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.

2019S, 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.



  • Derek Bridge, University College Cork / Ireland -> May 29, 2019
  • Onur Mutlu, ETH Zurich -> June 18, 2019
  • Martin Gaedke, TU Chemnitz / Germany -> Talk postponed (due to unpredictable circumstances)
  • Siddharth Garg, New York University / Tandon School of Engineering (Jan 14, 2019)
  • Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado Boulder (Oct 22, 2018)
    title: Exploring Design Trade-Offs for Quality of Life in Human-Centered Design
  • Arthur Olson, The Scripps Research Institute (Oct 5, 2018),
    title: Toward Whole Cell Mesoscale Models

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

Wed14:00 - 16:0029.05.2019EI 2 Pichelmayer HS Talk Derek Bridge (Current Trends in Computer Science)
Tue15:00 - 17:0018.06.2019EI 9 Hlawka HS Talk Onur Mutlu (Current Trends in Computer Science)

Examination modalities

Since the last talk of the series had to be cancelled, the assignment is modified as follows

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

  • Attendance to at least 2 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 attended 3 talks this report must comprise at least 3 pages for each talk.

Students who attended 4 or more talks may choose 3 of those for their report and give a summary of at least 2 pages for each.

Students who could attend only 2 talks submit a report of 9 pages overall. This report comprises summaries of the 2 talks attended, at least 3 pages each. Optionally, one or both of these reports can be extended by a review of some suitable related literature (one or more scientific papers on the topic of the talk, not necessarily authored by the presenter of the talk).

Eligible talks are those offered in winter term 2018/19 and summer term 2019; any combination of those may be chosen.

These summaries should be written in English and in latex (a template is provided in TUWEL). The deadline for submission of the assignment is August10 at 23:55h through TUWEL.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.02.2019 00:00 31.03.2019 23:59

Registration modalities:

Please register in TISS.



No lecture notes are available.