Computer Science

Awards and Honors

Academic Recognitions

Research Awards

Achievement Awards

  • The institute Integriert Studieren was awarded as one of 40 Innovative Practices from around the world related to persons with disabilities and employment.
  • Prof. Klaus Miesenberger received the Harry Murphy Catalyst Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011).
  • Prof. Roland Wagner received the Silver Medal of the Upper Austrian Government (2011).
  • Prof Klaus Miesenberger received the Fred Strache Leadership Award acknowledging exceptional leadership in der field of disability and technology, California State University Northridge (2010).
  • Prof. Roland Wagner was awarded with the "Humanity Medal" of the Upper Austrian Government (2003).
  • Prof. Roland Wagner received the "Madeili CBUT I. Stupne" of the Technical University Prague (2002).
  • Prof. Roland Wagner "Roland Wagner Award 0" of the Austrian Computer Society for his lifetime work on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (2002) .

Rankings

  • Microsoft Academic Search ranks the JKU among the Top 50 Research Institutions in Software Engineering. This ranking is adjusted weekly. Noteworthy is that the JKU shares its Microsoft "Field Rating" with such esteemed institutions such as MIT, Stanford, or ETH Zürich.
  • FORMAT (Jan 20, 2014): JKU Master's program in Software Engineering ranked the Best Computer Science Program in Austria and the Top 3 Austrian Engineering programs (see article and table; in German)

Industrial Recognitions

  • Prof. Alexander Egyed was named IBM Research Faculty Fellow by IBM Rational, Canada.
  • The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Automated Software Engineering and its partner BMD Systemhaus won the Rudolf Trauner Award for SMEs (2007).

Service Awards

  • Prof. Gabriele Kotsis received the @WAS Decennial Award in recognition of her outstanding scientific, didactic and organisational contributions to the @WAS organisation and iiWAS and MoMM conferences series in 2009.
  • Prof. Alexander Egyed received the ACM Recognition of Service Award (2007) for serving as Program Chair of the 22nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering.
  • Prof. Paul Grünbacher received the ACM Recognition of Service Award (2004) for serving as General Chair of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering.

Best Paper Awards

Student Awards

  • Raphael Mosaner (Institute for System Software) won the 1 place in the Student Research Competition (graduate category) at SPLASH 2020 (November 2020)
  • Sibylle Möhle-Rotondi (LIT Secure and Correct Systems Lab) got awarded with the Best Student Contribution Award for her work on "(Dual) Projected Propositional Model Counting and Enumeration without Repetition" (FMCAD 2020, Haifa, Israel)
  • Stefan Hillmich (Institute for Integrated Circuits) has been awarded with the Best Poster Award for the Young Student Fellow Program presentation "Decision Diagrams for Quantum Computing" at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) on July 24, 2020.
  • Alwin Zulehner (Institute for Computer Architecture) has been awarded with the EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award given by the European Design and Automation Association, April 2020 (see corresponding press release in German).
  • Philipp Schwarz (1st place) and Daniel Hofer (3rd place) (both LIT Secure and Correct Systems Lab) got awarded with the Adolf-Adam-Informatikpreis, December 19, 2019
  • Andreas Grimmer (Institute for Integrated Circuits)  has been awarded with the Award of Excellence from the Austrian Ministry of Education for the dissertation “Designing Droplet Microfluidic Networks: A Toolbox for Designers”on November 12, 2019, see corresponding press release.
  • Stefan Hillmich (Institute for Integrated Circuits) participated at the ACM Student Research Competition at ICCAD. He received the first prize for his contribution, November 4, 2019.
  •  Andreas Grimmer (Institute for Integrated Circuits) has been awarded with a "KlarText Preis" for describing his work on microfluidics to a broader audience, October 2019. See the full article on this page and access a corresponding promo-video on this page.
  • Hartwig Bauer, Lukas Burgholzer and Stefan Hillmich (Institute for Integrated Circuits) were among the top 3 in IBM´s IBM Quantum Challenge,  October 2019 (also see this news in German).
  •  Andreas Grimmer (Institute for Integrated Circuits) and Alwin Zulehner (Institute for Computer Architecture) got awarded with a JKU Early Research Achievement Award on September 12, 2019.
  •  Daniel Huber (LIT Secure and Correct Systems Lab) got awarded with a JKU Early Research Achievement Award for his work on "The generation of highly entangled photons using semiconductor quantum dots", September 12, 2019.
  • Alwin Zulehner (Institute for Computer Architecture) got awarded with a Best Poster Award  for his work on “Computer Aided Design for Quantum Computing” at the DAC PhD Forum on June 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA (also see this news in German).
  • Andreas Grimmer (Institute for Integrated Circuits) got awarded with a Best Poster Award for his work on "Automatic Methods for the Design of Droplet Microfluidics" at the DATE PhD Forum on March 25, 2019 in Florenz, Italy (also see this news in German).
  • Alwin Zulehner (Institute for Computer Architecture) got awarded with a Student Research Award for his work on "Computer Aided Design for Quantum Computing" at the ASP-DAC Student Research Forum on January 22, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan (also see this news in German).
  • Berislav Klepic (Institute for Integrated Circuits) got awarded with a "UBIT Award 2018" from the Wirtschaftskammer Oberösterreich (WKOÖ) for his Master thesis entitled "Automation of Design-Tasks for Programmable Microfluidic Devices" on September 7, 2018.
  • Andreas Grimmer has been awarded with the OCG Incentive Award on June 21, 2017.
  • Emre Zaim (Institute for Telecooperation) won the Adolf Adam Award for the best Master's thesis in 2017.
  • David Leopoldseder won the SPLASH 2017 Student Research Competition in the Graduate category.
  • The two Master's Thesis Awards 2017 of the Austrian Computer Society both went to JKU: Andreas Grimmer and Christian Humer.
  • Alexander Melzer (Institute of Signal Processing) won the Infineon Innovation Award 2017 in the category "PhD-Thesis".
  • Andreas Grimmer has been nominated for the best Master’s thesis by the Adolf-Adam Award on December 22, 2016.
  • Andreas Grimmer has been awarded with the Austrian State Award for the best Master’s degree  on November 29, 2016.
  • Martin Hengstberger won the Adolf-Adam-Informatikpreis 2016 award for the best Master's thesis in 2016.
  • Alexander Melzer (Institute of Signal Processing) received the Young Scientist Award of Excellence at the U.R.S.I. Kleinheubacher Conference 2015.
  • Stefan Neumüller (Institute of Computational Perception) won the JKU Adolf-Adam-Informatikpreis 2015 for his master's thesis.
  • Benoit Daloze won the Ruby Prize 2015, which was presented to him by the Ruby designer Yukihiro Matsumoto at the RubyWorld conference (see picture).
  • Hannes Bachmayr (Institute of System Software) won the JKU Adolf-Adam-Informatikpreis 2014 for his master's thesis.
  • Dr. Günter Klambauer (Institute of Bioinformatics) received the Award of Excellence of the Austrian Federal Ministery of Science, Research and Economy for his Ph.D. thesis "Machine Learning Techniques for the Analysis of High Throughput DNA and RNA Sequencing Data" (Dec. 2014).
  • Dr. Roland Schatz (Institute for System Software) was honored by the Austrian president (promotion sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae), June 2014
  • Andreas Wöß (Institute for System Software) won the JKU Adolf-Adam-Informatikpreis 2013 for his master's thesis.
  • Dr. Thomas Würthinger (Institute for System Software) received the Heinz Zemanek Award 2012 of the Austrian Computer Society for his dissertation on Dynamic Code Evolution.
  • Dr. Thomas Würthiger (Institute for System Software) was honored by the Austrian president (promotion sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae), April 2012
  • Andreas Sippl (Institute of Pervasive Computing) won the JKU Adolf-Adam-Informatikpreis of for his master's thesis.
  • Günter Klambauer (Institute of Bioinformatics) won the Austrian Life Science Award (ALSA) 2012 (see also derStandard.at (Nov 7, 2012)
  • Lukas Stadler (Institute of System Software) won the JKU Adolf-Adam-Informatikpreis 2011 for his master's thesis.
  • A. Koppelhuber (Inst. of Computer Graphics) was nominated for the Adolf-Adam-Informatikpreis of JKU Linz and achieved the 2nd place at the final presentations for his Msc. Thesis on a Transparent and Flexible Image Sensor at JKU, Linz, 20/12/2012
  • C. Birklbauer (Inst. of Computer Graphics) was nominated for the Adolf-Adam-Informatikpreis of JKU Linz and achieved the 2nd place at the final presentations for his Msc. Thesis at JKU, Linz, 22/12/2011
  • Klaus Seyerlehner (Inst. for Computational Perception) receives the Award of Excellence of the Austrian Federal Ministery for Science and Research, for his Ph.D. thesis (Dec. 2011)
  • C. Birklbauer, M. Grosse, A. Grundhoefer, T. Liu, and O. Bimber achieved the 2nd place at the ACM Siggraph 2011 Student Research Competition for "Display Pixel Caching"; ACM Siggraph, Vancouver/CA (2011).
  • Christian Häubl (Institute for System Software) won the Young Scientist Award of Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany) for his master's thesis (2009).
  • Thomas Würthinger (Institute for System Software) received an Award from VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure) for his master's thesis (2008).
  • E. Bruns won the STIFT Award for Application-Oriented Research on Universities in Thuringia for his diploma thesis; Stiftung für Innovation und Forschung Thüringen, Erfurt/Germany (2007).
  • Thomas Würthinger (Institute for System Software) received the Award of Excellence (Würdigungspreis) of the Austrian Federal Ministery for Science and Research (2007).
  • JKU student team wins place 26 in the finals of the ACM Programming Contest in Tokyo (2007)
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