Mag. Dr. Michael Hofer

Michael Hofer

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Michael Hofer has been the Head of the Unit for Quality Assurance at the University of Vienna since 1 July 2012. From 2017 onwards he is the head of the Austrian Graduate Tracking System of public universities and universities of applied sciences. From 2008 to 2012 Michael Hofer was employed as a Programme Manager at the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF), and most recently he was Deputy Managing Director there. In addition to developing a wealth of methods in the evaluation of research activities and the development of new funding programmes, Michael Hofer was also involved in a number of strategy processes over the last several years.

From 2000 to 2008 Michael Hofer conducted research and taught at the Vienna University of Technology. Extended stays abroad as a doctoral and postdoctoral candidate took him to the United States, where he was employed at the University of California in Davis and the University of Minnesota. Michael Hofer also spent a joint study year abroad at the University of Oklahoma, also in the US. He studied mathematics and descriptive geometry at the University of Graz and at the Graz University of Technology and obtained his doctorate from the Vienna University of Technology in 2005.

As a teacher Michael Hofer has been primarily active in the field of architectural geometry and is the co-author of the university textbook of the same name. He has also taught at a number of institutions, including the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, as a university lecturer from 2008 to 2012. His research focuses on the interface between applied mathematics and computer science and deals with the processing and optimisation of three-dimensional geometric data and objects. His academic publications include publishing for leading academic conferences and journals in the field, such as ACM SIGGRAPH, ICCV, ECCV and IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.

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