Iris Groher studied Software Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg. After her studies she worked as PhD student at Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, in Munich, Germany and finished her PhD with distinction in 2008. After her PhD studies, she worked as research scientist at Siemens AG. There she was involved in two projects funded by the European Commission, AOSD-Europe Network of Excellence (EC FP6-2003-IST-2-004349) and AMPLE (STREP IST-33710). After 6 years of experience in industry, she started a position as postdoctoral researcher at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. She completed her habilitation in October 2017 and now works as Associate Professor at the Department of Business Informatics – Software Engineering.
Her current research focuses on software product line engineering, sustainability in software engineering, and software engineering education. Parts of this research work is carried out in cooperation with different academic and industrial partners.
Besides her teaching activities at the Johannes Kepler University (bachelor and master degree of business informatics) Iris Groher is lecturer at the University of Applied Science in Hagenberg. She is supervising bachelor theses, master theses, and dissertation projects.
She is (co-)author of 40+ scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals or international conferences. She co-organized many workshops and a panel at international conferences and is a regular reviewer of different journals (TSE, IST, JSS, EMSE, SCP, IEEE Software) and has been serving on different program committees of international conferences. She was workshop co-chair of the Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) 2015 in Nashville, TN, USA.
Iris Groher is a mother of one daughter (born in 2010).