz University of Technology. 

Inauguration Lecture of the new Master´s Computational Social Systems

October 11th 2021, 16:30 CET, Meerscheinschlössl, Mozartgasse 3 8010 Graz, and online

A Kick-Off Event for the new Mater´s Computastional Social Systems. The new program is a cooperation of the two universities of graz. At the event, the rectors of the two universities will say a few introductory words. This will be followed by a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Anniko Hanak (University of Zurich) on The New Faces of Bias in Online Platforms.

#SiemensStudentTechTalk "Cybersecurity"

11 November 2020, 11:00 - 12:00 CET, online

Smart Infrastructure: The dangers of our digital world - and how to tackle them. This new format is a (virtual) "open door" for early Digital-Tech-Talents. Get in contact, meet experts in the technology fields of Siemens and learn more about how it feels to work there!

Seeing through Forest

04 November 2020, 16:00, Zoom

Talk by Univ.-Prof. Oliver Bimber, JKU Linz.

GIT Introduction

02 November, 18:00, YouTube
03 November, 18:00, YouTube
04 November, 18:00, YouTube

A simple introduction to the toolbox GIT, which should especially help students of the first semester, by Stefan Pranger.

EIT Health Innovation Days Austria

28 October - 04 November, online

A digital hackathon that enables participants to help develop innovative solutions in the health sector, win prize money and establish contacts in the start-up scene and industry. In addition, the students are accompanied in mentoring sessions and can conclude the time with a certificate.

CSBME Faculty Day 2020

19 October 2020, 13:00 - 18:30, TUbe Stream

13:00 Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Eduardo Veas
14:15 Award Ceremony for the Silver Diplomas of Telematics
16:15 Award Ceremony for the Dean's List 2020
17:30 Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Leila Taher

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Life Improvement Science and Goal Setting Apps

13 October 2020, 13:00, WebEx

Talk by Falk Lieder, Max Planck Research Group Leader of Rationality Enhancement.

Meeting Point Dissertation

29 September 2020, 9:30 - 11:30 am, HS II (Campus Alte Technik)

Event for people who are working on their dissertation at TU Graz and all those who are interested. In person for a limited number of participants, register until 27 September here.

Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (Constraint Satisfaction Problems)

29 September 2020, 13:00 - 14:00, HS i5

We are pleased to invite you to the trial lecture in the habilitation procedure of Dr. Simos.

ISMIS 2020 – 26th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems

23 - 25 September 2020, Online

The ISMIS 2020 conference is organized by the institute of Software Technology (IST).

There will be a special issue of the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (published by Springer) that will include the best papers (extended versions) of the conference.

Colleagues working on AI-related topics are encouraged to submit a paper!

Registration and info here

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LogicLounge with Cory Doctorow – Working as Inteded: Surveillance Capitalism is not a Rogue Capitalism

21 July 2020, 17:00, online (admission free)

18th public discussion in the series LogicLounge, part of the 32nd CAV 2020.

Digital TU Graz Marketplace Barcamp – Co-Creation and Innovation in Administration and Education

01 July 2020, 16:00 - 19:00, BMTEG038, Stremayrgasse 16, 8010 Graz and online

The programme is developed on site and each participant is allowed and encouraged to stimulate contents and discussions on the two topics "Technology-Enhanced Administration" (TEA) and "Technology-Enhanced Learning" (TEL) at TU Graz. Registration required: Offline places limited!

9th Summer School on Biomechanical Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Methods: From Cells to Organs

[CANCELED] 29 June - 03 July 2020 | TU Graz

The Summer School is addressed to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in biomedical engineering,biophysics,mechanical and civil engineering, applied mathematicsand mechanics, materials science and physiology and more senior scientists and engineers (including some from relevant industries)whose interests are in the area of biomechanicsand mechanobiology of proteins, soft tissues and organs.

