Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c.

Heinz Engl

Founding Director


Telephone: +43 1 4277 10010

Biographical sketch

  • born March 28, 1953, in Linz, Austria
  • married, two daughters
  • Diploma in Technical Mathematics: Linz 1975
  • Doctorate sub auspiciis praesidentis: Linz 1977
  • Habilitation for Mathematics: Linz 1979
  • 1981: Associate Professor, Linz
  • since 1988: Full Professor of Industrial Mathematics, Linz (currently on leave)
  • since 2003: Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2000-2003 Corresponding Member)
  • 2003-2011: Director of RICAM
  • 2007: Pioneer Prize of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • 2007-2011: Vice Rector for Research and Career Development, University of Vienna
  • May 2009: Appointed as SIAM Fellow for contributions to inverse and ill-posed problems
  • 2009: Johannes Kepler Prize of the Upper Austrian Government
  • 2010: Honorary Professor at Fudan University, Shanghai
  • since 2011: Rector of the University of Vienna
  • 2012: Honorary Doctorate from Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • 2013: Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • 2013: Member of Academia Europaea


Visiting Positions and Offers

    Memberships in Editorial Board

    Professional Service

    • 1991-1997: Member of the Board of GAMM
    • 1992-2000: Board Member of the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI), President: 1994-1996
    • 1995-1999: Member of CICIAM
    • 1997-2001: Chairman of the Committee on Applied Mathematics of the European Mathematical Society
    • Member of the SIAM Committee on Programs
    • Member of many Program Committees including ICIAM1995, ICIAM2003, SIAM2002
    • Member of the Strategy Board of MACSINet
    • 1994-2003: Member of the Board of the Austrian Science Foundation FWF
    • 2003-2007: Member and vice-chair of the University Council of Graz University of Technology
    • since 2006: Member of the Editorial Board of the "Radon Series on Computational and Applied Mathematics", Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Berlin/New York (2006-2014: Managing Editor)

    Research interests

    • inverse and ill-posed problems, industrial mathematics

    Further Information

    Owner of MathConsult GmbH, the developer of the Financial Derivatives Pricing Tool UnRisk
    Member of Rotary Club Wien


    Journal Publication (16)

    Conference Contribution: Publication in Proceedings (2)

    Contribution in Collection (2)

    Research Report (1)

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