🏆 We received an Honorable Mention from the Siggraph 2024 Technical Papers Awards for one of our new papers.


We have 3 papers accepted to Siggraph 2024 in Denver. Check them out on the Publications page!


🏆 We are happy to announce that Christian Hafner has received the Eurographics 2024 PhD Award. He is the fourth ISTA graduate among the awardees, after Georg Sperl in 2023, Ruslan Guseinov in 2021, and Morten Bojsen-Hansen in 2017.


The PhD applications deadline on 8 January 2024 is rapidly approaching! If you are looking to do a PhD in Computer Graphics and Physics Simulation, head to our Applications & Admissions page!


We are presenting a paper at Siggraph Asia 2023 in Sydney.


We have 6 papers at Siggraph 2023 in Los Angeles. Check them out on the Publications page!


🏆 Georg Sperl is one of the recipient of the 2023 Eurographics PhD Award. Congrats!


🏆 Bernd Bickel received the Honorable Mentions award for Best Technical Papers in SIGGRAPH 2022.


🏆 Mickaël Ly has won the second best thesis award from GDR IG-RV, the French association for Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality and Visualization for his thesis directed by Florence Bertails-Decoubes & Mélina Skouras.


📜 Chris Wojtan has received an ERC Consolidator Grant. Congratulations!


The deadline for applications to our PhD program is Jan 8, 2022 for a PhD entry in September 2022. Possible thesis topics are centered around physics-based simulation, geometry processing, numerical methods, computational fabrication, and machine learning for 3D geometry and volumetric data. Our curiosity-driven, interdisciplinary research environment also provides opportunities for collaborative projects with physicists, mathematicians, and neuroscientists!


🏆🏆 Double Win! 🚀🎉 We are thrilled to announce that two of our scientists on campus have received a Eurographics Award for Best PhD Thesis 2021. Big congratulations to Michal Piovarči, postdoc in our group, and Ruslan Guseinov, TWIST fellow and former PhD student of the Bickel group, for this amazing achievement!


🏆 Our project AutoMold won the rizup GENIUS award in the category R&D. Congratulations!


Several competitive postdoctoral fellowships are available at IST Austria! The closing date for the 2020 Call for Proposals for the NOMIS Fellowship is 03/09/2020 (14:00 CET). The closing date for the ISTfellow 2020 Call for Proposals is 08/09/2020 (14:00 CET).


We have an additional opening for a software engineer in the computational fabrication group! See the official offer for details. Update: Position filled.


IST Austria is number 3 among the world’s best research institutes in the normalized Nature Index ranking! For the first time, the size of the institutions in which the publishing researchers work is also taken into account.


We are hiring PhD students! For students wishing to enter the program in the fall of 2019, information about the admission process can be found here. Application deadline is January 8 2019. Apply now!


We offer a position as software engineer in the computational fabrication group! See the official offer for details.


We have open PhD, Postdoc, and software engineering positions available! In case you are attending SIGGRAPH this year, there will be an opportunity to meet with Bernd Bickel and/or Chris Wojtan in person. If you are interested, please contact the group leader in advance to schedule a meeting.


IST Austria made it to the Top10 European institutions for Computer Vision and Machine Learning (based on the number of publication at top venues over the last 10 years), according to It’s also in the Top5 for Computer Graphics and for CS Theory.


Get to know Austrian contributions to SIGGRAPH 2018 by attending the SIGGRAPH nano 2018 on the 31st of July at IST Austria.


We will present five papers at SIGGRAPH 2018. Stay tuned for the project pages!


IST AUSTRIA travel award for SIGGRAPH student volunteers application deadline was extended to April 15 2018.


PhD Open Call 2018. Application deadline is Jan 08 2018.


Our Student Open Day will take place on Friday Nov 17, 2017. Stop by to meet PhD students, postdocs, and professors, and find out more about their research and our PhD program.


Information about our travel award for European students to attend SIGGRAPH 2018 can be found here. See you in Vancouver!


🏆 And the ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award goes to Bernd Bickel! Congratulations!


IST AUSTRIA travel award for SIGGRAPH student volunteers goes to Annemieke Verbraeck, currently enrolled in the Master Computer Science program at TU Delft. Congratulations!


🏆 Morten Bojsen-Hansen has recieved the Eurographics Best PhD Thesis Award. Congratulations!


Today was Emmanuel Iarussi’s last day at IST Austria. Congratulations on your new position as a permanent researcher at CONICET in Argentina!


We are looking for highly qualified candidates to apply for our PhD program. Make sure you will not miss the application deadline January 8, 2017 11:59PM CET.


Our course on computational tools for 3D printing from SIGGRAPH 2016 is online.


📜 Bernd Bickel received the ERC Starting Grant. Congratulations!


🏆 And the ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award goes to Chris Wojtan! Congratulations!


Call for the IST Austria travel award for SIGGRAPH 2017 student volunteers released. More information can be found here.


We have a paper accepted to ECCV 2016.


We have 4 papers accepted to SIGGRAPH 2016.


Bernd Bickel will give an invited talk at the GCD Symposium on Geometry and Computational Design on Nov 30.


Thomas Auzinger joined the group as senior researcher.


Join us this Friday afternoon: SIGGRAPH nano @ IST Austria.


We have 8 papers accepted to SIGGRAPH 2015.


🏆 Our paper A Dimension-reduced Pressure Solver for Liquid Simulations won best paper at Eurographics 2015.


We are participating in the EU project SOMA soft manipulation. Our role is to develop computational methods that support the exploration of a new avenue of robotic manipulation, exploiting the physical constraints imposed by the environment to enable robust grasping and manipulation in dynamic, open, and highly variable contexts.


We have 4 papers accepted to CVPR 2015.