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Hello,

I am Christoph Stanik—a researcher working on Requirements Engineering, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing. My primary goal in research is to identify user needs in online comments such as app reviews, Amazon reviews, and tweets. Successful companies face the issue that they receive thousands of user comments each day which makes manual analyses cumbersome. For this, I identify informative and non-informative online comments. My work empowers Requirements Engineers, Project Manager, and Software Engineers to better understand the problems their users face and the desires they express.

  • Selected presentations stats:

    - 2014, 2015, 2018 - European Commission, Brussels

    - 2016—2019 - Conference presentations

    - 2014—2019 - (>20) Internat. project meeting presentations

    - 2018, 2019 - Tag des Wissens, Hamburg


  • Name: Christoph Stanik
  • Job Title: Research Associate
  • Lang: DE/EN
  • Location: Germany, Hamburg

Academic Work - Publications and Teaching Activities

In the last five years, I educated hundreds of students in over 20 courses.

Chap.

Künstliche Intelligenz in der Öffentlichen Verwaltung: Status Quo und zukünftige Entwicklungen

Alexander Felfernig, Martin Stettinger,
Manfred Wundara, Christoph Stanik

2019

Handbuch E-Government: Technikinduzierte Verwaltungsentwicklung

Conf.

A Simple NLP-based Approach to Support Onboarding and Retention in Open Source Communities

Christoph Stanik, Lloyd Montgomery,
Daniel Martens, Davide Fucci and Walid Maalej

2018

34th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME)

Work.

Research on NLP for RE at the University of Hamburg

Davide Fucci, Christoph Stanik, Lloyd Montgomery,
Zijad Kurtanovic, Timo Johann, Walid Maalej

2018

24th International Working Conference on Requirements Enigneering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ)

Conf.

SAFE: A Simple Approach for Feature Extraction from App Descriptions and App Reviews

Timo Johann, Christoph Stanik, Alireza M.Alizadeh B. and Walid Maalej

2017

25th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)

Journal

On the Automatic Classification of App Reviews

Walid Maalej, Zijad Kurtanovic, Hadeer Nabil, and Christoph Stanik

2016

Requirements Engineering. Volume 21, Issue 3. (REJ)

M-Lab

Teaching and Innovation Laboratory

Yearly, Bachelor & Master Level

since 2013

Concept:

M-Lab is our lighthouse course that gives students the opportunity to work on exciting app projects with real customers such as Volkswagen, Audi, GFK, Capgemini, and more! If you are interested in learning more about this course visit our official course website, our YouTube channel, or the article about the award ceremonies for the concept of the course.


Topics I teach:

  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • Communication (Stakeholder vs. Distributed/Co-located Team)
  • Android App Development
  • Software Architecture
  • Agile Software Development
  • Presentation Skills
EMSE

Seminar on Empirical Software Engineering

Yearly, Master Level

since 2013

Concept:

The objective of the course is to give students an understanding of empirical research in general and how it applies in software engineering. For this, we reflect on scientific papers from top venues and critically discuss their strengths, weaknesses, and their potential impact in the field. We introduce both qualitative and quantitative methods such as surveys, interviews, observations, content analysis, and experiments.


Topics I teach:

  • How to Read Papers
  • Discuss from multiple perspectives
  • Empirical Research Methods
  • Understand Strengths and Weaknesses of Methods
  • How to Mitigate Threats to Validity
  • Presentation Skills
SE I+II

Exercises on Software Engineering I+II

Semester-wise, Bachelor Level

since 2017

Concept:

In Software Engineering I+II, students make their first experience with object-oriented programming in university. In addition to the basics, students learn to create and interpret UML models, some software patterns, and pair-programming.


Topics I teach:

  • Software Development
  • Software Design
  • Self-improvement
DATA

Seminar on Data Analytics

Yearly, Bachelor Level

2018

Concept:

Students learn the basic methods for gathering, cleaning, and processing data followed by topics about creating insights.


Topics I teach:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Mining Software Repositories
  • App Store Analytics
  • Presentation Skills
Pattern

Seminar on Software Patterns

Yearly, Bachelor Level

2014 - 2017

Concept:

The lecture and exercise Software Patterns introduce classic design patterns and anti-patterns, as well as mobile and usability patterns. In addition, we cover patterns in process and project management.


Topics I teach:

  • How to Model and Apply Patterns

My Resume

Most relevent and recent items.

Hamburger Informatik Technologie-Center e.V. (HITeC)

Project Management, Research, Development

2013 - 2015 & 2019

My Tasks:

  • Project Management
  • Development
  • Research
1

Universität Hamburg

Research Associate

2015 - today

My Tasks:

  • Project Management
  • Project Proposal Writing
  • Research
  • Development
  • Teaching
1

Freelancer

Android app development: an end-to-end encrypted messaging and networking app

2014 - 2015

My Tasks:

  • Android App Development
  • Requirements Elicitation

Universität Hamburg

PhD, Computer Science

2014 - today

My Topics of Interest:

  • Requirements Engineering
  • Natural Languge Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Social Media/App Store Analytics
1

Universität Hamburg

M.Sc.

2012 - 2014

Major and Minor:

  • Business Information Systems
  • Development and Management of IT Systems
1

Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

B.Sc.

2009 - 2012

Major and Minor:

  • Business Information Systems
  • Information Technology
2

Georg-Sonnin-Schule

A-Level

2004 - 2007

Major:

  • Construction Engineering
2

PC Member

INFORMATIK19 (link)

2019

Web Co-Chair

26th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (link)

2018

Journal Reviewer

Information and Software Technology Journal (link)

2018

PC Member (Emerging results, vision, and posters track)

12th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (link)

2018 2019

Organizer

1st Hamburg Requirements Engineering Symposium (link)

2018

Speaker

From Mining to Planning. Tutorial at the 25th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (link)

2017

Award: Hochschulwettbewerb

10,000€ (link)

2018

Award: MIN Graduate School

Travel award for attending international conferences (link)

2017

Certificate: Professional Scrum Master I

2015

Certificate: ITIL Foundation

2013

Projects

A small selection of projects I worked on. I currently work in my third multi-million project being a work package leader for the second time.