Awards

Awards, honors, and distinctions are an important metric for measuring research excellence. The most prestigious grants for basic science on the European level are awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). Set up in 2007 by the European Union, the ERC is the first pan-European funding organization for frontier research. It aims to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by encouraging competition for funding between the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age. With almost 48%, IST Austria has by far the highest success rate of ERC Grants in Europe of institutes with more than 30 grants.

Selected awards and distinctions for faculty members of IST Austria:

Fellow of Royal Society: Leonid Sazanov

EMBO Membership: Peter Jonas

European Association for Theoretical Computer Science Award: Thomas Henzinger

ERC Starting Grant: Edouard Hannezo, Maksym Serbyn

Ludwig Boltzmann Award: Maksym Serbyn

Carus Medal: Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Academy Award for Technical Achievement (“Technical Oscar”): Bernd Bickel

ERC Advanced Grant: Herbert Edelsbrunner

ERC Starting Grant: Dan Alistarh, Mikhail Lemeshko

Wittgenstein Award: Herbert Edelsbrunner

Erwin Schrödinger Prize: Peter Jonas

HFSP Grant: Gašper Tkačik

Fritz Kohlrausch Award: Johannes Fink

Academy Award for Technical Achievement: Bernd Bickel

Highly Cited Scientist: Jiří Friml , Laszlo Erdös

EMBO Membership: Leonid Sazanov

ERC Proof of Concept Grant: Bernd Bickel

ERC Advanced Grant: Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, Jiři Friml

ERC Consolidator Grant: Sylvia Cremer, Fyodor Kondrashov

ERC Starting Grant: Johannes Fink, Maximilian Jösch

Leonard Eisenbud Prize: Laszlo Erdös

Ludwig Boltzmann Award: Mikhail Lemeshko

ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award: Bernd Bickel

Highly Cited Scientist: Jiří Friml , Laszlo Erdös

EMBO Membership: Eva Benkova

Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: Robert Seiringer

Member of the Young Academy (Austria): Beatriz Vicoso

Member of the Academia Europaea: Ryuichi Shigemoto

Lower Austrian Science Award: Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

ERC Advanced Grant: Ryuichi Shigemoto, Robert Seiringer

ERC Consolidator Grant: Michael Sixt, Simon Hippenmeyer

ERC Starting Grant: Bernd Bickel, Jan Maas, Gaia Novarino, Beatriz Vicoso, Sandra Siegert

ERC Proof of Concept Grant: Björn Hof

SFARI Award: Gaia Novarino

Charles Albert Shull Award: Jiří Friml

Wittgenstein Award: Peter Jonas

HFSP Grant: Martin Loose

ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award: Chris Wojtan

Highly Cited Scientist: Jiří Friml

EMBO Membership: Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Laszlo Erdö

FENS-Kavli Scholar: Gaia Novarino

ERC Consolidator Grant: Jonathan P. Bollback*, Krzysztof Pietrzak

ERC Starting Grant: Martin Loose, Anna Kicheva

Erwin Schrödinger Prize: Jiří Friml

START Award: Caroline Uhler*

Microsoft Visual Computing Award: Bernd Bickel

Milner Award: Tom Henzinger

Highly Cited Scientist: Jiří Friml

Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: Laszlo Erdös

Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina: Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Member of the Young Academy (Austria): Georgios Katsaros

Member of the Academia Europaea: Peter Jonas , Laszlo Erdös

European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) Fellowship: Tom Henzinger

Elisabeth Lutz Award: Sylvia Cremer

ERC Starting Grant: Chris Wojtan, Fyodor Kondrashov

HFSP Grant: Simon Hippenmeyer

Highly Cited Scientist: Eva Benkova , Jiří Friml

EMBO Membership: Nick Barton

EMBO Membership: Michael Sixt

Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW): Herbert Edelsbrunner

Member of the Young Academy (Austria): Jiří Friml

European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) Fellowship: Herbert Edelsbrunner

ERC Advanced Grant: Laszlo Erdös, Tamas Hausel

ERC Consolidator Grant: Vladimir Kolmogorov

ERC Starting Grant: Georgios Katsaros

Erwin Schrödinger Prize: Nick Barton

START Award: Georgios Katsaros

HFSP Grant: Tobias Bollenbach*

Microsoft Visual Computing Award: Chris Wojtan

Mendel Medal: Nick Barton

Member of the Young Academy (Austria): Michael Sixt

Member of the Young Academy (Austria): Christoph Lampert

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowship: Tom Henzinger

ERC Starting Grant: Christoph Lampert , Björn Hof

EMBO Gold Medal: Jiří Friml

Wittgenstein Award: Tom Henzinger

HFSP Grant: Gašper Tkačik

HFSP Grant: Harald Janovjak*

Ignaz L. Lieben Award (ÖAW): Michael Sixt

ERC Starting Grant: Krishnendu Chatterjee, Jozsef Csicsvari, Michael Sixt, Jiří Friml

Mega Grant by the Russian Government: Herbert Edelsbrunner

START Award: Michael Sixt

HFSP Grant: Calin Guet, Michael Sixt

Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship: Krishnendu Chatterjee

Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW): Tom Henzinger

Member of the Young Academy (Austria): Sylvia Cremer

ERC Advanced Grant: Tom Henzinger

ERC Advanced Grant: Peter Jonas

ERC Starting Grant: Krzysztof Pietrzak

Körber European Science Award: Jiří Friml

EMBO Membership: Jiri Friml

ERC Advanced Grant: Nick Barton

ERC Starting Grant: Sylvia Cremer

Darwin Wallace Medal: Nick Barton

Highly Cited Scientist: Herbert Edelsbrunner

Member of the Academia Europaea: Herbert Edelsbrunner

Highly Cited Scientist: Nick Barton

Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina: Herbert Edelsbrunner

Member of the Junge Akademie (Germany): Sylvia Cremer

ERC Starting Grant: Eva Benková

Highly Cited Scientist: Tom Henzinger

Member of the Academia Europaea: Tom Henzinger

Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina: Tom Henzinger

Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina: Peter Jonas

Highly Cited Scientist: Ryuichi Shigemoto

Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh: Nick Barton

Fellow of Royal Society of London: Nick Barton

* Former faculty members of IST Austria



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