Professional Experiences

Ass. Professor in Software Engineering (2012 - ..., Nice, France)

As an Associate Professor, I'm involved in several courses dealing with Software Engineering, taught at the Polytech'Nice-Sophia School of Engineering. My researches focus on software composition and separation of concerns, in the context of the MODALIS team.

Research Scientist (2011 - 2012, Oslo, Norway)

As a SINTEF research scientist, I was involved into several collaborative research projects with both academic and industrial partners, e.g., REMICS, ENVISION. In this context, I explored how domain-specific languages and model-driven engineering can tame the complexity of large software design. These research are applied to distributed systems, especially cloud-based ones.

Inria Postdoctoral Fellow (2010 - 2011, Lille, France)

As an Inria postdoctoral fellow, I worked on adaptive systems, and more specifically on the definition of “unadaptation” mechanism.

Research Assistant ~ PhD candidate (2007 - 2010, Nice, France)

As a junior researcher, I defined a meta-model and the associated tooling (named ADORE) to support the evolution of business processes, in the context of evolving Service-oriented Architecture.

Projects / Contracting Activities

  • 2016-2020: GL/\CE (Génie Logiciel pour les systèmes Cyber-physiquEs)
  • 2013: IDOL
    • Summary: Partnership between I3S and SINTEF
    • Involvement: Coordinator
  • 2012-2016: PaaSage
    • Summary: PaaSage delivers an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of Cloud applications. The platform and the accompanying methodology allow model-based development, configuration, optimisation, and deployment of existing and new applications independently of the existing Cloud infrastructures.
    • Involvement: Proposal writing
  • 2012-2015: MODAClouds
    • Summary: The main goal of MODAClouds is to provide methods, a decision support system, an open source IDE and run-time environment for the high-level design, early prototyping, semi-automatic code generation, and automatic deployment of applications on multi-Clouds with guaranteed QoS.
    • Involvement: Proposal writing
  • 2012-2014: Mod4Cloud AWS Grant
    • Website: Mod4Cloud
    • Summary: This grant gives support for experiments in the Amazon Cloud ($25.000).
    • Involvement: Coordinator
  • 2010 - 2013: REMICS FP7 Project
    • Summary: This FP7 project deals with migration of legacy application to the cloud. I'm involved in the definition of a domain–specific language dedicated to cloud migration.
    • Involvement: Work package on the definition of a cloud-specific language
  • 2010 - 2013: ENVISION FP7 Project
    • Summary: This FP7 project aims to support non ICT-skilled users in the process of semantic discovery and adaptive chaining and composition of environmental services.
    • Involvement: Work package on data mediation and modelling
  • 2011 - 2013: MODERATES internal project
    • Website: to be announced
    • Summary: This project deals with Internet of Things paradigm. I'm involved in the definition of a platform used to collect data from sensor networks.
    • Involvement: main architect of the SensApp platform developed in this project
  • 2011 - 2013: YourCast ANR Emergence project
    • Website: to be announced
    • Summary: This two year project aims to define a software product line dedicated to information broadcasting. It involves both MODALIS (Univ. Nice, Lab. I3S) and ADAM (Univ. Lille 1, Lab. LIFL–INRIA) research groups.
    • Involvement: Proposal writing, SPL work packages
  • 2006 - 2009: FAROS RNTL project
    • Website: (in French)
    • Summary: The FAROS project deals with reliability in Service Oriented Architecture. The consortium (I3S, LIFL, IRISA, Orange Labs, EDF & Alicante) defined a model-driven process, designed to support the definition of high level QoS properties (at the business level) and their transformations into executable artefact on several platforms.
    • Involvement: work packages about platforms


PhD in Computer Science (2010)

  • Funded by a MESR allocation (competitive admission process, rank 1 out of 28) and a teaching fellow position in the Polytech’Nice school of engineering.
  • Qualified for Associate Professor position (“qualifié aux fonctions de maître de conférences”), 2011.

Engineer degree (~MSc) in Computer Science (2007)

  • Polytech'Nice Sophia Antipolis school, Computer Sciences Department
    • Formerly known as ESSI (Ecole Supérieure en Sciences Informatique)
  • Engineer degree (equivalent to a Master of Science) obtained with highest honors (rank 1 in final year)
    • Major: Distributed Systems & Software Engineering
    • Minor: Databases & Architecture
    • Final dissertation: “Motifs d'Orchestrations, vers une évolution par fusion”(PDF, in French)


  • Pr. Don Batory, PhD Thesis reviewer, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
  • Pr. Xavier Blanc, PhD Thesis reviewer, University of Bordeaux 1, LABRI, France
  • Pr. Mireille Blay-Fornarino, PhD thesis advisor, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, I3S (CNRS), France
  • Pr. Laurence Duchien, ADAM scientific leader, INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, LIFL, University of Lille 1, France
  • Pr. Robert B. France, invited professor & co-author, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Dr. Johan Montagnat, MODALIS scientific leader, Research Director, I3S (CNRS), France
  • Pr. Michel Riveill, PhD thesis advisor, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, I3S (CNRS), France
  • Dr. Arnor Solberg, Senior Research Scientist, leader of the MOD group, SINTEF IKT, Oslo, Norway.
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