Johanna Schmidt studied computer science at the TU Wien with a special focus on visual computing. Besides her studies she was working part-time as a software engineer for different companies. Johanna received her master's degree in 2011 and afterwards continued with a Ph.D. in visualization at the TU Wien, which she finished in 2016. She afterwards worked as a scientist at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology where she was responsible for developing visual analytics solutions for domain experts working with large movement data. In 2019 she joined the VRVis, where she became Head of the Visual Analytics group in July 2020. Johanna Schmidts main research focus is on information visualization and visual analytics of large time-series data. She is working with interactive visual systems that can support tasks like data quality assessment, decision making, and predictive modelling. Johanna Schmidt authored several publications being published in high-impact journals like IEEE TVCG and Computer Graphics Forum and in proceedings of highly relevant visualization conferences. Johanna Schmidt is also a a lecturer at the TU Wien and speaks at events (Women in Data Science, WeAreDevelopers, Data Governance Week, B2B Software Days etc).
Visualization for Industry Applications
Nominated for the Hedy Lamarr award 2019 by the City of Vienna
VRVis and ÖBB receive the ICT Digital Jewels award for their RAIL4Future project.
Visual Analytics scientist Johanna Schmidt is recognized as leading expert by the BMK's FEMtech initiative.
VRVis' Visual Analytics Group developed an innovative solution for biosolar technology performance assessment through visual cockpits in the context of the IÖB Summer Calls.
Johanna Schmidt and Sophia Ulonska are nominated for the Hedy Lamarr Award by the city of Vienna.