Muhammad Abbas, Industrial Doctoral Student

Muhammad Abbas is a Researcher at RISE SICS, Västerås. His research is focused on requirements-based software reuse in the context of software product lines. Before coming to Västerås he was Instructor at NUCES, Islamabad, where he taught labs of courses like Software Testing, Computer Programming, Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, and Data Structures. In addition, he has experience in Mobile/Web Applications Development, Modeling Tools Development, and development of Domain-Specific Languages. He also worked as a Research Assistant at the Software Quality Engineering & Testing Laboratory at NUCES, Islamabad. 


  • Best Paper Runner-up Award at REFSQ 2021

Served as a Reviewer for the following Journals/Conferences:

  • IET Software, 2019
  • ICIT SS, 2020
  • ISEC, 2020, 2021 (Sub)
  • Euromicro SEAA, 2020 (Sub)
  • PeerJ CS, 2020 (Sub)
  • NLP4RE 2022 (Program Committee)

Community service (Other)

  • ICSE 2021 Student Volunteer
  • RE 2021 Student Volunteer
  • SPLC 2021 Student Volunteer
  • RE 2022 Student Volunteer
  • AST 2023 Web and Publicity chair
  • REFSQ 2023 Social media co-chair

Invited Talks/ Tutorials:

  • Oct 2020, "Chaotic Reuse: Challenges, Opportunities and a solution" at NUCES, Islamabad
  • Mar 2021, "Applications of NLP in Software Reuse" at AIM Lab, NUCES, Islamabad
  • Sep 2021, "Requirements-driven Reuse Recommendation" at SPLC'21, UK

Mentoring and Supervision:

  • Parastu Rahgozar (currently at SEB), Summer Intern in NLP for SE at RISE. MSc Student from KTH, Summer 2019
  • Christoffer Parkkila (currently at Alstom Transport), "Clone detection in model-based design: an evaluation in the safety-critical railway domain", MSc Thesis at MDH, 2021