Frohe Weihnachten und viel Erfolg für 2021


Der Förderverein Technische Fakultät an der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt wünscht allen Mitgliedern ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Start in ein erfolgreiches Jahr 2021!

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sucht neue MitarbeiterInnen!

Alturos Destinations  ist ein internationaler Key Player, welcher mit seinen Lösungen für eine perfekte Planung und Umsetzung von Digitalisierungsstrategien im Tourismus sorgt.

An unserem Standort im Lakeside Science & Technology Park in Klagenfurt suchen wir neue motivierte MitarbeiterInnen. Folgende Positionen gelangen zur Besetzung:

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Cloud, Fog, or Edge: Where and When to Compute?

Dragi Kimovski | Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | Friday, December 18, 2020 | 11:00 (CET, 10:00 UTC) | online via Zoom (registration required)

Abstract: The computing continuum extends the high-performance cloud data centers with energy-efficient and low-latency devices close to the data sources located at the edge of the network. However, the heterogeneity of the computing continuum raises multiple challenges related to application and data management. These include (i) how to efficiently provision compute and storage resources across multiple control domains across the computing continuum, (ii) how to decompose and schedule an application, and (iii) where to store an application source and the related data. To support these decisions, we explore in this thesis, novel approaches for (i) resource characterization and provisioning with detailed performance, mobility, and carbon footprint analysis, (ii) application and data decomposition with increased reliability, and (iii) optimization of application storage repositories. We validate our approaches based on a selection of use case applications with complementary resource requirements across the computing continuum over a real-life evaluation testbed.

Bio: Dragi Kimovski is a postdoctoral researcher with “Zielvereinbarung” at the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC), University of Klagenfurt. He earned his doctoral degree in 2013 from the Technical University of Sofia. He was an assistant professor at the University for Information Science and Technology in Ohrid, and a senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Innsbruck. During his career, he conducted multiple research stays at the University of Michigan, University of Bologna, and University of Granada. He was a work package leader and scientific coordinator in two Horizon 2020 projects (ENTICE and ASPIDE), and coordinated the OeAD AtomicFog project. He co-authored more than 40 articles in international conferences and journals. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, fog and edge computing, multi-objective optimization, and distributed processing for bioengineering applications.

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Navigation in 360-Degree Video Content: Challenges, Solutions and Opportunities

Klara Nahrstedt | University of Illinois | Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 15:00 (CET, 14:00 UTC) | online via Zoom (registration required)

Abstract: With the emergence of  360-degree cameras, VR/AR display devices, ambisonics auditory devices, more diverse 360-degree multi-modal content has become available and with it the challenging demands for the capability of navigating within the 360-degree multi-modal content to enhance users’ multi-modal experience.  In this talk, we will discuss the challenges of navigating through the 360-degree multi-modal content in a HMD-Cloud-based distributed environment, and discuss the concept of the navigation graph to organize the 360-video content for successful delivery and viewing. We will dive into more details of the navigation graph’ concept as one possible direction of potential solutions to represent views-objects-tiles navigation. We will show how navigation graphs are serving as models for viewing behaviors in the temporal and spatial domains to perform a better rate adaptation of tiled media associated with view and object predictions. The experimental results are encouraging and support the claim that the navigation graph modeling provides a strong representation of navigation and viewing patterns of users, and its usage enhances the streaming and viewing quality in 360-degree video applications. We conclude the talk with research opportunities that this area is offering.

Joint work with UIUC collaborators: Dr. Jounsup Park, Mingyuan Wu, Eric Lee, Bo Chen, and UMass collaborators: Ariel Rosenthal, Yash Shah, John Murray, Kevin Spiteri, Dr. Michael Zink, Dr. Ramesh Sitaraman.

Bio: Klara Nahrstedt is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor in the Computer Science Department, and Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are directed toward Internet-of-Things systems, tele-immersive systems, end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) and resource management in large scale distributed systems and networks, and real-time security and privacy in cyber-physical systems such as power grid. She is the co-author of multimedia books `Multimedia: Computing, Communications and Applications‘ published by Prentice Hall, and ‘Multimedia Systems’ published by Springer Verlag.

She is the recipient of the IEEE Communication Society Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, University Scholar, Humboldt Research Award, IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award, TU Darmstadt Piloty Prize, the Grainger College of Engineering Drucker Award, and the former chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Multimedia. She was the general co-chair and TPC co-chair of many international conferences including ACM Multimedia, IEEE Percom, IEEE IOTDI and others. Klara Nahrstedt received her Diploma in Mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in 1985. In 1995 she received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Computer and Information Science. She is ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, and Member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina Society).

