Personal Data

Name: O. Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Gerhard Friedrich
Affiliation: Universität Klagenfurt
Institut für Angewandte Informatik
Universitätsstraße 65
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria
Phone: +43 (0) 463 2700 3752
WWW: www.gerhard-friedrich.at
E-mail: gerhard (dot) e (dot) friedrich (at) gmail (dot) com
Date of Birth: February 5th, 1961 in Vienna
Current Position:

Full Professor, Universität Klagenfurt
Dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences
Head of the Intelligent Systems and Business Informatics research group

Family Status: Married with Andrea Straganz, 4 children

 

Education and Professional Experience

1975 – 1980 Technical college for electrical engineering; graduation with distinction
1980 – 1985 Studies of computer science and economics at the Vienna University of Technology
1985 Graduation as Diplomingenieur (M.Sc.) of computer science (Topic: "Classification of Damaged Forests in Digital Images") with distinction
1986 - 1990 Research and teaching assistant at Vienna University of Technology
1990 Graduation as Doktor der Technischen Wissenschaften (PhD) from the Vienna University of Technology (Topic: “Improvements in Model-Based Diagnosis”) with distinction
1990 - 1993 Assistant professor at the Vienna University of Technology, Department for Information Systems, member of the Database and Expert System Group (Prof. Gottlob)
1991 Guest researcher for 3 months at the central R&D department of SIEMENS ZFE IS INF 22, Munich, Germany
1991 - 1993 Group leader of the advanced reasoning methods group of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Expert Systems
1993 Research fellow for 3 months at the Stanford Research Institute
1994 Venia docendi of applied computer science granted by Vienna University of Technology (comparable to a tenure procedure)
1993 - 1998 Head of the R&D department on object-oriented and knowledge-based configuration and diagnosis at SIEMENS AG Austria (20 staff members)
2004-2013 Director of the Institute of Applied Informatics
Since 1997 Full Professor at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt
Head of the Intelligent Systems and Business Informatics research group
Since 2013 Dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences