Markus Bohlin, Docent, Research Leader

Markus Bohlin is the leader of the Industrial Efficiency (IND-E) focus area at SICS. He received his PhD at Mälardalen University in 2009; the topic of his thesis was practical combinatorial optimization problems in industry. In 2013 he was appointed as Associate Professor (Docent) in Computer Science at Mälardalen University, where he is also supervising three PhD students. He currently serves as the president of the Swedish Operations Research Association.

His research interests are in the real-world application of optimization methods and operations research to industrial processes, in particular to railways, embedded software verification and validation, and industrial maintenance. His work has been published in more than 25 conference proceedings and journals. Two core algorithms he designed have been successfully deployed in industry.

Markus currently serve as reviewer for six scientific journals, and is on the program committee for two conferences. He has been on the organization committee for the annual Industrial Efficiency conference since 2009. In 2013, he served as the main organizer and program chair for the joint Swedish Operations Research Conference and the 6th Nordic Optimization Symposium (SOAK/NOS6 2013) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 Research interests:

  • Optimization
  • Analytics
  • Applications

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Latest publications:

Towards Execution Time Prediction for Test Cases from Test Specification (Aug 2017)
Sahar Tahvili, Mehrdad Saadatmand, Markus Bohlin, Wasif Afzal, Sharvathul Hasan Ameerjan
43rd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA'17)

Targeted Mutation: Efficient Mutation Analysis for Testing Non-Functional Properties (Mar 2017)
Björn Lisper, Birgitta Lindström, Pasqualina Potena, Mehrdad Saadatmand, Markus Bohlin
ICST workshop on Testing Extra-Functional Properties and Quality Characteristics of Software Systems (ITEQS'17)

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Using Dependency Knowledge at Integration Testing (Nov 2016)
Sahar Tahvili, Markus Bohlin, Mehrdad Saadatmand, Stig Larsson , Wasif Afzal, Daniel Sundmark
The 17th International Conference On Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES'16)

Test Case Prioritization Using Multi Criteria Decision Making Methods (Apr 2016)
Sahar Tahvili, Markus Bohlin
Danish Society for Operations Research (DORS)

Towards Earlier Fault Detection by Value-Driven Prioritization of Test Cases Using Fuzzy TOPSIS (Apr 2016)
Sahar Tahvili, Wasif Afzal, Mehrdad Saadatmand, Markus Bohlin, Daniel Sundmark, Stig Larsson
13th International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations (ITNG 2016) (ITNG'16)

Dynamic Integration Test Selection Based on Test Case Dependencies (Apr 2016)
Sahar Tahvili, Mehrdad Saadatmand, Stig Larsson , Wasif Afzal, Markus Bohlin, Daniel Sundmark
The 11th Workshop on Testing: Academia-Industry Collaboration, Practice and Research Techniques (TAIC PART 2016)

MSc theses supervised (or examined):
Thesis TitleStatus
Simulation-based optimization of dual non-crossing stacking cranes on-hold