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Daniel Graziotin


Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow

Address Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Softwaretechnologie
Universitätsstraße 38
D-70569 Stuttgart
Phone +49 711 685-88338
Fax +49 711 685-88380

Orcid 0000-0002-9107-7681
Twitter @dgraziotin
Office Room 1.232
Office Hour By appointment


Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Software Technology, University of Stuttgart. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, studies of science, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He is the local coordinator of the Italian open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is an open science advocate, and he is bringing openness to software engineering research venues (CHASE, MSR, and PROFES) and universities. Dr. Graziotin is a member of ACM, ACM-SIGSOFT, IEEE, IEEE-TCSE, and the IEEE Computer Society.

Research Topics

Human aspects of software engineering

  • Affect (emotions, moods), motivation, and commitment in the software development life-cycle
  • Creativity in software engineering
  • Decision-making process in software engineering
  • Performance and productivity of programmers
  • Use of psychology in software engineering (a.k.a. behavioral software engineering, psychoempirical software engineering)

Open science

  • Open access
  • Open data
  • Open source



See ineed.coffee/publications for my list of publications.

Selected publications:


Teaching Activities

Studienprojekte, Studien- und Diplomarbeiten, Fachstudien
(Student projects, BSc and MSc theses)

Contact me in case you are interested in my research areas. I am currently accepting works in English only.


  • rchiveit - find if and how you can make your published computer science papers as open access through self-archiving.


Q: Why are you not accepting student works in German?

A: Language barriers. My German is not that bad, but I am not yet able to correct and discuss academic work in German. Also, because works in English are potentially accessible and useful for the entire world. Works in German (or any other language) are not.


Q: But my English is not acceptable for writing a thesis?

A: That is not true. I have yet to meet any student here who does not have an acceptable level of English. While it is expected to see serious commitment to any academic work, nobody is going to fail you because the English is not perfect.


Q: What would be the best way to approach you to work on a BSc or MSc thesis?

A: Try to formulate an idea before contacting me. It is much more motivating (and productive) to discuss over an idea instead of seeing a request to "work on something".


Q: Why is your page the same in English and German?

A: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
(Typo 3 is so broken that it either displays twice the same page for DE/EN, or it turns me into Jan-Peter Ostberg when switching to EN. I chose the former.)