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Dr. Rebecca Tiarks



Room: C 213

Phone: (+49) 040 428 83-2105

E-Mail: tiarks(at)informatik.uni-hamburg.de


Rebecca Tiarks is a research associate and a doctoral candidate at the Mobile Services and Context Aware Software Engineering Group. She holds a doctoral degree (Dr. red. nat.) in computer science from the University of Hamburg. Her research interests include human factors in software engineering and program understanding. Rebecca applies empirical software engineering research methods in these areas. She participated in research projects and served as reviewer in several occasions. 



Research Topics

  • Program Understanding
  • Human Factors in Software Engineering
  • User Involvement in Software Engineering
  • Empirical Research



Rebecca Tiarks
How-To Software Knowledge (Book)
Verlag Dr. Hut 2015

W. Maalej, R. Tiarks, T. Roehm, R. Koschke,  On the Comprehension of Program Comprehension (Article). ACM Transactions in Software Engineering and Methodology, 23, 4, Page(s): 31:1-31:37, 2014

R. Tiarks and W. Maalej, How Does a Typical Tutorial for Mobile Development Look Like? In Proceedings of 11th International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories. MSR 2014, Page(s): 271-281, 2014. 

J. Harder, S. Bazrafshan, R. Tiarks. Wie kommen Entwickler mit Klonen zurecht? Softwaretechnik Trends 2013; 33(2)

T. Roehm, R. Tiarks, R. Koschke, W. Maalej, How Do Industry Developers Comprehend Software? In Proceedings of ICSE’2012 International Conference on Software Engineering. IEEE, 2012 (ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper)

J. Harder, R. Tiarks, A Controlled Experiment on Software Clones. In Proceedings of ICPC’12 International Conference on Program Comprehension. IEEE, 2012.

R. Tiarks, R. Koschke, R. Falke, An extended assessment of type-3 clones as detected by state-of-the-art tools. Software Quality Journal Vol. 19, Number 2, Springer, 2011.

R. Koschke, R. Tiarks, Haben wir Programmverstehen schon ganz verstanden? 1. Workshop des GI-Arbeitskreises “Langlebige Softwaresysteme”, L2S2, Karlsruhe.

R. Tiarks, R. Koschke, R. Falke, An Assessment of Type-3 Clones as Detected by State-of-the-Art Tools, In Proceedings of SCAM’09. IEEE, 2009.