STS Conference Graz 2020

[CANCELED] 04 - 06 May 2020 | Graz

The STS Conference Graz is the joint Annual Conference of the Science, Technology and Society Unit - Graz University of Technology, the Inter-Disciplinary Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute of Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS).


Joint Austrian Computer Vision and Robotics Workshop

[CANCELED] 16 - 17 April 2020 | Graz University of Technology

The Joint Austrian Computer Vision and Robotics Workshop aims at further fostering collaboration of Austria‘s computer vision and robotics communities and of discussing emerging topics in both fields. We look forward to the presentation and discussion of recent research as well as current projects from the Austrian Computer Vision and Robotics community.

Best Practices in Modern C++

[CANCELED] 26 March 2020 | 18:00 | HS i11, Inffeldgasse 16b

Talk by Rainer Grimm. Hosted by IST.

Network Medicine: From Cellular Networks to the Human Diseasome

[CANCELED] 18 March 2020 | 17:00 | HS BMT, Stremayrgasse 16, ground floor

Talk by Albert-László Barabási. Hosted by BioTechMed.

AVL Klasse: Kamingespräch mit Georg List

16 March OR 19 March 2020 | 16:30-18:00 | Lendhotel, Grüne Gasse 2, Graz

Event for Bachelor, Master and PhD students working on AVL projects or projects with AVL involvement.

Interactive Visualization of Simulation Data for Geospatial Decision Support

12 March 2020 | 11:00 a.m. | CGV Seminar Room, Inffeldgasse 16c, 2nd floor

Talk by Daniel Cornel (VRVis). Hosted by CGV.

Seeing through Forrest

11 March 2020 | 13:00 | ICG Seminar Room, Inffeldgasse 16, 2nd floor

Talk by Univ.-Prof. Oliver Bimber (JKU Linz). Hosted by ICG.

CS Talks #7: Collaboration is Key – Human-Centered Design of Computational Systems

10 March 2020 | 17:00 | Aula Alte Technik, Rechbauerstraße 12/I, 8010 Graz

Talk by Claudia Müller-Birn (Freie Universität Berlin)

Bachelor/Master Topic Presentation CGV

09 March 2020 | 13:00 | SR CGV, Inffeldgasse 16c, 2nd floor, 8010 Graz

We present ideas for master's or bachelor's theses and seminar and master's projects in the winter semester in a compact and non-binding way - partly also paid in the context of projects - first come, first serve! The work areas cover a wide range of topics in computer graphics e.g. CAD/CAGD, procedural modeling, 3D similarity search, virtual restoration of 3D objects, 3D realism, simulation and animation, as well as visual interactive data analysis (visual analytics, visual search) and digital library technologies.

Green Tech Jam 2020

06 - 07 March 2020 | Inffeldgasse 13

Interdisciplinary student hackathon on the topic of "Code & Concept for Green Tech".

Come and join us at the Green Tech Jam 2020 hosted by Green Tech Cluster Styria and the Graz University of Technology in cooperation with Green Tech companies. 

The aim is to bring together students from different disciplines (coders, designers, developers, engineers, environmental system scientists, …) in interdisciplinary teams and to work on creative new solutions. Participants rapidly prototype product/service designs and inject new ideas to foster growth in the green tech industry. The results will be presented in 10 minutes pitches in front of a professional jury. Prize money of € 5000 will be divided between the best solutions!

Computer Graphics for Breakfast

06 March 2020 | 08:30 a.m. | SR CGV, Inffeldgasse 16c, 2nd floor, 8010 Graz

At the beginning of the semester Fraunhofer Austria and the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization (CGV) invite you to have breakfast. Enjoy some coffee, tea and waffles while talking about bachelor and master thesis topics.

Nonlinear Dynamics of Human Aortas for Material Characterization

05 March 2020 | 16:00 | BMT03094, Stremayrgasse 16, 3rd floor

Talk by Prof. Marco Amabili (McGill University, Canada). Hosted by BIOMECH.

