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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 24thhere.

Digital TU Graz: TEA Marketplace - Virtual Q&A Session
December 6th, 2021 | 15:30 - 16:30

The focus is on innovative and ideas that simplify or relieve the everyday life of students. You want to be there from the first use case to the final solution? Then TEA Marketplace is the right place for you! Join the virtual Q&A Session.Registration via tea.marketplace@tugraz.at

The Formalization and Representation of Expert Knowledge with Visual Analytics to Improve Product Quality in Serial Manufacturing Processes
December 09th, 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

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)

FarmHack – Ideenmarathon für Agrartechnologie (Online-Hackathon)
December 14th-16th, 2021

Diverse, interdisciplinary teams work together on different issues - from precision agriculture to direct marketing. The best ideas can win a technology budget of €10,000.00 and one year of support from the INNOVATE team.

Faculty News

We want you as a Student Assistant!
Advertised is an one-time activity in supporting the selection committee for English-language Master's programs of our faculty.
Activity: preparation of application documents.(blocked from December-January). Enroll now!

Mind_the Gap - Winning Projects 2021: Master Thesis „Frauen@TUG - Do IT!"
Anna Napetschnig has developed a catalog of measures to qualitatively and quantitatively improve the situation of female computer science students at Graz University of Technology. The master thesis was awarded with the Mind_the Gap prize - prize money 750€. Congratulations!

What is machine learning? Thomas Pock gives answers
Thomas Pock, from our Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision explains what machine learning is and what it has to do with artificial intelligence. Watch on YouTube!

Vote for our "Köpfe des Jahres"!
In the category "Economy and Research" for the Graz region, you have the CSBME choice between Johanna Pirker and the start-up incubed IT.

Gerhard Holzapfel: Aortic muscle cells in an oblique position
The smooth muscles of the aorta do not wind in the vessel wall in an exact circle, but with a slight slant, reports Gerhard Holzapfe within his Leadproject Mechanics, Modeling and Simulation of Aortic Dissection.

Jobs, Grants, Open Calls


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

University Assistant with PhD at the Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science
Application deadline: December 09th, 2021

University Assistant with PhD at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision
Application deadline: December 09th, 2021

University Assistant at the Institute of Medical Engineering
Application deadline: December 08th, 2021

Student Assistant
One-time activity in supporting the selection committee for English-language Master's programs of our faculty. Enroll now!

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

University of Vienna:
Communication Technologies – full professorship
Computer Science (Process-oriented Information Systems) – full professorship
Algorithms – tenure track assistant professorship




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.

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

Mina Basirat:
The Quest for the Golden Activation Function

December 13th, 14:00 | 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 | webex

Christoph Stöckl:
Image Classification with Spiking Convolutional Neural Networks

January 14th, 13:00 | SR IGI, webex

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