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Lam Research AG: IT Program Manager (f/m/d)

IT Program Manager (f/m/d)

Location: Villach, AT, 9500

Together we move the Atoms that move the World:
Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry’s
leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on
finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global
team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Lam Research – where successful people want to work:
We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and
maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. This is truly a rare
opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the
back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research’s success, this philosophy
starts with you.

Job Responsibilities
As a Program Manager you will build strong relationships with our stakeholders to
understand how they function and what their current and future technical requirements are.
Equipped with this knowledge, you will work closely with our technical teams to translate
those requirements into technical solutions and organize the execution of work to support
these solutions.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Deliver results on moderately-complex medium to large scale projects involving teams
across the corporation cross functional
• Work with stakeholders to define and document business requirements. Coordinate with
technical IT teams to create responses to the business requirements and drive cross-functional
• Take ownership of the implementation of IT related services including their
operationalization and handover to daily business
• Ensure successful implementation of projects leveraging Lam’s PMM methodology with
involvement of network, server, or software implementation and upgrades, PC deployment
and the like
• Present status to leadership and project stakeholders
• Drive continuous improvement
• Identify and understand dependencies, risks, and issues between technical IT related
projects within a global portfolio
• Manage scope, resources, risks and issues, and timelines for projects
• Facilitate change management activities with cross-functional team members and
stakeholders to ensure adoption of process improvement solutions
• Apply ITSM best practice methodologies to ensure governance and complianc

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor’s Degree required (IT related)
Preferred Qualification
* A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in the IT infrastructure
* Strong understanding of IT infrastructure technologies and concepts
* Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft product portfolio, especially Azure, O365
* Knowledge and understanding of networking, server, storage, backup solutions
* Knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity architecture and concepts
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
* Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
* Ability to facilitate issues and resolve conflict as appropriate
* Ability to understand and translate projects that have highly technical functions
* Project, process and risk management experience
* Strong communication skills
* Self-starter who can identify and solve problems
* Ability to adapt quickly and be effective in new situations in a highly dynamic
* Ability to effectively and quickly build relationships and establish trust, respect,
competence and confidence
* Possess passion, energy, enthusiasm to drive results; highly action oriented
* Knowledge on SaaS Infrastructure and/or data migration projects is a plus

This position is subject to the AUSTRIAN Collective Bargaining Agreement for employees
in the Metal Technology Industries in occupation group G. The minimum annual salary for
the position (m/f/d) is 47.463,64 EUR gross based on a full-time employment. A higher
payment is negotiable depending on expertise and skills.

Villach – a great place to live and work
Follow the link and you will find on the spot the most important
information about living, working and studying in and around Villach/Austria.

More About Us ….
Our work is everywhere you look – even if you can’t actually see it. Lam Research goes
deeper than software or chips to the heart of the process that enables chip creation. So if you
want to help power the components that empower everything, join us.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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KELAG – Studienpraktikum

Berufserfahrung sammeln in einem der Kärntner Top-Unternehmen!

Wir bieten:

  • Gutes Betriebsklima, kollegiales Umfeld
  • Möglichkeit, vielfältige praktische Erfahrungen zu sammeln
  • Selbstständiges, eigenverantwortliches Arbeiten nach einer Einschulungsphase
  • 38,5 Stunden/Woche
  • Dienstort: Kelag-Zentrale, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • Entlohnung brutto rund € 1.450,-/Monat + Urlaubsanspruch

Online-Bewerbungen sind bis 22. November 2020 möglich!

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KELAG – Ferialpraktikum

Dein Ferialpraktikum bei der Kelag – ein Sommer voller Energie!

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Die Kelag sucht junge und motivierte Ferial-praktikantInnen, die im Sommer 2021 vier Wochen lang spannende Berufserfahrungen sammeln wollen. Egal, wo deine Interessen liegen – ob im technischen oder kaufmännischen Bereich – die Kelag hat das passende Praktikum für dich!

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In the region – for the region? The multiple roles of universities for their (rural) siting region

DI Dr. Verena Radinger-Peer

Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU Vienna

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 9:30  HS10 | via classroom:

Abstract: Locating universities in regions where they should spur regional development has been recognized as an important regional political “instrument“ since the middle of the twentieth century. The expected impacts on regional development range from economic, political, demographic, infrastructural, cultural, educational, to social. Thereby various studies confirm that a) the university-region setting is unique and context-specific and b) universities will not spur regional development autonomously or inevitably.

