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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna Fensel (former name: Anna V. Zhdanova) is Associate Professor at Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, the Netherlands, and at STI Innsbruck, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Earlier she worked as a Senior Researcher at FTW – Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria, and a Research Fellow at the University of Surrey, UK, and as a project employee at DERI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Anna has earned both her habilitation (2018) and her doctoral degree (2006) in Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck. Prior to that, she has received a diploma in Mathematics and Computer Science equivalent to the Masters degree in 2003 from Novosibirsk State University, Russia. Anna has been extensively involved in European and national projects related to Semantic technologies, e.g. as a consortium coordinator (EURegio project REEeT, FFG projects TourPack, SESAME-S and SESAME, ÖAD project RESIDE), a partner project manager (H2020 OntoCommons, H2020 smashHit, Eurostars WordLiftNG, Interreg KI-Net, BMWi-FFG CampaNeo, H2020 ENTROPY, FFG DALICC, FFG OpenFridge, FP7 CSA BYTE, FP7 CA BIG, FP7 CA PRELIDA, FP7 STREP m:Ciudad, FP7 NoE PlanetData, AAL PeerAssist, FP6 IST IP SPICE, FP5 IST project Esperonto) as well as a technical contributor in other numerous projects. She has been a co-organizer or a Program Committee member of more than 100 scientific events including being in chair roles at top events such as SEMANTiCS and ESWC, a reviewer for numerous journals and a project proposals evaluator for funding agencies (EU H2020 and FP6, Eureka-Eurostars, national funding). She is a (co-)author of ca. 120 refereed publications.

Ongoing projects: H2020 OntoCommons, H2020 smashHit, Eurostars WordLiftNG, Interreg KI-Net, BMWi-FFG CampaNeo

Recently finished projects: H2020 ENTROPY, FFG DALICC

I am hiring! Check the job descriptions for project-based PhD and Master student positions (PostDocs can be considered too):

A call for new demonstators open in OntoCommons project - apply till 30.09.2021!

Upcoming events, where my group presents (meet us there!):

SEMANTiCS conference: September 6-9, 2021,

Doctoral Consortium @ DeclarativeAI: September 13-15, 2021.

Open Bachelor and Master thesis topics: Open Thesis Topics, or talk to me about further possible topics.

Co-founded start-up company: ONLIM

Contact details:

E-Mail: anna.fensel at

Skype: anna.v.zhdanova


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