Kathrin Berg

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Postal Address

Computer Science Department

University of Pretoria

Pretoria
South Africa
0002

Contact Details

+27 12 420 3617

kberg@cs.up.ac.za

 

I am currently doing my M.Sc.  in Computer Science on Variability Management in Software Product Line Engineering.  I've been working at the University of Pretoria for the Polelo research group since September 2001.

 

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In September 2005, I attended the Rotor RFP II Capstone workshop at Microsoft Research in Redmond. I also met with Clemens Szyperski and Allen Wirfs-Brock at Microsoft and had very interesting conversations with them. On my return, I stopped in Victoria to visit Nigel Horspool and Micaela Serra. See some photos here.
 

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At the beginning of 2005, I spent three months at the Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern, Germany. There, Dirk Muthig, an expert in Software Product Line Engineering, and some of his colleagues opened my eyes to the interesting challenges of variability management in software product lines.
 

Education                                                                                                                          

     

2004 – to date

M.Sc. Computer Science

University of Pretoria

 

 

 

 

Specializing in Variability Management in Software Product Line Engineering.

 

 

 

 

2003

B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science with Distinction

University of Pretoria

 

 

 

 

Subjects studied: Software Engineering, Component Based Development, Management of Technology and Innovation, Electronic Commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Computer and Information Security, Special Topic – “Dealing with the Complexities of Commonality and Variability in Software Engineering Practices”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 - 2002

B.Sc. Information Technology with Distinction

University of Pretoria

 

 

 

 

Majors: Computer Science, Informatics, Information Science and Multimedia.

   

Experience                                                                                                                        
 

   

2001 – to date

University of Pretoria

 

Research and Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

 

Research Topics:     (as from mid-2003)

Software Engineering, Variability Management, Software Product Lines.

 

 

 

 

Administrative Duties:

Administering Finances, Organizing meetings and social events.

 

 

2003 – 2004

SystemicLogic Research Institute

 

Researcher

 

 

 

 

Research Topics:

 

Process Landscaping, Product Line Practice, Domain Analysis, Feature Modeling.

 

 

2001 – 2003

University of Pretoria

 

Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

Tutoring various undergraduate courses presented by the Computer Science department of the University of Pretoria.

   

Publications                                                                                                   
 

Kathrin Berg, Dirk Muthig and Judith Bishop: Tracing Software Product Line Variability - From Problem to Solution Space. Presented at SAICSIT 2005, September 2005.

Kathrin Berg and Dirk Muthig: A Critical Analysis of Using Feature Models for Variability Management, Technical Report. University of Pretoria, May 2005

Kathrin Berg: Facing the Challenges - Introducing Software Product Line Practices into Large Complex Organizations, Position Paper. Accepted at the Software Product Line Young Researchers Workshop held in conjunction with the SPLC 2004, but could not be presented.

Kathrin Berg, John Müller, Jay van Zyl and Judith Bishop: The Use of Feature Modelling in Component Evolution, Technical Report. University of Pretoria, May 2004.

Kathrin Berg, Judith Bishop and Jay van Zyl: Towards Strategic Reuse in Project-Oriented Environments by Using Software Product Line Practices, Technical Report. University of Pretoria, February 2004.

Kathrin Berg: Dealing with the Complexities of Commonality and Variability in Software Engineering Practices, Special Project. University of Pretoria, January 2004.