Research Area Scientific Computing


Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Ostermann (Institute of Mathematics, Numerical Analysis)


Mag. Dr. Judith Courian (Research Area Scientific Computing)

Research Objectives

The Research Area Scientific Computing integrates all scientific activity at the University of Innsbruck in information technology (IT) and computer-aided research. High-end computing facilities allow the simulation and optimization of complex processes, as well as the organization, analysis and presentation of big data to solve increasingly complex compute- and data-intensive problems in many different fields such as science, engineering and life-science.

Aims of the Research Area SC are to use the inherent synergies between various research areas and different fields by cooperating within the university, as well as between different universities and other institutions in Austria and all over the world. Thus fruitful interdisciplinary research is fostered by exchanging knowledge and information, by sharing resources, by coordinating funding for keeping and developing the necessary infrastructure, as well as by enhancing science oriented teaching.

 Interview with Alexander Ostermann (Video in German)

Affiliated Research Centres/Doctoral Programmes

Affiliated Organisational Units

Faculty of Biology

 Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Faculty of Economics and Statistics

Faculty of Engineering Science

Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences

Faculty of Humanities 1 (Philosophy and History)

Faculty of Humanities 2 (Language and Literature)

Faculty of Managment

Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics

Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science


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