Ștefan Stănciulescu, Ph.D.

Software Engineering Researcher

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Ștefan Stănciulescu

Currently, I am a Scientist at Hitachi ABB Power Grids Research in Switzerland where I work on projects related to Software Architecture, Software Testing, Programming Languages for Real Time Systems, Performance Prediction for Highly Configurable Systems, and Internet of Things. Until July 2020, I was a Scientist at ABB Corporate Research in Switzerland where I mainly focused on software engineering research.

I am very fortunate and grateful to have worked with amazing colleagues throughout my career. From 2013 to 2017 I was a doing a combined MSc and Ph.D. at IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), supervised by Prof. Andrzej Wąsowski. During my Ph.D. I spent 6 months at University of Waterloo, with Prof. Krzysztof Czarnecki where I did most of my work on understanding forking as a variaiblity mechanism using the 3D printer firmware Marlin. The last 18 months of my Ph.D., I was a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University with Prof. Christian Kästner where I continued the work on integrating cloned variants into a configurable platform as well as the work on finding features in forks with (now Prof.) Shurui Zhou.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Research
Segelhofstrasse 1A,
5405 Baden-Dättwil


23 October 2020
Honored to be invited for PC for ASE 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. Looking forward to reviewing some great papers next year!
30 July 2020
Finished the ICSME (research track) and FSE (tools track) reviews. Notifications coming soon. A big thanks to my co-reviewers, I learned a lot :-)
29 July 2020
I am honored to have been invited to review a paper for the IEEE TSE journal. I look forward to providing my expertise to the community.
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D. Nešić, J. Krüger, Ș. Stănciulescu, T. Berger. Principles of Feature Modeling. 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, 2019. (Abstract, PDF, doi, bib)
ICSE 2019
M. Lillack, Ș. Stănciulescu, W. Hedman, T. Berger, A. Wąsowski. Intention-Based Integration of Software Variants. 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, 2019. (Abstract, PDF, doi, bib)
ICSE 2018
S. Zhou, Ș. Stănciulescu, O. Leßenich, Y. Xiong, C. Kästner, A. Wąsowski. Identifying Features in Forks. 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, 2018. (Abstract, PDF, doi, bib)
TOSEM 2018
I. Abal, J. Melo, Ș. Stănciulescu, C. Brabrand, M. Ribeiro, A. Wąsowski. Variability Bugs in Highly Configurable Systems: A Qualitative Analysis. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, Volume 26 Issue 3, 2018. (Abstract, PDF, doi, bib)
ICSME 2016
Ș. Stănciulescu, T. Berger, E. Walkginshaw, A. Wąsowski. Concepts, Operations, and Feasibility of a Projection-Based Variation Control System. 32nd International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, 2016. (Abstract, PDF, doi, bib)
ISoLA 2016
Ș. Stănciulescu, D. Rabiser, C. Seidl. A Technology-Neutral Role-Based Collaboration Model for Software Ecosystems. 7th International Symposium On Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation, 2016. (Abstract, PDF, doi, bib)
ICSME 2015
Ș. Stănciulescu, S. Schulze, A. Wąsowski. Forked and Integrated Variants In An Open-Source Firmware Project. 31st International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, 2015. (Abstract, PDF, doi, bib)
SPLC 2014
T. Berger, Ș. Stănciulescu, O. Øgård, Ø. Haugen, B. Larsen, A. Wąsowski. To connect or not to connect: experiences from modeling topological variability. 18th International Conference on Software Product Lines, 2014. (Abstract, PDF, doi, bib)
ICSE 2014
M. Antkiewicz, W. Ji, T. Berger, K. Czarnecki, T. Schmorleiz, R. Lämmel, Ș. Stănciulescu, A. Wąsowski, I. Schaefer. Flexible Product Line Engineering with a Virtual Platform. 36th International Conference on Software Engineering, 2014. (Abstract, PDF, doi, bib)


Organization Committee
MODELS 2018 (Web Chair), SCAM 2018 (Publicity Co-Chair), VaCoS2017 (General Organizer), FOSD 2016 (Local Organizer), ECMFA 2016 (Web Chair)
Program Committee
ASE 2021 (Research Track), VariVolution 2020 (Workshop), FSE 2020 (Tool Demos Track), ICSME 2020 (Research Track), ICSME 2020 (Industry Track), SPLC 2020 (Research Track), SPLC 2020 (Demonstrations and Tools Track), SPLC 2019 (Demonstrations and Tools Track), VariVolution 2019 (Workshop), FOSD 2018 (Workshop), SPLC 2018 (Data, Demonstrations, and Tools Track), SPLC 2017 (Data, Demonstrations, and Tools Track), SPLC 2016 (Tools/Demonstrations)

Design inspired from the webpage of Prof. Christian Kästner