Dr. Verena Geist

Key Researcher Software Science
Research Team Lead Complex Software Systems Analysis


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Verena Geist is key researcher in the area of Software Science at SCCH. She has over 16 years of experience in working as a researcher in the field of process-aware information systems, business process modelling and workflow management, rigorous specifications, and knowledge representation.

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Business Process Intelligence and Process Mining
  • Process Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence for Software Engineering

Key Facts

  • Project manager of six research projects on (dynamic) knowledge graphs, code analysis, user interfaces and technologies, model-based engineering, adaptivity and rigorous semantics of business processes, as well as formal process models (2011 - now)
  • Best Paper Award of the Journal of Software and Systems Modeling (2020)
  • Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae (2012)
  • Doctoral Studies in Technical Sciences, Institute for Application Oriented Knowledge Processing, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria (2005 - 2011)
  • Würdigungspreis des Bundesministers für Wissenschaft und Forschung (2011)
  • Best Academic Thesis Award (2005)
  • Diploma Studies in Software Engineering for Medical Purposes, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria (2001 - 2005)