Women are still underrepresented in the tech and IT scene. Within the framework of the Women in Tech Award, which was initiated by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, outstanding female executives and researchers are sought in Austria's tech world. An independent jury selected three nominees. As one of the three finalists, Katja Bühler, head of our Biomedical Image Informatics research group, now has the prospect of winning the coveted award. The award ceremony will take place on 21 November 2019 during a gala ceremony at the First Campus in Vienna.
Katja Bühler is an expert in biomedical image processing and with her research team and partners from industry and research has been implementing projects with a focus on Computational Radiology and Life Sciences for more than 15 years. Katja Bühler focuses on interdisciplinary research that combines classical machine learning and artificial intelligence for data and image processing with visual computing to enable cooperation between humans and computers ("Human-Centered AI").
The group's research results help radiologists and physicians, for example, to optimize diagnostic processes worldwide and neuroscientists to combine and analyze very large amounts of data in a simple way in order to gain insights into the functioning of the brain.