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[NEW]  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.

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.

[NEW]  Seeing through Forest
04 November, 16:00, Zoom
Talk by Univ.-Prof. Oliver Bimber, JKU Linz.

[NEW]  #SiemensStudentTechTalk "Cybersecurity"
11 November, 11:00 - 12:00 CET, online
Topic: 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!

Faculty News

Pocket Code among 20 finalists for the Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest - Vote now!
Pocket Code teaches and allows to create apps using a fast game physics engine and all the phone's sensors including the camera for AR- and AI-based games. Please vote and support a great project by Prof. Wolfgang Slany and more - you can win a 25$ Amazon Gift Card! You can vote up to 3 times per day.

Visionary research on ultra-fast information processing
Ultra fast, safe and energy-saving: The increasing demands on data processing increase the need for high-speed, real-time and low-energy calculations. This also requires completely new hardware concepts. In the new FET Open project ADOPD, the participating research groups are developing ultra-fast computing units based on optical-fibre technologies that function according to the principles of information processing in the brain. Robert Legenstein (IGI) explains: "Such information processing takes place in our brain, namely by neurons in their tree-like (dendritic) branches. This dendritic information processing is highly compressed, runs in parallel and also enables non-linear calculations. And we want to transfer this to novel computer hardware."

AirCampus Podcast: A roof for all data
TU Graz is getting a new building: The "Data House" is to become the new hot spot for innovations in the field of digitization from summer 2022. The focus will be on data-driven business, big data analytics and artificial intelligence.

The Topography of Family History
Reinhold Preiner (CGV) actually only wanted to explore his ancestry. But when his family tree included about 400 people, he realized that the presentation became incredibly confusing. So he researched a completely new way of visualizing genealogical data. He presented the result this year at Eurovis.

Jobs, Grants, Open Calls



University Professor of Biomedical Imaging.
Apply until 26 November 2020.

Tenure Track Professor in Security & Privacy.
Apply until 26 November 2020.




Academic Staff

University Assistant (prae doc, 4 years) at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science (ISDS).
Apply until 28 October 2020.

PostDoc (4 years) at the Institute of Biomechanics (IBM).
Apply until 28 October 2020.

PostDoc (3 years) at the Institute of Software Technology (IST).
Apply until 30 October 2020.

[NEW]  University Assistant (prae doc, 4 years) at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK).
Apply until 11 November 2020.

PhD / Postdoc position for Research on Interpretable Deep Learning and Brain Modelling at the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science (IGI).
Apply now! Project running until March 2023.

PhD Position on Novel Computing Concepts at the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science (IGI).
Apply now! Project running since 01 October 2020.




External Offers



PreDoc Scientist in Embedded Communication Systems at the University of Klagenfurt.
Apply until 25 November 2020.





Grants, Open Calls


Speed up, Buddy!
Empowering first-generation university students and foster equal opportunities for minorities. Approach: Volunteer based 1on1 mentoring from experienced professionals with the same background and/or empathy for our first-generation students (so called „Buddies“).

CSBME Merit-based Scholarships 2019/2020 and Promotional Scholarships 2020.
Apply until 29 October 2020.

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships - Digital Education.
Apply until 29 October 2020.

Austrian Fulbright Scholarship - Going to the USA.
Apply until 30 October 2020.

Call for Papers: Research Across Boundaries: Challenges of Interdisciplinary Work in the Context of Law (REWI-Graz Day of Interdisciplinary Research 2021).
Submit until 30 October 2020.

Preis der Fachgruppe Frauen und Informatik 2021 der Gesellschaft für Informatik.
Die Fachgruppe Frauen und Informatik vergibt wieder zwei Preise für herausragende Abschlussarbeiten von Absolventinnen der Informatik oder eines Studiengangs mit Schwerpunkt Informatik.
Apply until 15 November 2020.

Doctoral Examinations

Info: Candidates can take the final examination (presentation and oral exam) online via video conference call (e.g. Webex) if all parties involved agree. The requirement of publicity can be ensured as follows: Candidates may distribute the meeting link; requests to participate in the video exam can also be sent by e-mail to the chairperson of the exam commission.

Martin Söllradl – tba
23 November, 10:00, WebEx

Erich Kobler – tba
27 November, 15:00, Franz Leberl Seminar Room, Inffeldgasse 16, 2nd floor

Franz Scherr – tba
15 December, 15:30, WebEx

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