Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Alexander Pretschner



Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research area of Professor Pretschner (b. 1975) is software engineering. His main focus is on testing and distributed data usage control.

Professor Pretschner studied computer science at RWTH Aachen and at the University of Kansas where he was a Fulbright grant recipient. After obtaining his doctorate at TUM, he worked as a senior researcher at ETH Zurich for five years. Within the framework of the Fraunhofer Attract Program he then moved on to head a research group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering in Kaiserslautern. Parallel to this he was an adjunct associate professor at TU Kaiserslautern. Before joining TUM as a full professor in 2012, Professor Pretschner was a full professor of computer science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.


  • Google Focused Research Award (2011, 2012)
  • Fraunhofer Attract-Programm (2008-2013)
  • Fulbright-Stipendium (1999)

Key Publications (all publications)

Ciupa I, Pretschner A, Oriol M, Leitner A, Meyer B: “On the number and nature of faults found by random testing”. J. Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability. 2011; 21(1): 3-28.

Kumari P, Pretschner A, Peschla J, Kuhn J: “Distributed Data Usage Control for Web Applications: A Social Network Implementation”. Proc. 1st ACM Conf. on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY), San Antonio, Februar 2011: 85-96.

Pretschner A, Hilty M, Basin D.: “Distributed Usage Control”. Communications of the ACM. 2006; 49(9): 39-44.

Pretschner A, Prenninger W, Wagner S, Kühnel C, Baumgartner M, Sostawa, B, Zölch R, Stauner T: “One Evaluation of Model-Based Testing and its Automation”. Proc. 27th Intl. Conf. on Software Engineering (ICSE), St. Louis, Mai 2005: 392-401.

Pretschner A, Gauch S: “Ontology Based Personalized Search." Proc. 11th IEEE Intl. Conf. on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), Chicago, November 1999: 391-398.