A Portrait of the Head of the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies
Our series re.searched presents researchers of the St. Pölten UAS. Up next: Wolfgang Aigner, scientific Head of the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies.
To me, curiosity means…
… discovering blank spots on the map of the scientific landscape and opening my mind to the unknown without bias.
I do research because…
… I take great joy in being creative and working on new ideas in order to gain new scientific insights.
In the next 20 years, our society will be characterised by…
… the increasing integration of physical and digital worlds.
About the person
Wolfgang Aigner studied computer science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) and the San Jose State University in the USA. He completed his doctorate in technical sciences at the TU Wien in 2006 and his habilitation in the discipline “practical computer science” in 2013. Since the same year, he has been a lecturer for the Department of Media and Digital Technologies at the St. Pölten UAS where he has been running the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies together with Markus Seidl since 2015.
The focus topics of Wolfgang Aigner are information visualisation and visual analytics. In 2016, he received the recognition award for science of the federal state of Lower Austria for his habilitation.