Welcome to the Institute of Computational Perception!


We are a (still) young and growing institute with innovative projects and motivated young researchers. The focus of our research and teaching is on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. We develop and study computational models and algorithms that permit computers to perceive and 'understand' aspects of the external world, where we interpret 'perception' in the widest sense of the word, as the extraction of useful high-level information and knowledge from complex, possibly low-level data (audio, video, image, text, sensor data, and user-item interaction data).

This requires fundamental and applied research on AI, machine learning, pattern recognition, text / data / social media mining, signal processing, statistical data modeling and classification.

Our current research has a particular focus on intelligent audio, music, and text processing. Further research topics include biometrics, cryptography, personalization, and recommender systems.

Our goal is to offer state-of-the-art research and teaching in this area, and to provide a teaching environment that permits students to get involved in real research projects as early as possible.

If you want to visit us: we have offices both in Linz and in Vienna (see box to the right).


Logo Institue of Computational Perception


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Science Park 3, 4th floor (Linz)
Augasse 2-6, 3rd floor (1090 Vienna)


Monday-Thursday: 7.30 AM - 3:00 PM


+43 732 2468 4700 (Linz)
+43 664 602468478 (Vienna)

News & Events
News 06.12.2021

Strong rank in the HEAR 2021 Challenge

CP's team (Khaled Koutini, Jan Schlüter, Hamid Eghbal-zadeh, Gerhard Widmer) scores top places in different tasks of HEAR 2021 NeurIPS Challenge, Holistic Evaluation of Audio Representations.

News 24.11.2021

Falling Walls 2021 Science Breakthrough of the Year

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News 08.10.2021

FWF funds our doc.funds.connect project Human-centered AI

CP researcher Markus Schedl will co-coordinate HCAI

News 20.09.2021

ACM RecSys Challenge award

CP researchers Alexander Krauck, David Penz, and Markus Schedl achieved the 3rd place among academic teams in the ACM Recommender Systems