Gregor Kastner was selected as Researcher of the month at WU Vienna in June 2020. Watch the video at the WU website or on Youtube! Further info: The press release can be found here, news reports can be found here, here, and here. In addition, Gregor answers some quick questions in a short video interview here.
In the new paper Investigating the dark figure of COVID-19 cases in Austria: Borrowing from the deCODE Genetics study in Iceland, our team members Rainer Hirk, Gregor Kastner and Laura Vana use the existing data on COVID-19 infections in Iceland to extrapolate and compute the number of infections in Austria based on several scenarios. On average for all scenarios, the number of infections as of 1 April is nine times higher than the number of confirmed cases. However, the uncertainty of the calculation is considerable. Read the article released by APA (Austria Press Agency) here (German only) and the WU Media reports (German only).
We warmly welcome Rainer Hirk to our team! Rainer will join the project as a Post-Doc researcher. His research interests are in multivariate analysis of ordinal data, as well as in the development of open-source statistical software.
We congratulate Laura Nenzi for being nominated for a second time for the Hedy Lamarr Award 2020! The Hedy Lamarr Award of the City of Vienna honors female researchers with innovative achievements in the field of IT.
We warmly welcome Ennio Visconti to our team! Ennio will join the project as a PhD student under the supervision of Laura Nenzi and Ezio Bartocci at the Cyber Physical Systems Group, TU Vienna.
Laura Nenzi, one of our principal investigators, participated during November 25-27, 2019 in Future Digileaders, an event for early career female researchers in digitalization. This year the event took place in Stockholm, Sweden. For more details click here.
Laura Nenzi, one of our principal investigators, will organize the workshop “SPATIO-TEMPORAL REASONING FOR CONTROL OF CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS” on December 10th, 2019. The workshop aims to present the most recent advances in the development of logic-based procedures for the analysis and control of spatially distributed Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), with particular emphasis on the combination of temporal and spatial behaviors. The workshop is co-located with the 58th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC’19) in Nice, France. For more details click here.
We congratulate Laura Nenzi for being a finalist and receiving a special mention for the Hedy Lamarr Award 2019! The Hedy Lamarr Award of the City of Vienna honors female researchers with innovative achievements in the field of IT.
We congratulate our team member Michael Pfarrhofer on the completing his PhD studies on the topic “Bayesian inference in high-dimensional multivariate time series models with applications in macroeconomics and finance.” at Vienna University of Economics and Business under the supervision of Florian Huber. Michael will now be a Post-Doc Researcher in the ZK35 project.