As Austria's largest research and technology organisation for applied research, we are dedicated to make substantial contributions to solving the major challenges of our time, climate change and digitisation. To achieve our goals, we rely on our specific research, development and technology competencies, which are the basis of our commitment to excellence in all areas. With our open culture of innovation and our motivated, international teams, we are working to position AIT as Austria's leading research institution at the highest international level and to make a positive contribution to the economy and society. 


Our Center for Vision, Automation & Control located in Vienna invites applications for a master’s thesis position.The Center for Vision, Automation & Control exploits the opportunities provided by automation and digitisation to initiate and advance innovation for industry, primarily in Austria and Europe. Our main goal is to take away the monotonous, heavy, difficult and dangerous aspects of people’s work through innovation. We help our partners by making technical systems more robust, reliable, flexible and easy to use. At the same time, we increase the resource efficiency of industrial processes by reducing waste, product failures and emissions. 


Our Competence Unit Complex Dynamical Systems focuses on the development and deployment of algorithms to control various types of systems. Starting from low energy applications like electronics and drive systems, via (large-scale) robotics to heavy industrial applications. We are working in projects in cooperation with national and international research organizations and companies leading their market sector.



  • Under the guidance of our Complex Dynamical Systems team, you will support us in the field of verification and validation of dynamical systems. The V&V is an important piece of the puzzle to shorten and simplify the assessment of algorithms, e.g., controllers, or identification routines.
  • The main focus of this master’s thesis is to automate the verification of dynamic systems. An important part of the verification process is the definition of test cases and in particular of test signals. To achieve a higher level of automation, this work aims at implementing a random signal generator for test signals. It allows to foster our knowledge and understanding in the domain of probabilistic verification techniques.
  • You will start into this field with our first version a randomized signal generator, which was developed in a previous diploma thesis and published, see,
  • You will use your programming knowledge in MATLAB/Simulink to help us to further develop the randomized signal generator for automated testing.
  • You will broaden your knowledge and skills in the field of verification and reliability by creating and defining a simulation environment.
  • Together with our team, you will strive to publish the code basis in an Open Science publication of the source code.
  • You will learn to evaluate the obtained results and how to use them for following real-world applications on our already operational test bench.
  • You will be trained in scientific work, and you will have the opportunity to discuss your experiences with scientific interdisciplinary experts from the fields of mathematics, electronics, informatics, physics and control and mechanical engineering.
  • You may publish your results at a conference or a journal.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • Ongoing master's studies in the field of electronics, technical mathematics, technical informatics or a comparable technical field
  • Interested in the field of probabilistics
  • Interested in the field of (automated) testing of systems in simulation and real environments
  • Interested in working in a team
  • Good knowledge of MATLAB
  • Good knowledge of English and German in word and writing

What to expect:

  • Start-Date: ideally as soon as possible - However, there is some flexibility concerning the start date (for e.g. February / March 2024 may also work).
  • Duration of the master’s thesis project: about 6 months
  • EUR 534,-- gross per month for 12 hours/week based on the collective agreement. There will be additional company benefits. As a research institution, we are familiar with the supervision and execution of master theses, and we are looking forward to supporting you accordingly!


At AIT diversity and inclusion are of great importance. This is why we strive to inspire women to join our teams in the field of technology. We welcome applications from women, who will be given preference in case of equal qualifications after taking into account all relevant facts and circumstances of all applications. 


Please submit your application documents including your CV, cover letter, relevant certificates (transcript of records) online.

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Location: Austria, Vienna
Categories: Electronics, informatics, Master Thesis, Student Assistants, Technical Background, Technical Mathematics,


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