New Colleague @ IAS

Portrait: Martin Stettinger
Martin Stettinger

We are very happy to wel­come our new coll­eague Martin Stett­inger in the Depart­ment of In­for­matics Systems. Martin has fin­i­shed his PhD in In­for­ma­tics at the Graz Uni­ver­sity of Tech­no­lo­gy. He started his work in the Inter­active Sys­tems re­search group in Jan­uary 2020 in the Mass Cust­om­i­zation 4.0 pro­ject. Martin will focus his work on the de­ve­lop­ment of inno­va­tive pro­ducts and serv­ices to sup­port small and medium-sized enter­pri­ses (SME) in ques­tions of mass cust­om­i­zation. Regard­ing ser­vices, tools are de­ve­loped to sur­vey the status of know­ledge in mass cust­o­mi­zation on the one hand, and to train comp­anies to extend their know­ledge in this do­main on the other hand. Regard­ing pro­ducts, Martin and coll­eagues will deve­lop a smart home con­fi­gu­rator to en­able SME to cust­o­mize the sys­tems and pro­ducts they offer to the cust­omers’ needs. The con­fi­gu­rator will con­sist of two main parts: an AI-based back­end and an appro­pri­ate user in­ter­faces that allow cust­omers to easily convey their needs to the supplier (the SMEs).

New Colleague @ IAS

We are very happy to welcome our new colleague Mahmoud Sadeghi in the Department of Informatics Systems. Mahmoud Sadeghi starts his work in the Interactive Systems research group in October, 2019.

Mass Customization 4.0 – New Research Project Starting in Fall 2019

Gerhard Leitner starts working on a new project in the area of intelligent user interfaces/recommender technologies together with Cipriano Forza (Project Coordinator) from the University of Padova/Campus Vicenza.

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AYUDO – New Research Project Starting in October

Gerhard Leitner starts working on new healthcare project together with colleagues Claudia Steinberger (Project Coordinator), Christian Kop, and Peter Schartner from the Department of Applied Informatics.
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Ekaterina Königstorfer’s Bachelor Thesis Presented at Workshop at CHI 2019 (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Ekaterina Königstorfer, who graduated in Fall 2018, wrote her bachelor thesis with the Interactive Systems Group (Department of Informatics Systems) on Human-Drone-Interaction. An abridged version of her thesis was presented on May 5 at the International workshop on Human-Drone Interaction of CHI 2019 in Glasgow. Congratulations!

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How we communicate with machines

Research on human-machine-interaction has advanced significantly in recent years according to computer scientist David Ahlström. He spoke to us about stumbling blocks and future potential for improvement.

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Presentation of research results at the 34th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution

Veit Frick, Christoph Wedenig, and Martin Pinzger from the software engineering research group (ISYS/SERG) are presenting their results on helping software developers to better understand changes in the source code and their impact at the 34th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, in Madrid, Spain. The two publications are “Generating Accurate and Compact Edit Scripts using Tree Differencing” and “DiffViz: A Diff Algorithm Independent Visualization Tool for Edit Scripts”.

Preprints of the publications are available at:

Martin Pinzger has been elevated to an IEEE Senior Member.

Martin Pinzger has been elevated to an IEEE Senior Member. IEEE is one of the world’s largest professional associations for the advancement of technology. Only less than 9% of the more than 400,000 members hold this grade, which requires significant professional maturity and achievements.

Martin joined IEEE as a student member in 2001 and since then has been serving on the program committee of several major IEEE conferences in software engineering, such as ICSE, ASE, and FSE. He also served as the general chair of the IEEE SANER 2017.

Von der erzieherischen Rolle der Programmiersprachen

Niklaus Wirth, Erfinder der Programmiersprache Pascal, ist einer der bedeutendsten Computerwissenschaftler aller Zeiten. Gemeinsam mit Laszlo Böszörmenyi, der mit ihm geforscht hat, gab er ein Interview zu unüberblickbaren Softwaremonstern und zu den Gefahren der schnelllebigen Start-up-Kultur in der Softwarebranche.

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Colloquium Lecture of Prof. Dr. Eder at New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey

Supporting the Donation of Data for Medical Research.

The annotation of the biological samples with quality-controlled data about the donor significantly increases the usefulness of biological material collected in biobanks for medical research.

New Jersey Institute of Technology, 6. April 2017