Wolfram Fenske studied computer science at the University of Magdeburg in 2008, specializing in document processing and compiler construction. During that time, he worked as an undergraduate assistant to help implement an e-learning platform and completed an internship at the Daimler research center in Ulm and. After receiving his diploma in 2008, he worked as a software architect at a fintech company in Magdeburg. Always remaining curious, 2013 saw him return to the university of Magdeburg to pursue a PhD in computer science.
His research centers on the code quality of highly configurable systems, but also encompasses reverse engineering, refactoring, and human factors in software development. More recently, his work has branched out to bioinformatics and natural language processing for legal applications. He has published more than twenty articles at international workshops and conferences, including VaMoS, SANER, and ICSE. At GPCE 2017, his empirical study of the effect of C preprocessor annotations on maintainability received the best paper award. Furthermore, he has advised numerous bachelor's and master's theses and has served as reviewer for renowned conferences and journals (e.g., SPLC, SCAM, and the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering).