Dr. Emilija Stojmenova Duh completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Informatics of the University of Maribor.

She started as a young business researcher at Iskratel. After her Ph.D. studies, she worked at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies.

In the past, she managed the 4PDIH Digital Innovation Hub – a partnership between the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Association of Municipalities of Slovenia that raises awareness of the importance of digitalization, provides support in the development of digital knowledge and skills and helps decision makers design appropriate digitalization policies. She managed the RAZ:UM, an international Demola network implementation in Slovenia.

Her work in research and development focused on the use of new digital technologies for innovation in and the development of cities, villages, and communities, digital innovation hubs, rural development, and digital transformation.

She participated in an international team of researchers that developed the SEROI+ methodology for measuring and monitoring the societal, economic, and environmental return on investment of digital products and services.

Dr. Stojmenova Duh was the first President of IEEE’s "Women in Engineering Slovenia". She

was also the first Slovenian woman representative at the Global Young Academy and a member of the European Research Area Working Group within ALLEA – All European Academies. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Slovenian Research Agency, a member of the Expert Council of the Employment Service of Slovenia, and a board member of the international organization Forum Synergies.

She is strongly committed to increasing the number of young people studying engineering – especially women – who will later remain active in their sectors and dare to take up leadership positions in science and engineering. As such, she was one of 50 women in ICT leadership positions selected to participate in the #HiddenNoMore multi-regional programme funded by the US State Department for empowering women in STEM fields.

She is the author and co-author of a number of scientific and professional publications concerning digital transformation.