Contributing to the high reputation of TU-Wien by
- conducting research at an internationally competitive level
- educating the up-and-coming academics
- pushing own research results into practice
- providing scientific consulting to industries
in the multidisciplinary field of Computer Engineering ("Technische Informatik''). The particular activities span
- computer science (distributed fault-tolerant algorithms, real-time systems, ...)
- computer engineering (chip technology, hardware architectures, ...)
- theory (algorithm design and analysis, formal verification, ...)
- practice (requirements engineering, hardware/software design and verification, ...)
and are approached from the computer science point-of-view.
Research means advancing the scientific or technological state-of-the-art with a risk of failure and time horizon that is usually prohibitive for industries, using methods and approaches that are typically different from usual development work.
Education primarily means teaching graduate courses and supervision of Master and PhD thesises. High-quality undergraduate teaching is mandatory for creating a sufficiently large "pool'' of master student candidates and well-educated industrial engineers as well.