Dr. Jörg Lenhard

Short Bio

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Distributed Systems Group of the University of Bamberg, Germany. I obtained my Ph.D. degree from the University of Bamberg in January 2016, after working there from 2011 to 2016 as a research and teaching assistant (more information here). In fall 2012, I spent a month as a guest lecturer at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. Prior to my employment, I completed my Bachelor’s degree (2005 to 2009) and Master’s degree (2009 to 2011) in Information Systems at the University of Bamberg. During this time, I studied one term (2007 to  2008) at the University of Skövde, Sweden. For more details on my CV, please see my CV page.

Research Interests

My research and teaching activities are focused in the areas of distributed systems and software engineering. I try to develop methods, models, and tools that help to preserve and improve the quality of long-running and evolving distributed systems.

I have experience in the areas of service composition, process-aware information systems, business process modeling and execution languages such as WS-BPEL and BPMN, and cloud computing. Furthermore, I work on software metrics and measurement for quality properties that relate to evolvable software systems, in particular software portability. In my work, I put an emphasis on the practical and experimental evaluation of research ideas. Many of my approaches are supported by software prototypes, which are released as open source, and analyses of large scale software libraries. For this reason, I am also a passionate open source software developer and am interested in comparing the quality of open source and proprietary software tools and development approaches.

For more information on my work, please refer to my publications or my services to the academic community. On several occasions, my work has been distinguished by academic awards. If you are interested in my software development work, you can have a look at my github profile or my stackoverflow profile. I also blog about my work when I find the time.

Contact Information

If you want to get in contact with me, the easiest way is to write an email.

Otherwise, you can write or call me at:

Dr. Jörg Lenhard
Distributed Systems Group
Department of Information Systems and Applied Computer Science
University of Bamberg
An der Weberei 5
96047 Bamberg, Germany

Office: 03.089
Phone: +49 951 8632524