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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 and music processing. In particular, we are among the leading research groups worldwide in the fields of Music Information  Research (MIR), Sound and Music Computing (SMC), and Acoustic Scene & Event Recognition (DCASE). Further research topics include image processing, biometrics, cryptography, and personalization.

Embedded within the Institute of Computational Perception, the Multimedia Mining and Search (MMS) and Human-centered Artificial Intelligence (HCAI), opens an external URL in a new window groups particularly target the research topics of Recommender Systems (RS), Information Retrieval (IR), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Affective Computing, with a strong focus on ethical considerations (e.g., aspects of fairness, explainability, and trustworthiness of AI technology).

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).


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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 11.01.2023

Best Student Paper Award for CP members at ISMIR 20222 conference for tracing globalization.

Oleg Lesota and Emilia Parada-Cabaleiro were the lucky ones to receive the prize at the conference-site.

News 25.11.2022

Der unwissende Algorithmus

Ein Auszug aus Markus Schedl´s Forschung in einem Artikel in APA Science.

[Translate to Englisch:] Apa Science
News 25.11.2022

Digitale Stereotype

Ein Artikel in APA Science über den Rausch der Digitalisierung

[Translate to Englisch:] APA Science
News 16.11.2022

CP Team receives Judges' award for Low-Complexity Acoustic Scene Classification at DCASE2022 Workshop

The Judges' award for that category goes to the CP members Florian Schmid, Shahed Masoudian, Khaled Koutini, and Gerhard Widmer.