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Colloquium for our Tenure Track Professorship in Security & Privacy
February 7th - 11th, 2022
It is a pleasure to invite you to the colloquium for our Tenure Track Professorship in Security & Privacy at Graz University of Technology. The public part will be a short educational presentation in at Bachelor‘s level 3rd year on topic Digital Signatures and Applications, a scientific talk, and a discussion with the audience. See here for detailed information.

Internationals: TU Graz online quiz about Austria
February 10th, 2022 | 17:30

How much do you actually know about Austria? Probably, this quiz is also interesting for some locals.
Register here.

Online Event with AVL
February 15th, 2022 | 16:00

On stage you will meet Christina Bramberger, Department Manager Talent Acquisition, who will give you tips and tricks about the application process at AVL, and Arnold Hanser, who will share his first experiences with you from the perspective of a "Young Engineer at AVL" and what excites him about his work at AVL. He will present exciting things like the tools "Drivers Aid" and "Residency Plot" he is working on in the AVL team software tool SMS (Smart Mobile Solution). Register via mail to christine.schichler@tugraz.at.


Software Carpentries @ TU Graz
Feburary 16th - 17th, 2022

TU Graz (RDM Team) is hosting a Software Carpentry workshop for researches and research support staff.
The Carpentries is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to quickly apply what they have learned to their own work. I am really excited about using the Software Carpentry curriculum here to help our graduate students, researchers and support staff become more efficient in their research.


Academic Advising CSBME for new incoming students
February 17th, 2022 | 14:00

We offer a special academic advising unit, given by Christian Gütl (CS studies) and Gerhard Sommer (BME). They will explain how things work in our department, and offer to discuss your personal learning agreement in order to achieve all scheduled ECTS credits.
Please note also all other events for new incoming students.


Faculty News

Jana Lasser about Corona measures in schools

According to Jana Lasser (Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science), the results of a simulation research show that "due to the greatly increased infectivity of Omikron, we need all available measures in all types of schools to prevent large outbreaks in schools." This is in opposition to the upcoming relaxation of the mask requirement in elementary schools.

New blog article by Viktoria Pammer-Schindler and colleagues is online

Read the new blog article by Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Mia Bangerl, Franziska Gürtl, Bernhard Wieser. In this blog, Viktoria Pammer-Schindler and Mia Bangerl talk to Kathrin Otrel-Cass about Digital Interaction.

Daniel Gruss in an interview

On the occasion of Change Your Password Day on February 1st, Daniel Gruss spoke about cybercrime, fraud schemes and secure passwords.

World's first waterproof iPhone with USB-C connector - tinkered by a BME student

Our student Gernot Jöbstl is causing a sensation worldwide. With a tinkering project. Its genesis is complicated and in the end earns Jöbstl 3,000 US dollars.

Jobs, Grants, Open Calls


Academic Staff

Two PhD positions in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning / Artificial Intelligence
Apply now!

General Staff

Private Cloud Engineer: "Performance & Chaos Testing", at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science
Application deadline: today, February 09th, 2022

Software Engineer: "Database and Storage Systems", at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science
Application deadline: today, February 09th, 2022


HCI-/ Usability-/ UX-Engineer: Future Mobility at TH Ingolstadt
University assistant: Driving simulator and VR programming at TH Ingoldstadt
University assistant at the research area Biomechanics at TU Wien
Senior Scientist at the research area Computational Biomechanics at TU Wien


Grants, Open Calls


2nd call for joint online course
TU Graz is launching a 2nd call for Joint Online Courses to foster teaching cooperation with international partner universities. We are looking for high-quality teaching concepts promoting intercultural learning by connecting students from different universities. To develop such a course together with a partner university, TU Graz funds up to three projects with € 15,000 each.
Apply until April 15th, 2022.

Strategic partnership funs TU Graz - TU Darmstadt
Are you planning a cooperation with colleagues at TU Darmstadt? There is seed money available for initiating new research and/or teaching collaborations. The funds are specifically aiming at supporting junior researchers and lecturers to start a cooperation with our partner university.
Apply until March 31st, 2022

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: 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.


Maximilian Toller
Mature Algorithms for Time Series Data Mining and Anomaly Detection

February 25th, 16:00 | webex

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