Harald Gall#

Harald Gall
Membership Number:6252
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • 8/2012 - present Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland (UZH)
  • 2009 - present Full Professor in Software Engineering, UZH
  • 2008 - 7/2012 Vice-Dean and Program Director in Informatics, UZH
  • 2004 - 2009 Associate Professor in Software Engineering, UZH, Switzerland
  • 2000 - 2004 Associate Professor, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1/2000 Habilitation in “Angewandte Informatik”, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1994 - 2000 Assistant Professor, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1993 Dr. techn. (PhD) in Informatics, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1986 - 1990 Dipl.-Ing. (MSc) in Informatics, Technical University Vienna, Austria
  • 2008/6-7, 2009/6-7, 2018/6-8 Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
  • 2010/6-7 Visiting Professor at University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Engineering
  • Software engineering with emphasis on software data analytics
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Software quality analysis
  • Software architecture
  • Cloud-based software
  • Mining software repositories
  • Software evolution

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 Test of Time Award, “Don't touch my code! Examining the effects of ownership on software quality”, Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC-FSE, 2011)
  • 2019 Test of Time Award, “Cross-project Defect Prediction: a Large Scale Experiment on Data vs. Domain vs. Process,” Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC-FSE)
  • 2013 Most Influential Paper Award 2013, “Populating a release history database from version control and bug tracking systems," International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM)
  • 2012 Microsoft Software Engineering Innovation Foundations Award (SEIF), awarded for “Collaborative Quality Assessment for Software” by Microsoft
  • 2009 ACM CACM Research highlight, “Does distributed development affect software quality?: an empirical case study of Windows Vista,” featured in Communications of the ACM
  • 1994 Software Engineering Award for best PhD thesis, German Informatics Society

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