IST Austria offers an attractive environment for excellent scientists from all over the world. It is an institute dedicated to basic research of the highest quality. It chooses its scientific fields on the basis of the availability of outstanding researchers. It will only enter into fields in which it can compete with the best. Its scientists are encouraged to pursue their own goals and ideas, independent of political and commercial interests.

In order to foster
inter- and multidisciplinary research the scientists at IST Austria are not organized into departments but into independent research groups. Each group is led by a Professor or Assistant Professor, and consists of about ten doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Currently, there are 15 theoretical and 16 experimental research groups working on campus, with six more starting in 2015 at IST Austria.

Faculty List

Group Leader Research Topic
Nick Barton Evolutionary and Mathematical Biology
Eva Benkova Plant Developmental Biology
Bernd Bickel Computer Graphics and Digital Fabrication
Jonathan P. Bollback Evolutionary Biology
Tobias Bollenbach Biophysics and Systems Biology
Krishnendu Chatterjee Game Theory and Software Systems Theory
Sylvia Cremer Evolutionary and Behavioral Biology
Jozsef Csicsvari Systems Neuroscience
Herbert Edelsbrunner Algorithms, Geometry and Topology
Laszlo Erdös Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics
Johannes Fink Quantum Integrated Devices
Jiri Friml Developmental and Cell Biology of Plants
Călin C. Guet Systems and Synthetic Biology
Carl-Philipp Heisenberg Cell and Developmental Biology
Thomas A. Henzinger Software Systems Theory
Simon Hippenmeyer Developmental Neurobiology
Björn Hof Turbulence, Fluid Dynamics, Bio-Fluidics
Harald Janovjak Synthetic Physiology
Peter Jonas Neuroscience
Georgios Katsaros Nanoelectronics
Vladimir Kolmogorov Computer Vision and Discrete Optimization
Christoph Lampert Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Mikhail Lemeshko Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Martin Loose Self-Organization of the Cell
Jan Maas Stochastic Analysis
Gaia Novarino Epilepsy and Cognitive Disorders
Krzysztof Pietrzak Cryptography
Leonid Sazanov Structural Biology of Membrane Protein Complexes
Robert Seiringer Many-body Systems in Quantum Mechanics
Ryuichi Shigemoto Molecular Neuroscience
Daria Siekhaus Cell and Developmental Biology
Michael Sixt Cell Biology and Immunology
Gašper Tkačik Biophysics and Neuroscience
Caroline Uhler Statistics
Beatriz Vicoso Sex-Chromosome Biology and Evolution
Uli Wagner Discrete and Computational Geometry and Topology
Chris Wojtan Computer Graphics