Dr. Michaela Greiler

I help companies and teams implement world-class software engineering practices to ensure they build high-quality software in an efficient and effective way. 

"innovative and solid"

Michaela is a great example to show how beneficial innovation can be for software companies. Her ability to apply research findings to industry settings is impressive. I follow her work at Microsoft and her research with joy now for several years. Her research is innovative and solid. And she sure knows how to present research findings and complex concepts in a digestible way. She gave two keynotes for conferences I organized and each one of them was informative, dynamic and entertaining at the same time. She is on the top of my go-to list for outstanding speakers and I sure invite her for the next conferences and training I organize.​

Ways to work with me

Founders advisory

If you are a founder in need of deep technical expertise and experience building innovative software products, then I am the right person to work with you to turn your vision into reality.

Enterprise scale

As an enterprise organization with large software engineering teams, I can help you and your teams understand and resolve bottlenecks in your software development life cycle (processes and tools).

Talks and training

Over the past ten years, I have given more than 35 public talks about software engineering topics. My talks and training focus on engineering best practices, code reviewing, software testing, and analyzing software systems.

Work background

For several years, I helped software engineering teams at Microsoft increase velocity and quality during software development.

"outstanding software engineer"

An original thinker with product focus. A team organiser with an eye for detail. A process architect with deep technical understanding. Michaela seems to be several people rolled into one. Of course she's an outstanding software engineer, innovative researcher, world-class data scientist, and effective communicator: but using those traditional labels is missing the point. What sets Michaela apart is her ability to simultaneously perceive the breadth and depth of the big picture, see the challenges and pinchpoints, and ensure that a team can successfully navigate to the solution. Thoroughly recommended, and an invaluable asset to any organisation.​

Teams I have worked with

I’ve worked with many top-class engineering teams to improve their testing, code reviewing and build processes.

Awards & Patents

Google's Techmaker Award​

In 2012, I won the Googles AnitaBorg scholarship for my work on dynamic and static analysis of highly-dynamic systems.

Patent for "Selecting Tests for Execution on a Software Product"

This patent is a result from my work with the Windows team on safely removing tests from test suites for faster test execution.

Best Paper Award

 I won the best paper award for my work on Understanding plug-in test suites from an integration perspective at the working conference on reverse engineering.

Founders mindset

I am the founder of two business. I run Lendacto consultancy as well as an online platform called  ZweimalFreude.

Thanks to those two businesses, I have a large range of business skills that complement my technical expertise. 



In 2013, I obtained my PhD in software engineering. 

My research focuses on analyzing complex software systems and software processes. I also hold a Masters and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science.

Scientific Publications

To date, I published over 17 articles in highly prestigious peer-reviewed conferences and journals. My publications have been published in journals and conferences such as the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) or the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE).

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