Melanie Gau


Melanie Gau’s academic interests are determined by language (philologies and work with “text” in the broadest sense) as well as science and technology transfer in the areas of computer vision and machine learning.
For many years she has worked at the interface between the humanities/arts and computer sciences, especially in the fields of computer linguistics, digital humanities, archaeology, multi-spectral imaging, and palaeoslavic studies. Her interdisciplinary profile today also comprises of medical research with Flow Cytometry (FCM) on ALL/AML, Active and Assisted Living (AAL), and other applied image processing (see projects below).
She is responsible for project acquisition (incl. grant funding application) and managment for projects on municipal, national, and international level, as well as event management, public relations and training & dissemination activities.

Education & Postitions

2016-2018 Professional MBA Programme “Entrepreneurship and Innovation”
2015-2016 Marie Curie Fellow at Infokom GmbH (project AutoFLOW), Neubrandenburg, Germany, 6 months
2014- Research and Project Management at CVL/TUW
2011 Laboratory of Computer-Aided Philological Research/Udmurtian State University (V.A. Baranov), Russia, 2 months
2011- CogVis Software und Consulting GmbH
2011-2014 Research Assistant at the Computer Vision Lab, Vienna University of Technology (TUW)
2007-2010 Research Assistant at the Institute of Slavic Studies, Vienna University
2001-2002 Moscow State University (imeni Lomonosova), Russia, 1 year
1998 Cambridge University, UK, 6 months
1997-2005 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Eastern Slavonic Philology, English Philology & Political Sciences, Regensburg University. Thesis title: The State of Historical Corpus Linguistics, with Special Focus on the Russian Language (Supervisor: Björn Hansen)


2016-2018 MIC-Cam: Mite Invasion Control Camera
2015-2017 EnterTrain
2015-2017 FORMS: FORensic Marks Search
2015-2018 FlowCLUSTER: Automated MRD-Assessment in AML
2014-2018 AutoFLOW: Automation of Flow Cytometric Analysis for Quality-Assured Fol-low-up Assessment to Guide Curative Therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in Children
2014-2017 wellbeing: Optimizing the Workplace of ELderly Laborers: BE IN Good health!
2011-2014 fearless: Fear Elimination As Resolution for Loosing Elderly’s Substantial Sorrows
2011-2013 The Enigma of the Sinaitic Glagolitic Tradition
2009- Textual Database Portal Manuskript (V.A. Baranov): Electronic Edition of the Psalterium Demetrii Sinaitici
2007-2010 The Sinaitic Glagolitic Sacramentary Fragments
2006 Intercultural Training, Consulting, and Organisation for OstWestKonzept
2005-2007 Regensburg RRuDi corpus initiative for the development of a richly annotated corpus of Old and Middle Russian Texts

Membership in Scientific Organisiations