Professor Barbara Paech from the University of Heidelberg - Germany, was the guest speaker of today’s Thursdays with Science entitled “How do your users talk about software: problem and first research ideas.”.
In a very enlightening session, Professor Barbara Paech shared with the audience her expertise on methods and processes, highlighting the importance of understanding users’ view language to improve the communication between users and developers in the process of software development.
Professor Barbara Paech teaching and research focuses on methods and processes to ensure quality of software with adequate effort, especially in the areas of requirements, rational and quality engineering. Based on her experiences as head of department at the Fraunhofer Institute Experimental Software Engineering, her research is often empirical and in close cooperation with the industry. One of the added values that Professor Barbara Paech brought to the session, was her knowledge resulting from headed several industrial, national and international research and transfer projects
Professor Barbara Paech holds the chair ”Software Engineering“ at the Heidelberg University. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München (1990) and a Habilitation in Computer Science from the Technical Universität München (1998).
Thursdays with Science is a weekly event hosted by Fraunhofer AICOS, dedicated to knowledge sharing and science debating, in a 30 minutes session gathering all of AICOS researchers in an open discussion forum.