email: piyengha(at)uos(dot)de

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

Here, I lead a research and innovation project on model-based specification and validation of timing requirements (Modelbasiertes Werkzeug zur Erfassung Und Integration von Zeiteigenschaften Für die Entwicklung Eingebetteter Systeme (MOEWE)). This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and executed in close co-operation with Willert Software Tools GmbH, SymtaVision GmbH, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences and University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrueck.

I am also involved in preparing project applications (typically ZiM projects), teaching (Master-level computer science courses such as Advanced Software Engineering) and thesis supervision.

Prior to this, from Sept 2009, I was with the Institute of Computer Engineering, UAS, Osnabrueck. During this stint, I have been part of several research and Innovation projects supported by grants from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany. These projects were executed in close collaboration with industrial partners Willert Software Tools GmbH and BTC Embedded Systems AG


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 LaudeMy 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: April 2016