Technology scholarships for Master’s degree programmes in the ICT field

The scholarship programme for students pursuing English-language Master’s degrees in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) at the University of Klagenfurt got off to a successful start. The official kick-off took place one year ago. To date, 30 students from twelve countries have benefitted from our innovative funding programme.

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Melanie Schranz: A woman’s journey into the realm of technology and to her dream job

Our graduate Melanie Schranz couldn’t get enough of the exciting research topics at the Department of Networked and Embedded Systems. As one of the first eight students on the Information and Communications Engineering degree programme, she went straight on to pursue a doctorate after completing her diploma thesis. Together, we look back at an exciting past and talk about the latest research topics at Lakeside Labs.

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A tricky aspect of synchronisation: What happens when too many impulses jam the system?

Whenever people dance in groups, fish swim in shoals and neurons fire in unison, then there is a need for synchronicity. The world has plenty of these phenomena, many of which seem almost magical. Researchers are currently working on replicating this self-organised synchronisation for use in technical systems. Yet they come up against “deadlocks”, where the synchronisation process is jammed. A recent publication in Physical Review E explores new approaches to this tricky issue.

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Game Studies and Engineering: “Study games” and broaden your horizons

The Master’s degree programme Game Studies and Engineering at the University of Klagenfurt is unique – an interdisciplinary study degree programme that deals with the technical as well as the analytical and ethical aspects of video and other games. Christina Obmann has chosen to pursue the Master’s degree programme Game Studies and Engineering. She talks to us about the programme and tells us why she chose this path. Read more

Management Information Systems: The best of two worlds

The best of both worlds! Management Information Systems offers an optimal combination of computer sciences and business administration. The degree programme imparts the knowledge necessary to manage computer-supported information systems in companies from both a business management and information technology perspective. Anna Lena Röttl has chosen the Bachelor’s degree programme in Management Information Systems. She talks to us about the degree programme and tells us why she has chosen this path.

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The State of Carinthia honours academic theses on digitalisation

This week, State Governor Peter Kaiser honoured three Bachelor’s, three Diploma and three Master’s theses as well as three doctoral theses, awarding a Carinthian Digitalisation Grant 2020 to each of the authors.

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Technical mathematics is more than adding 0 and multiplying by 1

Celina Strasser has always loved puzzles. Mathematics was already her favourite subject during her school days. Celina Strasser is currently studying Technical Mathematics at the University of Klagenfurt. She talked to us about outdated ways of thinking, the gender gap in technical areas, clichés in mathematics and her passion for modelling, optimising and programming.

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More artificial intelligence for smart meters

Intelligent electricity meters offer insights into smart homes – benefiting the residents. Where older people live alone, their electricity consumption data can be used to determine whether they are in good health. They can also help us to reduce the risk of high electricity bills. As a doctoral student at the DECIDE doctoral school, Hafsa Bousbiat is researching models that make optimal use of the new possibilities.

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Job Offers – Open Positions at the Department of Networked and Embedded Systems

The department of Networked and Embedded Systems is a hub for science and innovation in networked and embedded systems. We offer opportunities for creative minds in an environment that promotes excellence and mutual appreciation. The following positions are offered to further strengthen our team. Read more

Autonomous robots to inspect and maintain ship hulls and storage tanks

Some 56,000 ships weighing in excess of 500 tons are currently sailing the world’s oceans. For now, their maintenance is carried out by a high number of personnel: The cleaning of a ship’s hull currently takes about eight days and costs between 100,000 and 200,000 euros. The project “BugWright2 Autonomous Robotic Inspection and Maintenance on Ship Hulls and Storage Tanks” financed by EU-HORIZON2020 aims at developing autonomous technical solutions.

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