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Biography

Since November 2019, I am at the Institute for Mathematics and Applied Informatics at the University of Hildesheim. I am the head of the newly established Department of Computer Science Didactics and as a visitng professor (W2) I fulfil the tasks of a professor of Computer Science Didactics. I have previously worked at Graz University of Technology (Austria), Department of Software Technology as a postdoctoral unviersity assistant.

My work is focused on how to engage teeangers in playful computer science activities (girls in particular). Moreover, my recent work is related to computer science education/didactics, eLearning, game based/mobile learning, gender and diversity in computer science/technology, and constructionist gaming.

Past Projects/Events:

 * Get FIT in Computer Science MOOC https://imoox.at/mooc/go/Info-Fit19 (in English and German), Start: 05.08.2019
+ VU Informatik FIT @ TU Graz

* Organizer: “Girls Coding Week” at TU Graz, concept and evaluation: Stadt Graz Coding Kurs, Summer 2019

* Code’n’Stitch FEMtech project (FFG 2018 – 2020)

* Catrobat project, Pocket Code app, Luna&Cat (since April 2019)
Product Owner Catroweb-Team

* Women&Technology: to organize and conduct strategy workshops for promotion of women at our faculty Computer Science and Biological Engineering with relevant stakeholders from our faculty
Role: scientific evaluation, working group: summerschool

* Contributor: “Maker Days” for kids at TU Graz: hAPPy-Lab: Programming course in open learning scenarios (with Pocket Code/Luna&Cat) , August 2019

* Google Summer of School (GSoC) mentor  for Luna&Cat Tutorial Game

* Organizer committee CoderDojo Graz

Academic Positions

University of Hildesheim
Institute for Mathematics and Applied Informatics (IMAI)
since Nov. 2019:
Visiting Professor (W2)  (dt. Gastwissenschaftlerin/Professurverwaltung)
Department of Computer Science Didactics

Graz University of Technology
Institute of Software Technology (IST):
Aug 2018 – Oct 2019:
University Assistant (postdoctoral)
Jul 2017 – Aug 2018:
University Assistant (predoctoral)

Jan 2015 – Jun 2017:
Project Assistant (European H2020 project: NOLB)

Academic Education

PhD degree:
Doctor of Engineering Science (Dr. techn.)
equivalent to the Doctor of Philosophie (PhD)
Graz University of Technology
Institute of Software Technology

Master degree:
Master of Engineering Science (MSc)
FH JOANNEUM Graz | University of Applied Sciences
Institute of eHealth

Bachelor degree:
Bachelor of Engineering Science (BSc)  
FH JOANNEUM Graz | University of Applied Sciences
Institute of  Information Management