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Silvia Miksch is Associate Professor and head of the Information and Knowledge Engineering research group, Institute of Software Technology & Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology. From 2006 to 2010 she was professor and head of the Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering at Danube University Krems, Austria. In April 2010 she established the awarded Laura Bassi Centre of Expertise "CVAST – Center for Visual Analytics Science and Technology (Design, Interact & Explore)" funded by the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth of the Republic of Austria. Silvia has acquired, led, and has been involved in several national and international research projects. She has served on various program committees of international scientific conferences and was, for example, conference paper co-chair of the IEEE Conferences on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST 2010 and 2011) at VisWeek and Eurographics/IEEE Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2012). She reviewed for several scientific journals, belongs to the editorial board of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM-J, Elsevier), AI Communications (AICOM, IOS Press), IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG, IEEE CS), and Journal of Biomedical Informatics (JBI, Elsevier) and served as guest editor for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG, IEEE CS), and Information Visualization (IV, Palgrave Macmillan/SAGE).

Her main research interests are Information Visualization and Visual Analytics (in particular Focus+Context and Interaction methods), Process and Plan Management, Interaction Design, User-Centered Design, and Time.

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