Centre for Informatics and Society (CIS)

Founded in 2016, our Centre for Informatics and Society seeks to bridge the gap between academic research and technological advancements in Informatics and the societal impact and challenges arising from these developments.


The Centre for Informatics and Society (CIS) is a research initiative funded by TU Wien Informatics. The CIS represents part of our ongoing efforts to support knowledge and technology transfer as defined within the university’s development plan in section C, “Society”.


Hilda Tellioglu


Uwe Egly

Board Member

Markus Haslinger

Board Member

Peter Purgathofer

Board Member

Günther Raidl

Board Member

Hannes Werthner

Board Member

Florian Cech



Technology for People

Technological advancements have always created unique challenges for both academic research and society in general. Given the pervasive nature of today’s ICT and the rapid technological progression of innovation, the consequences of these developments are seldom clear and need to be carefully considered from a multitude of perspectives. Following TU Wien’s motto ‘Technology for People’, the Centre for Informatics and Society investigates developments within the intersection of society and informatics, supports research efforts across academic disciplines and facilitates an open discourse through workshops, talks and public events.