Prof. Dr. Maria Leitner is professor of Computer Science at the research group Workflow Systems and Technology at Faculty of Computer Science, University of Vienna and scientist at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Center for Digital Safety & Security in Vienna, Austria. Her research is on the intersection of information systems, security and human-computer interaction and focuses on process automation, secure process-oriented information systems and cyber security. She was a visiting researcher at the Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics at Arizona State University in May 2017.
Between 2010 and 2013, Dr. Leitner has worked at University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science, research group Workflow Systems and Technology as teaching and research assistant and completed her PhD with distinction in 2015. Her PhD thesis focused on security policy integration and life cycle management in process-aware information systems. In 2014, Dr. Leitner worked as a researcher at SBA research, a IT security research cluster in Vienna where she focused on the detection of anomalies in access control systems.