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Reallabor – Experiences with digitalization at TU Graz - April 07th, 2021. 13:00-15:45

How was the sudden digitalization at TU Graz, necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, experienced by students and staff in spring 2020? The project "Reallabor" sought answers to this question. The research team will present the results in an online event and discuss possible future concepts of a digital university together with you. The "Reallabor" team and the Vice Rectorate for Digitalization and Change Management cordially invite you to attend! Registration: digitale.tugraz@tugraz.at


2. FAIR Data Austria Online-Projektmeeting - April 13th, 2021.10:00-13:00

This project promotes collaboration between Austrian universities in developing coherent and robust research data services to support research data management with expertise and related tools.


5. Green Tech Jam: Interdisciplinary student hackathon “Code & Concept for Green Tech” - April 16th 09:00 - April 17th 17:00, 2021

You are tired of lockdowns and want to have some fun and (at least) an online party? Want to get together with a bunch of creative and talented people and create digital solutions for a greener future? The Green Tech Jam is a hackathon for the green-minded community where young talents and Green Tech companys are working on a worth living future.

Faculty News

Hellomath: TU Graz student found learning platform for the math school-leaving exam

Calculating probabilities, uncovering the value of X, analyzing graphs - math is the terror of many students. For students Maximilian Mallweger and Matthias Hülser, however, the subject is a passion. "Yes, it exists!" they write on their website Hellomath - the self-founded learning portal where students can prepare for the centralized math Matura.


Algorithm-Generated Music Recommendations: Low Accuracy for Fans of Non-Mainstream Music

Listeners of high-energy music such as hard rock and hip-hop may be given less accurate music recommendations by music recommender systems than listeners of other non-mainstream music, according to research published in the open access journal EPJ Data Science.


Learning Analytics

TU Graz computer scientist Valentin Kassarnig et al. has investigated how future academic performance can be predicted: They compared the approaches of collecting data from social networks and other digital media on the one hand, and drawing on information from past performance (school grades, test and exam results) on the other. Better predictions were achieved with the second approach, which also requires less intrusion into people's privacy. 


Jobs, Grants, Open Calls

Academic Staff

Postdoc position in the field of Computational methods for Smart Energy Systems at the Institue of Software Technology
Starting between April-June 2021.

PhD researcher in Post-Quantum Cryptography at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications
Apply until April 20th, 2021

General Staff

Project employee as test engineer / HTL graduate for the testing of medical devices at the Institute of Health Care Engineering
Apply now!

Grants, Open Calls

FFG: Energy Research- 7th call for proposals
The aim is to expand technological competencies, pick up on new trends and strengthen Austria as a location for clean energy technologies. This call focuses on research and development of innovative materials, technologies, systems and concepts. Topics of the call are: Energy systems and grids; Industrial energy systems; Storage and conversion technologies; Digitalization as a cross-cutting technology. Deadline: April 15, 2021

Artificial Intelligence Dependability Assessment - Student Challenge
Siemens Mobility aim to attract AI-learning students to contribute their knowledge and ideas to improving safety decisions in Mobility! Students are encouraged to develop an AI model for a simple classification problem with demanding safety requirements. A total of 10,000 EUR in prize money awaits the best and most reliable AI models. Deadline: May 02, 2021

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.

Ralph Gerhard Samer - tba
April 26th, 15:00, WebEx

Lukas Pfeifenberger - tba
April 27th, 15:00, WebEx

Carla Alexandra Souta Barreiros - tba
April 30th, 10:00, WebEx

Darjan Salaj - tba
May 12th, 15:30, WebEx

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