Applied Software Engineering

Research Group Team — Doctoral Seminar October 2023

Latest News and Events from Applied Software Engineering

Felix T.J. Dietrich Wins Apple's Swift Student Challenge 2024
7 Jun 2024 • Stephan Krusche

We are pleased to announce that Felix T.J. Dietrich has earned a spot in the Swift Student Challenge 2024. This competition, part of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), recognizes innovative projects by student developers worldwide. Felix’s project, an iPad app designed to improve financial health, secured him one of the 350 scholarships. The Swift Student Challenge allows students to showcase their coding skills by creating a Swift Playgrounds project. Winners this receive a year of free access to the Apple Developer Program and Apple AirPods Max.

ITiCSE '24 - Paper Accepted - Iris: An AI-Driven Virtual Tutor for Computer Science Education
15 Apr 2024 • Patrick Bassner

We are excited to announce the acceptance of our research paper titled “Iris: An AI-Driven Virtual Tutor for Computer Science Education” at ITiCSE 2024! In this innovative research, we explore the integration of Iris, a chat-based virtual tutor, within the Artemis learning platform. This development addresses a critical challenge in computer science education: the need for personalized, context-aware learning experiences that can adapt to individual student needs in large-scale educational environments.

Future of ADHD Care: Evaluating the Efficacy of ChatGPT in Therapy Enhancement
20 Mar 2024 • Santiago Berrezueta

We are thrilled to share that our research paper has been published in the volume 9 of Healthcare Journal. Flowchart to generate a custom ChatGPT. Our latest research paper presents a pioneering study on the integration of ChatGPT, a large language model, into therapeutic settings for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This work delves into how AI can significantly enhance ADHD treatment methods beyond conventional pharmacological approaches. By employing the Delphi method for systematic forecasting and involving a panel of child ADHD therapy experts, the study assesses ChatGPT’s effectiveness in simulated therapy scenarios.

From the Classroom to the Workplace – AI Technologies and the Changing Face of Education
15 Feb 2024 • Ignacio Garcia

Watch on The Oxford Internet Institute and TUM Campus Heilbronn Webinar Series brings together researchers from the University of Oxford and TUM Heilbronn Campus to discuss various topics concerning AI and educational technologies. The focus lies on the current development state and on ensuring the responsible advancement of AI technologies to promote efficiency, fairness, and risk awareness. In the third edition, titled “AI Technologies and the Changing Face of Education”, three researchers deliver 15-minute presentations exploring how education and work dynamics are evolving in response to the surge of AI-powered technologies.

Embarking on Innovation: iPraktikum Summer 2024 Prep Begins!
25 Jan 2024 • Maximilian Sölch

Get ready to dive into a journey where your development skills meet real-world impact! 🚀 Join us for the 27th edition of the iPraktikum at TUM Applied Education Technologies in partnership with Apple’ AATCe program in the summer 2024. This is a great opportunity to shape the future with your own hands 🌍✨ You do not only learn but you innovate, create, and contribute to society in meaningful ways while you become an industry-ready software engineer.

News and events overview

iPraktikum: iOS Development with industry partners



The iPraktikum is a practical course centered around innovation. It covers mobile applications for smart devices, ranging from standalone applications, embedded systems including hardware and sensors to the design of modern interfaces for complex business applications.

Students learn and apply software engineering and usability engineering techniques. This includes object-oriented modeling and system design as well as the realization of graphical user interfaces, usability testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery.

Real industrial partners provide problem statements as clients. 8-12 companies participate in the iPraktikum every semester, each with a different problem statement and its own team. 60-100 students regularly participate and deliver these applications using agile techniques and communicating continuously to their clients.

Head of Research Group



Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche

Mission Statement


The world is changing ever faster. We address complex problems and fast cycles with agile methods and continuous software engineering. With partners from industry and academia, we develop, implement, and evaluate innovative methods and solutions to deal with today's challenges.

We apply educational technologies and artificial intelligence to enhance learning and teaching. We involve students actively in the learning process and prepare them for future challenges. They participate in engaging, practical courses with real clients while having fun.

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