Stefanie has been awarded her Habilitation in Computer Science from TUGraz where she also has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses since 2002. Her research focuses on context aware knowledge services that combine the power of Web 2.0 approaches with machine learning methods to augment semantic technologies in order to support individual, community, and organizational learning. Stefanie holds a PhD and a M.S. both in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA).
Before coming to Graz she held various responsible positions such as research project manager at Daimler(Chrysler) Research in Ulm (Germany) and product manager for web-globalization services at GlobalSight in Boulder (USA). Over the last ten years Stefanie has been a key player in establishing the Know-Center as a scientifically renowned organization within a rapidly growing international network of more than 90 scientific organizations and 23 industry partners. She has extensive experience in acquisition and management of applied research and technology transfer projects. Her track-record proves her ability to obtain EU and national funding and to lead large interdisciplinary research projects and groups. She is scientific coordinator of the MIRROR IP, has scientifically coordinated and successfully included the APOSDLE IP, and is partner in numerous other EU-funded projects such as the MATURE IP, the STELLAR NoE, Organic Lingua, etc.
She has published more than 100 scientific papers in conferences and journals and supervised 12 PhD theses. Stefanie is chair of the I-Know conference series and program chair of the EC-TEL 2012 conference.