Mission Statement

The core research topics of the Computational Science Center are Inverse Problems and Image Analysis. The common thread among these areas is a canonical problem of recovery of an object (function or image) from partial or indirect information. Particular research topics are:


Peter Elbau Receives the EAIP Young Scientist Award

Every two years the Eurasian Association on Inverse Problems (EAIP) awards scientists under the age of fourty for particular merits in inverse problems analysis and its applications.

We are proud to announce Peter Elbau has been selected with Joonas Ilmavirta to receive this award in 2020!

Winter school "Applied mathematics: as useful as exciting"

Last week (02.03 – 06.03) took place in Kefermarkt the first winter school of the Austrian Study Foundation (Österreichische Studienstiftung). That was the fourth seminar organized by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) with the title “Applied mathematics: as useful as exciting”.

Selected pupils from schools around Austria had the opportunity to learn and develop themselves applications of mathematics in everyday life. The four topics where: Financial mathematics, mathematical methods in Tomography, graph theory and mathematical modeling of sound.

Axel Kittenberger and Leonidas Mindrinos, from our group, presented the fundamentals of the Radon transform, its properties and application to tomography. The students had the opportunity to make 3D origami objects, image them with a system imitating an optical tomographic setup and then obtain the reconstructed pictures.

–> click here for an online raytracer of a volumetric reconstruction

Front cover picture in "Inverse Problems"
A figure from the research paper "Preconditioning Inverse Problems for Hyperbolic Equations with Applications to Photoacoustic Tomography" by Alexander Beigl, Otmar Scherzer, Jarle Sogn (JKU, Linz) and Walter Zulehner (JKU, Linz) got chosen for the front cover of the International Journal "Inverse Problems". The picture appearing at the Volume 36, Number 1 of the journal presents initial source reconstructions from Photoacoustic Tomography data.
Otmar Scherzer in ECMI Annual Report
Otmar Scherzer gave an interview to the ECMI Annual Report 2018: “Mathematics with industry: driving innovation”. He describes how the field of industrial mathematics evolved over the last years and his recent research projects, focusing on the SFB project “Tomography across the scales”. The Report is edited by A. Münch (University of Oxford) and the interview was conducted by L. Mindrinos (RICAM, Linz). You can read the whole report here.

Florian Faucher posted on ECMI blog
Our group is part of the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI). Florian posted an article related to his project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, under the Lise Meitner fellowship grant number M2791-N.
Denise Schmutz posted on ECMI blog
Our group is part of the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI). This week, Denise posted an article related to her work under the SFB project "Tomography Across the scales".
Article in Krone newspaper "Laserblitz und Donner" by O. Scherzer

Otmar Scherzer presented in "Kronenzeitung" within the weekly column "Krone der Wissenschaft" the ideas and the scopes of the SFB project "Tomography Across the Scales". The article (in german) addresses the general principles of tomography (computed and photoacoustic). The article can be acquired on PressReader.

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Computational Science Center
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University of Vienna

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