Best Teaching Awards 2019

For the third time in a row, the Institute of Computer Technology is proud to have won both Best Teaching Awards!

We congratulate Dipl.-Ing. Maximilian Götzinger as Best Teacher and the team of the course Digitale Systeme UE (Dr. Friedrich Bauer, Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Hauer, Dipl.-Ing. Maximilian Götzinger) for the award Best Lecture.

Many thanks to all the students who once again voted our institute the one with the best lectures!

Further information: TU Vienna, Best Teaching Awards 2019

pyosys merged into master branch of Yosys

We are happy to announce that pyosys was merged into the master branch of the free and open hardware synthesis suite Yosys:

pyosys are Python bindings to the C++ data structures of Yosys, allowing it to access Yosys data structures and functions from a Python session, and to define Yosys passes in Python.

pyosys was initiated by Christian Krieg, implemented by Benedikt Tutzer, and supervised by Clifford Wolf, the author of Yosys.

We presented pyosys at the First Workshop on Open Source Design Automation (OSDA) 2019:

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Connectathon 2019

The Energy+IT-Group participated in the second Connectathon Energy that was held for the first time in Vienna at the FH Technikum Wien. The purpose of Connectathon is to let companies and institutions connect their devices to each other to promote interoperability. Marcus Meisel, Stefan Kollmann, Alexander Wendt and Stefan Wilker used a setup of a Customer Energy Management System (CEMS) from the project Inigrid. A connection test through the IEC61850 standard to measure values from three other systems were sucessfully completed. The Energy+IT-group demonstrated its ability to design and implement interoperable software infrastructures in heterogenous smart grids landscapes.

Link to press release:

Link to the Energy+IT-Group:

ICT TU Wien @ Connectathon 2019

Open House 2019

On 30.1.2019 Viennese pupils had the opportunity to get to know the study at the TU Vienna. Some have chosen ICT, where the topic of machine learning was presented by Alexander Wendt from the Energy + IT group. In a short lecture with exercises, the students were introduced to the basics of machine learning. The students might be unaware that they are already learning the mathematical tool in school to solve complex linear regression problems. With the motivation that they can subsequently develop a software that autonomously controls cars or detects anomalies in engine noise, they might be inspired to study with us.

Link to the Energy+IT-Group:

Open house at ICT

(In)Secure Magazine has reviewed a recent publication from ICT as featured news:

“Supply chain compromise: Adding undetectable hardware Trojans to integrated circuits

Is it possible for attackers to equip integrated circuits with hardware Trojans that will not change the area or power consumption of the IC, making them thus indiscernible through power-based post fabrication analysis?

A group of researchers from the National University of Sciences and Technology (Islamabad, Pakistan), the Vienna University of Technology and New York University have proven it is.”

Read their article:

The Paper will be presented at Design Automation and Test Europe (DATE) in March 2019 in Florence, Italy.

HiPEAC 2018 Paper Award

Amir Rahmani with colleagues has received a HiPEAC Paper Award for the

Approximation-aware coordinated power/performance management for heterogeneous multi-cores


Anil Kanduri, Antonio Miele, Amir M. Rahmani, Pasi Liljeberg, Cristiana Bolchini, Nikil D. Dutt

published at the Design Automation Conference 2018.

HiPEAC 2018 Paper Award

Semeen Rehman with colleagues has received a HiPEAC Paper Award for the paper

Area-optimized Low-latency Approximate Multipliers for FPGA-based Hardware Accelerators


S. Ullah, S. Rehman, B. S. Prabakaran, F. Kriebel, M.A. Hanif, M. Shafique, A. Kumar

published at the Design Automation Conference 2018.