Brief Biographies

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Dr. Nauman bin Ali

Dr. Ali is a Postdoc in the Department of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He received PhD (2015) and MSc. (2010) in software engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
His main areas of interest are lean software development, software process simulation modeling, software metrics, software testing and evidence-based software engineering. He has completed several research studies in collaboration with companies like Ericsson.
Dr. Ali has four years of industrial experience of software development working on embedded systems, network security, document composition and printing, and datawarehousing.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=FssYiOkAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/naumanali/
Contact: nauman.ali@bth.se

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Deepika Badampudi - PhD Student

Deepika is a PhD student in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. She has a double masters degree in Software Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Before joining SERL-Sweden, she worked two years in industry as a software engineer.
Deepika's research focuses on decision-making in component-based software systems.
Besides research Deepika serves as a teaching assistant in following courses - basic verification, software quality management and research methodology.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=mM3-gt8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao 
Contact: deepika.badampudi@bth.se

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Dr. Richard Berntsson Svensson

Dr. Berntsson Svensson is an Assistant Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden and part time at Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He was Industry Track Co-Chair for the IEEE RE'15 conference and he is the organizing Co-Chair for REFSQ'16.
His main research interests include requirements engineering, software product management, agile and lean software development, psychological and social aspects, and creativity and innovation.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xdZYNEoAAAAJ&hl=en 
Personal homepage: http://www.rbsv.eu 
Contact: richard.berntsson.svensson@bth.se

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Ricardo Britto - PhD student

Ricardo Britto is a PhD student in the Department of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is also a lecturer at the Department of Computing at Federal University of Piaui, Brazil. Ricardo Britto received a MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in 2008.
His research interests include empirical software engineering, global software engineering, agile software engineering, software process improvement and search-based software engineering.
Ricardo Britto has over three years of industrial experience, working as project manager in medium scale software projects. He also has over 4 years of academic experience, teaching courses on Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=pt-BR&user=7Hgu0k0AAAAJ&authuser=1
Personal homepage: http://lattes.cnpq.br/3165532253485275  
Contact: ricardo.britto@bth.se 

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Börstler

Dr. Börstler is a Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden and Head of Department of the Department of Software Engineering. Before that, he was a professor of Computer Science at Umeå University, Sweden. He received a PhD from Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Germany.
His main research interests are in requirements engineering, object-oriented methods, software process improvement, software product lines, software measurement, software comprehension and computer science education.
Prof. Börstler is a member of the editorial board of Informatica Didactica and a co-founder of the Scandinavian Pedagogy of Programming Network.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=KN4x-jcAAAAJ 
Contact: jurgen.borstler@bth.se

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Dr. Panagiota Chatzipetrou

Dr. Chatzipetrou is a postdoctoral researcher in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden. She received her PhD (2015) in “Statistical methods in information systems project planning”and her MSc. (2008) in “Computer Science and Business Administration” from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her research interests involve statistical methods with applications to information systems and to quality problems in software engineeringand especially to requirements engineering.
Dr. Panagiota Chatzipetrou has worked as a lecturer in higher education in different departments (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of applied studies, Western Macedonia, Mediterranean College of Thessaloniki in collaboration with University of Derby, in England and Aleksandrio Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki). 
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=7dVxtbcAAAAJ&hl=el
Contact:panagiota.chatzipetrou@bth.se

 

Prof. Dr. Robert Feldt

Dr. Feldt is a Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden and part time at Chalmers University, Sweden. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the International Conference for Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) and regularly reviews for more than 15 of the top Software Engineering related journals.
His main areas of interest are automated and search-based software engineering, behavioral software engineering (psychology and sociology of software engineers/teams), software testing and requirements engineering. His approach is mainly empirical with applied research close to practice.
Prof. Feldt has over twenty years of industrial experience, manages his own consultancy company, and serves on several boards in companies developing cutting edge technology and products. In recent years he has been founding several startup companies to explore solutions from his research.
Prof. Feldt supervises several PhD students and leads research projects in collaboration with many companies, including SAAB, Ericsson, Cap Gemini, Danfoss, Swedbank, and ABB.
Google scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=VemqkeEAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: http://www.robertfeldt.net
Contact: robert.feldt@bth.se

