~derf / Birte Kristina Friesel
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This is the homepage of Birte Kristina Friesel dedicated to paid work. See ~derf for non-work entries.

About Me

I am well-versed in embedded development, (interpretable) machine learning, product line engineering, research including documentation / publication / presentation of results, prototype and product development, and a bit of project management. In my spare time, I enjoy building useful hardware and software applications, ranging from low-level AVR Assembler and C++/Lua drivers for embedded peripherals to full-stack web applications for public transit users and commuters.

I studied computer science at TU Dortmund with a minor in electrical engineering; my master's thesis covered automating energy model generation for embedded peripherals. I am currently following up on this by researching performance models for embedded software product lines and energy models for embedded peripherals – and teaching students about related topics – at Osnabrück University.

My research topics include automated measurements with cheap off-the-shelf hardware, a novel interpretable machine learning algorithm specifically tailored towards energy models of embedded peripherals, and a toolchain for performance-aware configuration of kconfig-based software product lines. All of these have a strong focus on automation: users and system designers should be freed from as many tedious and repetitive manual tasks as possible. You can find details in the publication list and on my homepage at the Embedded Software Systems Group.

During my time at Osnabrück University, I have been involved in a project for resource-efficient AI in agricultural machinery from the initial proposal and funding application to the completion of work packages within the project, and a commercial research project with a manufacturer thereof. I have designed a programming course from the ground up and taught it to students, managed lecture exercises, supervised Bachelor's theses, and supervised student assistants developing a React-based web application.

As of January 2024, I am researching performance modeling and performance-aware configuration methods for software and hardware product lines with a focus on disruptive memory technologies at Osnabrück University. My Institute Homepage has more information about that.


My private open-source projects are available on GitHub. The projects page lists a few samples. Scientific code and paper artifacts are available on the ESS GitLab.


You can reach me by E-Mail at b​f@fina​lr​ewind.org. If desired, you can use PGP key 19F13FDA 072CA45E 4E8EDEE0 B63118F7 196EA660 for encryption.