The Institute's history was first assembled at the time of its 20th anniversary in 2012. A few edits followed since then. Buried in the detail are a few milestones worth highlighting:
- Our evolution towards Visual Computing.
- The institute's involvement in the creation of the study programs for Software Engineering and Management as well as Informatics / Computer Science.
- Our 2 START awardees, the 3 promotions under the auspices of the President of the Republic, our entrepreneurs and Horst Bischof serving as our University’s Vice-President for Research.
- The growth from a single 1992-professorship to a total of 7 professors by 2020, a most remarkable reflection of the growing importance of the field of visual computing.