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Farnaz Fotrousi - PhD student

Farnaz is a Ph.D. candidate in Software Engineering at both Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden and FHNW in Switzerland. She has received master degrees in Software Engineering (2013-BTH, Sweden), and Artificial Intelligent (2008-IUST, Iran).
Farnaz is interested in applied research, combining her over 15 years of industrial experience in software companies with her research knowledge.
Her main areas of research interests are in product management and evolution, user feedback for modeling of the product success, and requirement engineering.
Farnaz’s research is currently on leveraging users’ Quality of Experience (QoE) for validation and maturation of software systems. The research is linked to FI-STAR (concluded), SUPERSEDE, and Wise-IoT European projects. 
Besides research, Farnaz serves as a supervisor for Master thesis and a teaching assistant.
Google scholar:
 https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=Y0m9wxMAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: http://farnazfotrousi.com/
Contact: farnaz.fotrousi@bth.se

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Dr. Samuel Fricker

Dr. Samuel A. Fricker is an Assistant Professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is also a Professor of Requirements Engineering at FHNW, Switzerland. He chairing the program for the European Requirements Engineering Conference REFSQ 2015. He has been on the board and in committees of many international conferences.
His main areas of interest are the engineering and management of small products with big impact. The primary application domain is e-Health for which he published the Springer book "Requirements Engineering for Digital Health".
Samuel has over ten years of industrial experience in companies at any scale, from Startups to Fortune500 and with government agencies.
Samuel supervises several PhD students and is in the management team of the EU FP7 project FI-STAR. He collaborates with research institutes and companies like Siemens, UBS, and Atos and Hospitals like the university hospital Rechts der Isar in Munich.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.ch/citations?user=1ad7KLUAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: http://bit.ly/samuelafricker
Contact: samuel.fricker@bth.se

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Ahmad Nauman Ghazi - PhD student

Ahmad Nauman Ghazi is a PhD student in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. His main research interests are in the areas of empirical software engineering, software testing and software process improvement. He received his BS in Software Engineering from Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan in 2005 and MSc. and Technical Licentiate in Software Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology in 2010 and 2014 respectively.
Ghazi has over 5 years of industrial experience, mainly in software testing of products ranging from data dominant software, embedded systems, telecommunications and financial applications.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gH2g4hoAAAAJ&hl=en
LinkedIn: https://se.linkedin.com/in/naumanghazi
Contact: nauman.ghazi@bth.se

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Prof. Dr. Tony Gorschek

Dr. Gorschek is a Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden and part time at Chalmers University, Sweden. He is also a guest researcher at University of Auckland, NZ and University of Ulm, Germany. He was General Chair for the IEEE RE'14 conference and serves on the editorial board for the premiere Springer journal Empirical Software Engineering.
His main areas of interest are product management, requirements engineering, process assessment and improvement, agile/lean PD, and practical innovation.
Prof. Gorschek has over ten years of industrial experience, manages his own consultancy company, and serves on several boards in companies developing cutting edge technology and products.
Prof. Gorschek supervises several PhD students and leads several research projects in collaboration with companies, including IBM, Ericsson, Qtema, Daimler AG, Volvo PV Sweden, and Sony.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=9eXSw7UAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: http://www.gorschek.com
Contact: tony.gorschek@bth.se

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Mohsin Irshad - PhD student

Mohsin is an industrial PhD student at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden and employed at Qvantel Sweden AB. He has a Master degree in Software engineering with specialization in Software Quality. His areas of interest are software testing, software reuse and process improvements. His research in PhD studies revolves around these areas.
Mohsin has over six years of industrial experience working in different software organizations. He has worked as a developer and tester during these years.
In his spare time, Mohsin likes to follow Cricket matches and he is a keen traveler who likes traveling to different countries and cultures.
Contact: mohsin.irshad@bth.se

