TU Wien Informatics

Doctoral Programme on Resilient Embedded Systems: Call for 2019 is open

  • 2019-02-11
  • DC RES

The joint Doctoral College of TU Wien’s Faculty of Informatics and FH Technikum Wien is seeking exceptionally talented students for their newest call.

The Resilient Embedded Systems doctoral program is funded by the Austrian BMBWF and aims at attracting highly motivated students who want to work in one of the following research areas: digital circuits and hardware architectures, dependable and real-time systems, hybrid systems and optimal control, quantitative and runtime verification, computational modelling and simulation, autonomous systems, robotics and automation systems integration, control networks design and last but not least, cyber-physical social systems & (Industrial) Internet of Things. We offer a four-year funding for twenty PhD positions. Since a second cohort of students is scheduled to start in the winter term of 2019 (October) in the DC-RES, the next call for the available positions has been opened on February 11, 2019.

How to apply

The prerequisite for becoming a PhD student is a finished master degree or equivalent, preferably with distinction, in the fields of Computer Science, Informatics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Information Technology. More details, including the application procedure, can be found at the webpage: http://www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/teaching/phdschool/ResilientEmbeddedSystems#Application Please note that applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019, 23:59 (CET). A central goal of the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien is the sustainable increase of the proportion of women in academic staff. Therefore we explicitly encourage female candidates to apply. Female candidates with the same qualification will be preferred.

Way forward

After a first round of review, selected candidates will be invited for a hearing, where they get an opportunity to present their research plans and to get in touch with potential advisors. Travel costs will be covered. The hearings will be scheduled for April 24, - May 7, 2019. A final decision will be taken in the middle of May, 2019. The Resilient Embedded Systems doctoral program will start in October 2019. The successful candidates will receive an employment from the hosting institution (TU Wien or FH Technikum Wien) according to the standard salaries for FWF projects, 29.573,60 € gross salary per year (https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs).

The host institutions

TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. For 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. Among TU Wien’s eight faculties, the Faculty of Informatics is a very young, innovative and dynamic one. It is consistently ranked among the top Computer Science faculties worldwide. FH Technikum Wien/The University of Applied Sciences focuses on bachelor and master degree programmes in various technological domains. These are based on a solid scientific foundation with a high degree of industrial relevance. Predominant projects like the Josef Ressel Center for Verification of Embedded Computing Systems contribute to the state-of-the-art in tight cooperation with the Austrian industry.


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