Dr. Nicolas Guelfi is full professor at University of Luxembourg, LU since 1999. He obtained his PhD from the University of Paris XI (Orsay) on high level object-oriented specification formalisms for concurrent systems. Since 1994 he has been teaching software engineering at any academic level in universities (Paris XI (FR), Paris XII (FR), University of Luxembourg (LU), Polytechnic Schools (EPFL-Lausanne (CH)), or engineering schools (EPITA(FR), ESI (FR)). He founded the Lassy laboratory (Laboratory for Advanced Software Systems) at University of Luxembourg which he directed for more than 10 years.
He has been involved in many research projects both at national, European or International level over the last 20 years and he managed more than 60 staff members at any qualification level on research and development projects. He has been member of the executive committee of ERCIM (European Research Consortium in Mathematics and Informatics – http://www.ercim.eu) and he founded the ERCIM Working Group on Rapid Integration of Software Engineering Techniques (RISE) and the ERCIM Working Group on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems (SERENE). He is acting as expert for the courthouse concerning trials on conformance questions. The lawsuits involve projects whose budget range from thousands of euros to hundred of millions of euros. He has contributed to the field of software engineering as a researcher by publishing articles, editing books, acting as program chair or reviewing committee member. His research contribution has mainly focused on: requirements definition, specification and simulation using formal, semi-formal or informal methods; and system dependability and resiliency.
He is the first programme director of the academic bachelor in computer science that is an important milestone in the development of education and research in computer science and communication at the University of Luxembourg – http://bics.uni.lu