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12.03.24 Antrittsvorlesung

On Monday 8. April 2024 at 17:15 o’clock Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Scholz will hold an introductory lecture. He’s Professor of Geoinformatics at Z_GIs since 1.2.2024.
Where: Science City Itzling, Hörsaal “Lise Meitner“ (Jakob-Haringer-Straße 2A, UG).
Register by 25. March via email – More details here.

08.03.24: Position Announcement: Researcher for SpongeCity project

The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at University of Salzburg is offering a researcher position in the SpongeCity project ( spongecity.sen2cube.at) with the focus on big Earth Observation data analytics.

Job profile: 

Collaboration in an international research project 

  • Active participation in project meetings.
  • Responsible for technical-scientific tasks in the  SpongeCity project.

Research in Earth observation, big EO data infrastructure, and artificial intelligence.

The researcher will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers who are focused on Earth Observation and Geoinformatics. 

  • Start of the position: ASAP
  • Duration of contract: at least 2 years (extension possible and envisaged, depending on available project funding)
  • Weekly working hours: 30h
  • Professional level (preferred): predoctoral (holding a MSc degree) with option to do a PhD

For more information, see the full announcement.

17.08.23: Position Announcement: Researcher in the EO Analytics Lab (filled)

The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at University of Salzburg aims to combine high quality education with excellent research. The department has several research groups with an outstanding international reputation (https://zgis.at/research) and is offering a researcher position in the EO Analytics Lab research group (https://eo-analytics.zgis.at).

The researcher will join a multidisciplinary team of educators and researchers who are focused on Earth observation and Geoinformatics.

• Start of the position: November (or earlier)• Duration of contract: at least 2 years (extension possible and encouraged, depending on available project funding)• Weekly working hours: 30h• Professional level: Preferred: Predoctoral (holding a MSc degree) with option to do a PhD

For more information, see the full announcement.

25.07.23: Edition 2023

The 2023 Edition of our image brochure is now  available online.

28.04.23: AIFER: Künstliche Intelligenz für Katastrophenschutz

Im Rahmen des mehrjährigen Forschungsprojekts AIFER wird unter Projektleitung von Prof. Bernd Resch vom Fachbereich Geoinformatik der Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg ein System entwickelt, welches mit der Unterstützung von KI Katastrophenlagen erfasst und auswertet.

Mehr zu diesem spannenden Projekt gibt es auf dem  Blog des Techno-Z, und auf der  AIFER Projektseite.

20.04.23: U3green: Jugendliche entwickeln web-basierten Fragebogen zur Gestaltung von Grünflächen im städtischen Raum

Das Forschungsprojekt u3green untersucht, wie Jugendliche und Kinder Grünflächen im städtischen Raum nutzen und bewerten. Geht es beispielsweise um Entspannung und Erholung oder sportliche Aktivitäten? SchülerInnen von Partnerschulen in der Stadt Salzburg entwickeln gemeinsam mit ForscherInnen des Fachbereichs Geoinformatik der Universität Salzburg eine interaktive App, um sich mit diesen Themen auseinanderzusetzen. So sollen die Meinungen und Erfahrungen der jungen Menschen in die Untersuchung einfließen.

Mehr dazu gibt’s auf  unserem Blog.

18.04.23: UNI-Blog: Studiengang “Digitalisierung – Innovation – Gesellschaft” – was ist das?

Im  neusten Uni-Blogbeitrag berichtet eine Studentin der Studienrichtung „Digitalisierung – Innovation – Gesellschaft“ am Fachbereich Geoinformatik der Fakultät für Digitale und Analytische Wissenschaften von ihren Erfahrungen mit dem Studium.

07.03.23: Wanted: Scientific senior researcher for the research group “Geo-Social Analytics Lab” (filled)

The Department of Geoinformatics offers a scientific senior researcher position within the research group “ Geo-Social Analytics Lab”.

Job profile:

Collaboration in international research projects Acquisition of research funding (conceiving and writing grant proposals)Project lead and supervisionResearch in geospatial machine learning and artificial intelligence Analysis of user-generated data like geo-social media posts or physiological measurements, information fusionSemantic topic modelling using AI methodsSentiment Analysis (emotion and opinion mining in text data)Application contexts: disaster management, humanitarian aid, epidemiology, urban planningThe researcher will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers and educators in the field of Geographic Information Science and Geoinformatics.

Start of the position: ASAPDuration of contract: 2 years (extension possible and envisaged)Weekly working hours: 30-40 hProfessional level: Preferred: postdoctoral (holding a PhD degree)Possible: predoctoral (holding an MSc degree) with exceptional qualificationWorking hours: to be arranged

Candidates are required to hold a degree in the field of artificial intelligence, data science, geoinformatics, computer science, information management or a related discipline. Moreover, an excellent research and publication record, and the ability to work independently and in teams are mandatory.

Details see pdf: English | GermanIf you are interested in this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch () or by phone: +43-662-8044-7551.

08.02.23: UNI-Blog: Studienergänzung „Geographische Informationssysteme (GIS)“ – was ist das?

Manfred Mittlböck stellt das Programm in der neusten Uni-Blog Folge kurz vor.