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Roland Würsching, M.Sc.

Technische Universität München

Informatik 4 - Lehrstuhl für Software & Systems Engineering (Prof. Pretschner)


Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München

About Me

I am interested in the field of software testing, especially the optimization of large test suites. My research is mainly concerned with tests written in natural language and manual testing processes.

Thesis Topics

Note: At the moment, I am not accepting further thesis applications!

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in any of the below open topics (click the links for a brief description). Please include your current CV and grade report, as well as a short motivation letter and when you intend to start your thesis.

Title Type
▌ Open  
Speed Up Testing By Reusing Code Coverage MA/GR
Build a Test Selection Tool for Mobile App Tests in Natural Language (iOS, Android) GR
▌ Ongoing / Assigned  
Regression Testing With Non-Code Dependencies BA
Increasing Test Selection Precision: When Are Tests (Not) Affected By Changes? MA
Insights Into Java Code Coverage for Natural Language Tests Seminar
Speed Up Testing By Identifying Code Refactorings Seminar
Non-Code Dependencies in Software Testing Seminar
▌ Finished  
Automatically Detecting Flaky End-to-End Tests in Multi-Language Systems Using Code Coverage (with FL) MA
Regression Test Optimization for Manual Tests Seminar
Regression Test Selection in Rust (with DE) GR
Coverage-Based Regression Test Selection for Manual UI Tests Seminar
Increasing Data Sharing Appeal Through Incentive Mechanisms (with VZ) MA
NLP-Based Manual Test Case Selection Seminar
Prioritizing Regression Tests for Manual Testing of Mobile Applications MA


Semester Title Type
WS 22

Software Quality


SS 23 Robust DevOps - Exploring Stability Factors for UI Tests Practical Course
SS 23 Software Quality Seminar
WS 23

Advanced Topics of Software Engineering


WS 23 Software Quality Seminar
SS 24 Software Quality Seminar
WS 24 Software Quality Seminar


  • Wuersching, R.*, Elsner, D.*, Leinen, F., Pretschner, A., Grueneissl, G., Neumeyr, T., Vosseler, T. (2023). Severity-Aware Prioritization of System-Level Regression Tests in Automotive Software. In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation.
  • Elsner, D., Wuersching, R., Schnappinger, M., Pretschner, A. (2022). Probe-based Syscall Tracing for Efficient and Practical File-level Test Traces. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automation of Software Test (pp. 126-137).
  • Elsner, D., Wuersching, R., Schnappinger, M., Pretschner, A., Graber, M., Dammer, R., & Reimer, S. (2022). Build System Aware Multi-language Regression Test Selection in Continuous Integration. In Proceedings of the 44th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Practice (pp. 87-96).