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.

Faculty List

Group Leader Research Topic
Chris Wojtan Computer Graphics and Physics Simulation
Scott Waitukaitis Soft and Complex Materials
Uli Wagner Discrete and Computational Geometry and Topology
Beatriz Vicoso Sex-Chromosome Biology and Evolution
Gašper Tkačik Biophysics and Neuroscience
Michael Sixt Cell Biology and Immunology
Daria Siekhaus Cell and Developmental Biology
Sandra Siegert Neuroimmunology in Health and Disease
Ryuichi Shigemoto Molecular Neuroscience
Maksym Serbyn Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Dynamics
Robert Seiringer Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics
Florian Schur Structural Biology of Cell Migration and Viral Infection
Leonid Sazanov Structural Biology of Membrane Protein Complexes
Krzysztof Pietrzak Cryptography
Gaia Novarino Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Jan Maas Stochastic Analysis
Martin Loose Self-Organization of Protein Systems
Mikhail Lemeshko Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Christoph Lampert Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Fyodor Kondrashov Evolutionary Genomics
Vladimir Kolmogorov Discrete Optimization
Anna Kicheva Tissue Growth and Developmental Pattern Formation
Georgios Katsaros Nanoelectronics
Maximilian Jösch Neuroethology
Peter Jonas Neuroscience
Maria Ibáñez Functional Nanomaterials
Onur Hosten Quantum Sensing with Atoms and Light
Björn Hof Turbulence, Fluid Dynamics, Bio-Fluidics
Simon Hippenmeyer Developmental Neurobiology
Andrew Higginbotham Condensed Matter and Quantum Circuits
Thomas A. Henzinger Software Systems Theory
Carl-Philipp Heisenberg Cell and Developmental Biology
Tamas Hausel Geometry, Pure Mathematics
Edouard Hannezo Physical Principles in Biological Systems
Călin C. Guet Systems and Synthetic Biology
Jiri Friml Developmental and Cell Biology of Plants
Julian Fischer Theory of Partial Differential Equations, Applied and Numerical Analysis
Johannes Fink Quantum Integrated Devices
Laszlo Erdös Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics
Herbert Edelsbrunner Algorithms, Geometry and Topology
Mario de Bono Genes, Circuits, and Behavior
Johann Danzl High-resolution Optical Imaging for Biology
Jozsef Csicsvari Systems Neuroscience
Sylvia Cremer Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology
Krishnendu Chatterjee Game Theory and Software Systems Theory
Tim Browning Analytic Number Theory and its Interfaces
Bernd Bickel Computer Graphics and Digital Fabrication
Carrie Bernecky RNA-based Gene Regulation
Eva Benkova Plant Developmental Biology
Nick Barton Evolutionary and Mathematical Biology
Zhanybek Alpichshev Non-linear and Time-resolved Optical Spectroscopy of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
Dan Alistarh Distributed Algorithms and Systems