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Full-time PhD Position in Immersive Data Visualization

Date: February 19, 2018

We are looking for a motivated researcher on the PhD student level for a new three year project at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at Graz University of Technology. In context of a newly approved collaborative research project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, the candidate will develop new approaches for interactive data visualization using immersive and virtual reality techniques, including the latest generation of head-mounted VR displays. The position is available for three years with the possibility to develop a PhD thesis in Computer Science at TU Graz.

Research Context

Recent advances in virtual reality and immersive display techniques have sparked new interest in application of these techniques for industrial data visualization and analysis problems. Virtual reality displays allow effective inspection and analysis of spatial and geometric data in many important application domains, including computer-aided design and spatial data analysis. In cooperation with a renowned research partner from the automotive industry, the project aims to develop novel methods to effectively integrate the visualization of 3D data, e.g., CAD objects, with non-3D data such as time-dependent or multidimensional measurement data in an immersive visualization environment. The project includes research on new techniques for data visualization, user interaction, and data analysis in immersive environments, applied and evaluated in relevant real use cases.

Applicant Profile

A master degree in computer science, information systems, information science, mechatronics, telematics, mathematics, or related studies is required. One or more of the following skills are sought: Knowledge in computer graphics, virtual reality technologies, data visualization, game engines, or interactive systems. Practical skills in a current programming environment (e.g., C++, C\#, Java, Python, etc.) are required. An interest to work on applied research questions in a collaborative research environment is expected.

Position Details and Working Environment

The position is available for three years, starting in spring 2018. The opportunity to develop a Ph.D. thesis with the Doctoral School for Computer Science at TU Graz is provided.   The full-time gross salary for this position is at least 2.794,60 Euro per month (14 times a year) and includes full social insurance.

Our research group offers a creative working atmosphere in a motivated, cooperative, and technically very well equipped environment. We offer excellent professional and personal development possibilities. The research position supports both scientific and applied training of the researcher and hence, provides an excellent basis for a future career in interactive data visualization in an industrial context. Our institute is part of the Visual Computing research cluster in Graz, offering an excellent scientific environment at large. The city of Graz and the Austrian state of Styria offer exceptional quality of living.

How to Apply

Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, CV and supporting documents) via email to:, or by postal mail to Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization, Prof.  Dr. Tobias Schreck, Inffeldgasse 16c, 8010 Graz, Austria, phone: +43 316 873 5403. Information on our institute is available at Please contact Tobias Schreck for any questions. This position is available until filled.

Open PhD Position in Geometry Processing / Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Simulation and Analysis

Date: 01.02.2018


The Institute for Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria participates since 2012 in a joint PhD program with the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Currently, we offer a 3 year PhD Position on this joint program at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualisation, with a focus on research in Geometric Modeling, 3D Computer Graphics and Novel Applications in Visual Computing. The PhD includes a one year stay at NTU in Singapore in the second year, while year one and three will be spend at TU Graz, Austria. The PhD will be dual degree, that is, the degree will be both, from TU Graz and NTU.

The application deadline is: March 1st, 2018.


In this project we are looking into improving the creation of subdivision control meshes from point clouds to apply subdivision surfaces in CAD and analysis. The evolution of 3D scanning devices and innovation in computer processing power and storage capacity has sparked a revolution in producing big point-cloud datasets. We aim to circumvent problems involving big point-cloud datasets from 3D scanning devices by converting the data to a mathematical representation, namely subdivision surfaces. This research can take a range of directions depending on the skill of the PhD student. The research has multidisciplinary aspects drawing from computer science, mathematics, engineering and physics.


We are seeking an excellent and highly motivated PhD student interested in the fields of Computer Graphics, Geometry Processing, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Simulation and Analysis.

A master degree in applied/computational mathematics or a closely related field is required with excellent grades. The applicant ideally has a good understanding of geometric modelling and processing, and/or finite element methods. Due to the computational nature of the project, programming skills (in Fortran/C++/Matlab) are also required. Additionally, some background in mesh processing (and/or computer aided geometry design) will be highly desirable.

The selected candidates are expected to join by 1st of April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

What we offer in exchange:

  • You will receive a dual degree from TU Graz and NTU Singapore.
  • A one year stay in Singapore at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), where you will continue your work under excellent local supervision. NTU is an autonomous institution based in Singapore. It has been ranked the best university in the world under fifty years of age, according to QS Top 50 Under 50 2016-2017 and is also 11th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and third in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2016.
  • Entry level salary as a PhD researcher is currently 2.731,55 Euro gross, which is paid 14x per annum. As a PhD researcher at TU Graz you are also entitled to full social benefits.
  • Further...
    • Freedom to explore your scientific interests in the course of your work (within the scope of the project goals).
    • A young and international team of researchers with an excellent working atmosphere.
    • A work environment that is equipped with the newest hardware and software technology.
    • The possibility to present your research results at international top conferences.
    • Continuing personal and professional education.


How to apply:

Applications are considered until March 1, 2018. To apply, please send your CV, academic credentials and a letter of motivation to Ass. Prof. Ursula H. Augsdorfer  at


Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualisation

Inffeldgasse 16c
8010 Graz

Phone: +43 (0) 316 / 873 - 5401
Fax: +43 (0) 316 / 873 - 5402