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Professorship "Autonomous Systems"
Technische Universität Wien
Technische Universität Wien, generally referred to as TU Wien, is
located in the heart of Europe, a place where one can experience
cultural diversity and international life. Research, teaching and
learning have been conducted here in the service of progress for
200 years. TU Wien is amongst Europe‘s most successful universities
of technology and, with over 30,000 students and a staff of
about 4,600, is Austria‘s largest scientific and engineering research
and education institution.
At the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
the position for a full-time indefinite-term
University Professor for the specialist field of
with contractual employment is expected to be filled
as of 01.01.2020.
This is a professorship regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities
Act (UG) and a Foundation Professorship supported in the first
three years by the B&C Privatstiftung as well as the company
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology,
one of the eight faculties at TU Wien, has an excellent international
reputation and plays an active role in national and international
research. The current research areas of the faculty are: Photonics,
Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Telecommunications, Systems and
Control Engineering as well as Energy Technology and Energy Systems.
The position as professor for Autonomous Systems has been
allocated in TU Wien‘s development plan to the focal areas of
research on Information and Communication Technology. The
future incumbent‘s field of work should be Autonomous Systems,
with a focus on one or more of the following:
Design, realization and scientific evaluation of safety-critical
autonomous and embodied semi-autonomous mobile systems,
e.g. autonomous robots, airborne, waterborne or
ground vehicles, miniature robots and their self-organisation.
It is expected that candidates are willing to focus their research
on ground vehicles and/or autonomous robots.
Cognition-inspired and machine learning based methods for
Novel methods for the system integration of safety-critical
autonomous systems as well as their interaction with their
environment and infrastructure.
This chair is expected to build up an interdisciplinary research
group at the Institute of Computer Technologies that will study and
develop solutions for challenges of real autonomous systems both
theoretically and through experimental research.
The duties of a university professor at TU Wien include, in addition
to research, teaching activities in the engineering fields of the
Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes of the Faculty of Electrical
Engineering and Information Technology as well as collaboration in
management of the institute and the faculty.