Bio

Since September 2009, I am Associate Professor at University of Rennes 1. I am evolving within the research team DiverSE (formerly Triskell), joint to the IRISA and Inria labs. I am interested in software engineering, including model driven software engineering (MDE), software language engineering (SLE) and software validation & verification (V&V); mostly in the context of (smart) cyber-physical systems and Internet of things. I am also teaching object-oriented programming, software and systems modeling, MDE, SLE and V&V in the engineering school ESIR. I also used to teach MDE and V&V worldwide in various engineering schools and universities.

In 2015 I received my Habilitation in Computer Science (in French Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) from University of Rennes 1. I earned a PhD in Computer Science in 2008 from University of Toulouse, awarded by the prize Leopold Escande. I graduated as M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2005 from University of Toulouse.

From 2013 to 2016, I have been on secondment at Inria (Rennes), as Research Computer Scientist in the DiverSE research team. From 2010 to 2015, I have been also a regular visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of Colorado State University (USA), in the group of Prof. Robert B. France.

Before joining University of Rennes 1, I was a postdoctoral fellow at INRIA between August, 2008 and August 2009 within the team AtlanMod. Prior to that, I was PhD candidate from 2005 to 2008 within the teams ACADIE and MACAO of the IRIT lab. I was also a teacher assistant at the IUT B de Blagnac (2004-2005) and at the INPT ENSEEIHT school of engineering (2005-2008). I used to teach in various engineering schools, such as INSA Toulouse (2006-2009), INSA Rennes (2009-2012), CentraleSupelec (2012-2016) and ENSAI (2012-2016).

I co-authored 3 books, and more than 80 journal and conference publications in the fields of MDE, SLE and V&V. I also edited 2 books and various special issues in scientific journals. I’m a member of the Steering Committee of the SLE conference, and the Editorial Boards of the international journals SoSyM (Springer), COMLAN (Elsevier), and SCP (Elsevier). I have been the program co-chair of SLE 2014, and general co-chair of MODELS 2016 and SLE 2017. I also used to serve as program committee member for various conferences and workshops in software engineering. I am also very active in setting up and participating to satellite events of flagship conferences, including organizing workshops and panels. I coordinated and participated to many collaborative projects, either directly with industry or in projects funded by the European Union or the French government. I am also a founding member of the GEMOC initiative, an international effort to develop techniques, frameworks, and environments to facilitate the creation, integration, and automated processing of heterogeneous modeling languages.

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