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2nd ASEF Higher Education Innovation Laboratory (ASEFInnoLab2)
November 04th - December 09th, 2021 | online

This project, “Universities’ Role in AI Innovation Ecosystems”, allows participants to explores the role of the universities in national and innovation ecosystems in the age of artificial intelligence and applies a design thinking approach to assist participants in building strategies to work with businesses, policy makers, and international partners in these innovation ecosystems. The project is co-organised by Fudan University and is in partnership with the Association of the Pacific Rim universities (APRU).
How to apply? https://bit.ly/ASEFInnovationLab2_OpenCall

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.

The Formalization and Representation of Expert Knowledge with Visual Analytics to Improve Product Quality in Serial Manufacturing Processes
November 25th, 2021 | 11:00 am |  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. Speaker: Joscha Eirich, BMW Group. Host: Tobias Schreck, CGV

Faculty News

Faculty Day with Inaugural Lecture of David Garcia Becerra

Our Faculty Day took place in at the "Aula Alte Technik". After an short introduction of the Vice Rector Horst Bischof, several tenure track professors gave insights into their research. Before David Gracia Becerra started his interesting inaugural lecture, our Dean´s List Ceremony was held with representatives of each study program and year. The full Dean´s List will be shown within the next few weeks.

Johanna Pirker was awarded the Hedy Lamarr Prize

Seven female researchers were nominated for the award this year. The jury chose Johanna Pirker from our faculty. The young researcher is working on Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Games and Human-Computer Interaction, including the fields of energy research, urban planning and medicine.

Kleine Zeitung profiled Maria Eichelseder

Cryptography is her passion. Maria Eichlseder researches efficient encryption algorithms and heads a cryptography working group at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications. Now the newspaper has had a look at your research.

Gerald Steinbauer finds his way around Mars

Last week, the Mars field simulation "AMADEE-20" of the Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF) started in the geologically highly interesting Israeli Negev desert.  Gerald Steinbauer and his team are supporting with their elaborated equipment. The rover "Mercator" is an autonomous vehicle that - based on navigation data from the drones - finds its own way. The team around Gerald Steinbauer is already participating for the second time.

How secure are our messenger services? Christian Rechberger knows the answer.

WhatsApp, Telegram or WeChat - each of us has at least one messenger service installed on our smartphone. But how secure are these apps in everyday business use? Wirtschaftskammer Österreich asked experts, including Christian Rechberger. Spoiler: Rethink WhatApp.

Manuel Rabol and Jakob Heher received the WKO research scholarship

2 out of 5 students who received the scholarship are from our faculty! Congratulations to Manuel Rabol ("Generating Non-Verbal Communication From Spee") and Jakob Heher ("Security Considerations in Online Learning")!

Jobs, Grants, Open Calls


PhD position (m/f/d) in the area of "Computational Methods for Smart Energy Systems" at the Institute of Software Technology
Apply now!

Tenure Track Professorship Security & Privacy
Application deadline: November 30th, 2021


Grants, Open Calls

OeAD: Sparkling Science 2.0 (in German)
The BMBWF and the OeAD support projects in which research and educational institutions cooperate with partners from business and society and jointly generate new research results. The goal of the funding program is to promote the participation of students and other citizens in research projects.
Deadline: November 9th, 2021

APART-MINT is a funding program for excellent young scientists in mathematics, natural and life sciences, technical sciences and medicine in the first post-doc phase (up to 3 years after doctorate/PhD. The fellowships with a duration of 12 months are intended to support unconventional, innovative, potentially risky ideas with an uncertain outcome.
Deadline: November 05th, 2021

List-Förderpreis 2022 (in German)
Funding is provided for work that makes a future-oriented contribution to solving urban traffic and parking problems. Creative contributions to the traffic of the future are just as welcome as novel concepts and ideas.
Deadline: December 15th, 2021

ÖFG: Preis für Wissenschaftsjournalismus (in German)
The transfer of scientific findings to the public is a central theme of the Third Mission of both university and non-university research. The prize is offered in the categories of daily newspapers, magazines, radio contributions, and television and video contributions, and a maximum of one prize per category is awarded.
Deadline: January 10th, 2022

Stanislaw Lem European Research Prize
Lem Prize is awarded for a recent scientific achievement or discovery made within last 3 years in broadly understood field of science and engineering, with strong elements of technology, interdisciplinarity, creativity, and vision. Lem Prize is awarded annually to one young researcher whose creative work in science or engineering has potential for positive impact on the future of civilization increasingly filled with technology.


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.

Ebrahimi Masoud:
Construction of Finite-State Machines from Black-boxes and Incomplete Specifications

December 06th, 11:00 | webex

Gregor Robert:
Similarity-based Techniques for Automated 3D Restoration of Digitized Cultural Heritage Artifacts

November 23rd, 10:00 | n/a

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