Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) has been founded with the aim to become a top European research center for electronic-based systems (EBS). EBS are components, assemblies and devices with microelectronics and nanoelectronics, as well as embedded software. They are the technological backbone of digitization. In order to follow its mission and pursue cutting edge research for EBS and to cope with the arising challenges in this field, SAL requires well-trained experts from multiple disciplines of science and engineering and technology.
The work will address both hardware and software aspects and particularly focus on model-based approaches for multi-sensor fusion, adaptive operation, auto calibration, self-diagnosis and methods for the fast development and verification of advanced sensor systems which include the exploitation of advanced signal processing and machine learning techniques. This involves basic and application oriented interdisciplinary research to offer industry accelerated market entrance possibilities for innovative ideas e.g., in the fields IoT (Internet of Things) and I4.0 (Industry 4.0).
The Silicon Austria Labs – Doctoral College (SAL-DC) is a novel doctoral training program for researchers focusing on the field of EBS. SAL cooperates with industry, academic and scientific partners on a regional, national and international level with the aim to build an excellent research network and ecosystem for EBS. Fellows benefit from the training in a highly international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral setting offered by SAL-DC to become future research leaders.
Pursuing cutting edge research in the field of EBS requires the combination of a multitude of skills, including intersectoral and interdisciplinary aspects. The SAL-DC training has been designed to cover this broad spectrum, leading to three major pillars of SAL-DC: