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Themen aus dem Bereich Systemwissenschaften

Univ.-Prof. Manfred Füllsack

Bachelor, Master oder Dissertation:

  • Predicting transitions in dynamic systems with Early Warning Signals
  • Empirical, theoretical and model-based analysis of equilibria/resilience/transitions in dynamic systems
  • Empirical, theoretical and model-based analysis of complex systems (e.g. cooperation, collaboration, trade, production, predator-prey, pollination, etc.)
  • Empirical and model-based analysis of diffusion in networks (e.g. diffusion of ecological relevant innovation, rumors, viruses …)
  • In general: model-based investigations – in case of non-systems-scientific research field, with co-supervision
  • Applied analyses with machine learning or text mining methods - in case of non-systems-scientific research field, with co-supervision
  • Social, economic or ecological dynamics of labor and labor markets (digitalization, crowd-working, future of work and income …)

Ass.-Prof. Georg Jäger

Bachelor oder Master:

  • Agent Based Modelling
  • Machine Learning
  • Complex Networks
  • Sustainable Mobility

 

Dr. Marie Kapeller

Bachelor:

  • System science perspective on transport emissions calculation:
    Comparison of different transport emission models used in modern research (individual transport). Focus is on a literature review and critical evaluation of limits to such model approaches. A list of strengths/weaknesses of the models, general availability (open access), application possibilities, land/air emissions is requested. (Literature review, Emission Modelling)

  • Data mining for environmental topics:
    Online datasets such as Numbeo (https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/) provide geographically distributed information on cost of living, pollution, land prices, etc. Scraping allows data to be quickly and easily extracted and used for analysis (Scraping Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp417bPfvN0 ). The goal of this work is to develop interesting questions based on such a data sets and to run them automatically over several cities of interest. The focus is on the analysis of the results of the data mining.​

Master:

  • Emission Calculation for Austrian Holiday Travel:
    Holiday travel is an important influence for individual environmental footprints. Depending on the origin and destination of the journey, the corresponding distance needs to be known. Online services (Google-Maps) allow data extraction for air routes as well as for land routes. The task of the MA is to write a small program that extracts and stores this data from online data sources (Scraping Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp417bPfvN0 ). Based on this, the footprint for different travel behaviors can be calculated. For this second part, an already existing emission calculation model can be used. (Python Programming, Datamining, Tourism, Transportation Emissions)

  • Data mining for environmental topics:
    Online datasets such as Numbeo (https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/) provide geographically distributed information on cost of living, pollution, land prices, etc. Scraping allows data to be quickly and easily extracted and used for analysis (Scraping Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp417bPfvN0 ). The goal of this work is to develop interesting questions based on such a data sets and to run them automatically over several cities of interest. The focus is on the analysis of the results of the data mining.​

Themen aus dem Bereich Innovations-und Transitionsforschung

Univ.-Prof. Tobias Stern

Master:

  • Assessment of sustainability impacts of a larger scale introduction of FDCA as a feedstock for bioplastics (linked to the Fur4Sustain Cost Action)
  • Assessment of FDCA properties for a substitution of petrochemicals in selected applications by means of an Importance-Performance-Analysis (linked to the Fur4Sustain Cost Action)

Mair-Bauernfeind, Claudia, BSc MSc. PhD

Bachelor:

Ökologische Bewertung von der Fertigung holzbasierter Komponenten für die Automobilindustrie
Diese Abschlussarbeit ist an ein laufendes Forschungsprojekt gekoppelt (https://www.carpentier.at/).
Forschungsfragen:

  • Wie kann ein Prozess zur Herstellung von holzbasierten Komponenten in der Automobilindustrie beschrieben werden?
  • Welche Umweltauswirkungen werden durch die Fertigung von holzbasierten Komponenten verursacht?
  • Welche Faktoren beeinflussen diese Umweltauswirkungen?

Master:

  • Social Risks/Inequalities in the Wood Processing Industries in Austria

and

Process evaluation and optimization of wood-based products for automotive applications from a sustainability perspective
This thesis is linked to an ongoing research project (https://www.carpentier.at/).
Research questions

  • How can manufacturing processes of wood-based products for automotive applications be designed
  • What are potential negative sustainability impacts of manufacturing wood-based products for automotive applications?
  • Which factors/parameters influence the sustainability impacts of manufacturing wood-based products?
  • How can manufacturing processes of wood-based products for automotive applications be optimized with respect to sustainability impacts?

Themen aus dem Bereich Innovations- und Transitionsforschung, Entscheidungsverhalten

Eva Fleiß, PhD

Bachelor:

Energy transition: Possible research questions:

  • How do individuals evaluate different scenarios of a decarbonized energy system? What knowledge is prevalent? What misconceptions?
  • Smart energy technologies allow – together with other technologies, such as photovoltaic power plants, electric vehicles – to explore new possibilities to redesign a sustainable energy system.
    • How does the adoption process of different technologies (smart energy technologies, photovoltaic power plants, electric vehicles, etc.) look like amongst private households? Are there specific technologies, which have an “enabling potential”, i.e., foster the adoption of other technologies for a sustainable energy transition?
    • Do drivers and barriers for adopting different smart energy technologies vary, depending on the technology in question?

Low-carbon transport: Possible research questions:

  • How do individuals evaluate different scenarios of low-carbon transport options? What knowledge is prevalent? What misconceptions?
  • Does specific context information of a transport policies (e.g., providing more or less detailed information about consequences of transport measures) foster or hinder the support of these policy measures for low-carbon transport?

Themen aus den Bereichen Entscheidungsverhalten und Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Assoz. Prof. Thomas Brudermann

Master:

  • Topics related to his courses “Environmental Decision Making” and “Human Factors in Transitions”, but also
  • Acceptance of ambitious climate policies in specific target groups (e.g. farmers, workers in carbon-intense industries, …)
  • Discourse analyses related to sustainability and climate change in Austria

Bei Interesse finden Sie unter https://homepage.uni-graz.at/de/thomas.brudermann/thomas.brudermann-teaching-and-thesis-supervision/ weitere Inforamtionen.

Institutssekretariat

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Telefon:+43 316 380 - 3238

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