I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research (DIRO) of the University of Montréal, Canada, with Prof. Eugene Syriani and Prof. Houari Sahraoui.
My work focuses on the engineering of digital twins for cyber-biophysical systems and the automated inference of simulation models of digital twins by reinforcement learning. In 2021, I have received the prestigious IVADO Postdoctoral Research Grant. I maintain an active research line in collaborative and multi-level/multi-paradigm modeling, with a special focus on real-time collaboration.

Previously, I spent time as a postdoc in the Software and Sustainability group of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands with Prof. Ivano Malavolta.
I have received a PhD in Computer Science in 2019 from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, while working in the Antwerp Systems and Software Modelling (AnSyMo) research group with Prof. Hans Vangheluwe. My research was focusing on inconsistency management in complex heterogeneous engineering settings, enabled by multi-paradigm modeling (MPM).
During my Master’s years, I have 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 frequent reviewer for different journals and conferences.

I’m also active outside of academia, mainly in innovation consulting. During my sabbatical, I have 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.