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Ramtin Jabbari - PhD Student

Ramtin is a PhD student in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
His research interests are focused on software engineering, and more specifically on software development process. His current work is concerned primarily with agile methods, distributed collaboration and DevOps in cooperation with a group of senior researchers in Software Engineering Research Lab at BTH.
He has also done an empirical research in close collaboration with industry on model management particularly global consistency checking to improve the consistency between distributed models. During the research, he proposed and evaluated a new methodology to detect and resolve those inconsistencies, which are not detectable or hard to detect by the pair-wise methods.
Contact: ramtin.jabbari@bth.se

 

Samireh Jalali - PhD student

Samireh Jalali is a PhD student in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. She has a MSc. degree in Software Engineering and four years of industrial experience as software developer and designer.
Her current research focus is on identifying success factors in implementing Agile methods in software organizations. Other research interests include global software engineering, process improvement, and empirical software engineering.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=3P0dL7UAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: https://se.linkedin.com/in/jalalis
Contact: samireh.jalali@bth.se

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Eriks Klotins - PhD student

Eriks Klotins is a PhD student at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Software Engineering.
His main area of interest is software-intensive product development in start-up companies.
He has 9 years of experience in the software development industry, where he had different roles ranging from developer to project manager to managing a small consultancy company.
Eriks has graduated with Master degree from University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing, and Blekinge Institute of Technology under an Erasmus double-diploma program.
Contact: eriks.klotins@bth.se

 

Bogdan Marculescu - PhD student

Bogdan is a PhD student with SERL-Sweden at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Bogdan's research focuses on software testing and applying metaheuristic techniques to improve the quality of the software testing process. This includes automating parts of the software testing process, while at the same time providing appropriate means of interaction with such systems. His main areas of interest include software testing, automated software testing, search-based software engineering, and search-based software testing. In addition, he's interested in looking for meaningful ways to ensure the interaction between users and developers, on the one hand, and software and automated systems on the other.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=y9N19mIAAAAJ&hl=en
Contact: bogdan.marculescu@bth.se

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Prof. Dr. Michael Mattsson

Dr. Mattsson is a Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
His main areas of interest include software product lines, software evolution and object-oriented frameworks, empirical software engineering and software engineering education.
Dr. Mattsson has previously served as deputy vice-chancellor (2006-2010) and dean of education (2011-2014) at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Currently, he is vice chairman of the board for EASE - the Industrial Excellence Centre for Embedded Applications Software Engineering, a 10 year software engineering initiative.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=OujJkGkAAAAJ
Personal homepage: http://www.bth.se/faculty/mma/
Contact: michael.mattsson@bth.se  

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Jefferson Seide Molléri - PhD Student

Jefferson is currently a PhD Student in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH). Master on Applied Computing at Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (UNIVALI).
Main areas of interest include evidence-based software engineering, empirical research in software engineering, agile software development, human-computer interface, usability, web design and gamification.
Jefferson has also over ten years of industrial experience, as project manager and designer in companies developing web-based and client-server applications.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com.br/citations?user=WVOSopEAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Gate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jefferson_Molleri
Personal CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4451070P2&idiomaExibicao=2
Contact: jefferson.molleri@bth.se

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Indira Nurdiani - PhD student

Indira is a PhD student in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. She has a MSc. degree in Software Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. Before joining SERL-Sweden she worked 3 years in industry as a software developer.
Indira's research focuses on Agile software development. Other research interests include requirements engineering and evidence-based software engineering.
Apart from research Indira has been involved in a number of courses, such as, software architecture and quality, advanced software project management, software metrics, research methodology, and practical requirement engineering.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RBv6hYYAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: http://www.bth.se/com/inu.nsf/pages/indira-nurdiani
Contact: indira.nurdiani@bth.se

