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General Information

Full Name Sebastian Hahner
Date of Birth 7th February 1994
Languages German (native), English (fluent), French (basics)
Current position Doctoral Researcher @ Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Education

  • 2017 - 2020
    Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    • Focus on software engineering, software architecture, and telematics
    • Master thesis titled "Domain-specific Language for Data-driven Design Time Analyses and Result Mappings for Logic Programs"
  • 2012 - 2017
    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    • Focus on security and telematics
    • Bachelor thesis titled "Inkrementelle Aktualisierungstechniken für Modelle und ihre Datenbankrepräsentation"
  • 2012
    Abitur
    Gymnasium am Deutenberg, Villingen-Schwenningen

Experience

  • 2020 - now
    Doctoral Researcher
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    • Working in the KASTEL Mobility Lab and the research group of Prof. Dr. Ralf Reussner
    • Research in the field of software architecture, confidentiality, data flow analysis, and uncertainty
    • Development and maintenance of open source tooling for data flow analysis, uncertainty propagation, and plagiarism detection
    • Teaching assistant for the lecture "Advanced Software Engineering", supervision of student team projects for software development, practical courses, seminars, and bachelor and master theses
  • 2012 - now
    Self-employed web video creator
    • Regularly creating YouTube videos about gaming, technology, programming, and informatics, ~190,000 subscribers and ~60 million video views
    • Regularly streaming live on Twitch with 95,000 followers
    • Podcast "while true" about informatics with ~5,000 listeners per episode
    • Development of open source software with 600,000+ total downloads
    • Consulting, conception, and production of videos for companies and institutions, from single posts to complete video series and long-term partnerships

Awards

  • 2021
    • VKSI Award for an excellent thesis in applied software engineering, Verein der Karlsruher Software-Ingenieure e.V./VKSI
  • 2015
    • YouTube Creator Award for surpassing 100,000 channel subscribers, Google
    • Microsoft Imagine Cup German finalists, 2. Place in national finals, Microsoft
  • 2014
    • Microsoft Imagine Cup German finalists, 2. Place in national finals, Microsoft

Qualifications

  • Certified Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I), scrum.org
  • Certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), scrum.org
  • Baden-Württemberg Certificate for Teaching and Learning at University Level (HDZ)
  • Software Campus Certificate "Software Innovations for Digital Enterprise"

Selected Publications

  • T. Sağlam, M. Brödel, L. Schmid, S. Hahner, "Detecting Automatic Software Plagiarism via Token Sequence Normalization", in 46th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), IEEE/ACM, 2024.
  • S. Hahner, R. Heinrich, and R. Reussner, "Architecture based Uncertainty Impact Analysis to Ensure Confidentiality", in 18th Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and SelfManaging Systems (SEAMS), IEEE/ACM, 2023.
  • M. Konersmann et al., "Evaluation Methods and Replicability of Software Architecture Research Objects", in 19th International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA), IEEE, 2022.
  • S. Hahner et al., "Modeling Data Flow Constraints for Design-Time Confidentiality Analyses", presented at 18th International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA), IEEE, 2021.

Community Activities

  • 2023
    Program Co-Chair
    • 14th Symposium on Software Performance (SSP)
  • 2023
    Web Chair
    • 18th Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS)
  • 2023
    Bertinoro Seminar Participant and Co-Author
    • Bertinoro Seminar on Uncertainty in Self-Adaptive Systems (USAS)
  • 2022 - now
    Advisory Board Member
    • Karlsruher Entwicklertage, a regional conference for software engineering since 2005

Open Source Projects

  • 2022 - now
    ABUNAI
    • ABUNAI stands for "Architecture-Based Uncertainty-Aware Confidentiality Analysis"
    • The tool support for the analyses that I develop during my dissertation
  • 2021 - now
    dataflowanalysis.org
    • A framework for architecture-based data flow analysis
    • Based on the Palladio Component Model (PCM)
  • 2020 - now
    JPlag
    • World-leading open-source plagiarism detection for code and models
    • Originally developed in 1996, now maintained and enhanced by a team of researchers and student developers
  • 2012 - now
    ...and many more other projects, too many to list here
    • I develop a lot of tooling for creators and streamers under open source licenses
    • See my GitHub profile for more information