About us

Mgr. Katarzyna Barud, LL.M. Eur., Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law

Katarzyna Barud joined the Department of Innovation and Digitalization in Law in March 2021. She is a graduate of the University of Warsaw (Master of Law) and Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich (LL.M. in International and European Law). Prior to joining the Department, she gained experience in data protection, data privacy, telecommunications law and intellectual property law, advising various private and public sector entities.

Mag. Lukas Faymann, Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law

Lukas Faymann joined our team in May 2021 as a Research Associate. He studied law at the University of Vienna and at Santa Clara University (USA) where he specialized in technology law, IP law, data protection law and business law. Lukas was working at Viennese law firms focusing on Business Law and IP Law and interned at Advantage Austria in Abu Dhabi, the representative office of the Austrian Chamber for Commerce in the United Arab Emirates, during his studies.

Theresa Henne, LL.M., BA, Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law

Theresa Henne is a research associate at theDepartment of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law and works on EU- and third-party funded projects. During her bachelor studies at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Theresa already focused on questions at the intersection of technology, politics and law. She was then able to deepen this interest within the LLM program ‘Law and Governance in Digital Society’ at the University of Groningen.

Dipl.-Ing. Annemarie Hofer, Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law

Annemarie Hofer has been university assistant at the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law at the University of Vienna since April 2022. Before that, she was responsible for science management and science communication at the department of Prof. Iris Eisenberger at the Institute of Public Law and Political Science of the University of Graz and manager of the Constitutional Innovation Hub Graz.

MMMag. Dr. Elisabeth Steindl, MSc, Research Platform Governance of Digital Practices

Elisabeth Steindl has a multifaceted academic background, primarily in law and the arts. Her research on data protection and privacy aspects takes a special interest in the field of e-mental health and emerging mental technologies, such as emotion recognition and neuro technology. Her work focuses on questions of legal policy, legal ethics, and legal comparison at the intersection with the humanities and social sciences.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Sebastian Schrittwieser, Research Group Privacy and Security

Sebastian Schrittwieser received a doctoral degree in informatics with focus on information security from the TU Wien in 2014. He is the Co-Founder of Kibosec, a company targeting the development of services in the area of digital forensics and advanced trainings. From Aug 2018 until Sept 2020 he was head of the Institute of IT Security Research at the FH St. Pölten. Sebastian is currently part of the research group security and privacy at the University of Vienna.

Dr. Florian Sebastian Werni, BA, Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law

Florian Werni has been (postdoctoral) university assistant in Professor Iris Eisenberger’s team at the Department of Innovation und Digitalisation in Law since March 2023. He worked as a university assistant in Professor Franz Merli‘s team at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna, as a research assistant in Professor Hans Christian Röhl’s team at the University of Konstanz and, most recently, as a lawyer at the Constitutional Service of the Austrian Federal Chancellery.