I'm Marvin Wyrich

Software Engineering Researcher at the Saarland University, Germany.

About me

I'm a researcher with a strong background in software engineering. Since I love doing research with and for humans, my work is often at the intersection between psychology and empirical software engineering. In my current project, we even add neuroscience to the mix: we look into the brains of developers!
What else? I believe that research doesn't end with the publication of a paper and that research papers are not necessarily written for non-scientists. Therefore, I seek to empower researchers in my field to explore the possibilities of science communication. Oh, and I love sports, especially table tennis 🏓 and running 🏃.


I'm proud of a couple of awards that confirm that I not only enjoy what I do, but that good stuff usually comes out of it. In 2016, I won the Fujitsu Next Agile IT Award for my bachelor thesis on capturing and summarizing activities in a Scrum team. In 2020, we won the best paper award at the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) for the validation of a code comprehensibility metric that is already being used in practice through its integration with SonarQube. In 2022, I won three awards at the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC): distinguished paper, distinguished reviewer, and best presentation award.

Selected publications

Find a list of all my publications on Google Scholar.