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Dr. Michael Wahler

Dr. Michael Wahler

Dr. Michael Wahler

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Software Engineering
Steinberggasse 13
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 66 49

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Lecturer Software Engineering at InIT

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

My research focus is on reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) and time to market (TTM) in software development projects. This can be achieved by automating parts of the software development life cycle, e.g. through model-driven development (MDD, MDE).

I am actively researching in these fields:
Software development life cycle automation
Model-driven development
Green coding/green software
Software engineering
Software architecture
Test automation
Real-time systems and industrial automation
Formal methods

Professional milestones

2019-2021 Technology Manager, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Service Solutions. Work on digital services, risk & reliability
2012-2019 Group Leader and Department Head, ABB Corporate Research. Work on industrial software systems, cyber security, control and optimization, power grids.
2008-2012 Scientist, ABB Corporate Research. Work on real-time systems, software architecture, test automation
2004-2008 Scientist, IBM Research. Focus on model-driven development and model consistency

Educational background

Dr. sc. ETH Zurich
Diploma Computer Science Munich Technical University

Membership of networks



Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
  • Wahler, Michael; Conte, Enrico; Frick, Martin; ; ,


    Rapid software prototyping from business artifacts [paper].


    Bera, Palash; Dalpiaz, Fabiano; Wautelet, Yves, eds.,

    Short Paper Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Agile Methods for Information Systems Engineering (Agil-ISE 2022).

    First International Workshop on Agile Methods for Information Systems Engineering (Agil-ISE 2022), co-located with the 34th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2022) Leuven, Belgium, 6. June 2022.


    RWTH Aachen University.

    pp. 9-14.

    CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

    Available from:

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW