Fabian Knirsch receives scientific award by Austrian Labour Chamber

Senior Researcher Fabian Knirsch was awarded the AK Science Prize for his dissertation.

For the 7th time the Austrian Labour Chamber (AK) Salzburg has announced a science prize. Submissions could be made on topics that are important for the interests of employees. The juries consisting of representatives of the universities in the federal state awarded the best work of 20 young women and men in 4 categories as well as a promotional prize. The awards were presented on 17 December at the Parkhotel Brunauer.

According to the motto “Justice must be”, the Chamber of Labour has been supporting young people and their scientific work in social, economic, professional and cultural subject areas since 2013. Important: The work must be thematically relevant to the interests of employees. “Motivated, curious but also critical scientists are of enormous importance for the development and future of a society. Therefore I would like to thank all students who submitted their work and enrich our society with their research topics”, says AK Deputy Director Cornelia Schmidjell.

The AK Science Prize is awarded in two categories

The category “live & work 4.0” honours works in the fields of technology & design, natural & engineering sciences. CSE researcher DI Dr. Fabian Knirsch received the prestigious award for his dissertation on “Privacy-enhancing Technologies in the Smart Grid User Domain” at the University of Salzburg, Department of Computer Science. A total of four works were selected in this category, the winners each receive 1,250 Euro.

In the category “living & working with equal opportunities”, a total of five works were selected. The prize winners will each receive 1,000 euros.