Track record

This page provides a list of graduated Ph.D. students and academic grandchildren. It also contains information about experiences in terms of advisor to licentiate and master theses as well as experiences as evaluator for academic positions.

Graduated Ph.D. students:

  1. Per Runeson, 1998, Lund University. Thesis title: "Models for Estimation of Software Faults and Failures in Inspection and Test" (main advisor).
  2. Joachim Karlsson, 1998, Linköping University. Thesis title: "A Systematic Approach for Prioritizing Software Requirements".
  3. Niclas Ohlsson, 1998, Linköping University. Thesis title: "Towards Effective Fault Prevention - An Empirical Study in Software Engineering".
  4. Björn Regnell, 1999, Lund University. Thesis title: "Requirements Engineering with Use Cases - A Basis for Software Development" (main advisor).
  5. Martin Höst, 1999, Lund University. Thesis title: "Early Evaluation of Software Process Change Proposals" (main advisor).
  6. Anders Wesslén, 1999, Lund University. Thesis title: "Improving Software Quality through Understanding and Early Evaluation" (main advisor).
  7. Magnus C. Ohlsson, 2001, Lund University. Thesis title: "Controlling Fault-Prone Components for Software Evolution" (main advisor).
  8. Lars Bratthall, 2001, Oslo University, Norway (Lars Bratthall was a doctoral student at Lund University prior to moving to Oslo). Thesis title: "Empirical Studies of the Impact of Architectural Understanding of Software Evolution".
  9. Håkan Petersson, 2002, Lund University, Sweden. Thesis title: "Supporting Software Inspections through Fault Content Estimation and Effectiveness Analysis" (main advisor).
  10. Thomas Thelin, 2002, Lund University, Sweden. Thesis title: "Empirical Evaluations of Usage-Based Reading and Fault Content Estimation for Software Inspections".
  11. Mikael Svahnberg, 2003, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Supporting Software Architecture Evolution: Architecture Selection and Variability" (main advisor).
  12. Miroslaw Staron, 2005, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Improving Modeling with UML by Stereotype-based Language Customization".
  13. Tony Gorschek, 2006, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Requirements Engineering Supporting Technical Product Management" (main advisor).
  14. Richard Torkar, 2006, Blekinge Institute of Technology (formally employed at University West). Thesis title: "Towards Automated Software Testing - Techniques, Classifications and Frameworks".
  15. Patrik Berander, 2007, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Evolving Prioritization for Software Product Management" (main advisor).
  16. Lars-Ola Damm, 2007, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Early and Cost-Effective Software Fault Detection Measurement and Implementation in an Industrial Setting".
  17. Per Jönsson, 2007, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Exploring Process Aspects of Change Impact Analysis" (main advisor).
  18. Jeanette Eriksson, 2008, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Supporting the Cooperative Design Process of End-User Tailoring".
  19. Kai Petersen, 2010, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Implementing Lean and Agile Software Development in Industry" (main advisor).
  20. Sebastian Barney, 2011, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Software Quality Alignment - Evaluation and Understanding" (main advisor).
  21. Mahvish Khurum, 2011, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Decision Support for Product Management of Software Intensive Products”.
  22. Ronald Jabangwe, 2015, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: ”Software Quality Evaluation for Evolving Systems in Distributed Development Environments” (main advisor).
  23. Nauman bin Ali, 2015, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: ”Operationalization of Lean Thinking through Value Stream Mapping with Simulation and FLOW” (main advisor).

Approximately half of the former PhD students are in academia and half of them in industry.

Graduated academic grandchildren (Ph.D. level):

