SAL Doctoral College

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).

SAL Doctoral College

The Silicon Austria Labs – Doctoral College (SAL-DC) is a 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:


         An overview about the rich research portfolio is available in the SAL-DC booklet, which provides a summary of current PhD research topics pursued within the SAL-DC. The research output of the SAL-DC members, including all papers, awards and conference participations, is collected in our Research Documentation database PURE.

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