Call for 3 PhD students and 3 Post-doctoral scientists at TU Wien [DL: Sep. 28, 2017]

Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien):
Research Cluster "Smart Communities and Technologies" (Smart CT) at TU Wien

Vice Rectorate for Research and Innovation is seeking for 3 highly motivated PhD candidates and Post-doctoral scientists in the field of (a) Cyber-Physical-Human Ecosystem, (b) Model Building and Visual Analytics, (c) 3D Spatialization in Research Cluster "Smart Communities and Technologies" (Smart CT) at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) [1], Vienna, Austria

The Research Cluster "Smart Communities and Technologies" (Smart CT) at TU Wien will provide the scientific underpinnings for next-generation complex smart city and communities infrastructures. Cities are ever-evolving, complex cyber physical systems of systems covering a magnitude of different areas. The initial concept of smart cities and communities started with cities utilizing communication technologies to deliver services to their citizens and evolved to using information technology to be smarter and more efficient about the utilization of their resources. In recent years however, information technology has changed significantly, and with it the resources and areas addressable by a smart city have broadened considerably. They now cover areas like smart buildings, smart products and production, smart traffic systems and roads, autonomous driving, smart grids for managing energy hubs and electric car utilization or urban environmental systems research.

Initially, we have openings for one full-time post-doc university assistant (40 hours/week) for three years and for one part-time university assistant (25 hours) PhD position for three years in each of the following three areas: Cyber-Physical-Human Ecosystem, Model Building and Visual Analytics, 3D Spatialization

 

(a) Cyber-Physical-Human Ecosystem:
Smart cities exchanging their capabilities in an organic elastic manner, being able to address whatever challenge and opportunity they face with the expertise, data, and knowledge of a global network of expert stakeholders form the basis of our vision for an Internet of Cities. Here the central focus is to create the scientific underpinnings for a future Internet of Cities infrastructure. We will create a comprehensive set of methodologies, models, and tools for design, development, management, and evolution of next-generation smart city applications.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS

  • Knowledge and interest in one or more of the following: Distributed Systems, Edge/Fog Computing with Internet of Things technologies, Cloud Computing
  • Strong analytical skills and good skills in programming (preferably Java, C++, or similar)
  • Abilities to work as an independent and flexible researcher in interdisciplinary teams
  • Good knowledge of English in speaking and writing

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS

  •  Knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: Middleware, technologies, Software Engineering methods and technologies for Distributed Systems, Simulation of Systems of Systems
  •  (for international applicants) Basic proficiency in German or willingness to learn

WE OFFER

  • A creative environment in one of the most livable cities in the world
  • A young and international team of researchers
  • A work environment that is well equipped with the newest hardware and software technology
  • Continuing personal and professional education
  • The possibility to present your research results at international top conferences

DATES & DETAILS

  • The estimated starting date is 01.10.2017.
  • Entry level salary as a postdoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and receives a minimum of currently EUR 3.590,70 EUR/month gross, 14 times/year.
  •  For the PhD position the minimum salary is EUR 1.685,30- pre-tax, 14x per year.

For informal questions please contact: dustdar@dsg.tuwien.ac.at

The application should include motivation letter, CV, certificates, list of publications and thesis copy as a PDF or ZIP archive containing PDFs.

Period for application: from 03.08.- 28.09.2017 (date of stamp)

The TU Wien is committed to increasing female employment in leading scientific positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified. Furthermore desirable is competence in career advancement of young scientists and women and competence in gender mainstreaming.

Applications in digital form (pdf) should be sent to the personal department of the TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien. Online-application by E-Mail to thomas.prager@tuwien.ac.at

Applicants are not entitled to claim reimbursement of traveling expenses and/or other costs caused by the application procedures.

