TU Wien Informatics Under 30
We are proud to present twelve outstanding students and alumni of TU Wien Informatics as part of TUW Under 30, 2023.
Following the example of the well-known Forbes Under 30 campaign, TU Wien turns the spotlight on young people from TU Wien who have achieved great things in their careers. With “TUW Under 30”, TU Wien present 30 people under 30 years of age who have proven their potential in various areas and have distinguished themselves through extraordinary achievements. In the course of the campaign, TU students, alums, and employees were able to apply or nominate others. The top-class jury with Andreas Ernhofer, Anna Pölzl, and Wolfgang Güttel has carefully selected the winners – we’re proud that 40% are from TU Wien Informatics in 2023!
What do business informatics and musicology have in common? Jeremias Meyer wanted to find out and started studying musicology in October 2019, parallel to his studies in business informatics and mechanical engineering. Within seven semesters, he completed both studies and is currently in the master’s program in business informatics and mechanical engineering. He combines the two fields of study by working as a tutor for measurement and vibration engineering and additionally working in research as a student assistant at the Institute of Management Sciences. In addition to his studies, he is actively involved in HTU as an alternate member and is a member of the Vienna Singakademie choir. In the summer of 2022, Meyer collected donations of about 700€ for Johanniter Unfallhilfe in Ukraine during a bicycle tour from Vienna to Istanbul.
Bettina Roethlin graduated with distinction from TU Wien and the Diplomatic Academy with an MSc in Environmental Technology and International Affairs and an MSc in Data Science. After working in the private sector at Borealis, she turned to research. She is currently a researcher at the University of Medicine in the Medical Image Analysis and Processing department, specifically in the Computational Imaging Research (CIR) Lab. There she is dedicated to analyzing and processing medical images, combining her practical and theoretical knowledge in solving problems and applying them in practice and everyday work.
Timon Höbert developed his first commercial software at the age of 15 and has been conducting research at the Practical Robotics Institute Austria since 2014. He graduated with honors in Visual Computing at TU Wien Informatics. Currently, he is fusing different AI systems and implementing them for the autonomous recycling of e-waste by industrial robots as part of his dissertation. In 2021, he co-founded bee produced, where he serves as CTO. The company now includes a team of 12 people and operates a collaboration platform and digital marketplace for electronics manufacturing.
Mónika Farsang is a PreDoc Researcher at our Research Unit for Cyber-Physical Systems. Farsang holds a master’s degree in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, with a focus on Intelligent Embedded Mechatronic Systems, and is currently in the first year of her doctoral studies in Cyber-Physical Systems at TU Wien Informatics. Farsang, whose industry experience includes Microsoft and Bosch, is a content manager at Women in AI, an organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and application of artificial intelligence.
Media and Human-Centered Computing
Robin Angelini’s interest in software engineering, virtual reality, and machine learning started with a BSc in Applied Computer Science at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Building on this, he is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Media and Human-Centered Computing at TU Wien Informatics. Outside of academia, Angelini is involved in various volunteer initiatives. As chairman of the board of iDeas Hamburg (an interest group of deaf students), he is committed to improving study conditions for this group in Hamburg. He was also chairman of the board of the Sportjugend im Gehörlosensportverband NRW e.V., which focuses on the economic empowerment and sports promotion of deaf youth.
Logic and Computation
For six years, Florentina Voboril has trained young people in robotics and programming courses and advocated for greater STEM support in schools. As a child, she took extracurricular programming courses and participated in international robotics competitions, such as GCER in Oklahoma. Today, she is a volunteer committee member for the Biber Informatik competition and is completing her Master’s degree in Logic and Computation at TU Wien Informatics.
Johannes Gäbler single-handedly developed the festival simulation game “Festival Tycoon” parallel to studies at TU Wien Informatics. Players can make their mark as managers in the game and set up Woodstock-level events. With the help of financial support from the Vienna Business Agency, he succeeded in entering Steam Early Access and building up a team of six employees. Today, the game is available in Microsoft’s Epic Game Store and the Google Play Store.
Since 2018, Florian Chytilek has been studying at TU Wien in the Business Informatics master’s program and is expected to graduate this year. In 2020, he co-founded FasTest as CTO. This startup conducted corona testing during the Covid-19 pandemic and offered software solutions that enabled companies to comply with 3G regulations in line with the DSGVO. Chytilek and his team closed FasTest in early 2023. Still, they made a difference during the pandemic: One million Covid tests were performed, and 30,000 patients were vaccinated at nine branches in Austria.
Security and Privacy
Giulia Scaffino completed her Master’s in Nuclear Physics at the University of Pavia in Italy in 2019. Since 2020, she has been a PreDoc Researcher at our Security and Privacy Research Unit. Scaffino specializes in blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, and decentralized finance (DeFi) and works with Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda. This summer, she will present her work at the USENIX Security Symposium, a globally renowned IT conference.
Formal Methods in Systems Engineering
Sophie Rain has initiated work on game theory for IT security, the results of which have been published at major computer security conferences (CAV 2021 and CSF 2023). Her research has attracted the attention of several IT companies, landing her hotly sought research internships at Certora (2020), Amazon (2021), and the Ethereum Foundation (2023). She will receive a 2022 NetIdee Research Fellowship for her pioneering work in game-theoretic IT security. Sophie is a role model for women in IT and dispels the myth that computer science is only for men. She leads the TU Wien Informatics Initiative “Abenteuer Informatik für Volksschule” and organizes computer science workshops for elementary schools.
Michele Chiari received his Ph.D. summa cum laude from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He works on formal methods with applications for software verification and approximate computing. He publishes in prestigious journals such as the CAV and DAC conferences and the journals Theoretical Computer Science and Logical Methods in Computer Science. At ECOOP 2022, he received the Distinguished Artifact Reviewer award. He was recently awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship. He will lead the EU-funded CORPORA project, which aims to develop novel tools for verifying recursive probabilistic programs.
Drishti Yadav is a PreDoc Researcher at our Research Unit for Cyber-Physical Systems. She is working on fault diagnosis for safety-critical cyber-physical systems (CPS). Yadav collaborated with AIT (Austria) and the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy) to develop “FIM”, a fault injection tool for cybersecurity and power system testing (CPS). This tool gained wide attention when she presented it at ESEC/FSE 2022, one of the world’s most influential software engineering conferences. Yadav has also published her research at prestigious conferences such as ISSRE and ICST. In addition to her research activities, she is active in sports and arts. She does karate, sings, and paints.