Research Topics

My research focused on the development of secure and dependable distributed component-based applications for resource constrained systems. I work on security, dependability, software architectures, formalization, validation and verification as well as supporting reconfiguration and evolution:

  • Engineering secure and dependable systems
  • Making security manageable and understandable (organizational commitment, awareness and training)
  • Survivability (reconfiguration, evolution and resilience)
  • Resource Constrained Systems
  • Pattern Based Software and System Engineering (PBSE)
  • Component Based Software Engineering (CBSE)
  • Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) and Model-Driven Development (MDD)
  • Formal methods
  • Evaluation and assurance methods
  • Development of tool-suite for modeling, formalization, composition, verification, validation and evaluation


  • Held visiting professorships at Florida Atlantic University, USA (April, July and August 2016)
  • Held visiting professorships at Univ. Vienna, Austria (April 2015)
  • Held visiting professorships at Florida Atlantic University, USA (September 2014)
  • Held visiting professorships at CEA-List, France (April and Mai 2013)
  • Held visiting professorships at Univ. Concordia, Canada (September 2011)
  • Associate Professor (Maitre de Conferences) at the University of Toulouse Jean-Jaures since September 2008
  • Research fellow (Ingenieur Chercheur) at the CEA/Saclay LIST (2007- 2008)
  • Temporary Assistant professor in computer science (ATER) at ENSEIRB Bordeaux (2006-2007)
  • Research assistant/PhD Student at LaBRI-University of Bordeaux 1 – Distributed Algorithms group (2003-2007)


  • December 1st, 2016: Habilitation in Computer Science at University Toulouse Jean-Jaures.
  • October 2003 – June 2007: Ph.D in Computer Science at the University Bordeaux 1 (France) in the LaBRI with honors (mention Tres Honorable).
  • October 2002 – June 2003: DEA in Computer Science (predoctoral research) at the University of Picardie Jules Vernes (Rank 2).

Awards and distinctions

  • International mobility support of the International Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science in Toulouse (Labex CIMI), (April, July and August 2016).
  • 2014-2018, 2018-2022: holder of a premium for scientific excellence.
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