Iris Groher is Associate Professor at the Department of Business Informatics – Software Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. She 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. After 6 years of experience in industry, she started to work at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. She completed her habilitation in October 2017.
Her current research focuses on software engineering education, sustainability in software engineering, and software product line engineering. 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 (Business Informatics bachelor and master programs), Iris Groher is lecturer at the University of Education Upper Austria. She is supervising bachelor theses, master theses, and dissertation projects.
She is (co-)author of 50+ scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals or international conferences. She co-organized many workshops and panels 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 and workshops. She was program co-chair of the International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM) in 2021 and the Fachtagung Software Engineering (SE) in 2024.
Iris Groher is the Dean for Teaching & Learning at the JKU Business School and Program Director of the Business Informatics bachelor program at JKU.