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I am a University Assistant (postdoctoral) at Graz University of Technology, Department of Software Technology in Austria. My work is focused on how to encourage female teenagers in particular with playful computing activities. Moreover, my recent work is related to gender and diversity in computing/technology, computer science education/didactics, eLearning, game based/mobile learning and constructionist gaming.

Current projects:

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

* 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)

* 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

* European Conference on Game based Learning, Mini-track on Gender-Sensitive Game-based Learning, Odense/Denmark, October 2019

* Organizer committee CoderDojo Graz

 

Academic Positions

at Graz University of Technology
Institute of Software Technology (IST)

since Aug 2018:
US definition: Assistant Professor
Europe definition: University Assistant (postdoctoral)

Jul 2017 – Aug 2018:
University Assistant (predoctoral)

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

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