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You would like to pursue the challenge of doing a PhD in our Hamburg-based, internationally-recognized, highly-diverse team?
With immediate effect we recruit a research associate (for full details see PDF file). The contract is initially running for three years. The position is full-time. The selected candidate will be remunerated on the basis of the TV-L 13 salary scale. The desirable start is September 1st 2018. German language proficiency is required.
You will work in the intersection of the following fields:
- Requirements engineering and management
- Empirical software engineering and software analytics
- Recommender systems, machine learning, and decision support technologies.
You will have multiple opportunities to interact with other researchers and projects at the research group lead by Prof. Maalej.
Tasks and duties:
- Conduct your own research including conception, development, experimentation, and evaluation tasks
- Involvement into teaching activities
- Coordinate research activities, co-supervise students and junior researches
- Publish and disseminate the research results
- Masters Degree
- Excellent grades and academic record
- Very high level of commitment, responsibility and self-initiative
- Intercultural understanding and curiosity to work in new environments and on new topics
- High knowledge and interest in research and teaching in at least two of the following topics:
- Software engineering
- Data science
- Software applications
- Empirical research
- Good skills in the development of apps are of advantage
- Good skills in modern software technologies, programming languages, and frameworks are preferred
- Very good written and spoken German/English skills
- Practical experience in software development and management
- Experience in research projects, teaching (e.g., tutor-activities), as well as in scientific working and writing are of advantage
Applications should include a brief letter of motivation (max. 1 page), the curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send your application as ONE PDF file (max 10 MB) to: ed.grubmah-inu.kitamrofninull@jelaam
The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply.
Application open until August 5th 2018.
For further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej: tel. +4940428 83–2187; email: ed.grubmah-inu.kitamrofninull@jelaam
Our research group was represented at this year’s ICSE, the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering. The conference took place from May 27 until June 03 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dr. Davide Fucci published his work “Sensing Developers’ Emotions: The Design of a Replicated Experiment“ at the 3rd International Workshop on Emotion Awareness in Software Engineering (SEmotion), co-authored with Daniela Girardi, Filippo Lanubile, and Nicole Novielli from University of Bari.
Further, Dr. Davide Fucci presented a poster on “The Effect of Noise on Requirements Comprehension”, with Simone Romano, Giuseppe Scanniello, Natalia Juristo, and Burak Turhan.
Daniel Martens and Walid Maalej presented their work “ReviewChain: Untampered Product Reviews on the Blockchain“ at the 1st International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain (WETSEB).
Yen Dieu Pham presented her work “A First Implementation of a Design Thinking Workshop During a Mobile App Development Course Project“ at the 2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering Education for Millennials (SEEM), co-authored with Davide Fucci, and Walid Maalej.
More information about the conference and the schedule of the presentations can be found at the ICSE website.
We are happy to welcome two new researchers and PhD candidates in our group!
With a Master Degree in Mathematics, Clara Marie Lüders joined our team in September and will be working in the intersection of machine learning and software engineering. She received a competitive PhD scholarship by the University of Hamburg.
Yen Dieu Pham recently graduated in Architecture with distinction. She joined our team in November and will be working in the area of open innovation and smart cities.
With Clara and Yen our group will get smarter and more diverse. We are looking forward to work with them.
At this years’ 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, MAST is represented with three papers and a full-day tutorial.
We are going to present the following papers:
- Mining User Rationale from Software Reviews
Zijad Kurtanović and Walid Maalej
- SAFE: A Simple Approach for Feature Extraction from App Descriptions and App Reviews
Timo Johann, Christoph Stanik, Alireza M.Alizadeh B. and Walid Maalej
- Automatically Classifying Functional and Non-Functional Requirements Using Supervised Machine Learning
Zijad Kurtanović and Walid Maalej
Further, in collaboration with Maleknaz Nayebi and Guenther Ruhe from the University of Calgary, we are going to run the following full-day tutorial:
- From Mining to Planning – Next Generation of Release Decision Making for Software Products
We are looking forward to a great conference and hope to meet you there.
On Tuesday, June 13th, several members of our group, including Prof. Dr. Maalej, will participate in a large media event that will take place in the Hamburg chamber of commerce (Handelskammer Hamburg).
Together with our partners from the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, we will present the SCAN project, and how software analytics can assist journalists in their everyday work. The software tool that we are currently researching and developing analyses and aggregates the audience comments, and helps journalists identify useful comments and derive new journalistic stories.
