Informatics, TU Vienna


Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology aims to play a central role in the national and international scientific community by its excellent research and publications.

The recognition given to the work of the Faculty of Informatics, and its scientific excellence, is reflected by numerous awards, accolades and appointments to prestigious committees. This page presents just a few choice examples…

Prestigious Grants

  • Ludwig-Wittgenstein-Award, FWF Austrian Science Fund: Georg Gottlob (1998)
  • START-Programs, FWF Austrian Science Fund: Ulrich Schmid (1996), Dieter Schmalstieg (2002), Agata Ciabattoni (2011), Stefan Woltran (2013), Ivona Brandic (2015).
  • ERC Grants: Georg Gottlob (2009), Stefan Szeider (2009), Laura Kovacs (2014), Helmut Veith (2016)
  • Faculty Early Career Development Award, National Science Foundation (USA): Radu Grosu (2002)

Fellow- and Memberships

  • Members of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: Thomas Eiter, Georg Gottlob, Hermann Kopetz
  • Fellow of the British Royal Society: Georg Gottlob (2010)
  • ACM Fellow: Georg Gottlob (2007)
  • IEEE Fellow: Mehdi Jazayeri (2007), Schahram Dustdar (2016)
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist: Schahram Dustdar (2009), Geraldine Fitzpatrick (2016)
  • ACM Distinguished Speaker: Geraldine Fitzpatrick (2015)
  • ECCAI Fellows: Thomas Eiter (2006), Georg Gottlob (2002)
  • Eurographics Fellows: Werner Purgathofer (1997) , Eduard Gröller (2009)
  • IAPR Fellow: Walter Kropatsch (1994)
  • Academia Europaea: Schahram Dustdar (2013 Fellow, 2016 Chairman of Informatics Section)


  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Universität Klagenfurt, AT: Georg Gottlob (2016)
  • IBM Faculty Awards: Schahram Dustdar (2012)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, TU Prag, CZ: A Min Tjoa (2011)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, TU Iasi, RO: Werner Purgathofer (2010)
  • Eurographics Distinguished Career Award: Werner Purgathofer (2006)
  • IEEE Computer Society, Technical Achievement Award: Hermann Kopetz (2003)
  • Best of the Web, Best Overall Museum Website: Christian Breiteneder (2001)

Awards of the Faculty of Informatics at TU Vienna

  • Doctor Honoris Causa: Prof. Dr. Edmund M. Clarke, B.A., M.A., Carnegie Mellon University, USA (2012)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa: Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c.mult. David L. Parnas, McMaster University, Canada (2011)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Ertl, Universität Stuttgart (2011)
  • Honorary Professor: Univ. Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Heiss (2015)
  • Honorary Professor: Prof.em. Dr. Christiane Floyd, Universität Hamburg (2012)
  • Honorary Professor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bruno Buchberger, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (2011)
  • Honorary Professor: Dr. Petr Hajek, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic (1994)

Journals and Committees

Numerous members of the faculty are editors of leading international journals (e.g. IEEE Transactions, Artificial Intelligence Journal), and chair the committees of some of the largest and most acknowledged scientific conferences, e.g.:

  • ACM PODS – Principles of Database Systems
  • ACM SSR – Symposium on Software Reuse
  • ETAPS – European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software Science
  • ICPR – International Conference on Pattern Recognition
  • ICSE – International Conference on Software Engineering
  • IEEE Conference on E-Commerce and Enterprise Computing
  • IEEE Distributed Systems
  • IEEE ICDE – International Conference on Data Engineering
  • IJCAI – International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
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