I am a full professor and chair of software engineering at the Alpen-Adria-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 awardfor 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:
- software evolution
- mining software repositories
- program analysis
- software visualization
- automating software engineering tasks
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.
More information on my research and teaching is available on my personal web-site.