Sabrina Kirrane is postdoctoral researcher working at the Institute for Information Business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is also a member of the recently founded WU Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics.
In addition, she is the Founding Director of the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab, Scientific/Technical Co-ordinator of the SPECIAL H2020 project, Vice President of the Semantic Technology Institute International, and a member of both the HUB4NGI H2020 project Expert Group and the COMPACT H2020 project Advisory Board.
Sabrina's work has been published in a number of highly ranked international computer science journals (e.g., the Semantic Web Journal, and the IEEE Security & Privacy Journal) and conferences (e.g., the Extended Semantic Web Conference, the International Semantic Web Conference and the International Conference on Logic Programming).
Sabrina co-founded the Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology (PrivOn) workshop, which was co-located with the International Semantic Web Conference between 2013 and 2017. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Web Semantics, and was a guest editor of the Semantic Web Journal’s special issue on “The Semantic Web and Linked Data: Security, Privacy and Policy”. Over the years, she has also been on the organising committee of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), and the International Conference on Semantic Systems (Semantics).
Her research primarily focuses on Security and Privacy aspects of the Semantic Web, Linked Data, Next Generation Internet (NGI), Big Data and Data Science, with a particular focus on policy representation and reasoning (e.g., access constraints, usage policies, regulatory obligations, societal norms, business processes), distributed data and decentralised applications, and trust and transparency mechanisms.