195.072 Current Trends in Computer Science
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VU, 1.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

The goal of this course is to learn from internationally recognized visiting professors research topics in different areas of Computer Science.

Subject of course

Visiting professors invited by the Vienna PhD School of Informatics will give a 45-minute talk about their research area.


  • Arthur Olson, The Scripps Research Institute (Oct 5, 2018),
    title: Toward Whole Cell Mesoscale Models
  • Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado Boulder (Oct 22, 2018)
    title: Exploring Design Trade-Offs for Quality of Life in Human-Centered Design
  • Siddharth Garg, New York University / Tandon School of Engineering (Jan 14, 2019)

Further talk dates might be scheduled. These will be announced as soon as possible.


Additional information

Please visit TUWEL to:

  • Download the slides of the course
  • Download the template for the assignment
  • Upload your assignment



Course dates

Fri10:30 - 11:3005.10.2018 EI5 Hochenegg HS, Gusshausstrasse 25-29, 2nd floor, room CF0229Talk - Arthur Olson (Current Trends in Computer Science)
Mon17:00 - 18:3022.10.2018 Kontaktraum, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 6th floorTalk - Gerhard Fischer (Current Trends in Computer Science)
Mon15:00 - 17:0014.01.2019 EI4 Reithoffer HS, Gusshausstrasse 25, 2nd floorTalk Siddharth Garg (Current Trends in Computer Science)

Examination modalities

Students will be graded provided that the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • Attendance to at least 3 talks (signature on the list of participants).
  • Submission of assignment.

The assignment consists of a written summary of 3 of the talks attended.
For students who attend 3 talks this report must comprise at least 3 pages for each talk.
Students who attend 4 or more talks may choose 3 of those for their report and give a summary of at least 2 pages for each.

Talks will be offered both in winter term 2018/19 (two to three talks) and summer term 2019 (plan is to have another three), and any combination of those may be chosen.

These summaries should be written in English and in latex (a template will be provided in TUWEL). The deadline for submission of the assignment is July 31st at 23:55h through TUWEL.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
25.09.2018 00:00 30.01.2019 23:59

Registration modalities:

Please register in TISS.



No lecture notes are available.