The presentation will show the potentials but also challenges of universities being located in rural regions. This refers to balancing acts between internationality and regional focus, economic performance and societal engagement, curriculum development and demands of the regional/national labor market etc. Particular attention is paid to income students (origin, attraction) as well as the migration of graduates. Hereby the presentations builds on insights from former and ongoing projects with national and international case studies (Germany, The Netherlands). The presentation will conclude with insights on strategies how universities in rural siting regions dealt with this multiple challenges as well as how the regional environment influenced the role the universities resumed.

CV: Verena Radinger-Peer (Dr. nat. techn., Dipl.-Ing.) is trained as spatial and environmental planner and gained her PhD in regional development and economics at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU). She was a visiting scholar at the Fraunhofer Institute ISI in Karlsruhe (Germany) as well as at the CHEPS (Center for Higher Education Policy Studies) at the University of Twente (The Netherlands).

Currently she is a FWF Hertha Firnberg Grant holder and investigates the interaction between universities and their surrounding region, with a special focus on knowledge transfer, student intake and mobility, labour market issues as well as regional engagement activities of universities.

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Content-gnostic Bitrate Ladder Prediction for Adaptive Video Streaming [Slides][Video]

Angeliki Katsenou | University of Bristol | September 29, 2020 | 10:00 (CET, 08:00 UTC)

Abstract: Cisco reported in the past reports that the video data share was expected to reach 80% by the year 2023. However, due to the pandemic and recently imposed a remote work lifestyle, this figure is expected to increase even more. Except for the on-demand and conferencing services, the number of users that are generating, storing, and sharing their content usually through either social media platforms or video-sharing platforms is increasing. Meanwhile from the video coding perspective, as video technologies evolve towards improved compression performance, their complexity inversely increases.

A challenge that many video service providers face is the heterogeneity of networks and display devices for streaming, as well as dealing with a wide variety of content with different encoding performance. In the past, a fixed bit rate ladder solution based on a „fitting all“ approach has been employed. However, such a content-tailored solution is highly demanding; the computational and financial cost of constructing the convex hull per video by encoding at all resolutions and quantization levels is huge. In this talk, we present a content-agnostic approach that exploits machine learning to predict the bit rate ladder with only a small number of encodes required.

Bio: Angeliki Katsenou is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and is with the Visual Information Lab at the University of Bristol since 2015. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece (2014). She received her Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an M.Sc. degree in Signal and Image Processing from the University of Patras, Greece. She has experience in several FP7 EC-funded and EPSRC projects, such as MSCA-ITN PROVISION and EPSRC Platform Grant EP/M000885/1. Her research interests include perceptual video analysis, video compression, image/video quality, and resource allocation for video communication systems. She has also been involved with conference organization activities and is currently one of the Technical Program Co-Chairs for Picture Coding Symposium (PCS) 2021, Bristol, UK.

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Review: Understanding Users Behaviours in User-Centric Immersive Communications [Video][Slides]

The review of the TEWI colloquium of Laura Toni from June 26, 2020 comprises the video and slides (below):

Abstract: A major challenge for the next decade is to design virtual and augmented reality systems (VR at large) for real-world use cases such as healthcare, entertainment, e-education, and high-risk missions. This requires VR systems to operate at scale, in a personalized manner, remaining bandwidth-tolerant whilst meeting quality and latency criteria. One key challenge to reach this goal is to fully understand and anticipate user behaviours in these mixed reality settings.

This can be accomplished only by a fundamental revolution of the network and VR systems that have to put the interactive user at the heart of the system rather than at the end of the chain. With this goal in mind, in this talk, we describe our current researches on user-centric systems. First, we describe our view-port based streaming strategies for 360-degree video. Then, we present more in details our research on of users‘ behaviour analysis, when users interact with the 360-degree content. Specifically, we describe a set of metrics that allows us to identify key behaviours among users and quantify the level of similarity of these behaviours. Specifically, we present our clique-based clustering methodology, information theory and trajectory base in-depth analysis. Finally, we conclude with an overview of the extension of this work to navigation within volumetric video sequences.

Bio: Laura Toni received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in electrical engineering, from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. In 2007, she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA, USA, and since 2009, she has been a frequent visitor to the UCSD, working on media coding and streaming technologies. Between 2009 and 2011, she was with the Tele-Robotics and Application Department, Italian Institute of Technology, investigating wireless sensor networks for robotics applications. In 2012, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UCSD, and between 2013 and 2016, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS4) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. Since July 2016, she has been a Lecturer in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department, University College London (UCL), U.K. Her research mainly involves interactive multimedia systems, decision-making strategies under uncertainty, large-scale signal processing, and communications. She received the UCL Future Leadership Award in 2016, the ACM Best 10% Paper Award in 2013, and the IEEE/IFIP Best Paper Award in 2012.

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