Watercolours & more

by Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt

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Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt

Hello! I’m a senior researcher in the area of Internet of Things (IoT), with a great passion for fine art.

I earned my PhD (a doctoral degree) in Information Technologies from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. In November 2006, I joined Salzburg Research, the non-profit research organization of the State of Salzburg, Austria. Before joining the IoT group of Salzburg Research in 2014, I was with the Knowledge and Media Technologies (KMT) group, working in the area of knowledge-based content management systems, semantic technologies and ontology engineering.

Today, my research interests are mainly in the area of cybersecurity and privacy for the IoT, strategic and behavioral decisions and Game Theory, and machine learning. In addition to my research activities via European and national Austrian research projects, I’m actively seeking funding sources through writing proposals for new research projects.

In parallel, due to my good painting abilities, I became proficient in several painting mediums: egg tempera, oil painting, and watercolours. I studied art at the private fine arts school of a distinguished Serbian painter Sergej Jovanovic in Belgrade. During the period 1998-2005, I was involved in Byzantine Icon painting and had my artwork exhibited at the Palace of Princess Ljubica (Belgrade (2000, 2003)), the Greeley Square Gallery (Manhattan, NYC (2002-2003)), the Epiphany Lutheran Church (Richmond, VA (2003)), the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Saints Constantine and Helen (Richmond, VA (2003)), the Consulate General of Serbia (Salzburg (2010)). I shouldn’t skip mentioning my early artwork, which is in fashion design (1993-1994) 🙂

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