Five Questions With…
We’d like you to get to know us a little bit better and with this series invite you to meet people from across TU Wien Informatics.
#5QW: Katja Hose
Katja is unleashing the power of data. Our new Professor of Databases & AI tells us what data can do and why accuracy is the name of the game.
#5QW: Henderik Proper
Want to know what plumbing and models have in common? Henderik has the answers. The teaching enthusiast is our newest professor of business informatics.
#5QW: Maria Christakis
Software is key. And Maria likes to find out what’s wrong with it. The ERC grant winner sets new standards for reliable software.
#5QW: Marcel Moosbrugger
Math-enthusiast Marcel had a hard time deciding what to study. Lucky for us, he chose informatics and is on his way to an exceptional career.
#5QW: Astrid Weiss
Astrid tells us how robots led her to pioneer in a transdisciplinary research field – although at first, she only knew them from movies.
#5QW: Laura Kovacs
Maths competitions braced Laura for the field she is now researching. She also explains why computer scientists are supposed to live in eternal happiness.
#5QW: Stefan Szeider
Although interested in computers in his teenage days, Stefan’s real entry point into Informatics was when reading Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid.
#5QW: Johannes Vass
Johannes noticed that despite the nerdy informatics image, you need to display social skills for communicating successfully in big software projects.
#5QW: Glenda Hannibal
Because of a not very promising maths test at school, Glenda was advised not to specialize in science. Now she is researching on Human-Robot Interaction.
#5QW: Katinka Böhm
Despite her disappointing experience with her first Informatics course at school, Katinka got curious to learn more about computers and coding.
#5QW: Martin Nöllenburg
In his youth, Martin scraped together all his savings to buy his first Amiga computer. Today, he creates algorithms that help people in their everyday lives.
#5QW: Tina Stamencic
Tina was awarded the Siemens Award for Excellence in 2019. She continues her bachelor degree in Medical Informatics, and wants to create innovative tools.
#5QW: Peter Knees
Peter works multidisciplinary in music information retrieval, an intersection of artificial intelligence and music, and deals with recommender systems.
#5QW: Timon Höbert
We met with Bachelor with Honors graduate Timon and spoke about his ambitions and his thoughts on how to get young girls into Informatics.
#5QW: Ulrich Schmid
Ulrich Schmid tells us about the challenges in his field of research, and why he initiated our undergraduate excellence program Bachelor with Honors.
#5QW: Sanja Pavlovic
At the 27th Epilog, Sanja received a Siemens Award for Excellence. We talked with her about her motivation and the kick she gets out of Informatics.