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Call for Applications

The Doctoral College on Computational Perception, established recently at TU Vienna, announces one new opening for a PhD student to pursue interdisciplinary research on computational perception topics with an emphasis on one or several of the following three research fields:

We seek applications by highly-motivated national and international students with outstanding academic performance. Candidates must have gained a diploma or master degree in Electrical Engineering, Informatics, Geodesy and Geoinformation or related fields (e.g., Mathematics).

In the letter of motivation (see application checklist), applicants should explain their background knowledge and/or strong interest in the field of Computational Perception and indicate their preference for one of the three research fields of the doctoral college (Multimodal Scene Perception, Visual Attention and Human Behavior, Object Recognition) or one of the PhD topics.

The call is open to nationals of all countries. Knowledge of German language is not required, but fluency in oral and written English is a must.


The doctoral college Computational Perception offers a basic monthly salary of approximately &euro 890 (paid 14 times per year) for a period of 31 months. In some cases, this basic salary may be complemented by additional funding from third-party research projects. All successful candidates will be regular employees of Vienna University of Technology and thus take advantage of Austrian social benefits (e.g., health insurance). The doctoral college and TU Vienna also provide support for travel expenses and exchange programs with collaborating international universities.

Support of Female PhD Students

The doctoral college seeks to increase the percentage of female researchers, and applications of qualified women are particularly encouraged. At least 50 percent of the PhD students will be female.

Application Checklist

  1. Letter of Motivation
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. List of publications (if already available)
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Full academic records
  6. The application documents must include information on the candidate's competence in English (TOEFL or others).
  7. All application documents shall be sent in either German or English. Foreign documents must be sent as certified translations into English.

Application Submission

All application documents and letters of recommendation shall be sent by e-mail in PDF-format, with "Computational Perception" in the subject line, to pers1@zv.tuwien.ac.at AND doctoralcollege@ims.tuwien.ac.at.

Dates and Deadlines

The application deadline is October 27, 2010. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews, which will be arranged individually.


If you still require any further information, please contact us by sending an email either directly to a member of the faculty or to the Speaker of the Doctoral College on Computational Perception

Ao. Univ. Prof. Margrit Gelautz

Address: Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188-2
A-1040 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Email: doctoralcollege@ims.tuwien.ac.at