 

Prof. Dr. Kai Petersen

Dr. Kai Petersen is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has authored over 70 research works in international journals and conferences, such as the scientific track of the international Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Journal of Systems and Software, and Information and Software Technology. Dr. Petersen has been ranked among the 18 most productive scholars in the area of agile software development based on publications in scientific journals of a total of 448 scholars (Sun-Wen Chuang et al., Assessment of institutions, scholars and contributions on agile software development (2001-2012), Journal of Systems and Software.
The emphasis of his research lies on lean and agile software engineering. He worked intensively in the areas of software quality assurance, software measurement, and software security. Furthermore, his research focuses on the improvement of the way we are conducting empirical research in collaboration with industry.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5XeY_pkAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
Personal homepage: http://www.bth.se/tek/aps/kps.nsf/pages/start
Contact: kai.petersen@bth.se

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Dr. Simon Poulding

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Software Engineering at the Blekinge Institute of Technology, having previously worked as a commercial software engineer for 15 years.  My primary research interests are software testing and search-based software engineering: the use of modern, automated optimisation algorithms to improve the efficiency of the development process and the quality of the software produced.  I am currently a collaborator in TOCSYC, a project involving five Swedish research groups that is creating innovative approaches to testing critical characteristics of complex embedded systems.  I enjoy teaching courses on software testing, project management, and statistical analysis.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=7YmcqU0AAAAJ 
Homepage: http://www.simonpoulding.net 
Contact: simon.poulding@bth.se

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Johan Silvander - PhD student

Johan Silvander is employed at Ericsson AB and is since Oct 2014 pursuing a Professional licentiate of Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden under the KKS program PLEng.
His main areas of interest are information modeling, system architecture, enterprise architecture, solution architecture and finding ways to combine old and new technologies/methods to achieve something good.
Johan has over 20 years of industrial experience related to software development, the last 15 as a senior specialist in information modeling and design. Over the years he has worked in a multitude of roles (architect, systems designer, lecturer, designer, tester, coder, support, sales support, etc.).
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=ergqKgsAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: https://se.linkedin.com/in/johansilvander
Contact: johan.silvander@bth.se

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Prof. Dr. Darja Smite

Dr. Smite is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden and a part time Visiting Professor at the University of Latvia. Her main research interests are primarily related to global software engineering, including such topics as distributed teams, virtual teams, software process improvement, software product transfers, application of agile methods in global projects, and also cross-disciplinary research areas such as return on investments in software engineering, development value and transactive memory systems.
Dr. Smite has six years of industrial experience as a software engineer, system analyst, project manager and quality auditor from a number of software companies in Latvia.
Dr. Smite supervises several PhD students and participates in several research projects in collaboration with companies, including Ericsson, and ABB (currently) and Emerson Process Management, HCL, CALVI, and DATI (in the previous projects).
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=HUHqrTEAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: http://www.darjasmite.net
Contact: darja.smite@bth.se

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Dr. Mikael Svahnberg

Dr. Mikael Svahnberg is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology since 2008. He graduated in 2004 with his PhD "Supporting Software Architecture Evaluation".
Dr. Svahnberg has done industry research on software product line evolution and architecture evolution, architecture evaluation, software variability, requirements prioritization, requirements structuring, process assessments, and software reuse. His current interests are in architecture recreation through static code analysis, and in particular the types of evaluations, e.g. of performance or variability, that can be made on the recreated architecture.
Dr. Svahnberg has been the main or co-supervisor for six PhD candidates, and is currently the main supervisor for two candidates and co-supervisor for one more. Their research projects have ranged from technical product management to waste reduction in parallel development branches, requirements prioritization, software quality alignment, requirements engineering decision support, and software architectures for spoken web applications.
Google scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Tiuv4GoAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/mikaelsvahnberg/home
Contact: Mikael.Svahnberg@bth.se