Klimakrise und Bewusstseinswandel

04 March 2020 | 18:00 | Aula Alte Technik, Rechbauerstrasse 12, 1st floor

[in German] Sustainability4U-Ringvorlesung von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie). Seit dem Bewusstwerden der globalen Umweltveränderungen in den 1970er Jahren wird ein Bewusstseinswandel gefordert. Viel Zeit ist verstrichen. Umwelt- und Klimabewusstsein haben sich in dieser Zeit durchaus geändert, zumindest in vielen europäische Ländern. Auch in der Technik hat sich viel getan, vergleicht man etwa die Effizienz heutiger Autos mit denen von damals. Und politisch wurde einiges verändert. Aber dennoch, das alles scheint bei Weitem nicht zu reichen. Die Emissionen steigen und steigen, die Perspektiven auf die Zukunft des Klimas verdüstern sich. Was läuft hier eigentlich falsch? Antworten auf diese Frage wären der Schlüssel für Rezepte, wie wir es besser machen können. Diesen Weg will der Vortrag ein Stück weit beschreiten.

Visual Analytics for Spatio-Temporal Event Data

27 February 2020 | 11:00 a.m. | CGV Seminar Room, Inffeldgasse 16c, 2nd floor

Talk by Daniel Seebacher (University of Konstanz). Hosted by CGV.

Flexible Vision Augumentation for Social Inclusion

03 February 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00 | SR Franz Leberl, Inffeldgasse 16, 2nd floor

Talk by Prof. Kiyoshi Kiyokawa (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan). Hosted by ICG.

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Autonomous Systems in the Intersection of Controls, Learning Theory and Formal Methods

24 January 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 | IFEG042, Inffeldgasse 16a, ground floor, 8010 Graz

Talk by Ufuk Topcu (University of Texas at Austin). Hosted by IAIK.

Top Think #26: 10 years of IST Austria

23 January 2020 | 17:00 - 18:30 | Aula Alte Technik, Rechbauerstraße 12/I

Talk by Thomas A. Henzinger, President of IST.


B0 Matters: The Need for MR Quantitative Methods, Example of QSM and Fast Relaxometric Mapping

14 January 2020 | 15:30 | BMT03094, Stremayrgasse 16, 3rd floor

Talk by Ludovic de Rochefort (Aix-Marseille Université). Hosted by IMT.

Synthesis of Safe, Optimal and Compact Strategies for Cyber-Physical Systems

19 December 2019 | 10:00 | SR IST, Inffeldgasse 16b, 2nd floor, 8010 Graz

Talk by Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University). Hosted by IST.

Nobel Lecture 2019

16 December 2019 | 17:00 | HS P1, Petersgasse 16

Nobel Laureate Prof. Stefan Hell: "Optical microscopy: the resolution revolution"

Registration before 09 December 2019 here.

more info here


Classification of small and heterogeneous data in BCI

12 December 2019 | 11:00 | BMT01046, Stremayrgasse 16

Talk by Prof. Michael Tangermann (University of Freiburg). Hosted by INE.

Top Think #25: Making Open Science a Reality

29 November 2019 | 17:00 | Aula Alte Technik, Rechbauerstraße 12/I

Robert-Jan Smits, President of TU Eindhoven, is talking about the profound changes concerning the way science and research are performed.


Bachelor@IAIK 2020

29 November 2019 | 12:00 | Inffeldgasse 16a, ground floor

The Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications presents new open bachelor's thesis topics and awards prizes to excellent students who contributed to scientific publications this past year.

CS Talks #6: The Rise of AI and Robotics - How will it change the way we work and live?

28 November 2019 | 17:00 | Aula Alte Technik, Rechbauerstraße 12/I, 8010 Graz

Talk by Charlotte Han (NVIDIA)

Game Dev Talk: Patrice Désilets

26 November 2019 | 18:30 | HS i7, Inffeldgasse 25D

Game Dev legend Patrice Désilets - creator of Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and CEO of Panache Digital - will give a talk at TU Graz.


