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Associate Professor


Chalmers &

University of Gothenburg

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I am an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, Sweden. I lead the Internet Computing and Emerging Technologies Lab (ICET-lab). I am also currently the head of the Software Engineering 2 unit at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, consisting of 6 faculty members and roughly 15 PhD students and postdocs distributed over both universities.

I hold a PhD degree from Vienna University of Technology (in business informatics, focussing on cost-aware service composition).

My current research interests are software performance engineering, especially in a cloud computing context. My research is funded primarily through the Swedish research foundation VR and by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). Historically, I have also received significant funding through the Chalmers ICT Area of Advance, VINNOVA, the Horizon Europe programme, and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

I have published some 150 peer-reviewed publications on (micro-)services, cloud systems, and empirical software engineering, leading to an h-index of 45 as tracked by Google Scholar.

selected publications

  1. Beyond Code Generation: An Observational Study of ChatGPT Usage in Software Engineering Practice
    Ranim Khojah, Mazen Mohamad, Philipp Leitner, and Francisco Gomes Oliveira Neto
    In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2024) , 2024
    To appear.
  2. Machine Learning Systems are Bloated and Vulnerable
    H. Zhang, M. Alhanahnah, F. Ahmed, D. Fatih, P. Leitner, and A. Ali-Eldin
    In Proceedings of the 2024 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS) , 2024
    To appear.
  3. Dynamically Reconfiguring Software Microbenchmarks: Reducing Execution Time without Sacrificing Result Quality
    Christoph Laaber, Stefan Würsten, Harald C. Gall, and Philipp Leitner
    In Proceedings of the 28th ACM Joint Meeting on European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering , Virtual Event, USA, 2020
  4. An Empirical Study of Bots in Software Development: Characteristics and Challenges from a Practitioner’s Perspective
    Linda Erlenhov, Francisco Gomes de Oliveira Neto, and Philipp Leitner
    In Proceedings of the 28th ACM Joint Meeting on European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering , Virtual Event, USA, 2020
  5. Interactive Production Performance Feedback in the IDE
    Jürgen Cito, Philipp Leitner, Martin Rinard, and Harald Gall
    In Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) , 2019