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Stefan Biffl

Stefan Biffl

is key researcher at SBA Research and associate professor at TU Wien.

Research Interests

Stefan’s research focuses on:

  • Software and Systems Engineering process improvement
  • Model Quality Assurance
  • Value-based Software Engineering
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Collaboration in Software and Systems Engineering
  • Software quality management & Software Engineering Process Improvement
  • Engineering environment and engineering knowledge integration
  • Engineering of Cyber-Physical Production Systems (Industrie 4.0)
  • Production automation systems simulation and test
  • Application focus: systems for monitoring and coordination of engineering heterogeneous software-intensive systems.


Stefan is an associate professor of software engineering at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, TU Wien.
He received master and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the TU Wien and a master’s degree in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Vienna. In 2001 Stefan received an Erwin-Schrödinger research scholarship and spent one year as researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute of Experimental Software Engineering, focusing on quality management and empirical software engineering. Also, in 2001 he received the habilitation degree (Venia Docendi) in Praktische Informatik for work on empirical software engineering in project management and quality management. In 2006 he worked as guest researcher at Czech Technical University, Department of Cybernetics. From 2010 until 2018 he was the head of a Christian Doppler research laboratory.