Research Profile and Publications

My research can be found in various databases on the web:

A quick glimpse on my research

I am very grateful to the many research collaborators, PhD students, and Post-Docs whom I have had the pleasure to work with. In particular, my Post-Docs contributed a lot to help me run my research group and to co-advise PhD students, even in busy times as a dean. The most recent results would not have been possible without them. 

Research as a team effort: 15 A-rated publications of my research team in the last five years 2016-2020: 

  • 5 papers in A+ journals (4 x Empirical Software Engineering, 1 x Transactions on Software Engineering)
  • 10 papers in A-rated conference proceedings (7 x International Conference on Software Engineering, 1 x Foundations of Software Engineering, 2 x Automated Software Engineering).

Research highlights: Below is a sample of papers that shall give you a glimpse on my research

  1. Saleema Amershi, Andrew Begel, Christian Bird, Robert DeLine, Harald C. GallEce Kamar, Nachiappan Nagappan, Besmira Nushi, Thomas ZimmermannSoftware Engineering for Machine Learning: A Case Study.  ICSE (SEIP) 2019: 291-300

  2. Christian Bird, Nachiappan Nagappan, Premkumar T. Devanbu, Harald C. Gall, Brendan Murphy: Does distributed development affect software quality? An empirical case study of Windows VistaICSE 2009518-528 (2009)

  3. Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, Harald C. Gall, Emanuel Giger, Brendan Murphy: Cross-project defect prediction: a large scale experiment on data vs. domain vs. process.  ESEC/SIGSOFT FSE 2009: 91-100 (2009)

  4. Beat Fluri, Michael Würsch, Martin Pinzger, Harald C. Gall: Change Distilling: Tree Differencing for Fine-Grained Source Code Change Extraction.  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 33(11): 725-743 (2007)

  5. Michael Fischer, Martin Pinzger, Harald C. Gall: Populating a Release History Database from Version Control and Bug Tracking Systems. ICSM 2003: 23-32 (2003)

My Awards

My Books

Luciano Baresi, Schahram Dustdar, Harald Gall, Maristella Matera (Eds.)
Ubiquitous Mobile Information and Collaboration Systems.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3272,
Springer-Verlag, 2005.

Schahram Dustdar, Harald Gall and Manfred Hauswirth.
Software-Architekturen für Verteilte Systeme.
Springer-Verlag, Germany, 2003.