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


    Peer Reviewed Journal Publication (15)

    Conference Contribution: Publication in Proceedings (2)

    Contribution in Collection (2)

    Research Report (1)

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