TU Wien Informatics

Current Initiatives

With our excellence program Bachelor with Honors we enable outstanding undergraduates from all our bachelor programs to prove their potential in individually designed challenges. We aim to nurture their talents and to engage them in scientific research at an early point.
The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML) aims to bundle and strengthen research activities in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning both in their foundations as well as in applications and to establish TU Wien as a center of excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The center consists of three thematic pillars: (1) methods of symbolic AI, (2) methods of machine learning, and (3) explainable AI and AI aspects in the context of digital humanism. The CAIML board comprises twelve internationally renowned researchers in the faculties of Informatics and Mathematics and Geoinformation of TU Wien.
The Center For Geometry And Computational Design is a reaction to the need for research at the interface of Technology and Design, two strongly coupled areas which are essential for the progress in modern societies. Established at TU Wien in November 2014, the center comprises expertise in geometry, geometric computing and various areas of Visual Computing and Architectural Informatics and Architecture. We perform cutting edge research at the interface of Mathematics, Computer Science and Architecture and Design, and contribute to the education of a new generation of the brightest, both technical as well as artistic, minds who understand geometry in order to design the innovations of tomorrow.
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”.
Lifelong learning has become a crucial contributor to the era of the knowledge economy. As technological innovation accelerates fundamental change in society and the economy, professionals are increasingly seeking to update their skills or adjust their career paths to new opportunities. With our Continuous Learning program, we provide them with state-of-the-art, application-oriented knowledge to address their demands. Kicking off with “Technologies of AI: Opportunities, Applications, Challenges” in June 2021, further courses on highly relevant topics are already in the making.

Doctoral School

  • Excellence
The TU Wien Informatics Doctoral School strives to create an environment that encourages students to contribute to the advancement of technology through independent creative research. The program enables them to become independent researchers, capable of generating, pursuing and communicating novel research ideas.

eduLAB

  • Outreach
In our eduLAB, we develop and offer various educational activities for pupils and teachers. In age-appropriate workshops, we encourage young people to explore the basic principles and methods of informatics playfully. A permanent exhibition, “Abenteuer Informatik,” introduces kids to informatics through entertaining puzzles, magical tricks, and group activities. The Buddies@School program provides teachers with educational material, didactical methods, and tutoring right in their classrooms.

Epilog

  • Excellence
Established in 2005, the Epilog forms the centerpiece of our activities to highlight student talent. Held every semester, it provides the festive setting to present promising, outstanding students and their curricular achievements to the faculty as well as to the public. A select group of candidates present their master thesis in a 10 minutes talk to convince the jury of their outstanding scholarship. Besides the Distinguished Young Alumn award, faculty members cast their vote for the Best Poster Award.

Informatics Circle

  • Excellence
The Informatics Circle is our network for all lecturers of the first-year courses in informatics and business informatics. Its regular meetings continue what began with “Learning Patterns”, a workshop held within the Start Informatik program (2016-2018). In our network, we develop a common theme for our first-year course program, identify potential for improvement, and build a diverse set of didactic concepts.
Formed in 2016, our International Advisory Board (IAB) reviews performance and offers guidance to influence and shape the strategy of TU Wien Informatics. The experience and expertise of our IAB members reflect our international aspirations and our desire to provide students with an inspiring and world class learning experience. Board members volunteer their time to support our projects and initiatives. The Board meets once a year with individual members engaged in School activities between meetings.
With the Kurt Gödel Visiting Professorship, we are taking another important step towards expanding our international cooperation and ensuring excellence in science through the exchange at the highest level. At the same time, we create the foundation for sustainable, lively collaborations with the respective professor’s university.
Our VCLA promotes international scientific collaboration in logic and algorithms. Moreover, the VCLA outreach activities are aimed towards raising aspirations of young people for academic pursuits and to raise awareness on the impact of the research done in the areas of logic, philosophy, mathematics, computer science and artificial intelligence among the general public alike.
The Vienna Cybersecurity and Privacy Research Center – consists of researchers from IST Austria, TU Wien and Uni Wien. With these three institutes, Vienna offers an exceptional degree of excellence for research in the area of Security and Privacy. The mission of ViSP is to unlock the true potential of the location by fostering collaborations between different institutes in Vienna. Through this collaboration we strive to do impactful research and advance the state of the art, securing a pioneer role of Vienna in the research in Security and Privacy.
Named after the famous mathematician and introduced in 2013, the Vienna Gödel Lectures bring world-class scientists to Vienna. The lecture series illustrates the fundamental and disruptive contribution of computer science to our information society. It investigates how our discipline explains and shapes the world we live in—and thereby our lives as such. Since Donald E. Knuth (Caltech), one of the most influential computer scientists, gave the series’s inaugural lecture in 2013, we invited some of the most distinguished scientists to give the annual lecture.

welcome.TU.code

  • Social Responsibility
Founded in 2015, Welcome.TU.code offers young asylum seekers an opportunity to further their education and find prospects for their future lives. The three-leveled course program introduces participants to computer science subjects at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level, according to their previous knowledge. We create networks through guest lectures by internationally renowned researchers and social events.

Women in Informatics

  • Social Responsibility
We believe that the promotion of women is not necessary because they have special deficits but because there exist barriers. We have a long history of opening doors for women and girls in Informatics, from the classroom to the laboratory. We achieve this by considering the different life situations and interests of women and men in research and teaching. The actions we take to foster the advancement of women make an impact and raise awareness in every stage of life.