  1. Tomas Berling, 2003, Lund University. Thesis title: "Increasing Product Quality by Verification and Validation Improvements in an Industrial Setting". Advisor: Per Runeson.
  2. Daniel Karlström, 2004, Lund University. Thesis title: "Integrating Management and Engineering in Software Product Development". Main advisor: Per Runeson.
  3. Johan Natt och Dag, 2005, Lund University. Thesis title: "Managing Natural Language Requirements in Large-Scale Software Development". Advisor: Björn Regnell.
  4. Enrico Johansson, 2005, Lund University. Thesis title: "Quality Improvement with Focus on Performance in Software Platform Development". Advisor: Martin Höst.
  5. Josef Nedstam, 2005, Lund University. Thesis title: "Strategies for Management of Architectural Change and Evolution". Advisor: Martin Höst.
  6. Carina Andersson, 2006, Lund University. Thesis title: "Managing Software Quality through Empirical Analysis of Fault Detection". Advisor: Per Runeson.
  7. Lena Karlsson, 2006, Lund University. Thesis title: "Requirements Prioritisation and Retrospective Analysis for Release Planning Process Improvement". Advisor: Björn Regnell.
  8. Mats Skoglund, 2006, Stockholm University. Thesis title: "Curbing Dependencies in Software Evolution of Object-Oriented Systems". Advisor: Per Runeson.
  9. Martin Ivarsson, 2010, Chalmers University of Technology. Thesis title: "Experience driven software process assessment and improvement". Advisor: Tony Gorschek.
  10. Wasif Afzal, 2011, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: "Search-based Prediction of Software Quality: Evaluations and Comparisons". Advisor: Richard Torkar.
  11. Richard Berntsson Svensson, 2011, Lund University. Thesis title: "Supporting Release Planning of Quality Requirements: The Quality Performance Model". Advisor: Björn Regnell.
  12. Kim Weyns, 2011, Lund University. Thesis title: "IT Dependability Management in Governmental Organisations". Advisor: Martin Höst.
  13. Krzysztof Wnuk, 2012, Lund University. Thesis title: "Visualizing, Analyzing and Managing the Scope of Software Releases in Large-Scale Requirements Engineering". Advisor: Björn Regnell.
  14. Emelie Engström, 2013, Lund University. Thesis title: "Supporting Decisions on Regression Test Scoping in a Software Product Line Context -from Evidence to Practice". Advisor: Per Runeson.
  15. Joakim Pernstål, 2013, Chalmers University of Technology. Thesis title: "Towards Managing the Interaction between Manufacturing and Development Organizations in Automotive Software Development". Advisor: Tony Gorschek.
  16. Danijel Radjenovic, 2013, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Thesis title: "A Software Fault Prediction Framework for Agile Environments”. Advisor: Richard Torkar.
  17. Niklas Mellegård, 2013, Chalmers University of Technology. Thesis title: "Improving Defect Management in Automotive Software Development, LiDeC---A Light-weight Defect Classification Scheme”. Advisor: Miroslaw Staron.
  18. Elisabeth Bjarnason, 2013, Lund University. Thesis title: "Integrated Requirements Engineering – Understanding and Bridging Gaps in Software Development”. Advisor: Björn Regnell.
  19. Francisco Gomes de Oliveira Neto, 2014, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil. Thesis title: "Investigation of Similarity-Based Test Case Selection for Specification-Based Regression Testing”. Advisor: Richard Torkar.
  20. Rakesh Rana, 2015, University of Gothenburg. Thesis title: "Software Defect Prediction in the Automotive Domain: Evaluation, Selection and Adoption”. Advisor: Miroslav Staron.
  21. Cristin Lindholm, 2015, Lund University. Thesis title: ”Software Risk Management in the Safety-Critical Medical device Domain - Involving a User Perspective”. Advisor: Martin Höst.
  22. Markus Borg, 2015, Lund University. Thesis title: "From Bugs to Decision Support – Leveraging Historical Issue Reports in Software Evolution”. Advisor: Per Runeson.
  23. Michael Unterkalmsteiner, 2015, Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thesis title: ”Coordinating Requirements Engineering and Software Testing”. Advisor: Tony Gorschek.
  24. Alma Orucevic-Alagic, 2016, Lund University. Thesis title: ”Understanding Software Development in an Open Source Context: Network Analysis of Source Code Repositories”. Advisor: Prof. Martin Höst.


Advisor to Licentiate theses: 30

Advisor to approved Master theses since 1993: 55

On Ph.D. committees or as external evaluator of Ph.D. theses, including theses in Sweden, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Australia and Singapore: 33

Evaluator for professor positions or promotions to full professor, including evaluations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, UK, The Netherlands and USA: 25 

© Claes Wohlin 2017