Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll is Professor of Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg, in Germany. She serves on the executive board of the OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, in Oldenburg, where she heads many national and international research projects in multimedia information retrieval and intelligent user interfaces. Prof. Dr. Boll also serves as the scientific head of the Human-Machine Interaction technology cluster at OFFIS.
Prof. Dr. Boll’s research interests lie in the field of semantic retrieval of digital media, context-aware and location-based mobile systems, and intelligent user interfaces. She is a member of the editorial board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Multimedia Magazine and associate editor of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP).
Prof. Dr. Boll earned a diploma degree with distinction in computer science at the Technical University of Darmstadt and a doctorate with distinction at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. With Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Klas as her advisor, she completed her Ph.D. thesis, “ZYX⎯Towards Multimedia Document Models for Reuse and Adaptation.” Key elements of the work from her dissertation and research were accepted into the Proceedings of the IFIP Conference on Data Semantics in 1999 and selected for publication in the renowned journal ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications.