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Awards and Honors

  • 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’18 PC, MODELS’18 Workshops, FOSD’18, Euromicro DSD/SEAA’17 SPLSeco research track, SPLC’16 Tools track, FOSD’14 PC
  • PC memberships: ICSA/NEMI’19, VaMoS’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


  • Postdocs and PhD students
    • Mukelabai Mukelabai (phd student)
    • Wardah Mahmood (phd student)
    • Sergio Garcio (phd student, advised with Patrizio Pelliccione)
    • Daniel Strüber (postdoc)
    • John Businge (postdoc, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, collaboration with Chalmers Univ. through SIDA/BRIGHT)
    • Claudio Menghi (postdoc, moved to Univ. of Luxembourg, advised with Patrizio Pelliccione)
    • Jacob Krüger (co-supervised phd student, University of Magdeburg, main supervisor: Thomas Leich)
  • Interns
    • Sina Entekhabi
  • MSc. students
    • Igor Vassilevski
    • Patrick Franz
  • Past Visitors
    • Jacob Krüger (phd student, University of Magdeburg)
    • Ralf Lämmel (professor, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
    • Dilian Gurov (associate professor, KTH Stockholm, Sweden)
    • Davide Brugali (associate professor, University of Bergamo, Italy)

Funded Research Projects

  • 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: CO4ROBOT – Achieving Complex Collaborative Missions via Decentralized Control and Coordination of Interacting Robots, funded by the European Union (H2020)
  • 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


  • Alumni Association of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)