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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

Treffpunkt Habil – Information and discussion event
November 29th, 15:30 - 17:30, HS II, Rechbauerstraße 12 and online

The information event for habilitation candidates and scientists who are considering a habilitation project will take place under the title “Treffpunkt Habil”. The event, organised by the Human Resource Development, covers a broad range of topics from the importance of habilitation, the habilitation procedure, related recommendations and support services, the submission procedure to the personal experiences of two already habilitated persons. In addition, there will be enough time to discuss questions from the participants.
Registration until November 24th  here.

Lord of the Ring: Privilege Escalation by Exploiting the Linux Kernel
December 10th, 2021 | 12:00 -14:00 |  i12

During this talk, we will learn how to exploit vulnerabilities in the Linux Kernel and bypass the existing mitigations to escalate privileges from untrusted users to root. Speaker: Pietro Borrello (Sapienza University of Rome)

Faculty News

A long way to go for computer science education in schools
Roderick Bloem, dean of our faculty, would like Europe to be the leader in computer science education and thinks critical about the domestic education policy where, unlike other countries, it has not been possible to create an increased interest in computer science.

Johanna Pirker talked as "Steirerin des Tages" about visions and clichés

According to Forbes magazine, she is one of the most interesting minds of the future and wants to revolutionize computer games. Johanna Pirker talks about some personal information as well as her assessment of the situation of research in Austria and Europe.

Archaeological search engine developed at our Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualisation
Archaeology no longer uses only shovels, spatulas and brushes. Magnetometers and ground penetrating radar systems are also part of their modern toolbox. But how can clay shards from Carnuntum be compared with those from Pompeii? Tobias Schreck and his team is now developing an archaeological search engine for tasks like this. In an interview with ORF, Tobias Schreck explains how such engines work.
Listen here (in German).

Algorithms for responsible resource allocation
A research group including Viktoria Pammer-Schindler from our Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science published a paper on the use of AI for a responsible distribution of resources.

Spotlighted: Game Dev Students Graz - Game Development at TU Graz
The ORF recently reported about our student team Game Dev Students Graz.
See the clip here (in German).

MOOChub.org is expanding further!
MOOChub.org is a German-language collaborative platform for free online learning opportunities. The platform was co-founded by TU Graz in 2015 and now includes over 550 courses.

Jobs, Grants, Open Calls


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

"Senior Scientist with Ph.D." at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Institute of Information Technology.
Application deadline: December 08th, 2021


Grants, Open Calls

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

Anton Fink Science Award for Artificial Intelligence
The award to contribute to strengthening teaching, research and development explicitly in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The prize, endowed with 10,000 EUR, can be awarded to individuals, startups, universities, research institutes, foundations, companies or the like.
for groundbreaking achievements in the research, development or practical application of AI.

Huawei: 220,200€ Scholarship for Austria´s Tech Talents
With a new sponsorship programme, the global technology company is supporting 56 students at the Vienna and Graz Universities of Technology, thereby funding the education of young talent

Amgen Scholars Programme 2022
ETH Zurich offers 15 - 25 scholarships for a summer research stay within the Amgen Scholars Programme. The programme applies to students studying for a Bachelor’s degree at a European university.The ten-week programme covers nine weeks of intensive research in a state-of-the art laboratory in Zurich or Basel. Working as part of a research team, you will have the opportunity to interact with leading scientists and doctoral students. A closing highlight of the programme is the joint symposium for all European Amgen Scholars in Cambridge, UK.
Please find further details on the ETH Zurich Website.
Apply until February 1st.

Student Summer Research Fellowship 2022
The program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain their first research experience in an area of their choice. The fellowship provided by the Computer Science Department of ETH Zurich takes place during two summer months (July 01 - August 31) and is open to all students worldwide. Application starts by beginning of November.
Further information on the 2022 programme, application and the admission criteria can be found here.

Full scholarship to Montclair State University
The city of Graz awards a full scholarship to Montclair State University (New Jersey, USA) in the course of the twinning between Graz and Montclair. This great scholarship enables students from Graz universities to study in the USA for a whole year. Montclair State University is a top university and especially known for its strong entrepreneurship focus.
Apply until November 18th.

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.

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

November 23rd, 10:00 | webex

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

December 06th, 11:00 | webex

Ministro Dos Santos Caldas Pereira Joana
Low-frequency EEG correlates of goal-directed movements to establish natural control in asynchronous BCIs

December 16th, 14:00 | HS H, webex

Prünster Bernd
From One to Many – Harnessing the Collective Capabilities of Connected Devices

December 20th, 09:00 | HS i12


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