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Dr. Michael Unterkalmsteiner

Dr. Unterkalmsteiner is a postdoctoral researcher in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden. He is General Chair for the upcoming Requirements Engineering and Testing workshop (RET16) and Finance Chair for EASE 2017, held at BTH.
His main areas of interest lie in the application and improvement of processes and tools that support the coordination of software development activities, in particular related to requirements engineering and testing. Furthermore, he is interested in studying startups that develop software intensive products.
His research is focused on solving relevant challenges encountered by industry. Research collaborations include companies such as Axis Communications, Compu Group Medical, Ericsson, Telenor, Trafikverket and Volvo.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=c4a2z1AAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: http://lmsteiner.com
Contact: mun@bth.se

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Muhammad Usman - PhD student

Muhammad Usman is a PhD student in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has a MSc. degree in Computer Science from Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Pakistan.  
Before joining SERL-Sweden he worked for 9 years in academia, where he designed and taught various computing courses and supervised projects and theses for Bachelor and Master students of software engineering degree programs.
Usman's research focuses on effort estimation in agile software development. Other research interests include global software development and empirical software engineering.
Besides his research Usman also contributes in teaching various SE courses of Masters program at BTH such as Research Methodology, Software Metrics, Verification and Validation.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?hl=en&user=EuRCi9wAAAAJ&view_op=list_works
Contact: muhammad.usman@bth.se

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Magnus Wilson - PhD student

Magnus Wilson is employed at Ericsson AB and is since Oct 2014 pursuing a Professional licentiate of Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden under the KKS program PLEng.
His main areas of interest are business models, change management, business architecture, enterprise architecture, service oriented architecture, requirement engineering and practical innovation.
Magnus has over 25 years of industrial experience related to software development, of which 12 years in different management positions. Over the years he has worked in a multitude of roles (lecturer, designer, tester, coder, support, sales support, architect and systems designer, management, method and tools development, business consultant, innovation coach etc.). He started up a software design center in Shanghai 1999, and was CEO of a start-up 2012.
Magnus has also represented industry in joint research together with Blekinge Institute of Technology and been a chairman of Industry advisory groups.
Google scholar: http://scholar.google.se/citations?user=ZqZp29EAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: https://se.linkedin.com/in/magnuswilson
Contact: magnus.wilson@bth.se

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Dr. Krzysztof Wnuk

Dr. Wnuk is an Assistant Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He was the Program Chair for the 6th International Conference on Software Business ICSOB 2015.
His research interests include market-driven software development, requirements engineering, software product management, decision making in requirements engineering, large-scale software, system and requirements engineering and management and empirical research methods.
Dr. Wnuk supervises several PhD students and works with several research projects in collaboration with companies, including Ericsson, Qtema, ABB, Sony Mobile, Siemens and Tieto.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=tdylvj4AAAAJ&hl=sv
Contact: krzysztof.wnuk@bth.se

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Prof. Dr. Claes Wohlin

Dr. Claes Wohlin is Professor of Software Engineering. He is Dean for the Faculty of Computing since January 1, 2014.  Prior to joining BTH in 2000, he held professor chairs at Lund and Linköping Universities. He has also been a Visiting Professor (three year appointments) at universities in Sweden, Australia and China.
 His research interests include empirical methods in software engineering, software quality, and systematic learning and improvement in software engineering. Claes Wohlin is the lead author of the book “"Experimentation in Software Engineering".
Claes Wohlin was co-Editor-in-Chief of Information and Software Technology 2001-2007, and Editor-in-Chief 2008-2015, and from 2016, he is Special Content Editor of the journal. He is on two other journal editorial boards: Software Quality Journal and Requirements engineering Journal.
Claes Wohlin received the Telenor Nordic Research Prize in 2004. In 2011, he was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (founded in 1919).
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gGLdjasAAAAJ&hl=en
Personal homepage: http://www.wohlin.eu
Contact: claes.wohlin@bth.se

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