Head of the Telecooperation Department Johannes Kepler University Linz
Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis was born on October 29th, 1967, in Vienna, Austria. She received her master ‘s degree (1991, honoured with the Award of the Austrian Computer Society), her PhD (1995, honoured with the very prestigious Heinz Zemanek Preis PhD award) and the venia docendi in computer science (2000) from the University of Vienna. After visiting professor positions at the Business Schools in Vienna and Copenhagen, she accepted a position as full professor in computer science at Johannes Kepler University Linz where she has been since 2002. She is head of the Department of Telecooperation with a research focus in mobile computing, multimedia and hypermedia systems as well as cooperative and collaborative systems.
Her scientific contributions include seminal work in the field of workload characterisation for parallel and distributed systems and in performance management of computer systems with a specific focus on ubiquitous computing environments. She has successfully led several research projects, such as the EUfunded networks of Excellence CRUISE and EuroNGI/EuroFGI. She is also well known for her active engagement in organising international conferences, including the International Conference on Information Integration and Webbased Applications & Services (iiWAS) and the International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM). Anderst-Kotsis is author of numerous publications in international conferences and journals and is co-editor of several books.
Her research group at the Department of Telecooperation is an active contributor to numerous national and international projects, including CRUISE, a European network of excellence in sensor networks, EuroFGI, a network of excellence on Future Generation Internet, the AustrianGrid project, and ModelCVS a project on semantics in software and system modelling. Many of her group ‘s projects also have industry collaborators and funding. In 2014, Anderst-Kotsis has been recognized as ACM Distinguished Scientist for her scientific contributions.
Prof. Kotsis has always been dedicated to contributing research management and to the larger scientific community. She was appointed in 2007 and reelected in 2011 as Vice Rector for Research at Johannes Kepler University Linz. At a national level, she is a member of the Austrian Computer Society and was one of the cofounding chairs of the Society’s working group for professors in computer science. From 2003 to 2007 she was president of the Austrian Computer Society. At an international level, she was a founding member of the ACM Europe Council and currently elected member at large in the ACM Council which is the leading world wide organisation in computer science.