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Project Staff

Angelika Adensamer

Angelika Adensamer is a PhD candidate in the team of Professor Iris Eisenberger within the project DiGrenz since March 2021.

She studied law at the University of Vienna and Criminology and Criminal Justice (MSc) at the University of Oxford and worked on research projects at the Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology (IRKS) and the Vienna Centre for Societal Security (VICESSE).

She has also worked several years in the NGO and political sector and was a member of the Data Protection Council from 2018-2020. She is a member of the editorial team of the journal juridikum.

Her research focuses on police surveillance, data protection law and algorithmic regulation.

Thomas Buocz

Thomas Buocz is a research associate in Professor Iris Eisenberger’s team since May 2020. His main interests and research areas are technology and innovation law, media law, constitutional law and legal theory. At the Institute of Law, he works within the Horizion2020 research project SCALINGS.

He studied law at the University of Vienna and completed a semester abroad at the University of Copenhagen. Thomas Buocz has already worked in Iris Eisenberger’s team both at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna and at the Institute of Law at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. Most recently, he spent a research semester funded by a Marietta Blau-grant at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He gained practical experience as a legal assistant at the Vienna law firm Dr.in Maria Windhager, as a local representative of the third district of Vienna and as an intern at the Section for Constitutional Matters at the Austrian Federal Chancellery.

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Annemarie Hofer

Annemarie Hofer is a member of Professor Eisenberger’s team since May 2020.

She is responsible for science management and science communication and is involved in various projects as coordinator as well as a researcher. Among those projects are the H2020 project “SCALINGS – Scaling up Co-creation: Pathways and challenges for socially robust innovation in Europe“, the H2020 project "ETAPAS - Ethical Technology Adaption in Public Administration Services", the project “REASON - Legal Requirements for statistical modelling”, funded by Land Steiermark and the H2020 project "EC2 - Energy Citizenship and Energy Communities for a Clean Energy Transition".

Annemarie Hofer studied Environment and Bio-Resources Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. Her work at Uni Graz is primarily concerned with the interdisciplinary communication and processing of challenges in innovation and technology law.

Prior to her employment at the University of Graz, she worked for an international consultancy firm in the field of legal compliance and organisational development and at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, where she focused on data protection in citizen science projects.

Tess Upperton, LL.B.(Hons), B.A.

Tess Upperton, LL.B.(Hons), B.A., joined the theam of Professor Iris Eisenberger as scientific project staff within the project Responsible Robotics (RR-AI) in February 2021.

Prior to this she was a Land Steiermark Fellow from October 2020 until February 2021, where she focused on comparative law and legal issues related to artificial intelligence. She studied Law (LL.B., First Class Hons) and Psychology (B.A.) at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Tess spent her last semester on exchange at the University of Copenhagen. She then completed an internship at the New Zealand Embassy and the Permanent Mission to the UN in Vienna, before returning to New Zealand.

After graduation, Tess worked as a solicitor in the law firm Chapman Tripp, specialising in commercial and public law. She also worked as a tutor and teaching fellow at Victoria University of Wellington.

Tess is particularly interested in data protection, intellectual property law, contract law and public law.

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