Offloading computation to 5G networks: Helping drones to improve their autonomous navigation

Commercial drones usually come equipped with modest on-board computing power. Consequently, their speed and agility are somewhat limited when they use their cameras like eyes to navigate in space. Samira Hayat, a researcher at the Department of Information Technology, recently joined forces with colleagues from other departments and Deutsche Telekom to investigate the effects of offloading computation to the edge of the network (edge computing).

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Game Studies and Engineering: It’s the passion that drives me

After achieving a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering at IIIT Una, India, Shivi Vats decided to come to Klagenfurt to continue studying with the master’s programme Games Studies and Engineering. In this interview he talks about why one should study at AAU and what advantages Klagenfurt has over a big city like Delhi, India.

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“The University of Klagenfurt is an excellent university. The teaching and research activities in the field of computer science are superb.”

An interview with Thomas Grassauer about the cooperation between Dynatrace Austria GmbH and the University of Klagenfurt.
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The link between mountaineering and mathematics

That life opens up paths you never expected is something Johannes Hofmeister, a doctoral student in statistics, experienced only recently. He told us why he decided not to become a teacher (for now), but has become an avid mathematical researcher instead.

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Seaside resorts along the Italian Adriatic coast: Take a quick dip

It’s 203 kilometres from the University of Klagenfurt to the centre of Grado, a journey that can be made in just over two hours by car. With Klagenfurt as your starting point, it’s easy to take the day off and spend it relaxing on the beach. Once somewhat scorned as so-called caretaker beaches, the seaside resorts of the Upper Adriatic have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the past few summers. Find out about the most important locations here.

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“The Internet has given us new narrative stages.”

Stories have been told throughout the existence of humankind. While audiences were somewhat limited until the 2000s, thanks to the Internet, virtually the whole world is now available to practically anyone as a potential listener. In her research, Christina Schachtner, professor emeritus at the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Klagenfurt, is particularly interested in the “narrative subject”. Now, her book bearing the same title has been published as an open access book in the English language. In an interview with her, we discuss the tragedies and comedies that are performed in virtual space.

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