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1 Articles in Future Zone and Kurier about ChatGPT and the Job Market (9 March 2023)

The article “Warum ChatGPT so schnell kein Job-Killer ist” with quotes by myself has been published by well-known Austrian newspaper Kurier and online magazine Future Zone.

2 Café Puls by Puls4 Focuses on ChatGPT from 6 March to 10 March 2023

Puls4, one of Austria’s leading private TV stations, focuses on ChatGPT in Austria’s most popular breakfast TV show Café Puls (5:30–12:00) from Monday, 6 March, to Friday, 10 March 2023, including some statements by myself about how ChatGPT works and possible ramifications.

3 Interview in News (3 March 2023)

News, Austria’s largest weekly news magazine, chose artificial intelligence as the cover story of its 3 March 2023 issue (no. 9/2023).

News cover 2023-03-03

For this issue, I was interviewed about ChatGPT. You can find the interview on page 48.

News cover 2023-03-03

4 My Book Algorithms with Julia is Out Now

For more information, see here.

5 Two New FWF Projects for My Former PhD Students

I am happy to congratulate my former PhD students Amirreza Khodadadian and Leila Taghizadeh on their successes in the latest FWF (Austrian Science Fund) founding round. In 2023, both will head their first research projects as PIs. Amir’s project is called Using Single Atom Catalysts as Nanozymes in Field-Effect Transistor Sensors, and Leila’s is called Computational Uncertainty Quantification in Nanotechnology.

6 AIDA Course on Reinforcement Learning

I am happy to announce that my course on reinforcement learning has been accepted as an AIDA course, being open to all AIDA students online. Registration will start in February 2023, and the course will start beginning of March 2023.

Course homepage at AIDA
Course homepage at TU Wien (TISS)

7 Deepfakes in Der Falter

Der Falter, an Austrian weekly newspaper, published an article by Tessa Szyszkowitz about deepfakes (issue 2022/28 dated 12 July 2022).

8 CAIML Opening

The opening of the TUW Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML) took place on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 with a keynote by Turing Award winner Leslie Valiant and a panel discussion with Gerhard Friedrich, James Larus, Helga, Nowotny, and Paul Timmers. The announcement and details can be found here. Slides, photos, and the video can be found here. The CAIML website is caiml.org.

8.1 Press Coverage

Newspaper article about CAIML

9 TUW is Founding Member of AIDA

TUW is founding member of AIDA (International Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Academy). Thomas Eiter is the Representative of TU Wien at AIDA.

10 15th ÖGOR Workshop Mathematische Ökonomie und Optimierung in der Energiewirtschaft

The 15th ÖGOR Workshop Mathematische Ökonomie und Optimierung in der Energiewirtschaft will take place on September 23 and 24, 2021 at Webster Vienna Private University. You can find the announcement here. Focus areas are optimization, statistical learning, machine learning, AI, open data and open-source tools, and the effects of the corona pandemic on energy modeling.

11 Doctoral Program ENROL Will Start in October 2021

The MSCA COFUND doctoral program Engineering for Life Sciences (ENROL) with a total volume of 3.25 M€, cofunded by the European Commission, will start in October 2021 and run till September 2026. You can apply for a PhD position here.

12 Double-Degree Program with University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Signed

A double-degree program between the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and TU Wien has been signed. It allows selected students to obtain a double PhD degree in applied mathematics and/or information and communication technologies.

13 Dr. Leila Taghizadeh Wins Hannspeter Winter Prize 2020

The Hannspeter Winter Prize is the annual prize for the best PhD thesis by a female student at TU Wien. Each of the eight departments may nominate at most one candidate, resulting in an interdisciplinary competition.

Dr. Leila Taghizadeh has been awarded the Hannspeter Winter Prize 2020 of TU Wien for fundamental research in applied mathematics. Press release by TU Wien.

Congratulations to Leila!

Since her PhD defense in October 2019, Leila is a postdoc in my group Machine Learning and Uncertainty Quantification at the Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing at TU Wien. Her work focuses on mathematical modeling, analysis, and simulation of stochastic PDE systems with applications in biology, medicine, and physics. Currently she is also working on uncertainty quantification in epidemiological models (applied to COVID-19).

