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The Formalization and Representation of Expert Knowledge with Visual Analytics to Improve Product Quality in Serial Manufacturing Processes
today, 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)

Digital TU Graz: TEA Marketplace - Virtual Q&A Session
December 13th, 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

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.

Matchmaking Encryption
December 20th, 2021 | 12:00 - 13:00 | webex

Daniele Venturi, Professor of Applied Mathematics, UC Santa Cruz, introduce a new form of encryption that we name matchmaking encryption (ME). ME opens up new ways of secretly communicating, and enables several new applications where both participants can specify fine-grained access policies to encrypted data. For instance, in social matchmaking, a sender can encrypt a file containing his/her personal details and specify a policy so that the file can be decrypted only by his/her ideal partner.
Join via the meeting link
Join with meeting ID:
Meeting ID (access code): 2733 968 8841 Meeting password: imNugMMt623

Faculty News

The most start-ups in the environment of a university
With 34 start-ups between January 2018 and July 21, Graz University of Technology has produced the most start-ups in the environment of a university. This is the result of a survey by the initiative "Spin-off Austria" on the academic start-up landscape in Austria. Many of those start-ups are also in connection with our department! We want to light up our department related start-ups.
Contact us and become our next featured business!

TU Graz 100: 330,000 euros awarded to talented students
The "TU Graz 100" program is designed to provide young people with excellent learning success with an education in science and technology - regardless of their financial background. Now the first 36 talents were awarded in a festive setting. 8 out of the 36 talents are from our department.
Congratulations to Era Troshani, Christine Michaelis, Jan-Philipp Schantl, Matthias Kuntner, Jakob Leifhelm, Sam Kische, Carlin Cornelius and Andreii Babkin!

Austria-Forum: The knowledge network from Austria
The Austria Forum is an information portal on Austria-related topics. In October 2009 it was presented to the public. Hermann Maurer, from our Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science,recently talked with the ORF about his project.

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.

Jobs, Grants, Open Calls


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 with PhD at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications
Application deadline: December 22th, 2021

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




Grants, Open Calls

Digital TU Graz Marketplace: new Calls 2021
At the Digital TU Graz we are looking for innovative ideas in teaching, research, and administration. Employees from TU Graz can submit their project proposals for technology enhanced teaching and learning (TEL), excellent MOOCs, and research data management (RDM). Students from TU Graz can submit ideas for (Open-Source) solutions for technology enhanced administration (TEA). Submission deadline for all three calls is December 20th 2021.
You can find examples of past Digital TU Graz Marketplace projects, the Marketplace itself and its methods in the newly published "University Innovation Report".

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

WinterSchool 2022 (online): Security for the connected world
Get unparalleled insights into the world of Cybersecurity at Infineon focusing on challenges in IoT and large enterprise
networks and participate in lectures with top experts from Infineon and world class professors
Deadline: December 22th, 2021

Scientific & Technological Cooperation: Austria - China
The aim of these calls is to stimulate bilateral research cooperation between Austria and its cooperating countries by funding researchers mobility. Further information about the calls as well as the access to the online application is via the WTZ website.
Deadline: 23 December 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

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.

EU: ERC - Stzarting Grant Call - Support for Applicants by FFG
For the open Starting Grant Call (deadline 13.01.2022), the Austrian National Contact Point for ERC offers a review of draft proposals, focusing on structure and lessons learnt from evaluation comments, to complement scientific feedback applicants receive from peers. If you are interested, please send your draft to erc@ffg.at.
Contact person at the TU Graz: Gerald Pichler

EU: First Calls under Digital Europe Programme launched
The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL), with a total budget of €7.59 billion, will help European society and businesses make the most of the digital transformation. It will be implemented mainly through coordinated and strategic co-investment with Member States in the areas of high-performance computing and data processing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, and advanced digital skills in the private and public sectors.
Contact person at the TU Graz: Gerald Pichler
Deadline: 22.02.2022

EU: Horizon Europe Cluster 4 "Digital, Industry & Space": New Calls for Proposals open
Innovative materials, climate-friendly production processes and technologies, Copernicus, "Digital Age" or quantum technology are just some of the almost 80 topics for which projects can currently be submitted in Cluster 4. Attention: Please note the different submission deadlines for the individual topics.
Contact person at the TU Graz: Gerald Pichler

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.

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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