We are looking forward to our presentation, the panel discussion afterwards, and to all the other talks of this events (see invitation below).
MAST welcomes Dr. Davide Fucci, who joined our group as a postdoctoral researcher from the beginning of March.
Davide recently received his Ph.D. from the University of Oulu (Finland). He will be mainly working on the EU project OPENREQ, led by our group. Davide will also be involved in several teaching and research activities and co-supervising Master and PhD students.
We are looking forward to working with him.
A short presentation of Prof. Dr. Maalej and his work was recently published in the “Alumni UHH-Magazin”, Edition 2016. Here is an excerpt in German language…
On Thursday the 21st of July at 17:30, the Eclipse Hackathon takes place in Hamburg (Rosenstraße 17). In this event, you can join the Eclipse community to help improving Eclipse. No previous Eclipse development knowledge is required. Attendees can hack away with the help of experienced Eclipse developers and can help to improve the Eclipse platform and its projects. In this event you can learn how to help Eclipse by:
– work on the Eclipse source code
– test new features in the Eclipse IDE
– validate or open new Eclipse bug reports
Everybody is invited to join and have some pizza and drinks. So, bring your laptop and be ready to see some code!
Wir suchen eine Besetzung für eine unbefristete Stelle im Bereich administratives Management, Organisation und Sekretariat (TV-L 9) zur Verstärkung unseres jungen, dynamischen und internationalen Teams. Hier finden Sie die volle Stellenausschreibung.
We are glad to inviteA�you to the defense of Rebecca Tiarks as a part of the doctoral procedure. Mrs Tiarks will beA�the firstA�doctoral studentA�of the MOBIS research group completing the PhD program.
Title of the doctoral thesis:
How-To Software Knowledge
Date and Time:A�Tuesday, 29th September 2015 at 10:00 AM
Place:A�Informatikum, Room D-220 Vogt-KA�lln-Str. 30, 22527 Hamburg
Rebecca Tiarks has successfully passedA�her oralA�exam
Software development is a knowledge-intensive task. Developers spent time exploring new technologies or unfamiliar source code. They have to decide which parts of these technologies or code are relevant to their current task, what kind of actions they want to take, and which information they need in their current context. During this process developers produce and consume different types of knowledge. One important type is the so called how-to knowledge that describes instructions and actions to perform a specific task or solve a specific problem. This dissertation empirically analyzes the role of how-to knowledge in software development, how it is represented, and how developers employ this kind of knowledge during the development process. Based on the results of the empirical studies we develop a model for how-to knowledge that captures the aspects of how-to knowledge and can be used to to describe, extract and externalize how-to knowledge. We further introduce our framework DELIAS for the extraction of how-to knowledge from developersa�� interaction during the development process in a semi-automatic way. Our framework observes developer interactions and translates them to human readable instructions in form of how-to knowledge. We implemented the framework to show the applicability of our model. For evaluation purposes we conducted a second- ary data analyses and an interview to evaluate the effectiveness and applicability of our approach. Our approach provides an easy way to capture and externalize how-to knowledge during the development process. Our results show that DELIAS is able to extract the relevant steps for a tutorial and that there is need for tools that support the generation of tutorials.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej
Other members of the thesis committee: Prof. Dr. Tilo BA�hmann, Prof. Romain Robbes, Ph.D.
Our research group wasA�represented at this year’s RE, the 23nd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference again.A�MOBIS members presented the following 2 papers at the main conference:
- Timo Johann, Walid Maalej, Democratic Mass Participation of Users in Requirements Engineering? A�RE NEXT Paper
- Walid Maalej, Hadeer Nabil, Bug Report, Feature Request, or Simply Praise? On Automatically Classifying App Reviews, RE Research Paper (Best Paper Award)
Furthermore, MOBIS members presented the following 2 papers at the conference collocated workshops:
- Nedaa Zirjawi, Zijad Kurtanovic, Walid Maalej, A Survey about User Requirements for Biometric Authentication on SmartphonesA�at the ESPRE Workshop
- Natalia Mannov, Walid Maalej, Smart RE: Using Smart Devices to Support Face-to-Face Meetings, at the Just In Time Requirements WorkshopA�
More information about the conference and the schedule of the presentations can be found at the RE website.A�A