9 PhD positions in “Dependable Internet of Things”

Graz University of Technology, Austria

The mission of the Excellence Research Center “Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments” is to foster a highly interdisciplinary research team spanning the computer science and electrical engineering faculties to lay the scientific foundations for an Internet of Things that is highly reliable, safe, and secure in order to enable critical applications that require guaranteed performance even in adverse environments.

Towards this goal, the center is currently seeking to fill 9 PhD positions with excellent candidates, who will work closely together in three sub-projects that focus on the following topics:

  • Dependable Wireless Communication and Localization (three positions in wireless networking, physical layer signal processing, and tunable microwave front-ends);
  • Verified Dependability by Design (four positions in embedded security, formal verification, real-time-operating systems, and model-based testing);  
  • Dependable Multi-Agent Systems (two positions in robotics and information and control theory).

The positions are to be filled from July, 2019 with an initial appointment for three years. The positions are remunerated according to the collective contract (Kollektivvertrag) for Austrian Universities, i.e., the salary amounts to at least 40103€/year before taxes and may increase depending on prior experience.


Applicants must hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in computer engineering, computer science, or electrical engineering before they can take on the position. Proficiency in the English language (spoken and written) is required. Applicants should be highly motivated, have initiative and responsibility, be able to work independently and in an interdisciplinary team, should have interest in scientific research, should have commitment to publish research results and to obtain a doctoral degree.

TU Graz aims to increase the number of female employees and therefore specifically invites qualified women to apply.

TU Graz is a leading technical university in Austria (rank 75-100 in Shanghai subject ranking “Computer Science & Engineering”) in a medium-sized city with a very high quality of life, located at the south-eastern foot of the Alps, offering plentiful recreation opportunities.

Information on living in Graz is provided by the Welcome center. The FFG funding agency offers grants to support relocation to Austria.


Applicants should fill in the following application form (doc version, pdf version) and upload it as a single PDF file together with:

  •     a transcript of records including attended courses and grades,
  •     a copy of your Master/ diploma degree
  •     a recent certificate of the level of proficiency of the English language
  •     a copy of the master’s thesis, and
  •     any recommendation letter of your former supervisor(s)

at http://lampz.tugraz.at/~dependablethings/.

The application deadline was June 7, 2019.

For further information please contact the center coordinator Prof. Kay Römer.