Research Group for Applied Software Engineering
Forschungsgruppe für Angewandte Softwaretechnik

Jan Philip Bernius M.Sc.

Doctoral Candidate & Research Associate

Jan Philip Bernius

📧 Email: bernius [at] tum [punkt] de (🔐)

📍 Office: 01.07.042 (FMI)

📞 Phone: +49 (89) 289-18212

📮 Postal address:
Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik I1
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching b. München

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Hello world!
I am a doctoral candidate at the Research Group for Applied Software Engineering (Prof. Bruegge). My research focuses on computer science education and automated assessments of textual exercises. In addition, I am teaching the lecture courses Introduction to Software Engineering (~2,000 students) and Patterns in Software Engineering (~700 students) at TUM. Further, I am a maintainer of the Artemis learning platform.

📄 Publications





📢 Presentations


  • Towards the Automation of Grading Textual Student Submissions to Open-ended Questions.
    4th European Conference of Software Engineering Education (ECSEE 2020). Virtual, June 2020.
  • Segmenting Student Answers to Textual Exercises Based on Topic Modeling (Poster).
    17th Workshop on Software Engineering im Unterricht der Hochschulen (SEUH 2020). Innsbruck (Austria), February 2020.


🏆 Awards

🏛 Program Committees & Organization

  • Program Committee: 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering Education for the Next Generation (SEENG 2022). Virtual, May 2022.
  • Technical Administration: 32nd IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering Education & Training (CSEE&T 2020). Munich (Germany), November 2020.

💻 Projects

👨‍🏫 Teaching

Summer 2022 Seminar: Interactive Learning | Praktikum: Interactive Learning | Introduction to Software Engineering | Joint Advanced Student School (JASS) 2022
Winter 2021/22 Patterns in Software Engineering | Seminar: Interactive Learning | Praktikum: Interactive Learning
Summer 2021 Introduction to Software Engineering | Seminar: Interactive Learning | Praktikum: Interactive Learning | Ferienakademie 2021
Winter 2020/21 Patterns in Software Engineering | Seminar: Interactive Learning | Praktikum: Interactive Learning | Joint Advanced Student School (JASS) 2021
Summer 2020 Introduction to Software Engineering | Seminar: Interactive Learning | Praktikum: Interactive Learning | Ferienakademie 2020
Winter 2019/20 iPraktikum | Joint Advanced Student School (JASS) 2020
Summer 2019 iPraktikum | Project Organization and Management (Lecture on Branch and Merge Management)
Winter 2018/19 iPraktikum | Joint Advanced Student School (JASS) 2019

📚 Theses

I am currently focusing on my dissertation and, therefore, cannot supervise additional thesis.
Contact my colleages at the research group or at the Chair of Engineering Software for Decentralized Systems for possible thesis topics.

  1. TBA.
    Benjamin Schmitz. TUMKolleg. December 2022.
  2. Design of a User Interface for Feedback Management Systems.
    Valerie Bucher. Bachelor's Thesis. April 2022.
  3. Language Independent Text Assessment.
    Tim Cremer. Bachelor's Thesis. April 2022.

  1. Changing the Grading Criteria During the Assessment in Learning Management Systems.
    Merve Pinar. Master's Thesis. December 2021.
  2. Training Athene Based On Existing Assessments.
    Argert Boja. Master's Thesis. December 2021.
  3. Explainable Assessment Systems.
    Ndricim Rrapi. Master's Thesis. October 2021.
  4. Toward Automated Assessment of Textual Descriptions of Software Patterns Using Knowledge Graphs.
    Maisa Ben Salah. Bachelor's Thesis. September 2021.
  5. Knowledge Graphs in Assessment Systems: An Ontological Approach.
    Michal Kawka. Bachelor's Thesis. September 2021.

  1. Optimizing and Scaling Automatic Assessments of Textual Exercises for Very Large Lectures.
    Linus Michel. Master's Thesis. November 2020.
  2. Detecting Inconsistent Grading for Textual Exercises.
    Birtan Gültekin. Master's Thesis. November 2020.
  3. Exercise Assessment Managment in Artemis by Students and Instructors.
    Jonas Petry. Bachelor's Thesis. October 2020.
  4. Utilizing Hierarchical Clustering to Optimize Automatic Text Assessment Quality.
    Can Arisan. Bachelor's Thesis. September 2020.
  5. Increasing Accuracy of Automatic Assessment for Textual Exercises by applying context-specific incremental training of ELMo models.
    Adem Khachnaoui. Bachelor's Thesis. August 2020.
  6. Evaluation of Siamese Networks for improving similarity-based clustering of Textual Student Answers.
    Clemens Zuck. Master's Thesis. June 2020.
  7. Confidence of Automatic Feedback for Textual Exercises.
    Ngoc-Minh Tran. Bachelor's Thesis. March 2020.

  1. Text Segmentation Based on Topic Modeling Applied to Students' Answers to Textual Exercises.
    Anna Kovaleva. Bachelor's Thesis. September 2019.
  2. A Formative Process for the Assessment of Textual Exercises in Very Large Lectures.
    Gregor Ziegltrum. Bachelor's Thesis. August 2019.
  3. Improvements of the Quiz Functionality in ArTEMiS.
    Ekaterina Sebina. Master's Thesis. April 2019.
  4. Usability Evaluation of the Quiz Exercise Creation in ArTEMiS.
    Ekaterina Sebina. Guided Research. April 2019.

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