Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Information Systems – Communications Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria.
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Stefan Oppl has been actively working in academia since 2003. He graduated in computer science in 2004 at the Kepler University of Linz and earned an MBA degree in applied knowledge management in 2007. During his undergraduate studies he was awarded three times with grants for outstanding study performance by the university. His master thesis was awarded a grant for excellent Austrian students by the minister of research and education. He earned his PhD in computer science from the technical University of Vienna in 2010. His thesis was nominated for the GI Dissertationspreis, an annual award for the best PhD thesis in computer science in German-speaking countries, and received the VÖWA-Wissenschaftspreis for high practical and industrial relevance of a PhD thesis. The technical result of his PhD thesis has been further developed to a commercial product and is offered on the business process management market by the partner company Metasonic GmbH since 2013.
Since 2010, he has been a postdoc at the Kepler University of Linz, with research visits to the Technical University in Darmstadt and the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum (Germany). He was promoted to be an assistant professor at the Kepler University of Linz and was offered tenure track in 2012. From 2011 to 2015, he has been the principal investigator and coordinating project manager of the FP7 PEOPLE IAPP project IANES and the LLL LdV ToI project FARAW. He was scientifically and administratively responsible for both projects from proposal writing until final reporting. Aside this, he has also two times organized the international ERASMUS intensive programme SURGEOM, a summer school teaching programme on socio-technical support of organizational work in 2013 and 2014. He has been responsible for the overall curriculum design and has also been involved in teaching. All of these projects are aligned with his overall research agenda and have led to the methodologies and technical prototypes the present project builds upon.
Stefan Oppl has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in journals and at international conferences (Google Scholar metrics: 247 citations, h-index: 8). He is active as a reviewer for conferences and journals in the area of HCI and information systems, has co-organized the workshop on Models and their Role in Cooperation (MoRoCo) at eCSCW 2013 and was the organization chair of the international conference S-BPM ONE 2012.