Christian Hovy

geb. Zoller

AddressDKRZ, room 107
Telephone+49 40 460094-218
AddressInformatikum, room D-213
Telephone+49 40 42883-2306


Christian Hovy is research assistant at the Department of Informatics at the Universität Hamburg. There, he also studied Informatics with focus on Software Engineering and with Oceanography as minor subject. In early 2011 he received his Diploma degree. Besides his studies, Christian worked as a free software developer. Afterwards he worked for Workplace Solutions GmbH and was involved in several software development and consultancy projects.

For his diploma thesis, Christian developed the open source tool AccessAnalysis, an Eclipse plug-in for measuring the usage of access modifiers in Java projects.

His current research interests are software engineering practices in HPC. In the context of his doctoral thesis he works on testing methods for climate modeling. For his research, he collaborates with scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and from the German Weather Service (DWD).

In 2014, Christian married and changed his last name from Zoller to Hovy. He is member of the Scientific Computing group since 2016, before that he was part of the Software Architecture/Software Engineering group.


Wintersemester 2017/2018

Sommersemester 2017

Wintersemester 2016/2017

Sommersemester 2016




  • Towards Automatic and Flexible Unit Test Generation for Legacy HPC Code (Christian Hovy, Julian Kunkel), In Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing in Computational Science and Engineering, SEHPCCSE16, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2016
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  • Measuring Inappropriate Generosity with Access Modifiers in Java Systems (Christian Zoller, Axel Schmolitzky), In The Joint Conference of the 22nd International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM) and the 7th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (Mensura), pp. 43–52, IWSM/MENSURA2012, Assisi, Italy, 2012
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  • AccessAnalysis - A Tool for Measuring the Appropriateness of Access Modifiers in Java Systems (Christian Zoller, Axel Schmolitzky), In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE 12th International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation, pp. 120–125, IEEE Computer Society (Los Alamitos, CA, USA), SCAM 2012, Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy, 2012
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  • Zwei Metriken zum Messen des Umgangs mit Zugriffsmodifikatoren in Java (Christian Zoller, Axel Schmolitzky), In Software Engineering 2011 – Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Informatics (P-183), pp. 183–194, Gesellschaft für Informatik (Bonn, Germany), SE2011, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2011
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