Welcome to the Research Focus

Data-Driven, Smart & Secure Systems


In our information society, the effective and efficient use of data is an indispensable and ubiquitous requirement in every area of life. Data-driven systems play an increasingly central role in the acquisition, management and preparation of information.

These approaches support people, organisations and companies through ICT-based, networked, secure and intelligent services in meeting important basic needs such as health, mobility and the design of living space, and at the same time act as an innovation driver for the Austrian economy.

The interdisciplinary research focus “Data-Driven, Smart & Secure Systems” develops future-oriented concepts, technologies and services in the Lead-Topics "eHealth", "Interoperable Systems", "Smart City & Smart Mobility", "Cyber Security" and "Artificial Intelligence in Applications" and makes them available for embedding in organizational and social ecosystems.

A major challenge is to integrate the currently heterogeneous systems via interoperable interfaces based on international standards. Similarly, more innovative measuring instruments and sensors must be integrated on the way to the "Internet of Things". Mobile devices and applications as well as virtual/augmented reality solutions play an essential role as interfaces to the users, therefore "human factors" and usability provide substantial contributions. Diverse sources of information, e.g. on environmental factors, and the use of existing databases (e.g. Open Data) interact to create holistic concepts (e.g. Smart Cities), in the context of which additional knowledge and smart/intelligent systems are created through data integration, data analysis and predictive analytics.

In this environment, cyber security requirements are essential basics for handling critical and sensitive data. This applies not only to the key issues of eHealth, Smart Mobility & Smart City, but also to the security of critical information infrastructures in general.


In the Lead-Topics of the research focus "Data-Driven, Smart & Secure Systems", the competences of various fields of expertise are used in an interdisciplinary way to be applied in several projects.


The Projects



Interoperable Systems

Smart Mobility & Smart City

Cyber Security

Artificial Intelligence in Applications


Research Focus

Data Driven, Smart & Secure Systems


Assigned Core     Competence Fields

Medical Engineering & Integrated HealthCare

  • Interoperable Systems and Medical IT-Standards
  • Applied VR/AR in Healthcare
  • Technologies in Medical Imaging
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communications
  • Simulation and Analysis for Cardio-Pulmonary Systems
  • Optical Applications in Biomedical Engineering

Department of Life Science Engineering

Software Engineering & DevOps

  • Software Engineering
    • SW-Dev
    • SW-Architecture
    • SW-Testing
  • DevOps
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Blockchain
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality

Digital Enterprise & User Experience

  • Digital Transformation
  • User Experience Design
  • Process Optimization and Automation
  • Requirements Engineering
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Digital Marketing

Information Security

  • Cyber Security Threats
  • Cyber Defence
  • Information Security Management
  • Risk Management
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
  • Offensive Security
  • ISO 27001 and 2700
  • ISO 15408 and NIST

Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics

  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data Engineering
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Computer Vision
  • Conversational AI

Department of Computer Science

Contact us:

FH-Prof. Philipp Urbauer, PhD MSc

Research Focus Manager "Data-Driven, Smart & Secure Systems"
Senior Lecturer/Researcher

+43 1 333 40 77-2485