Martin Pinzger, Prof. Dr.

Martin Pinzger Professor of Software Engineering
Software Engineering Research Group
Institute of Informatics Systems
University of Klagenfurt
Universitätsstraße 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

E-mail: martin.pinzger (atDomain) aau (dot) at
Phone: +43 463 2700 3513
Fax: +43 463 2700 99 3513
Office: E.2.79

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Martin Pinzger is a Full Professor and Chair of Software Engineering at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. He is leading the Software Engineering Research Group and is currently also serving as the head of the Institute of Informatics Systems. Martin Pinzger received a MSc (Dipl. Ing.) in 2001 and PhD (Dr. techn.) in 2005 in informatics from the Vienna University of Technology, both with distinction. He was a Postdoc at the University of Zurich and an Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology from which he received tenure in 2012. His research interests are in software engineering with a focus on software evolution, software quality, mining software repositories, software visualization, software design, and empirical studies in software engineering. In 2012, he won a prestigious NWO Vidi grant for his research proposal on recording and analysis of fine-grained code changes. In 2013, he received an ICSE 2013 ACM SIGSOFT distinguished paper award for his work on data clone detection in spreadsheets and the ICSM 2013 most influential paper award for his work on the release history database. In 2014, he won the ICSME 2014 Best Paper Award for his work on a genetic algorithm to refactor fat Java interfaces.

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Informatik 2016

I am co-general chair of the 46. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik (INFORMATIK 2016), the annual meeting of the German society of informatics, to be held in Klagenfurt, Austria, 26th - 30th September 2016. Get your workshop and tutorial proposals ready and submit them until January 11th, 2016. GI 2016

SANER 2017

I am general chair of the 24th edition of the IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER 2017) to be held in Klagenfurt, Austria, 20th - 24th February 2017. SANER is the premier research conference on the theory and practice of recovering information from existing software and systems. More information on SANER 2017 will be available soon. SANER 2017


  • March 2016 - Two full research papers accepted at MSR 2016. Preprints will be available soon.
  • February 2016 - Gave a talk on "A Tale of Bug Prediction in Software Development" at the CHAQ Steering Board Meeting 2016 (slides).

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