TU Austria Data Science Summer School 2022

Introduction to Machine Learning for Engineering Sciences

Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, 4-8 July 2022


The summer school is organized by the Data Science Hub Leoben at the Montanuniversität Leoben together with the TU Austria. The goal is to introduce machine learning and its application in engineering and physical sciences. We welcome PhD, Master, and advanced Bachelor students for an intensive five days of lectures, workshops and networking.

The future importance of machine learning and data analytics is indisputable; it provides a means of creating added value from data. In the context of engineering, the data emanates from physical, chemical and mechanical systems and/or processes, which must obey the laws of physics. Consequently, a special branch of machine learning that incorporates models of these processes is required. Such model-based machine learning approaches enable the integration of dependencies, interactions and constraints which are essential for consistent, predictive and noise robust ML systems.

The summer school will give a general introduction to machine learning. This will include aspects such as: data preparation, representations for data, different ML architectures and quality assessment of learned solutions. There will be a focus on applications in the areas of: robotics, machine monitoring, and material science.



  • Compact introduction to Machine Learning for beginners
  • Focusing on core methods
  • Examples in engineering and physical sciences


The summer school addresses all PhD, master and advanced bachelor students in engineering and physical sciences, who are interested in applying machine learning.


The participation fee ist EUR 100,-. It includes:

  • all course material and lecture notes
  • coffee breaks
  • social events

Travel and accommodation costs need to be covered by the students individually. Accommodation costs for the week will be around EUR 200,-.
Please bring your own laptop for the workshops.


Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, will host the summer school from Monday, July 4th to Friday, July 8th, 2022. Expected arrival is Sunday, July 3th, 2022.


If you are interested in participating in the summer school, please send your application to dshl@unileoben.ac.at. Please note that the number of participants is limited.
Application deadline: Saturday, May 14th, 2022. Your application should include the following:

  • Complete CV
  • Motivation Letter: Please tell us why you want to participate and which related expertise and experience you have. Please mention any programming skills or other experiences with machine learning and related approaches.

We expect fluent English and an academic background in engineering or physical sciences.
Notification of Acceptance: May 31th, 2022



You will get a certificate of participation, also stating the number of hours worked. No ECTS points will be granted.



The week of the TU Austria Data Science Summer School 2022 will consist of morning lectures and afternoon hands-on workshops. It will cover foundational topics of machine learning and applications in various technical areas. We start with an optional get-together on Sunday evening and are also planning an outdoor excursion on Wednesday, which will conclude with dinner.

The expected arrival in Leoben, Austria is Sunday, July 3th 2022.



Prof. Dr. Peter Auer

Andrea Eichelberger