Research Group for Applied Software Engineering
Forschungsgruppe für Angewandte Softwaretechnik

Dr. rer. nat. Han Xu

Office: 01.07.035

Email: han.xu ATSIGN
Phone: +49-89/289-18245

Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik I1

Boltzmannstraße 3
D-85748 Garching b. München


Short CV

I am currently working toward a PhD degree in computer science under supervision of Prof. Bernd Brügge and Dr. Naoufel Boulila (from Siemens). My research interests include Requirements Engineering, Scenario-Based Design, User-Centered Innovation, Agile & Lean, Interaction Design in Ubiquitous Computing and Semantic Web technologies. Before joining this group, I have spent five years in the industry, working as different roles for Motorola and Samsung.


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Professional Activities

The 2014 International Symposium on Real-time Natural User Interface and Natural User eXperience (PC Member)
The 2013 FTRA International Conference on Advanced IT, engineering and Management (PC Member)
The 2012 FTRA International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (PC Member)
The 2012 International Conference on Human-centric computing Computing (PC Member)
The 2011 FTRA International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (PC Member)
The 2011 FTRA International Workshop on Human centric computing, P2P, Grid and Cloud computing  (PC Member)
The 2010 International Conference on Human-centirc Computing (PC Member)
The 2009 International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (PC Member)
InfoQ (Contributing Editor)

Open Thesis Topics

Research Topics
Best practices for Use cases, user stories and scenarios in agile projects
Interaction design design patterns for mobile and ubiquitous computing
User centered innovation for information systems using Agile, Lean and Kanban
(Research-oriented students with academic writing skill and a vision of bridging the gap between academia and industry are welcomed)

UX Topics
UX case studies: problems and refactoring of well-known websites
(Students with strong front-end development experience and familiar with prototyping tools are welcomed)

Development Topics
Semantic web-enabled system
Knowledge management application
Efficiency application (note-taking, task management, time management, etc.)
Trip planning application
Online learning application
(Students with serious software development experience and solid programming skill are welcomed)

Check out here for general information about thesis.

How to do research?

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How to Write a Paper - Mechanics, Materials, and Design (by Mike Ashby, Cambridge University)
PhD-Program Preparation for Successful Post-PhD Career (by Prof. Tao Xie, UIUC)
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