Padma Iyenghar


email: piyengha(at)uos(dot)de

New!!: I am offering two courses for Winter Semester 2017-2018: (a) Bachelor Seminar course on Software Engineering (course number: 6.689) and (b) Master course on Advanced concepts in Software Engineering (course number: 6.628). Details of the courses can be found in the UOS-StudIP page.

Note: If you are looking for a Bachelor or Master thesis topic in the area of Software Engineering, please get in touch with me (via email).


Since 2014, I am a senior researcher and Project Leader at the Software Engineering Research Group, University of Osnabrueck, Germany.

My broad area of interests are:

  • Model-Based Software development
  • Embedded Software engineering
  • Software Engineering (e.g. Quality/performance analysis, generation)
  • Internet Of Things (IoT)

My main activities in the Software Engineering Research Group are:

  • Organization and management of research projects (e.g. preparing ZiM/BMWi project applications)
  • Research and Development (in the field of Embedded Software Engineering)
  • Scientific publication in peer-reviewed conferences and journals
  • Co-operative project development work with industrial partners
  • Lecturer-Bachelor and Master degree courses in Software Engineering
  • Thesis supervision/evaluation

A list of the BMW/ZiM sponsored projects that I have been part of can be found in projects page.

Work Experience (summary):

July 2014- Present: Senior Researcher & Project Manager, Software Engineering Research Group, UOS, Germany.

2009- June 2014: Research staff, at Institute of Computer Engineering, UAS, Osnabrueck, Germany.

2009-2012: Ph.D candidate at Software Engineering Research Group, UOS, Germany.

2006-2008: Senior Software Engineer at Aricent, Chennai, India.

2007-2008: Consultant, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), Espoo, Finland.

2004-2006: Research Engineer at Alcatel-Research and Innovation center (now Alcatel-Lucent), Stuttgart, Germany

2003-2004: Student Research Assistant at Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany.


2009-2012: PhD (Dr. rer. nat) degree in Computer Science (Embedded Software Engineering) from the University of Osnabrueck, Software Engineering Research Group. Thesis advisor: Prof.Dr.-Ing. Elke Pulvermueller. My PhD work has been partially funded by a DAAD scholarship, a grant from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Germany and the research pool-UAS, Osnabrueck. I defended my thesis on 12th September 2012 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. My thesis is available online. A press release is available here.

2003-2006: Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Information and Media Technology from Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany.

1999-2003: Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

Last updated: October 2017