Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim is a professor at the Computer Science department at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). She focuses on scientific research, development and transfer of software engineering models, methods and tools and software engineering education in order to support the improvement of software quality and productivity. In this context she coordinates the GQS – Grupo de Qualidade de Software/INE/UFSC and the initiative Computação na Escola focusing on computing education in school.

She has various experiences in the execution and management of research and industrial projects, as she worked in this area at the UNIVALI as coordinator of the Laboratory on Software Quality and Productivity (Laboratório de Qualidade e Produtividade de Software – LQPS) and as a consultant at Incremental Tecnologia Ltda. and before at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering in Germany, as a consultant for various companies, such as, Allianz, Daimler-Benz, Bosch, Siemens e Digital.
She is also a officially authorized Implementer and Assessor (Avaliador Adjunto) of the Brazilian Software Process Improvement Model MPS.BR.
C. Gresse von Wangenheim received the title Diplom-Informatikerin (Master in Computer Science), with parallel qualification in Production Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) in 1995, the title Dr. Eng. at the Graduate Program in Production Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in 2000 and the title Dr. rer. nat. in Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) in 2002.
C. Gresse von Wangenheim is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
For her contribution on the adaptation and application of ISO/IEC 15504 for software process assessment in small organizations she has been awarded with the 2. place of the Prêmio Dorgival Brandão (Brazilian National Software Quality Award) by the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology in 2005. In 2009 the research on FAPS, a tool supporting software process assessments, in which she took part, has been awarded with the 1. place of the Prêmio Dorgival Brandão (Brazilian National Software Quality Award) by the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology.