I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computing and Software of the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University, Canada, where I lead the Sustainable Systems and Methods Lab (SSM).

My research is situated under the broader umbrella of systems engineering, with a particular interest in sustainable systems engineering by and for advanced digital technology, such as digital twins.
I maintain additional lines of research in select topics in modeling and simulation, including modeling and simulation of cyber-(bio)physical systems, automated simulator engineering by machine learning, collaborative modeling, and model consistency in heterogeneous engineering settings.

Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Montréal, Canada, with Prof. Eugene Syriani and Prof. Houari Sahraoui; and in the Software and Sustainability group at VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands with Prof. Ivano Malavolta. I received my PhD in Computer Science in 2019 from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, for my work on model consistency management in multi-paradigm settings with Prof. Hans Vangheluwe. During my Master’s, I worked on streaming model transformations by complex event processing with the VIATRA/IncQuery team at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary, headed by Prof. Daniel Varro.

I’m active outside of academia as well, mainly in innovation consulting. I served in multiple management and technical roles, most recently as the Head of Innovation for a multinational quality engineering corporation.

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  • Organizing committee: EMMSAD’25
    Thrilled to serve on the Organizing Committee of the 30th Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development (EMMSAD) as the Co-chair of the Foundations of modeling & method engineering …
  • Call for papers: 1st International Workshop on Models for Simulation (M4S)
    https://m4s.uibk.ac.at/(co-located with PoEM 2024) Simulation capitalizes on structural, behavioral, and physical models. They embody the fundamental concepts of a system, whereas simulation actualizes those principles in a dynamic setting. The …
  • Organizing committee: RCIS’25
    I’m thrilled to serve as the Publicity Co-Chair of the 19th Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2025). RCIS aims to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers, and practitioners …
  • Accepted paper by Kyanna Dagenais in this year’s ACM Student Research Competition at MODELS
    Kyanna Dagenais, research assistant in our lab, just got her paper “Towards Model Repair by Human Opinion-Guided Reinforcement Learning” accepted for the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), co-located with the …