Here you can find the current members of the ESE research group and their contact information as well as previous members of the group.
Tommi Mikkonen is a full professor of software engineering at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include web and mobile programming and embedded, with most of his research involving composing designs, and in the past, he has also spent some of his time at Nokia, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, and Mozilla.
Tomi Männistö is professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki and the head the Empirical Software Engineering Research Group. His researc interests include product requirements and software architectures, software products, software intensive services, product variability and conceptual modelling. Currently, the research is also working on the software engineering paradigm called continuous experimentation in which data from real usage of software is collected and analysed for decision-making in software development. Tomi Männistö is a member and ex-chair of IFIP Working Group 2.10 Software Architecture and representative for the University of Helsinki in ISERN (International Software Engineering Research Network).
Petri Kettunen, postdoctoral researcher, received his D.Sc. (Tech.) degree in 2009 from Helsinki University of Technology following an extensive industrial career mainly in telecom business. Since 2010 he has been at University of Helsinki, department of Computer Science. His current research interests include design science, customer experience (software-intensive products and services), and future software development organizations.
Antti-Pekka Tuovinen is a University Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science. Antti-Pekka's main interests are in the areas of Software Architecture (architecture and design, programming languages) and Software Engineering (quality and testing). He teaches graduate-level courses on those subjects and supervises MSC thesis writing. In addition to academic proficiency, he has extensive experience of research and development work in the IT industry from several companies.
Niko Mäkitalo is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. His main interests are Web technologies in the context of multi-device and IoT programming. Recently his research focus has been on making cooperation with the IoT more human-centric and user friendly with an interaction-oriented programming model. He is passionate implementing what he has designed in practice. More from him: https://nkm.io
Fabian Fagerholm was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include developer experience, human and behavioural aspects of software engineering, continuous experimentation and evidence-driven software product development, open source software development, and experiential and project-based software engineering education. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki.
Myriam Munezero was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. Munezero's main interests were in the areas of text and data mining. She has worked for several years in Continuous Experimentation with the ESE research group and is currently working in natural language generation with the Discovery research group at the University of Helsinki.
Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. Earlier, her research work focused on software quality and cloud-based testing. Her research topics have been customer involvement in continous deployment, devops and data science as applied in software engineering projects.
Juha Tiihonen's was a senior researcher at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include product and service configuration including related modeling, configurator and business process aspects; software product variability and its management, recommendation technologies, mass customization and the industrial internet. Juha has a strong background in conceptual modelling, formal representation, and tool support for configuration of physical products and services. He has served in program committees of numerous journals, conferences and workshops, organized two configuration workshops and co-edited a number of special issues and books. Juha is a co-founder of Variantum oy, a company specializing in Product Lifecycle Management, especially in the context of Configurable Products.
I am a doctoral student specializing in open innovation strategies for commercial open source software development. My research interests also include collaborative requirements engineering and applying new pedagogical strategies for software engineering education, especially for the domain of Internet of Things devices.
Simo Mäkinen is a doctoral student in the Doctoral Programme in Computer Science (DoCS) of the University of Helsinki. The doctoral programme is part of the doctoral school in natural sciences of the Faculty of Science. His primary research interests lie in software and release engineering, software processes in general, software testing, and in software architectures and their evaluation. He is currently preparing his doctoral thesis on acceleration of software development cycles through such techniques as continuous delivery and continuous deployment which both aim to bring software to the table at a more rapid pace.
Sezin Yaman was a doctoral researcher and graduated in 2019. Main research interests are empirical software engineering, human-aspects of software engineering, user involvement in software development, experimentation in software engineering, continuous experimentation, digital humanities, computational social science and philosophy of science. Her PhD focused on customer involvement in continuous experimentation.