Kathi studied technical mathematics and data analysis at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. She received her PhD in applied statistics in 2015. During her studies, she worked for KAI (Kompetenzzentrum Automobil- u. Industrieelektronik GmbH), a research center of Infineon Technologies Austria AG. Now she is team leader of the group Data Analytics & Intelligence at the Digital Factory Vorarlberg - FH Vorarlberg. Her field of research includes reliability testing and analyzing, lifetime modeling, regression & classification analysis, computational statistics, multivariate data analysis, statistical inference, Bayesian modeling and machine learning. In April 2018, Kathi co-initiated the meet-up Business & Industrial Data Analytics (BIDA) Vorarlberg. It provides a great platform for the data science community in the region - people have the possibility to share their data science experiences and talk about aspects, opportunities and also challenges in Data Analytics projects.