Bio

I am currently working as a researcher and lecturer in the field of Informaitons Systems at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein. There I am manly focusing on Data Engineering and Analytics but also other related subjects such as Web Business or Collaboration Systems. Before that, I have been spending some years as a Business Analyst for an International NGO. In this role I was primarily acting as a link between business domain people and software developers.

My original roots lie in engineering. I have been trained as an engineer for mechatronics and have been working in production and design. After that I decided to shift my focus towards business and administration and did my Diploma studies in this field. This is also where I first came into contact with the research areas Business Informatics and Information Systems. I decided  to dig deeper into these fields and did my PhD in Information Systems. My own research focused on how ill-structured work can be supported with applications. The title of my dissertation was “Augmenting Personal Workspaces for Monitoring”.

I spend several years of my professional career as a researcher and lecturer in Information Systems. I taught Business Process Management, Data Management and Information Management in undergraduate and graduate programmes. As a researcher I participated in several research projects of the European Union – Mature-IP (FP7) and Learning Layers (FP7).

My professional interest is in the areas of organizational development, business process elicitation, analysis and re-engineering, formal modelling of business processes and data as well as conceptualizing technical solutions. Apart from that I am very interested in conceptualizing data structures – both relational as well as multidimensional – and I am particularly interested in big data and its analysis.

My research interest is especially in the area of research philosophy (i.e., axiology, ontology and epistemology). With Information Systems, I am keen on learning how humans and technology enact themselves in a constant process of use and reuse. I am however, also very interested on research in the areas that I am professionally interested in.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my family. Apart from that I have been a volunteer Paramedic for more than 15 years and have been working as a trainer for Basic Life Support and Advance Life Support as well Trauma Management for non-professionals and paramedics. Most recently I joined the Ultra Running community and began training for long-distance races in the mountains. At the moment I do up to 120 kilometer races with an altitude gain of about 7000 metres. My long-term goal is somewhere around 100 miles (170k) and a lot more of elevation gain to take.