Ass.-Prof. Dr. Anna Fensel (former name: Anna V. Zhdanova) is Senior Assistant Professor, Head of Research Unit at STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Earlier she worked as a Senior Researcher at FTW – Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria, and a Research Fellow at the University of Surrey, UK, and as a project employee at DERI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Anna has been a doctoral student in Informatics at the University of Innsbruck, where she has defended her PhD thesis “An approach to ontology construction and its application to community portals” in 2006. Prior to that, she has received a diploma in Mathematics and Computer Science equivalent to the Masters degree in 2003 from Novosibirsk State University, Russia. Anna has been extensively involved in European and national projects related to Semantic technologies, e.g. as an overall coordinator (EURegio project REEeT, FFG projects TourPack, SESAME-S and SESAME, ÖAD project RESIDE), a local project manager (H2020 ENTROPY, FFG DALICC, FFG OpenFridge, FP7 CA BIG, FP7 CA PRELIDA, FP7 STREP m:Ciudad, FP7 NoE PlanetData, AAL PeerAssist, FP6 IST IP SPICE, FP5 IST project Esperonto) as well as a technical contributor in other numerous projects. She has been a co-organizer or a Program Committee member of ca. 70 scientific events including being in chair roles at top events such as SEMANTiCS and ESWC, a reviewer for numerous journals and a project proposals evaluator for funding agencies (EU FP6, Eureka-Eurostars, national funding). She is a (co-)author of ca. 90 refereed publications: 15 international journal papers, 8 book chapters, more than 60 papers in conference and workshop proceedings, as well as several editorial volumes.
Ongoing projects: coordinator: FFG TourPack, EURegio REEeT; partner: FP7 BYTE, H2020 ENTROPY, FFG DALICC, ÖAD LDCT
Co-organised events: Tourism Fast Forward 2017 (30-31 May 2017, Mayrhofen, Austria), SEMANTiCS 2017 (11-14, September 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Start-up company: ONLIM
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