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IEEE TFPM Interview with Barbara Weber

Barbara Weber was recently asked to share her academic story via the IEEE Task Force on Process Management newsletter.

My name is Barbara Weber. I work at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), one of the leading business schools in the world. In St. Gallen, I hold the Chair of the Software Systems Programming and Development Group. Moreover, I am the Dean of the newly founded School of Computer Science at HSG since the 1st of August 2020. Together with my colleagues and supported by the IT Education Initiative of the Canton St. Gallen we are in the process of establishing Computer Science programs for East Switzerland and beyond. Our programs will combine Computer Science with Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation to build on the strengths of HSG. I am excited about the unique opportunity to build a faculty from a green field and be part of a young, highly dynamic team. Right now, work feels more like being in a start-up than a traditional university as we frequently need to step into unknown territory (for our university) and adjust the organization continuously – with every growth cycle. Here my passion to travel into remote, exotic places requiring rapid adaptations pays off nicely. Prior to that, I worked for 3 years at the Technical University of Denmark where I led the Section for Software and Process Engineering. Before moving to Denmark, I studied and started my research career at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Author: Martin Eigenmann

Date: 5. January 2021