I am a postdoctoral researcher in the GEODES Software Engineering Research Group of the University of Montréal, Canada, with Prof. Eugene Syriani.
My work is focusing on collaborative and multi-view modeling, and process optimization.
As of October 2021, I am an IVADO Postdoctoral Research Scholarship laureate on the topic of inference of simulation models in digital twins by reinforcement learning.

I have received a PhD in Computer Science in 2019 from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, while working in the Modelling, Simulation and Design Lab (MSDL) of 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).
Previously, 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.


  • Our research has been awarded the IVADO Postdoctoral Funding
    Our research on the Inference of Simulation Models in Digital Twins by Reinforcement Learning has been awarded the IVADO Postdoctoral Research Funding for two years. IVADO (Institut de valorisation des …
  • UML Labeling Initiative
    Our research group at the Université de Montréal has launched the UML Labeling Initiative, aiming to build a data set of UML class diagrams and their associated human-language descriptions.The utility …
  • Two papers accepted for this year’s MODELS workshops
    Our vision paper Inference of Simulation Models in Digital Twins by Reinforcement Learning, with Jessie Galasso and Eugene Syriani has been accepted to the 1st International Workshop on Model-Driven Engineering …
  • Our paper earned ACM’s Reusable and Available badges
    Our MODELS paper Collaborative Model-Driven Software Engineering: A Systematic Update earned ACM’s “Artifacts Evaluated – Reusable” and “Available” artifact badges. The Available badge is applied to papers in which associated …