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Athabasca University

Women in Information Technology

The School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University sees the need for and encourages women to enroll in the field of Computer Sciences. One way SCIS supports this initiative is by sponsoring and having volunteers help during the Women in IT Conference. This program is aimed at informing teenage girls about careers in the IT field.

For more information regarding the Women in IT Program, please use this link .

Scholarships & Awards

Student/Graduate/Professor Profiles

Karen Stauffer (Programmer Analyst and Alumni)

Ms. Karen Stauffer is a Programmer Analyst in SCIS. She received her undergraduate (BSc Computing and Information Systems, 1998) and graduate (Master of Science, Information Systems, 2005) degrees also from SCIS. Karen's expertise is in web development using learning objects, XML standards, and Java for course delivery, as well as in user support and online learning management systems. Currently, she is heading up the task force for implementation of Athabasca University's flagship content management system, Alfresco.


Dr. Sabine Graf (Assistant Professor)

Dr. Sabine Graf is Assistant Professor in SCIS. She received her MSc degree in Information Systems from University of Vienna, Austria, in 2003 and her PhD degree in Information Systems from Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 2007. Sabine's research interests include technology enhanced learning, adaptivity and personalization, user/student modelling, mobile and pervasive computing, software engineering, collaborative learning, and artificial intelligence.

Sabine has published more than 60 refereed journal papers, book chapters, and international conference papers, of which three conference papers were awarded with the best paper award. She is currently Executive Board Member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technologies, Editor of IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technologies’ Learning Technology newsletter, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Interaction Design and Architectures, and member of the editorial board of three international journals. She organized/chaired several international workshops in the area of adaptivity and personalization and is chair of the doctoral student consortium at the International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. She has been invited to present keynote/invited talks about her research at universities, companies, and conferences in Austria, Canada, Colombia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and UK.

For more details Dr Graf's achievements, please visit her homepage

Updated July 05 2016 by FST Technical Staff

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