The section pursues three major fields of activities:
All research activities are primarily related to objectives within the biosciences, aiming at the improvement of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In many cases we cooperate with groups from the (bio)medical sciences at the Medical University of Vienna. Such cooperations often promote innovations in the field of computer science with considerable and significant impact in biomedicine.
Research/Education-IT (application support)
Researchers and academic teachers may need technical support when using highly complex IT-tools. We provide consulting, implementation, data interfaces, or instruction. With the implementation of AKIM, the field of technical cooperation in research is expected to increase significantly.
For students at the Medical University, MSIIS offers basic courses in medical informatics particularly with regard to their future medical occupation. Moreover, courses address students from other universities (mostly from technical or natural sciences) and introduce them into topics and projects of the Medical University. A considerable portion of medical engineers in research projects at the Medical University is recruited from these students.