Christoph Laaber



Research Assistant
University of Zurich
Department of Informatics
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland
Office BIN 2.B.17

Short Bio

I am a PhD student at the Software Evolution and Architecture Lab ( s.e.a.l.) led by Harald Gall since 2016. I mainly work with Philipp Leitner on topics at the intersection of performance and software engineering.

I received my bachelor's degree in Media Technology/Interactive Media from FH St. Pölten and my master's degree in Software Engineering and Internet Computing from Vienna University of Technology.



Christoph Laaber and Philipp Leitner. "An Evaluation of Open-Source Software Microbenchmark Suites for Continuous Performance Assessment". In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR). 2018. Gothenburg, Sweden. [Preprint (PDF, 1502 KB)]

Christoph Laaber and Philipp Leitner. "(h|g)opper: Performance History Mining and Analysis". In: Proceedings of the 7th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE - Demo Track). 2017. L'Aquila, Italy. [Preprint (PDF, 492 KB)]




  • Advanced Software Engineering FS17, FS18 (lecture on Performance Testing)
  • Software Praktikum FS17, FS18


Supervised students (with Harald Gall):

  • Patrick Widmer and Stefan Würsten - Continuous Software Performance Assessment (master project, ongoing)
  • Sebastian Sanchez - Generation of Software Microbenchmarks (MBM)
  • Stefan Würsten - Visualizing Memory Performance (MBM)
  • Lukas Bösch - Continuous Web Performance Engineering: An industrial case study on end-user load testing (bachelor thesis)
  • Selin Fabel - Distributed Execution of Performance Tests on Cloud Instances (bachelor thesis)