Verena Schwarz wins the sponsorship award of the Ulm Forum for Economic Sciences

Verena Schwarz wins the sponsorship award of the Ulm Forum for Economic Sciences. She received the award for the best master degree in business mathematics in 2020/2021 on April 29th, 2022. Read more

Tanja Maier received her doctorate at the department of Statistics.

On 02/25/2022 Tanja Maier received her doctorate at the University of Klagenfurt.

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Maximilian Arbeiter received his doctoral degree at the department of Statistics.

On December 01st, 2021, Maximilian Arbeiter received his PhD from the Institute of Statistics at AAU.

Under his supervisor, Prof. Gunter Spöck, Mr. Arbeiter wrote a dissertation on the subject of “Simulation of Human Behavior in a Virtual Living Environment”, which he defended before the examination board.

We warmly congratulate Mr. Arbeiter and wish him all the best for his future career.

doc.funds Retreat (Mallnitz, 1.-2. Oct 2021)

From 1st to 2nd of October, the MAO doc.funds. Retreat took place in Mallnitz. Faculty members and PhD students met for an intensive scientific exchange – away from their daily work routine. Read more

Tension in the air expressed with numbers

Iris Rammelmüller, PhD student at the University of Klagenfurt, deals with the topic of air pollution in her dissertation. For this purpose, she develops models for calculation which are also used in practice.

The climate crisis makes this topic more than current. An article about her research work has now been published in the science magazine HEUREKA. The article

Dženana Alagić: “Use the university to expand your horizons, study and enjoy!”

Dženana Alagić recently completed her doctorate in Technical Mathematics. She spoke to us about her research focus and told us why she moved from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Klagenfurt. Furthermore she told us how her view of the world has changed through her studies and why everyone should study at the University of Klagenfurt. Read more

Doc.funds Students attending Austrian Stochastic Days in Leoben

Corona makes it very difficult to participate in live conferences these days, but fortunately the 9th Austrian Stochastics Days took place at the University of Leoben on September 9 and 10, 2021.

The four doc.funds PhD students, Iris Rammelmüller, Verena Schwarz, Kathrin Spendier & Iryna Vasylieva, attended the conference and took the opportunity to hear interesting talks from colleagues in stochastics and to present their own research.

Kathrin Spendier gave a talk entitled: Convergence of the tamed-Euler-Maruyama scheme for SDEs with discontinuous and polynomially growing drift.

Enthusiastic about exchanging ideas with other researchers, making contacts and learning from them, the young female scientists are working towards being back next year at the 10th Austrian Stochastics Days (in Vienna) to present their scientific results.

A life for mathematical formulas

Iris Rammelmüller lives for mathematical formulas. The Upper Austrians are proud to have produced an exceptional mathematician. They are reporting about her research activities. Ms. Rammelmüller is a 26-year-old doctoral student and works at the Institute of Statistics as part of the doc.funds project. Read more about Iris and her research activities on

Calculating the spread of pollutants in cities

One way of gaining a comprehensive understanding of the spread of pollutants in cities would be to set up measuring stations everywhere. But that is not feasible in reality. To address this tricky issue, Iris Rammelmüller, a doctoral student at the FWF-doc.funds doctoral school “Modeling – Analysis – Optimisation of discrete, continuous, and stochastic systems”, is developing mathematical models that can be used to calculate pollutant levels.

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Michaela Szölgyenyi in the press portrait: Stochastic processes and their effects

Whether stock prices, electricity prices, or wind farm yields: Michaela Szölgyenyi deals with ubiquitous coincidences and the mathematical tools that can be used to model them as part of her specialty – namely stochastic differential equations.

Our professor Michaela Szölgyenyi was interviewed extensively by the press on this topic. Read the full article again here in the issue of 24.6.2021.