To give you an impression about the guys behind the scenes, we want to briefly introduce our team here…
David is currently writing his PhD thesis about formal methods for MBT and works as a researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Previously, he collected over two years of industrial experience in software quality assurance while working as developer for WIBU-SYSTEMS AG. He is particularly interested in the transfer of research to industry, which MBT offers strongly.
Lars is doing consultancy as a freelancer in the area of MBT and test management. Currently he is working in the Automotive sector and lives in Cologne. He is hopefully finishing soon his PhD thesis dealing with symbolic aspects of formal MBT. Lars has taught courses on testing for several years in academia, and likes developing open source tools, like the STSimulator library which is part of the JTorX MBT toolset. You find him on Twitter as @frantzencd
Baris is currently writing his PhD thesis which deals with contract-based testing for UML. He works as a researcher at the s-lab – Software Quality Lab. In many industrial projects, he has collected experience in many fields of software engineering, e.g. requirements analysis, model-driven development, testing, test automation. He believes that, model-based testing combines the principles and techniques of all these fields, that’s why he finds MBT so interesting and challenging.
Michael recently founded a testing startup called QualityMinds. He defended his PhD thesis which deals with holistic MBT in the domain of business information systems. In the past he worked as a researcher at the s-lab – Software Quality Lab. He participated in the development of a corporate-wide test methodology for Capgemini CSD Research. In his so called “free-time” he promotes MBT in several social networks This way the idea of the MBT community came into being.
Sebastian has recently finished his PhD which addresses combinatorial and model-based testing for Software Product Lines. He works as a senior consultant and project leader at Logica Deutschland focussing on the automotive industry. Sebastian has developed the concepts behind MoSo-PoLiTe and FMT and currently applies those in the automotive industry. He is currently involved in several industrial projects and consults different companies with regard to developing and testing variant-rich systems.
Stephan is member of the German Testing Board. Since November 2009, he works as a research assistant and project leader at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, and since 03/2011, he works there as the head of the research group for testing. In 2010, Stephan successfully defended his PhD thesis about test models and coverage criteria in MBT. Besides several research projects he is involved in several national and international MBT activities.