14 Academic Board of the PhD Program in ICT at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

I was kindly asked to serve as a Distinguished International Member on the Academic Board of the PhD Program in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at the Department of Engineering Enzo Ferrari of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

15 The Class on Reinforcement Learning is now Part of the Data-Science Curriculum at TU Wien

The lecture Reinforcement Learning (lecture with tutorial, 101.789 VU Reinforcement Learning, 4h, 6 ECTS) taught by Daniel Pasterk and myself, is now officially part of the curriculum for the MSc degree in Data Science in the module MLS/EX Machine Learning and Statistics – Extension.

16 New Initiative MLTUW

MLTUW is a new initiative that promotes the use of advanced and reliable machine-learning methods in science and technology at TU Wien. Please see the MLTUW page for more information.

17 15th ÖGOR Workshop Mathematische Ökonomie und Optimierung in der Energiewirtschaft (Postponed till 2021 due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

Gemeinsam mit Ronald Hochreiter (Webster University), Daniel Huppmann (IIASA), Gerold Petritsch (EVN, ÖGOR) und Leopold Sögner (IHS) organisiere ich den 15. ÖGOR Workshop über Mathematische Ökonomie und Optimierung in der Energiewirtschaft vom 25. bis 26.6.2020 an der Webster University Wien. Offizielle Ankündigung.

18 Minisymposium Optimization and Model-Free Learning at SIAM MDS 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

I am organizing the minisymposium on Optimization and Model-Free Learning at the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS20).

19 Thematic Program on Uncertainty Quantification in May/June 2020 (Postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

We will organize five workshops at the Erwin Schrödinger Institute (ESI) in Vienna within the thematic program Computational Uncertainty Quantification: Mathematical Foundations, Methodology and Data in spring 2020:

  1. multilevel and multifidelity sampling methods in UQ for PDEs,
  2. PDE-constrained Bayesian inverse UQ,
  3. statistical estimation and deep learning in UQ for PDEs,
  4. approximation of high-dimensional parametric PDEs in forward UQ,
  5. UQ in kinetic and transport equations and in high-frequency wave propagation.

The homepage of the thematic program at ESI is here.

20 Article in Austria Innovativ Spezial in March 2019

I was interviewed for an article in Austria Innovativ Spezial that appeared in March 2019.

21 VICEM Faculty Talk on 15 March 2018

I gave the faculty talk entitled Nanoscale Sensors for Biomolecule Detection and DNA/RNA Sequencing: Theory and Applications at the VICEM Diploma Thesis Award Ceremony.

22 Science Talk on 20 February 2017

Einladung als PDF-Datei, Link.

Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema Wie funktioniert Wissenschaft heute? Der Science Talk blickt “hinter die Kulissen” mit:

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Felt, Universität Wien,

  • Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Clemens Heitzinger, Technische Universität Wien,

  • Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner, Präsident des Fonds zur Förderung wissenschaftlicher Forschung (FWF),

  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Susanne Weigelin-Schwierdrzik, Universität Wien.

Danach Überreichung der Auszeichnung Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres durch Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner, Vizekanzler und Bundesminister für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft.

Datum: 20. Februar 2017
Beginn: 18:00
Ort: Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Wien

23 Newspaper Article in Der Standard

Austrian national newspaper Der Standard wrote an article about my work: Forscher rechnen mit NanotechnologieResearchers Count on / Simulate Nanotechnology. (The German title contains a pun.)

Newspaper article about START project

24 Group Photo October 2015

Group Photo October 2015

From left to right: Gudmund Pammer, Amirreza Khodadadian, Caroline Geiersbach, Leila Taghizadeh, Benjamin Stadlbauer, Gerhard Tulzer, Clemens Heitzinger. (Not shown: Andreas Buttinger-Kreuzhuber, Gregor Mitscha-Eibl.)

25 Exhibition Wunderkammer 2015 Celebrating 200 Years TU Wien

25.1 The Exhibition

TU Wien celebrated its 200th anniversary on November 6, 2015. To mark the occasion, the exhibition Wunderkammer 2015 was open to the public in TU Wien’s main building in November 2015. Its topic was What’s Next?, bringing together science, technology, and art and familiarizing the general public with new developments. About 100 submissions were received by the organizers of Wunderkammer 2015, and about 30 were selected by a jury of experts. My group presented an overview of our work.

25.2 The Presentation

In addition to actual nanowire gas sensors and posters, we showed this presentation (in German). Special thanks to Benjamin Stadlbauer for preparing the presentation with nice animations and many explanations.

The presentation can be viewed here as a movie file. You can view it full-screen by clicking on the “enlarge” button; the movie file is 1920×1080.