Viscoelastic Model of Human Myocardium

19 November 2019 | 16:00 | SR BMT01046, Stremayrgasse 16, 8010 Graz

Talk by David Nordsletten, DPhil (University of Michigan). Hosted by BIOMECH.


Das Austria-Forum: Ein multimediales Wissens- und Forschungsportal

15 November 2019 | 18:00 | Bibliothek TU Graz, Technikerstraße 4

Talk by Hermann Maurer. Register via


NXP CUP EMEA Challenge: Information Event

13 November 2019 | 10:00 - 12:00 | SR NXP Semiconductors, Inffeldgasse 16/I, 8010 Graz

It’s small. And it runs real-world autonomous car software.

THIS IS NXP CUP. It’s your invitation to make a pro-level autonomous model car. You’ll build, program, and race a model car against other teams for fastest time and precise maneuvering.

3-2-1---GO! Registrations are open from October 7 until the end of November. Team up with a maximum of 3 people no matter if it is from High School, Bachelor, Master or Robotics Club. Qualification Races and Final Race in Bucharest will be in Spring 2020.

The entry kit comes equipped with NXP components that are used in cars on the road today. All you need is basic embedded software programming and circuitry knowledge – and the willingness to learn!

Meet us on 13 Nov @ Inffeldgasse – food and beverages provided!

Registration and info here.

Download the presentation here.

Info Event: High-Potential Programme – Circle of Excellence Graz

12 November, 19:00, SR UFO, Kopernikusgasse 24 | 14 November, 19:00, Uni Graz, ReSoWi, Bauteil G, SZ 15.22

The CoE student support programme yearly offers 20 new members a varied programme with individual coaching, soft-skill trainings, contact to renowned partner companies as well as a professional network with more than 300 alumni.


Catalysts Coding Contest 2019

08 November 2019 | HS i3, Inffeldgasse 25D, 8010 Graz

The Catalysts Coding Contest - Europe's largest competition for software developers enters the next round. In a total of 19 host cities - including Graz, Vienna, Cairo and Bucharest - as well as via the Internet, enthusiastic programmers will meet to solve a tricky task in teams in a maximum of four hours.


Focus on FAIR - FAIR Data and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

07 November 2019 | Aula Alte Technik, Rechbauerstraße 12/I, 8010 Graz

Workshop for researchers and research support staff, covering all aspects of FAIR data and regional, national and international EOSC-relevant initiatives, including links to industry. The language of the Workshop will be English and everyone is welcome.

The workshop is free but numbers are limited.

Registration and info here


04 - 06 November 2019 | Berlin, Germany

Digitization of third-party fund management Organization and audit security - Administration, outsourcing and data protection.

Registration and info here

Understanding Scalability with System Size in Robotics, Computing and Nature

04 November 2019 | 17:00 | SR IGI, Inffeldgasse 16b/I, 8010 Graz

Talk by Prof. Heiko Hamann (Universität zu Lübeck). Hosted by IST.


The Elusive Goal of BCI-based Communication with CLIS-ALS Patients

04 November 2019 | 11:00 | SR BMT01046, Stremayrgasse 16, 8010 Graz

Talk by Prof. Moritz Grosse-Wentrup (Universität Wien, Research Group Neuroinformatics). Hosted by INE.


How to Use GIT

22 October, 18:15 - 19:45 | 24 October, 18:30 - 19:45 | 29 October, 18:30 - 19:45 | HS i1, Inffeldgasse 18

This information event covers basic terms and shell commands for the use of GIT. Setup, Stages, Repositories, Commits, Remotes, Branches, etc.. Beside these terms the most important commands for the beginning are discussed. A simple introduction to the toolbox GIT, which should especially help students of the first semester. By Stefan Pranger.


