I am a full professor and chair of software engineering at the Universität Klagenfurt, Austria. There I am leading the Software Engineering Research Group and I am currently also serving as the head of the Department of Informatics Systems. I received a MSc (Dipl. Ing.) in 2001 and PhD (Dr. techn.) in 2005 in informatics from the Vienna University of Technology, both with distinction. I was a Postdoc at the University of Zurich and an Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology from which I received tenure in 2012. In 2012, I won a prestigious NWO Vidi grant for my research proposal on recording and analysis of fine-grained code changes. In 2013, I received an ICSE 2013 ACM SIGSOFT distinguished paper award for our work on data clone detection in spreadsheets and the ICSM 2013 most influential paper award for our work on the release history database. In 2014, I received the ICSME 2014 best paper award for our work on a genetic algorithm to refactor fat Java interfaces. I am a member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.
My research interests are in:
I am always on the lookout for PhD and Master Students with strong technical and research skills for doing a PhD or Master’s Thesis with me. See wanted for more information or drop me an email.
Excited to start my Sabbatical at Dynatrace - the leading company providing cloud management and monitoring solutions. I will be there until end of August 2019.March 2019
Our paper Semantics-Driven Extraction of Timed Automata from Java Programs has been accepted for publication in the journal Empirical Software Engineering.December 2018
Our paper Can I Depend on You? Mapping the Dependency and Quality Landscape of ROS Packages has been accepted at IRC 2018 in Naples, Italy.October 2018
Our paper Exploring Visual Comparison of Multivariate Runtime Statistics has been accepted at SSP 2018 in Hildesheim, Germany.