Research Group for Applied Software Engineering
Forschungsgruppe für Angewandte Softwaretechnik

Sebastian Klepper

Sebastian Klepper, M.Sc.
Doctoral Candidate

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Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik I1
85748 Garching bei München

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Research Topics

My research is centered around continuous software engineering in highly complex problem domains.

Even though it anticipates unknowns and change, the typical agile development approach often doesn’t cut it for extremely complex and unpredictable problems.
In such projects it is indispensable to work with hypotheses instead of requirements, make data-driven decisions and continuously reality-check your solution.
Teams therefore must integrate an empirical research process into their development workflow. This includes analyzing and breaking down problems, formulating hypotheses and testing them, designing experiments and running them in production if necessary, evaluating results and making decisions.
These activities have been dubbed “Continuous Experimentation” and “Continuous Innovation” and are part of a holistic Continuous Software Engineering approach.
They require a perfect handle on continuous software engineering workflows, techniques, architectural patterns, infrastructure, etc.

My focus is on workflows, where some building blocks exist but there are still many challenges for coming up with an integrated process model and
Research goals include coming up with an integrated, flexible, tailorable process model for Continuous Innovation along with supporting tools and guidelines.

Primary fields of research:
Continuous innovation, Continuous experimentation, Hypothesis-driven development, Opportunistic use of new technology

Underlying topics:
Continuous software engineering, Agile and lean development, Continuous software evolution, Continuous delivery, Release management, Evolutionary architectures

Publications Sebastian Klepper's citations


  • Continuous Research & Development: Scientific Research as Decision Support for Continuous Software Engineering in Domains with High Uncertainty
    Sebastian Klepper
    Technische Universität München / Open Access, Work in progress



  • Decision Support for Continuous Software Engineering in Complex Problem Domains: A Case Study (Master’s Thesis)


  • Workflow for Empirical and Opportunistic Domain Engineering in a Corporate Environment (Master’s Thesis)
  • Continuous Security: Towards unification of security standards and agile methodologies (Master’s Thesis)


  • Applied Machine Learning: A Case Study of Continuous Experimentation (Master’s Thesis)
  • Hypothesis-Driven Development in Multi-Project Organizations (Bachelor’s Thesis)
  • Continuous Software Engineering in Complex Problem Domains (Research Internship)


  • Context-Aware Process Transformation of Anti-Patterns in Agile Software Projects (Bachelor’s Thesis)