 

(b) Model Building and Visual Analytics:
Visual Analytics (VA) is "the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces" and aims at making complex information structures more comprehensible, facilitating new insights, and enabling knowledge discovery. VA methods focus on the information discovery process, exploiting both the computational power of computers and the human's visual information processing capabilities. It aims to enable the exploration and the understanding of large and complex data sets (such as available in smart city's environments) by intertwining interactive visualization, data analysis, human-computer interaction, and cognitive and perceptual science.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS

  • Knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: Visual Analytics, Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Mining
  • Strong analytical skills and good skills in programming (preferably Java, JavaScript, C++, or similar)
  • Abilities to work as an independent and flexible researcher in interdisciplinary teams
  • Good knowledge of English in speaking and writing

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS

  • Knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: (dynamic) network analyses and visualization, visual process mining, temporal uncertainty, data quality, and time-oriented data
  • (for international applicants) Basic proficiency in German or willingness to learn

 

WE OFFER

  • A creative environment in one of the most livable cities in the world
  • A young and international team of researchers
  • A work environment that is well equipped with the newest hardware and software technology
  • Continuing personal and professional education
  • The possibility to present your research results at international top conferences

DATES & DETAILS

  • -The estimated starting date is 01.10.2017.
  •  Entry level salary as a postdoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and receives a minimum of currently EUR 3.590,70 EUR/month gross, 14 times/year. For the PhD position the minimum salary is EUR 1.685,30- pre-tax, 14x per year.

The application should include motivation letter, CV, certificates, list of publications and thesis copy as a PDF or ZIP archive containing PDFs.

Period for application: from 03.08.-28.09.2017 (date of stamp)

The TU Wien is committed to increasing female employment in leading scientific positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified. Furthermore desirable is competence in career advancement of young scientists and women and competence in gender mainstreaming.

Applications in digital form (pdf) should be sent to the personal department of the TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien. Online-application by E-Mail to thomas.prager@tuwien.ac.at

Applicants are not entitled to claim reimbursement of traveling expenses and/or other costs caused by the application procedures.

 

(c) 3D Spatialization:
3D spatialization creates the link between the internet of cities infrastructure and the actual 3D world in which a city is embedded in order to perform advanced computation and visualization tasks. Sensors, actuators and users are embedded in a complex 3D environment that is constantly changing. Acquiring, modeling and visualizing this dynamic 3D environment are the challenges we need to face using methods from Visual Computing and Computer Graphics. 3D Spatialization aims to make a city aware of its 3D environment, allowing it to perform spatial reasoning to solve problems like visibility, accessibility, lighting, and energy efficiency.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS

  • Knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: Computer Graphics, 3D Reconstruction, 3D Modeling, Rendering
  • Strong analytical skills and good skills in programming (preferably C++, OpenGL, CUDA, Matlab or similar)
  • Abilities to work as an independent and flexible researcher in interdisciplinary teams
  • Good knowledge of English in speaking and writing

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS

  • Knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: point-based graphics, global illumination, real-time rendering, Good background in optimization methods
  • (for international applicants) Basic proficiency in German or willingness to learn

WE OFFER

  • A creative environment in one of the most livable cities in the world
  • A young and international team of researchers
  • A work environment that is well equipped with the newest hardware and software technology
  • Continuing personal and professional education
  • The possibility to present your research results at international top conferences

DATES & DETAILS

  • The estimated starting date is 01.10.2017.
  • Entry level salary as a postdoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and receives a minimum of currently EUR 3.590,70 EUR/month gross, 14 times/year.
  • For the PhD position the minimum salary is EUR 1.685,30- pre-tax, 14x per year.

For informal questions please contact: wimmer@cg.tuwien.ac.at

The application should include motivation letter, CV, certificates, list of publications and thesis copy as a PDF or ZIP archive containing PDFs.

Period for application: from 03.08.-28.09.2017 (date of stamp)

The TU Wien is committed to increasing female employment in leading scientific positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified. Furthermore desirable is competence in career advancement of young scientists and women and competence in gender mainstreaming.

Applications in digital form (pdf) should be sent to the personal department of the TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien. Online-application by E-Mail to thomas.prager@tuwien.ac.at

Applicants are not entitled to claim reimbursement of traveling expenses and/or other costs caused by the application procedures.

MORE INFO

[1] Vienna University of Technology: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/

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Univ.-Prof. SILVIA MIKSCH, Ph.D
Vienna University of Technology
Faculty of Informatics Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ISIS)
Head of Centre for Visual Analytics Science and Technology (CVAST)
Favoritenstrasse 9-11 / 188
A-1040 Vienna, Austria, Europe
email: miksch@ifs.tuwien.ac.at
url: www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~silvia
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