Computational Displays for VR/AR/MR Enhancement

28 October 2019 | 14:00 | SR Franz Leberl, Inffeldgasse 16/II, 8010 Graz

Talk by Dr. Yifan Evan Peng (Stanford University). Hosted by ICG.


Study Abroad Pop-Up Stands

16 October, 11:00-13:00, Alte Technik | 17 October, 10:00-12:30, Inffeldgasse | 23 October, 10:00-13:00, Neue Technik

Information and advice on international stays for TU Graz students (internships, master theses, study stays, summer programs)


[CANCELED] How Robots See – CS Talks #5

15 Oktober 2019 | 17:00 | Aula Alte Technik, Rechbauerstraße 12/I, 8010 Graz

Talk by Margarita Chli (ETH Zurich)


Complexity Science at Work - 3 Examples [Route 63]

11 Oktober 2019 | 15:30 | HS FSI 1, Inffeldgasse 11

Talk by Stefan Thurner (Meduni Wien) and presentation of the winners of the Competitive Projects for Route 63.


Job Fair "Meet Hidden Champions 2019

10 Oktober 2019 | 14:00 | Uni Graz, Aula

Pitching with a difference: 22 start-ups and medium-sized growth companies from the Graz region will have 8 min. each for their presentation to students and young graduates of TU Graz and UNI Graz. In total these companies will have 280 jobs and internships or topics for master's theses to offer in the near future. Also: FREE CV CHECK!

Registration and info here

Computer Graphics for Breakfast

04 Oktober 2019 | 09:00 | SR CGV, Inffeldgasse 16c/II, 8010 Graz

At the beginning of the semester Fraunhofer Austria and the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization (CGV) invite you to have breakfast. Enjoy some coffee, tea and waffles while talking about bachelor and master thesis topics.


ICG Open Lab Night 2019

02 Oktober 2019 | 18:00 | Inffeldgasse 16/II, 8010 Graz

Open to all students and prospective researchers.
18:00 Opening, Information about Project Courses.
Pizza and drinks afterwards, as well as live demos of research projects.


Neuroscience, robotics, AI and medical informatics: New insights with diversity & ethics

26 - 27 September 2019 | TU Graz, Stremayrgasse 16, 8010 Graz

3rd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series - Research ethics and societal impact

In this 2-day workshop, scientists from different fields like neuroscience, robotics, AI and medical informatics will provide you with insights on how they consider variables such as sex, gender, age etc. Additionally, experts in ethics and diversity will introduce you to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) concepts and their practical application.

This workshop addresses researchers and students who want to…

  • explore and make best use of gender and diversity in their field of expertise
  • get to know and apply RRI and ethical standards and useful tools for “diversity in research”
  • share experiences and gain innovative insights from cross-science perspectives

Participation fee for TU Graz students: 100€ (instead of 250€)

Application deadline: 20 September 2019


Reality-based Interaction for Visual Data Analysis

26 September 2019 | 14:00 | SR Franz Leberl, Inffeldgasse 16/II, 8010 Graz

Talk by Prof. Dr. Harald Reiterer (Uni Konstanz), hosted by ICG.


International Conference on Human-Centered Digitalization

20 - 21 September 2019, TU Graz, Inffeldgasse 13

How to Develop Next Generation of Humans and Robots for a Secure, Harmonic and Prosperous Future of Europe and Japan? The aim of the conference is to identify ways of safeguarding and maintaining human integrity and values in the midst of a technological development where they become less and less necessary for the technologies to work. While not denying the benefits of technological advancements the organizers of this conference would also like to discuss how to develop the next generations of humans and robots for a secure and prosperous future, not least for Europe and Japan.

Students can apply for free attendance!


8th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2019

16 - 20 September 2019 | Institute for Neural Engineering, TU Graz

The 8th Graz BCI Conference 2019 (GBCIC2019) will host:
Pre-Conferece Workshops, Keynotes, Talkes, Posters, 2nd BCI Science Slam, Industrial Exhibition, Opening Cocktail, Gala Dinner and Researchers from all over the world from the BCI field!

