April 23, 2015

IST Austria researchers appointed as new members of Austrian Academy of Sciences

Laszlo Erdös has been elected Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW). At the annual election meeting on April 17, 2015, when the ÖAW accepted 40 scientists from Austria and abroad, IST Austria Professor Laszlo Erdös...

April 21, 2015

Arjun Radhakrishna rewarded for doctoral dissertation

Arjun Radhakrishna received this year's ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award for his thesis about "Quantitative Specifications for Verification and Synthesis". Established by the ACM SIGBED Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems in 2013, the Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award...

April 20, 2015

When the whole is more than the sum of its parts

Self-organization is observed in a great variety of systems both in the animate and inanimate nature and in the abstract world of mathematics. PhD students and postdocs at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) have chosen “Self-organization” as...

April 13, 2015

Infectious ants become antisocial

Looking after yourself, and trying not to infect others, is a good strategy to prevent disease from spreading – not only if you are a considerate co-worker, but also if you are an ant, meerkat or other social animal, as...

April  9, 2015

Largest European grant for IST Austria so far

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant amounting to € 4.4 mio for IST Scholars attending the doctoral school of the institute. The program will start in the fall of 2016 and...

March 25, 2015

Non-profit trusts: on the right track

The President of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Prof. Thomas Henzinger, welcomes the initiative to introduce non-profit trusts in Austria. Henzinger: “The federal government is on the right track. The new laws on non-profit trusts can contribute to increase the willingness of the private sector...

March 24, 2015

Modelling biocontrol epidemiology in insect societies

How does group living affect disease dynamics? In an interdisciplinary project, Sebastian Novak, a PhD student in Nick Barton's group, and Professor Sylvia Cremer jointly studied this question on the example of fungal pathogens that are used for biocontrol of pest...

March 19, 2015

Rigorous Systems Engineering continues to rise and shine

The internationally recognized research network RiSE – short for Rigorous Systems Engineering – secured a second funding period of four years until 2019. The Austrian Science Fund FWF awarded a grant of...

March 16, 2015

Maintaining 3D body shape through tension

How does a vertebrate organism develop its shape? It all starts in the developing embryo: individual cells that divide, grow and mature progressively arrange themselves into distinct tissues and organs, which together form a three-dimensional living body. Tissue tension is important...

February 27, 2015

Bollback to track down barriers in ERC project

Evolutionary biologist Jonathan P. Bollback has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant to study the “Selective Barriers to Horizontal Gene Transfer”. IST Austria President Thomas A. Henzinger: “The ERC grant for Jon highlights the outstanding quality of researchers at IST Austria....

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