Awards and Honors
- Prof. Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis has been recognized by ACM as Distinguished Scientist for her contributions and impacts in the field of computing (2014)
- Prof. Gerhard Widmer and Prof. Jürgen Knoblich received the Wittgenstein Prize, which is the highest academic recognition in Austria (2009).
- Dr. Roberto Lopez Herrejon was named Marie Currie Fellow and awarded the EU Inter-European Fellowship grant
- Prof. Alexander Egyed was named Visiting Professor at the University College London (UCL), one of the world leading universities.
- Prof. Gerhard Widmer is elected into the "Junge Kurie" of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2008).
- Prof. Alexander Egyed was ranked 10th Best Scholar in Software Engineering by Ren/Taylor  (2007).
- Prof. Hanspeter Mössenböck received a honorary doctorate as well as a honorary professorship from the Eötvös Lorand University Budapest (2006).
- Prof. Gerhard Widmer is named an ECCAI Fellow by the European Coordinating Committee on Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) (2006).
- Alexander Melzer and Prof. Mario Huemer received the German ITG Award 2016.
- Alexander Melzer and Prof. Mario Huemer received the 3rd price at the Johann Puch Automotive Awards 2016.
- Prof. Gerhard Widmer receives an ERC Advanced Grant for his project Con Espressione (2015).
- Christoph Unterrieder and Prof. Mario Huemer were nominated for the Houska award (2014).
- Prof. Alois Ferscha and his team won the Innovation Award (2011).
- The expressive performance rendering system YQX 0.2 from the Institute for Computational Perception won the Rencon Musical Performance Rendering Competition for Computer Systems (2011).
- The multimedia arts project sound/tracks (Inst. for Computational Perception) is selected as one of the "Jury Recommended Works" and is exhibited at the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Arts Center, Tokyo (Feb. 2011).
- The Institut for Pervasive Computing received the Cross Border Award (2009).
- Prof. Alois Ferscha and his team won the Innovation Award (2009)
- Prof. Oliver Bimber (in cooperation with D. Iwai, Osaka University) won the iENA Gold Medal for "Superimposing Dynamic Range" at the 60th International Trade Fare Ideas-Inventions-Products (iENA), Nuremberg, Germany (2008).
- The expressive performance rendering system YQX (Inst. for Computational Perception) wins the Rencon Award, the Rencon Technical Award, and the Rencon Murao Award, at the 7th Contest for Performance Rendering Systems (Rencon'08), Sapporo, Japan (Aug. 2008).
- 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) .
- 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)
- 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).
- 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
- Honorable Mention Paper Award for "Pathfinder: Visual Analysis of Paths in Graphs" to C. Partl, S. Gratzl, M. Streit, A.M. Wassermann, H.P. Pfister, D. Schmalstieg, A. Lex at Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis'16), 2016, Groeningen, Netherlands, 06/10/2016
- B. Gollan, A. Ferscha: Best Paper Award at the 8th International Conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications (Future Computing 2016), Rome, Italy; for the paper"SEEV-Effort - Is it Enough to Model Human Attentional Behavior in Public Display Settings".
- A. Arzt, G. Widmer: Best Paper Award at the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conferences (ISMIR 2015), Malaga, Spain; for the paper "Real-time Music Tracking Using Multiple Performances as a Reference"
- S. Gratzl, N. Gehlenborg, A. Lex, H. Pfister, M. Streit: Honorable mention award at IEEE InfoVis 2014 (Conference on Information Visualization) in Paris, France; for the paper "Domino: Exploring Subsets of Tabular Datasets".
