André Meyer

Research Assistant
University of Zurich
Department of Informatics
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland
Office BIN 2.D.05

Short Bio

I am a PhD student, supervised by Prof. Thomas Fritz. My research interests lie in developers’ productivity and work, and in creating tools that foster productivity at work by using persuasive technologies such as self-monitoring and goal-setting.

In my research, I’ve built a tool, PersonalAnalytics, that increases developers’ awareness about work and productivity and helps them to come up with productive behavior changes. In collaboration with ABB, we’ve built the FlowLight, a traffic-light like system that successfully reduces interruptions at the workplace that happen at inopportune moments. You may find all my publications here and supplementary material and links to our work in the media here.

Previously, I’ve  interned with Microsoft Research (Redmond, US) twice and was working at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) as a visiting researcher. During my studies, I’ve worked at MIT Cloud Innovation. There, I’ve worked on amazing projects, such as TouchMountain (Augmented Reality app to recognize peaks worldwide) and Picturex (a secure and private B2C and B2B photo exchange service).

Find out more about my work on my blogmy Google Scholar-profile, my ResearchGate-profile and LinkedIn.


  • I teach the spring semester Seminar on Advanced Software Engineering (FS16, FS17).
  • I supervise master/bachelor theses and master projects. Let me know in case you are interested.
  • During my graduate studies I have worked as a teaching assistant for the classes 'Informatik 1' and 'Software Praktikum'.