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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Anna Fensel (former name: Anna V. Zhdanova)
is Senior Assistant Professor, Head of Research Unit at STI Innsbruck, Department of Computer Science, 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 earned both her habilitation (2018) and her doctoral degree (2006) in Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck. 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 a consortium coordinator (EURegio project REEeT, FFG projects TourPack, SESAME-S and SESAME, ÖAD project RESIDE), a partner project manager (H2020 smashHit, BMWi-FFG CampaNeo, 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 more than 100 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 H2020 and FP6, Eureka-Eurostars, national funding). She is a (co-)author of ca. 120 refereed publications.

Ongoing projects:
FFG CampaNeo, (starting soon) H2020 smashHit
Recently finished projects: H2020 ENTROPY, FFG DALICC

I am hiring! Check the job descriptions for project-based PhD and Master student positions:

Co-edited journal special issues (open for submissions!):
- "Machine Learning and Knowledge Graphs" - in the Future Generation Computer Systems journal (SCI-indexed, impact factor: 5.768)
- "Energy Efficiency in Smart Homes and Grids"- in the Energies journal (SCI-indexed, impact factor: 2.676)

Upcoming presentations:
- Keynote talk at the 7th International Conference on Computer, Control, Informatics, and Its Application (IC3INA), Tangerang, Indonesia, 23 October 2019
- "Towards Employing Semantic License Annotations for Sensor Data Profiling" at the 6th International Workshop on Dataset PROFlLing and Search at the 18th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'19), Auckland, New Zealand, 27 October 2019

Upcoming co-organised events:

Open Bachelor and Master thesis topics: Open Thesis Topics

Co-founded start-up company: ONLIM

Contact details:
E-Mail: anna.fensel at sti2 dot at
Phone: +43-512-507-96884
Skype: anna.v.zhdanova
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