Helena Lovasz-BUKVOVA

Dr. rer. pol., Dipl.-Wirt.-Inf. 
Helena Lovasz-BUKVOVA, MRES


Assistant Professor
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media, doing research in the area of e learning and e-collaboration (with special interest in learning analytics) as well as methodology of Information Systems. I have a Master-level degree in Information Systems (Dipl.-Wirtschaftsinformatik) from the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, where I also did my doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol). My doctoral thesis dealt with the self-presentation of scientists on the Internet. I also have a degree as Master of Research in Education and Social Sciences from the University of London. I joined the Institute for Information Systems and New Media in November 2012.

My research activities are diverse and in general concerned with the actions of human actors in socio-technical systems. My early research was concerned with the design of interactive e-learning and blended learning settings esp. in an international context. I have also studied the impact of information and communication technologies (especially Social Media) in education. I am currently interested in learning analyst as means of providing direct feedback to instructors and educational decision makers. I am also deeply interested in research methodology, especially in Information Systems and the connection of research approaches with academic culture.

My publications: Mendeley - Google Scholar Citations - DBLP


  • Betribliche Informationssysteme II
  • Corporate IT I and Corporate IT II (a part of the SBWL specialisation in Information Systems)
  • Data Processing I (a part of the SBWL specialisation in Data Science)
  • I also sometimes offer seminar topics in the IS project seminar (a part of the SBWL specialisation in Information Systems).

I supervise Bachelor theses (in German or English) dealing with topics connected to my research areas and I have a distinct preference for topics connected to e-Learning. I am happy to negotiate an individual topic with each candidate. The following is a list of ideas I currently have for Bachelor theses:

  • Development of a WHERIGO geocaching game (Programming language LUA)
  • Experimental study on the efficiency of reading techniques
  • Observation based study of personal IT environments of WU students
  • Study of personal learning environment of WU students and the role of IT
  • Image of Information Systems (Wirtschaftsinformatik) discipline among WU students
  • Self-presentation on the Internet (how can the internet help to create a suitable, professional self-image)