The CYBATHLON BCI Series 2019 is connected with the 8th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2019.


Security & Correctness Summer School 2019

16 - 20 September 2019 | Research Center "Dependable Internet of Things", TU Graz

Welcome to the Third School on Security & Correctness 2019, held from 16.-20. September. It is hosted by the research center “Dependable Internet of Things“, located at Graz University of Technology. This school targets graduate students interested in security and correctness aspects of computing devices.

The main topics of the school are

  • Runtime Security
  • Side-Channels
  • Security Verification
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography

During the five-day school, participants will gain awareness of these security challenges in the context of IoT. Introductory classes are supplemented by advanced courses and practical lab sessions. Students are encouraged to present their current research topics in a special PhD Forum. During spare time participants are invited to enjoy the city of Graz and attend organized events.


Lightweight Online Visualization of 3D Big Data Over Mobile Web Browsers

19 September 2019 | 16:00 | CGV Seminar Room, Inffeldgasse 16c/II, 8010 Graz

Talk by Prof. Jinyuan Jia (Tongji University), hosted by CGV.



17 September 2019 | Institute of Neural Engineering, TU Graz

At the CYBATHLON BCI Series 2019, teams from around the world will showcase their BCI technology, while competing against each other. In the BCI race, pilots can move their avatar quickly towards the finishing line only if the computer receives and detects the correct brain signal at a specific moment.


Game Dev Days 2019

06 - 08 September 2019 | HSi7, Inffeldgasse 25d, 8010 Graz

Game Dev Days Graz is a community event for everyone who is interested in game development: connecting industry, indies, academia, research. #gddg19


Modern Tools for Logic Synthesis

19 August 2019, 15:00 - 16:30 | IFEG042, Inffeldgasse 16a, 8010 Graz

Talk by Dr. Heinz Riener, hosted by IAIK.

This talk provides an introduction to the EPFL logic synthesis libraries [1,2], a set of modular and open-source C++ libraries developed to tackle complex research problems in logic synthesis and verification.  The talk describes the overall design principles of the libraries and presents a snapshot of the current development.  By example, it is shown how the libraries can be used to solve selected logic synthesis problems from various domains.


32nd International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2019)

09 - 11 July 2019 | Alte Technik, Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz

This annual event brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of intelligent systems research in order to discuss theoretical foundations and their application in practice. Without doubt, today many smart, intelligent systems assist us more or less visible in our everyday's live. Be it the more or less successful smart behavior of our mobile phone, autonomous trains connecting airport terminals, recommender systems drawing our attention to products we might need, or autonomous rovers exploring outer space or hazard sites. Complementing about 70 paper presentations, we will enjoy three keynotes:  Reiner John: "The 2nd wave of AI -- Thesis for success of AI in trustworthy, safety critical mobility systems''),  Dietmar Jannach: "Session-based Recommendation: Challenges and Recent Advances'', and Louise Trave-Massuyes:  "Contributions of diagnostic reasoning to the general demand for AI in the industry''. See you at IEA/AIE 2019!


Threshold Cryptography against Combined Attacks

09 July 2019 | 10:00 - 11:30 | IFEG042 , Inffeldgasse 16a

Talk by Dr. Sevtla Petkova-Nikova, hosted by IAIK.


FFG Webinar: 2019 Calls in ICT/Horizon 2020 - Upcoming funding opportunities in Information and Communication Technologies

27 June 2019, 14:00 - 15:00

The ICT Work Programme 2020 comprises an impressive budget of over 1 billion Euro. The first set of calls for proposals are to be launched in July 2019 already.

FFG experts will give you a quick overview on all topis of these calls. You will get information on what topics are opened, what funding instruments (“project types”) will be used and what underlying EU policies are to be taken into account when compiling a project proposal.


