Dr. Sabrina Kirrane

Assis­tant Professor

  • Insti­tute for Manage­ment Infor­ma­tion Systems

  • Tel: +43-1-31336-4494

  • E-mail: sabrina.kirrane [at] wu.ac.at

Short Biography

Dr. Sabrina Kirrane is an assis­tant professor working at both the Insti­tute for Manage­ment Infor­ma­tion Systems and the Insti­tute of Infor­ma­tion Busi­ness at the Vienna Univer­sity of Econo­mics and Busi­ness. 

Sabrina’s PhD, which she completed at the Insight Centre for Data Analy­tics at the National Univer­sity of Ireland Galway, focused on the problem of access control for the Web of Data. The over­ar­ching goal of her PhD thesis was to provide a set of access control stra­te­gies that, toge­ther with the exis­ting Web of Data infra­struc­ture, can be used to support eBusi­ness on top of inter­linked machine-­re­a­dable data. Sabrina’s current rese­arch focuses on privacy impli­ca­tions asso­ciated with the publis­hing, inter­lin­king and reaso­ning over personal infor­ma­tion. She is parti­cu­larly inte­rested in the multi­di­sci­pli­nary nature of privacy preser­va­tion that spans the huma­nities, social sciences, infor­ma­tion tech­no­logy, secu­rity and legal domains.

Prior to moving to academia she worked in a number of soft­ware engi­nee­ring roles, involved in the archi­tec­ture, analysis, imple­men­ta­tion and deploy­ment of enter­prise solu­tions.


Scien­tific Fields of Inte­rest

  • Policy speci­fi­ca­tion and admi­nis­tra­tion

  • Comp­li­ance, gover­nance and accoun­ta­bi­lity

  • Privacy risk analysis

  • Digital Foren­sics

  • Data analy­tics

  • Semantic Web and Linked Data