March 8 is International Women's Day: an excellent occasion to introduce our researcher Katja Bühler, who was awarded the TU Women's Prize 2020 only a few days ago.
Katja Bühler leads the Biomedical Image Informatics research group since 2003 and is highly in demand as a top researcher, for example at conferences and panel discussions. She recieved many awards for her outstanding work.
Katja Bühler with Rector Sabine Seidler at the ceremony for the TU Women's Prize 2020. (c) Luiza Puiu
Katja Bühler is head of the Biomedical Image Informatics research group at VRVis since 2003.
Katja Bühler as panelist at The Brainstorm Festival in Vienna.
No one proves more than Katja Bühler, Head of our Biomedical Image Informatics research group, that research is not only feminine in terms of grammar. As a pioneer in the fields of Image Informatics and Biomedical Visualization, Bühler, who studied mathematics and computer science, is doing ambitious research, especially in the areas of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
As an expert in Biomedical Image Processing, Katja Bühler and her research team, as well as partners in the fields of industry and science, have been implementing projects with an application focus on Computational Radiology and Life Sciences for more than 15 years. Research results from her group help, for example, radiologists and physicians worldwide to optimize diagnostic processes, and neuroscientists to combine and analyze large amounts of data in order to gain better insights into the functioning of the brain. However, there are basically no limits to the use of image processing and AI methods, and the know-how Katja Bühler has acquired over the last two decades in applied research at VRVis is in increasing demand, particularly in industry.
After her studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a PhD at the Vienna University of Technology, Bühler joined VRVis in 2002 as a senior researcher. In 2003, she took over as head of our Biomedical Image Informatics research group and since 2010 she has also been coordinating the entire Complex Systems research area. As a researcher and manager, Katja Bühler manages the challenging balance between scientific excellence and successful project management every day. Most recently, she was selected for the top management program for women Zukunft.Frauen by Wirtschaftskammer Österreich.
In the scientific world, she is not only extremely active as a lecturer and publisher (1,795 citations on Google Scholar, as of 04.03.2020), but is also very keen to promote young scientists. In the past years she has supervised several students with dissertations, master theses or internships in her research group. The fact that she was awarded the renowned TU-Frauenpreis 2020 proves just how much her professional biography has a role model effect for female students. Furthermore, Katja Bühler is also a well-established member of the scientific community. For example, she is chairperson, IPC member and reviewer for various international conferences, associate editor for two scientific journals and regularly works as an expert for the European Union.