Wearable Computing Exchange

19 June 2019 | 13:00 | HS i9, Inffeldgasse 13

Talks by Prof. Ernst Kruijff, Prof. Thad Starner and Dipl.-Ing. Granit Luzhnica, hosted by ISDS.


Towards subdivision solids as an approach to IGA for objects with functionally graded properties

19 June 2019 | 11:00 | SR CGV, Inffeldgasse 16c/II

Talk by André Stork (Fraunhofer IGD), hosted by CGV.


“In-memory and Neuromorphic Computing": Accelerating AI Applications

19 June 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00 | HS i11, Inffeldgasse 16b

Talk by Evangelos Eleftheriou and Angeliki Pantazi of IBM Research Zurich, hosted by IGI.


Perception-driven quality improvement in displayed and fabricated 3D content

18 June 2019 | 14:30 | SR ICG, Inffeldgasse 16/II

Talk by Karol Myszkowski (MPI Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany), hosted by ICG.


CS Talks #4 | Birds of a Feather Flock Together: The Influence of Social Homophily on the Visibility of Minorities Online

17 June 2019 | 17:00 | Aula Alte Technik

Claudia Wagner (University Koblenz-Landau | Leibnitz Institute for the Social Sciences). #cstalks


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Antrittsvorlesung Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Gebser

"Herr oder Diener des Menschen? Der Aufstieg der Künstlichen Intelligenz"

13 June 2019 | 17:00 c.t. | Stiftungssaal der Kärntner Sparkasse (Campus Universität Klagenfurt)

Martin Gebser, geboren 1978 in Berlin, ist seit Oktober 2018 Professor für Adaptive und Vernetzte Produktionssysteme (Schwerpunkt Informatik) an der Fakultät für Technische Wissenschaften.

Wissensrepräsentation und -verarbeitung, Kombinatorische Suche und Optimierung, Deklaratives Problemlösen, Constraints und Präferenzen, Common-sense Reasoning, Planen und Scheduling

Kleines Buffet im Anschluss. Um Anmeldung bis 2. Juni wird gebeten unter:


Themen-Stammtisch zur DSGVO

04 June 2019 | 17:00 - 18:30 | Café Kork, Lessingstraße 25, Campus Alte Technik

Discuss interesting topics with your TU Graz colleagues at the new event series "Themen-Stammtische". The first discussion round is all about the GDPR. The event will be held in German. Please register via mail until 28 May 2019.


Software Testing Contest 2019

04 June 2019 | 16:00 - 19:00 | HS i12, Inffeldgasse 16b, basement floor

Welcome to the Software Testing Contest 2019 in Graz!

Over the past decades, we have built software to improve our efficiency, reliability, and safety in production, business, daily life, etc. These goals, however, cannot be accomplished if the software is not properly tested.

With this contest, we want to provide an opportunity to use programming and testing skills to compete with other students.

The three top ranked competitors will be sponsored to represent the TU Graz at the International Software Testing Contest 2019 in Sofia. This includes expenses for transportation and lodging.


Absynthe: Automatic Blackbox Side-channel Synthesis

04 June 2019 | 16:00 - 18:00 | HS i7, Inffeldgasse 25D

Ben Gras (VU Amsterdam)


Study Abroad Fair 2019

22 May 2019 | 10:00 - 15:00 | Inffeldgasse 25D

Your opportunity to find out about exchange programmes and scholarships offered by TU Graz, including information booths and short presentations concerning various study abroad possibilities.


Session Resumption Protocols and Efficient Forward Security for TLS 1.3 0-RTT

17 May 2019 | 10:00 | IFEG042, Inffeldgasse 16a

Talk by Tibor Jager (Paderborn University)


Workshop "The Meanings of Reproducibility"

17 May 2019 | 9:15 - 16:30 | HS i9, Inffeldgasse 13/EG

The Graz Open Science Initiative (GOSI), a grassroots initiative founded by researchers from Graz-based institutions is pleased to announce its first workshop to bring together students, early-career researchers and established academics to consider what reproducibility means in the context of their own research, and how reproducibility can best be achieved.

