Chair of Software Engineering

The Chair of Software Engineering is headed by Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev. Our research is aimed at developing novel methods, techniques and tools for the engineering of dependable and efficient computer-based systems, including both classical software systems and cyber-physical systems. Our major focus areas include: software design, modeling and architecture-based analysis; systems benchmarking and experimental analysis; and autonomic and self-aware computing. Our research is inspired by the vision of Self-Aware Computing Systems, designed with built-in model learning and reasoning capabilities enabling autonomic and proactive decision making at run-time.


28.07.17 – New PhD: Simon Spinner

Simon Spinner received his PhD. Congratulations!

07.06.17 – Ein Promotionspreis der Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahrstiftung für Dr. Milenkoski

Die Dissertation von Dr. Milenkoski mit dem Titel „Evaluation of Intrusion Detection Systems in Virtualized Environments“, betreut von Prof. Kounev, erhält einen Promotionspreis der Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahrstiftung.

15.05.17 – Article accepted for publication in the ACM “Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems” journal

An article co-authored by Jóakim von Kistowski, Nikolas Herbst, Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev, and researchers from KIT and the University of Paderborn has been accepted for publication in the ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) journal. The article is entitled "Modeling and Extracting Load Intensity Profiles".

02.05.17 – Best Demo/Poster Award @ ICPE 2017

The demonstration of the Autopilot tool by Jóakim v. Kistowski, Maximilian Deffner and the SPEC RG Power Working Group was recognized by the best demo/poster award at the International Conference on Performance Engineering 2017.

23.03.17 – New PhD: Dr. Piotr Rygielski

Piotr Rygielski received his PhD. Congratulations!

23.01.17 – SeAC @ ICAC 2017

The 1st Workshop on Self-Aware Computing Systems (SeAC) co-located with ICAC 2017 will take place on July 17-18, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, USA and is organized by the Chair of Software Engineering (Informatik II) with Prof. Samuel Kounev and Nikolas Herbst serving as co-organizers.