- T. Geymayer, M. Steinberger, A. Lex, M. Streit, D. Schmalstieg: Honorable mention award at ACM CHI 2014 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) in Toronto, CA; for the paper "Show Me the Invisible: Visualizing Hidden Content"
- Best Paper Award at the AES 53rd International Conference on Semantic Audio, London, UK: "Bridging the Audio-Symbolic Gap: The Discovery of Repeated Note Content Directly From Polyphonic Music Audio" by Tom Collins, Sebastian Böck, Florian Krebs, and Gerhard Widmer
- Best Demo Award at the AES 53rd International Conference on Semantic Audio, London, UK: "The Complete Classical Music Companion V0.9" by Andreas Arzt, Sebastian Böck, Sebastian Flossmann, Harald Frostel, Martin Gasser, and Gerhard Widmer (Jan. 2014)
- S. Gratzl, A. Lex, N. Gehlenborg, H. Pfister, M. Streit: Best paper award at IEEE InfoVis 2013 (Conference on Information Visualization) in Atlanta, USA; for the paper "LineUp: Visual Analysis of Multi-Attribute Rankings"
- M. Kurz, G. Hoelzl and A. Ferscha: Best paper award at ADAPTIVE 2013 (The Fifth International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications) in Valencia, Spain; for "On the Utilization of Heterogeneous Sensors and System Adaptability for Opportunistic Activity and Context Recognition"
- G. Hoelzl, M. Kurz and A. Ferscha: Best paper award at ICAS 2013 (The Ninth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems) in Lisbon, Portugal; for "Goal Processing and Semantic Matchmaking in Opportunistic Activity and Context Recognition Systems"
- Roland Schatz and Herbert Prähofer: Best paper award at Euromicro 2012 in Cseme, Turkey for the the paper: Analyzing Long-Running Controller Applications for Specification Violations based on Deterministic Replay.
- M. Kurz, G. Hoelzl and A. Ferscha: Best paper award at ADAPTIVE 2012 (The Fourth International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications) in Nice, France; for "Dynamic Adaptation of Opportunistic Sensor Configurations for Continuous and Accurate Activity Recognition"
- C. Partl, A. Lex, M. Streit, D. Kalkofen, K. Kashofer, D. Schmalstieg: Best paper award at IEEE BioVis 2012 (Symposium on Biological Data Visualization) in Seattle, USA; for the paper "enRoute: Dynamic Path Extraction from Biological Pathway Maps for In-Depth Experimental Data Analysis"
- Kate Farrahi and Daniel Gatica-Perez: Best paper nomination at IEEE ISWC 2012, Newcastle, UK; for "Extracting Mobile Behavioral Patterns with the Distant N-Gram Topic Model"
- M. Streit, A. Lex, H.-J. Schulz, C. Partl, D. Schmalstieg, P. J. Park and N. Gehlenborg received the 3rd Best Paper Award for "Visual Analysis of Large-Scale Heterogeneous Genomics Data for Cancer Subtype Characterization" at Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2012), Vienna/Austria, 6/8/2012
- COMPSAC: Paper by Raúl Mazo, Roberto E. Lopez-Herrejon, Camille Salinesi, Daniel Diaz, Alexander Egyed on "Constraint Programming Approach for Checking Conformance in Feature Models" received the Best Paper Award at the 35th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), Munich, Germany (2011)
- Marc Streit received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis '11)
- Jahn, M., Wolfinger, R., Mössenböck, H.: Extending Web Applications with Client and Server Plug-ins. Software Engineering 2010 (SE 2010), Paderborn, Germany, February 22-26, 2010, pp.33-44.
- Häubl, C., Wimmer, C., Mössenböck, H.: Optimized Strings for the Java HotSpot VM. Conference on Principles and Practice of Programming in Java (PPPJ'08), Modena, Italy, September 2008. pp 105-114.
- Wolfinger, R., Reiter, S., Dhungana, D., Grünbacher, P., Prähofer, H.: Supporting Runtime System Adaptation through Product Line Engineering and Plug-in Techniques. 7th Intl. Conf. on Composition-Based Software Systems (ICCBSS 2008), Madrid, Spain, 25-29 Feb. 2008, pp. 21-30.
- 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".
- 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)