Sign-up is free but places are limited!

For further questions, please contact

Sign up here.

Speech as Barometer of the Brain

08 May 2019 | 14:00 | HS i9, Inffeldgasse 13

Colloquium of the Field of Expertise "Information, Communication & Computing" by Prof. Christian Poellabauer (University of Notre Dame, US and currently Fulbright Visiting Professor at TU Graz).


Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies: 18th STS Conference Graz 2019

06 - 07 May 2019 | Hotel Weitzer

The STS Conference Graz 2019 is the joint Annual Conference of the Science Technology and Society Unit of the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science of the Technical University of Graz, the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute for Advanced Studies of Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS).


Vorstellung neuer Studienpläne

06 May 2019 | 18:00 | HS i13, Inffeldgasse 16b

Bachelorstudienpläne Informatik, Software Engineering and Management, Information and Computer Engineering. Präsentation von Änderungen und Äquivalenzliste, inkl. Q&A Session.

Vorgestellt von der Basisgruppe Informatik und Softwareentwicklung und der Studienvertretung Information and Computer Engineering.


Old and New - Deep Learning Meets Classical Computer Vision

03 May 2019 | 10:00 | SR Franz Leberl, Inffeldgasse 16/II

Prof. Stefan Roth (TU Darmstadt)


LazyFP: Why discovering side channels is not a beach vacation

30 April 2019 | 16:00 - 18:00 | HS i7, Inffeldgasse 25D

Talk by Thomas Prescher and Julian Stecklina


Is it real, is it fake, is it a deal or a data breach in the make? - Social Media & Law

30 April 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00 | HS i4, Inffeldgasse 25D

Talk by Prof. Kai Erenli


On Nonlinear Approximations and the Linear Hull Effect

26 April 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00 | IFEG042, Inffeldgasse 16a

Anne Canteaut (Inria Paris Research Center)


Grazer Linuxtage 2019

26 - 27 April 2019 | Campus Inffeldgasse

Annual conference for open-source software and hardware in Graz. #glt19


Tag der offenen Tür

25 April 2019

Blicken Sie für einen Tag hinter die Kulissen der TU Graz! Schülerinnen, Schüler und Studieninteressierte erhalten einen Einblick in Forschung und Lehre an der TU Graz.

Auch an unserer Fakultät finden Sie Infotouren, Info-Sessions und Infostände.


UI 4.0 - Synergetic Effects between Computer Science and Games

23 April 2019 | 11:00 | Franz Leberl Seminar Room, Inffeldgasse 16/II

Gudrun Klinker (TU Munich)


Your Friends Are Better Than You: The Friendship Paradox and its Social Consequences

27.03.2019 | 17:00 | Aula Alte Technik

CS Talk #3 by Kristina Lerman (USC University of Southern California)


Global Game Jam Graz 2019

25. - 27.01. 2019 | TU Graz, FSI1/2, Inffeldgasse 11

Innovation. Collaboration. Experimentation. Get together and create games in one weekend!


Route 63 Info Event for Students

09.01.2019 | 18:00 | HS i2

A presentation of course content, goals of and inscription to the new elective course catalogues for Software Engineering and Management Master's students.


CS Talk #2

14.12.2018 | 17:00 | Aula Alte Technik

Nava Tintarev (Delft University of Technology)

Supporting User Control for Diverse Item Recommendations


Inaugural Lecture

21.11.2018 | 14:00 | Aula Alte Technik

Matthias Böhm

Data Management for Data Science - From Database Systems to Machine Learning Systems and Back


CS Talk #1 - Empowering Girls and Women Worldwide to Innovate Using AI by Tara Chklovski


CS Talks is a new lecture series on current issues in computer science and society.


From Confirmation Bias to Echo Chambers - A Data Driven Approach


Kick-Off-Event for Route 63, a new cooperation between TU Graz and KFU Graz.


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