Software Engineer
Research Professor


My Story


I’m an FNR Pearl Chair and head of the Software Engineering RDI Unit at the ITIS department of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). I’m also an Affiliate Professor in CS at the University of Luxembourg. Previously, I’ve been an ICREA Research Professor at Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, the Research center of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) where I led the SOM Research Lab. I was also Visiting Professor at the Western Norway University of  Applied Sciences, associate professor at École des Mines de Nantes as part of an Inria International Chair, postdoc at the University of Toronto, researcher at the Politecnico di Milano and the Technical University of Catalonia and co-founded two startups.

My research falls into the broad area of systems and software engineering, especially promoting the rigorous use of software models in all software tasks while keeping an eye on the most unpredictable element in any project: the people involved in it. Current research topics include pragmatic formal verification techniques, analysis of open source communities, open data exploitation and the role AI can play in software development (and vice versa). Let’s use all the tools at our disposal to build Better Software Faster.

Beyond scientific publications, the results of our research are available as open-source tools or as part of transfer contracts.

Papers published


Millions of Funding (in €)



A selection of tools, projects and partners I’ve collaborated with