I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computing and Software (CAS) of the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University, Canada.
My research is situated under the broader umbrella of systems engineering, with a particular interest in sustainable and circular systems engineering by and for digital accelerators, such as digital twins and the digital thread.
I maintain additional lines of research in select topics in modeling and simulation, including modeling and simulation of cyber-biophysical systems, automated simulator engineering, collaborative modeling, consistency management, and model transformations.
I have open positions for these topics at all academic levels. Have a look at the recommended topics, or reach out to me and suggest your own.
Previously, I spent 2.5 fantastic years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research (DIRO) of University of Montréal, Canada, with Prof. Eugene Syriani and Prof. Houari Sahraoui; and before that, some time as a postdoc in the Software and Sustainability group of the Vrije Universiteit 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 inconsistency management in complex multi-paradigm engineering settings with Prof. Hans Vangheluwe. During my Master’s years, I worked on reactive and streaming model transformations, and complex event processing with the VIATRA/IncQuery team at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary, headed by Prof. Daniel Varro.
My academic background includes teaching experience both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, in multiple countries and systems. I am a dedicated servant of my communities: a frequent reviewer for top journals and organizer of important scientific events.
I’m also active outside of academia, mainly in innovation consulting. During my sabbatical, I served as the Head of Innovation for a multinational quality engineering corporation. Previously, I have worked for several service-oriented companies as a software engineer.
- Yimo Ning joins labYimo Ning joined our lab as an undergraduate research assistant, working on the topic of energy-efficient simulators.
- Keynote on “Sustainable Systems Engineering: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”I’m honored to deliver a keynote at this year’s Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Software-Intensive Systems (MSSiS 2023), co-located with the Brazilian Conference on Software: Practice and Theory (CBSoft). …
- Officially in a new positionI’m thrilled to let you all know that I’ve started my new position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University. Mac is a world-wide …
- New publication on Digital Twin Evolution for Technical SustainabilityOur paper Towards a Taxonomy of Digital Twin Evolution for Technical Sustainability, co-authored with Dominik Bork has been accepted for the 17th International Workshop on Models and Evolution with a …