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