I'm Marvin Wyrich

Software Engineering Researcher at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

About me

I'm a PhD candidate doing research on the conduct of reliable and valid code comprehension experiments. I love doing research with and for humans, that's why my work is often at the intersection between psychology and empirical software engineering. Since I believe that research doesn't end with the publication of a paper and that research papers are not necessarily written for non-scientists, I recently started a YouTube channel to communicate scientific findings back to software engineers. Oh, and I love sports, especially table tennis 🏓 and running 🏃.

Highlighted projects


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.