The logical path (to Computer Science)

Alice Tarzariol was born in Veneto, attended the university in Udine for her Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes and then joined the University of Klagenfurt to pursue her doctoral studies. Her work on logic is attracting international attention, as illustrated by her recent success at the International Conference on Logic Programming, where she won the Best Student Paper Award. We spoke to her about her path to Computer Science.

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Using robots to inspect and clean ships: Trials involving Wörtherseeschifffahrt vessels

Cleaning the hull of a container ship currently takes around eight days and costs between 100,000 and 200,000 euros. A team including researchers at the Department of Smart Systems Technologies aims to use autonomous robots for this task. Trials are currently underway on Lake Wörthersee.

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Bitmovin and the University of Klagenfurt start €3.3million climate-friendly video streaming platform research project ‘GAIA.’

Bitmovin, a leading provider of video streaming infrastructure, and the University of Klagenfurt announced they will collaborate on a two-year joint research project worth €3.3million to develop a climate-friendly adaptive video streaming platform called ‘GAIA’. The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) will co-fund the project, providing an initial €460,000 in funding for the first year. 

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Using mathematics and statistics to build a 3D image of a factory

The BMW Group production network comprises over 30 production sites worldwide. To date, there is no digital record of precisely where each machine is located or where a sprinkler system is suspended from the ceiling. As part of her doctoral thesis project, Christina Petschnigg headed to BMW in Munich to develop a methodology capable of implementing this digitalisation. She has now completed her doctoral studies and is putting her expertise to good use at Infineon in Villach.

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Processing vast amounts of data: New research project for greater energy efficiency

New superlatives have reached the information technology sector: Big Data is being replaced by Extreme Data. Developers face the challenge of managing so-called “massive graphs”, i.e. enormous quantities of information and links between information nodes. All of this consumes huge amounts of energy. Researchers in a new EU Horizon project are working on a holistic model to address the current challenges.

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STWU – Scientific-Technological Workshop for Ukrainian Youth University of Klagenfurt, Department of Mathematics, 19–21 July 2022

A three-day scientific-technological workshop for Ukrainian youth (ages 14–17) took place at the University of Klagenfurt on 19–21 July 2022. It was organized by Iryna Vasylieva and Andrei Asinowski of Department of Mathematics. The event included lectures, interactive workshops, and problem-solving sessions in Mathematics, Robotics, and Computer science on the following topics:

  • Combinatorial methods for sudoku (Andrei Asinowski, Mathematics),
  • Geometric puzzles (Iryna Vasylieva, Mathematics),
  • The single-board computer Micro:bit and using it for controlling the Bit:bot robot (Dina Ramazanova, Informatics Didactics), click here for a video!
  • Error-correcting codes and and algorithms for check digits (Benjamin Hackl, Mathematics).

Additionally, the workshop included a quiz about Carinthia, Klagenfurt, and the University of Klagenfurt. The event was attended by six participants form different places in Carinthia (Klagenfurt, Villach, Feldkirchen, St. Jakob im Rosental, Keutschach, Glödnitz). The financial support by the government of Carinthia is highly appreciated by the organizers and the participants.

Klagenfurt student Sebastian Uitz plans to launch a start-up for computer game development featuring feel-good games

Sebastian Uitz has played games on the computer from a very early age. Supported by a grant from the Carinthian Economic Development Fund KWF, he is now turning this passion into his business model. Together with two colleagues, he is building an innovative computer game that revolves around a spider and its distinctive climbing and web-building abilities. This so-called “wholesome game” is expected to be available on the international games market from mid-2023 onwards. By then, the team also hopes to have set up its own company.

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There, and yet not there: Research project seeks to bring about new interactions between humans or machines in cyberspace

For some years now, we have become accustomed to communicating with each other online via Zoom, FaceTime & Co. Even surgical procedures and industrial manufacturing can now be performed remotely. A research project, recently approved by EU Horizon Europe, aims to advance the next generation of immersive telepresence technologies: In the process, the boundaries between the virtual and physical worlds are set to become ever more blurred, and the technology is expected to make it much easier for us to “be” in a different location without actually having to travel there.

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Follow what interests you, and don’t be upset by setbacks

Harald Gietler has just finished his PhD in Technical Sciences, specializing in Information and Communications Engineering. His research work focuses on localization technology. Instead of radar or sonar, Harald uses electromagnetic fields. We talked to him about his field of research and the influence of artificial intelligence. Moreover, he also told us about the reasons why he decided to study at the University of Klagenfurt and why he would advise others to study in Klagenfurt too. Read more

Enjoying the creativity of mathematics

Research mathematics is creative. One of those people with a particular affinity for imaginative puzzle-solving is Sarah Jane Selkirk. The South African came to Klagenfurt in 2020 as a doctoral student and is now a member of the doc.funds doctoral school “Modeling – Analysis – Optimization of discrete, continuous, and stochastic systems”.

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