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Awards and Honors

  • Wallenberg Academy Fellowship, one of the highest recognitions in Sweden, awarded collaboratively by Wallenberg Foundation, Royal Academy of Sciences and Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences.
  • Most Influential Paper Award at 14th International Working Conference on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems (VaMoS) 2020
  • ERC starting Grant (first proposal), reached final round, final score ‘A’ (highest) and ranking of 52-54% close to obtaining funding
  • Distinguished Reviewer Award, 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), 2018
  • Listed as one of the most impactful software-engineering researchers in a JSS journal article on top scholars
  • VR Starting Grant, awarded by the Swedish Research Council, highly competitive early career award, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, 14th International Conference on Modularity (ACM SIGPLAN MODULARITY), 2015
  • Best Paper Award, 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR, now IEEE SANER), 2013
  • Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), competitive scholarship (the foundation funds the top 0.5% of German students), 2009
  • Scholarship, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, at University of Leipzig, Germany, 2008


  • Editorial board memberships: Science of Computer Programming (SCP) journal
  • Dagstuhl Seminar 19191 ‘Software Evolution in Time and Space: Unifying Version and Variability Management,’ organizer, 2019
  • FOSD Meeting 2018 in Gothenburg, organizer
  • SPLC’18: 22nd International Systems and Software Product Line Conference in Gothenburg, PC Chair and co-organizer
  • Chairing: SPLC’20 Journal First, SPLC’18 PC, MODELS’18 Workshops, FOSD’18, Euromicro DSD/SEAA’17 SPLSeco research track, SPLC’16 Tools track, FOSD’14 PC
  • PC memberships: ICSE’21, ICSE’20, FSE’20, ICSE/SEIP’20, VaMoS’20, SPLC’19, SPLC’19 journal first, ICSA/NEMI’19, MISE’19, VaMoS’19, MODEVAR’19, ASE’18, ICSE/NIER’18, VaMoS’18, MORSE’18, MSPLC’17, REFSQ’17, VaMoS’17, WAMA’17, ASE’16, SPLC’16, MODULARITY’16 Visions, FMSPLE’16, Euromicro DSD/SEAA’16 SPLSeco, VaMoS’16, WAMA’16, Euromicro DSD/SEAA’15 SPLSeco, VaMoS’15, VaMoS’14, Euromicro DSD/SEAA’14 SPLSeco
  • Journal reviewing: ASE, TSE, ESE, JSS, JSME, SoSyM, IST, JOT, JWE, CAI
  • Reviewing: MiSE’15, SPLC’14, ICMT’14, ICSE’14, FASE’14, MoK’14, ASE’13, FSE’13, VaMoS’13, FASE’12, GPCE’11, ICWE’11, GPCE’10, ASE’10, VaMoS’10, ASE’09, GPCE’09, SPLC’09, ESWC’09, QUORS’08
  • Currently managing our local Software Engineering (SE) Seminar: see schedule and contact me if you want to give a presentation for the whole SE division

Funded Research Projects

  • PI: Safety and Mission Assurance for Mobile Robots, Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP)
  • PI: Virtual Platform – Flexible and Truly Incremental Engineering of Highly Configurable Systems, funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR, Vetenskapsradet)
  • PI and Country Lead, Swedish Consortium of the EU ITEA3 project REVaMP2 – Round-trip Engineering and Variability Management Platform and Process
  • Co-PI: CO4ROBOTS – Achieving Complex Collaborative Missions via Decentralized Control and Coordination of Interacting Robots, funded by the European Union (H2020)
  • PI: Software Center project 36, goal-driven adoption of model-based systems engineering
  • BRIGHT: a collaboration project with two universities in Uganda, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • NECSIS: Managing Variability and Configurability in an MDE Development Process, research network, funded by Automotive Partnership Canada
  • Model-integrated Software Service Engineering, funded by ORF-RE (Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence)
  • VARIES: Variability in Safety-critical Embedded Systems, EU Artemis funded
  • EUMONIS: model-driven development and software product line engineering in the regenerative energy domain, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • iAssess.Sax: Developing the prerequisites for broader adoption of eAssessment at Saxon universities (Schaffung der Voraussetzungen für einen breiteren Einsatz von E-Assessments an den sächsischen Hochschulen)
  • SoftWiki: Distributed, End-user Centered Requirements Engineering for Evolutionary Software Development, funded by the german Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • PreBIS: Pre-Built Information Space, funded by the german Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology