Head of Quality Assurance
University of Vienna
Since July 2012, Michael Hofer is Head of Quality Assurance at the University of Vienna. From 2008-2012 he was a Program Manager and most recently Deputy Managing Director at the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF), responsible for funding programs in Applied Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, and Cognitive Sciences.
During his PhD studies and Postdoctoral fellowship he was employed at the University of California at Davis in 2002 and at the University of Minnesota in 2005. He is co-author of 25 peer-reviewed publications and of Architectural Geometry, a university textbook published in 2007. His most cited papers are those presented at SIGGRAPH in 2004 and 2006. He has also headed third-party funded research projects and has more than ten years of teaching experience as university lecturer.
Hofer studied mathematics and geometry in Austria and the United States and received his PhD in 2005 from the Vienna University of Technology.