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, images, sensor data, texts, or even the Internet).

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. 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.


Logo Institue of Computational Perception


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Science Park 3, 4th floor (Linz)
Aubrunnerweg 3B/1 (Linz)
Freyung 6/6 (Vienna)


Mon-Thu: 07.30 - 15.00


+43 732 2468 4700

News & Events
News 31.03.2021

Our new study on music recommendation for non-mainstream listeners published in EPJ Data Science covered in various media

This study was a cooperation between JKU´s Institute of Computational Perception, TU Graz, Know-Center GmbH, University of Innsbruck and Utrecht University.

News 25.03.2021

LIT AI Lab Researcher selected as one of the Google Cloud Research Innovators

Research Innovator Program | Google for Education

News 12.02.2021

38th Deep Learning Meetup in Vienna (virtual edition)

We are co-organizing a monthly meetup on the topic of Deep Learning. The next meeting will take place February 17th, 18:30!

News 25.01.2021

Keynote presentation at ICAART 2021

Gerhard Widmer will give a keynote presentation at the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2021).