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Professor Björn Regnell

Björn Regnell is a professor in Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science at Lund University.

Research areas: software engineering, requirements engineering, software quality, software innovation, software product management, and empirical research methods in software engineering. 

Current teaching: Introduction to Programming in Scala EDAA45, Software Requirements Engineering ETSN15.

Short bio (88 words)

BJÖRN REGNELL is Professor of software engineering at Lund University. He has over 30 years of experience in software engineering with focus on empirical research in software requirements engineering. He served as Vice Dean of Research at the Faculty of Engineering with focus on quality of graduate level education. He is a member of the editorial board of the Requirements Engineering journal (Springer-Nature). He is also engaged in the governing committee of the Scala open-source programming language. He is an awarded lecturer in software engineering and introductory programming.

Longer Bio (389 words)

Dr. Björn Regnell is Professor in Software Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Lund University, Sweden, where he is teaching and researching Software Engineering  and Programming. He is since June 2022 a member of the Scala Improvement Process (SIP) Committee governing the evolution of the Scala programming language. He is since the 1990ies involved in various leading roles of the main European scientific event in Software Requirements Engineering (REFSQ). He is also currently the Inspector of the Student Guild of Computer Science and Information Technology at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University.

Prof. Regnell has contributed to several software engineering research areas including requirements engineering, software quality, software product management and empirical research methods in software engineering. He was ranked among top 13 scholars in the world in experimental software engineering in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 31(9):733-753 (2005) and was awarded the Lund University Pedagogical Prize for outstanding achievements in teaching (2005).

Prof. Regnell was 2009-2015 Vice Dean of Research, Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University, and during 2019-2020 he was Assistant Dean for Digitalization in the management team at the same faculty. He has also been Vice Head of Department for Education Strategy at the Dept. of Computer Science, Lund University during 2015-2018. He was during 2014-2017 the Inspector of the Doctoral Student Guild at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University.

Prof. Regnell has been Program Chair of International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ), and a member of the Program Board/Committee of International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE). He is/was a reviewer for several high-impact journals and peer-reviewed conference program committees including International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2013. He was Steering Committee Chair of REFSQ 2013-2017. He is currently a member of the Editorial board of the Requirements Engineering journal (Springer) and a Program Committee member of REFSQ.

Prof. Regnell has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles in journals and at conferences. He has edited several special issues in journals and proceedings and he is co-author of several books including the widely cited "Introduction to Experimentation in Software Engineering" (Springer, 2000) and "Case Study Research in Software Engineering - Guidelines and Examples" (Wiley, 2012).

Prof. Regnell worked part time as Senior Researcher at Sony Ericsson, CTO Office, Lund, Sweden 2005-2007, and he works as expert consultant in software engineering for the Swedish software industry.


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