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Since July 2015, I have been working at the SnT center of the University of Luxembourg as Senior Research Scientist (faculty position).

I'm a member of the Serval Team leaded by Prof. Yves Le Traon. I was Research Scientist in the same team from 2010 to 2015.


Research Interests:

I am very interested in:

  • Security, mainly Mobile Security and Software Security
  • Analytics
  • Program Repair
  • Model-Driven Engineering and Model@runtime for Data Analytics
  • Repository Mining
  • Software Testing
  • Software Product Lines


Publication:

All my publications are available on my publication page. You can also access my DBLP list, Google Scholar Citations list, and Microsoft Academic.


PhD Supervision:

I supervise (with Dr. Tegawende Bissyande) the following PhD students:

  • From Sept. 2015: Médéric Hurier working on Android Malware Detection, UL Structural Funding (the official supervisor being Prof. Le Traon)
  • From Jan. 2017: Jun Gao working on Android Vulnerability Detection and Fixing, FNR Pride Funding
  • From Apr. 2017: Pingfan Kong working on Android Crash Fixes, AFR Funding
  • From July 2018: Timothée Riom working on Explainable Malware Detection, FNR CORE Funding


Past PhD Supervision:

  • From Oct. 2010 to Sept. 2014: Dr. Alexandre Bartel
    • PhD Title: Static Analysis for Android Security
    • Funding: AFR
    • Supervision done in collaboration with Dr. Monperrus (the official supervisor being Prof. Le Traon)
    • Currently Research Associate at the SnT, University of Luxembourg
  • From Sept. 2011 to Sept. 2015: Dr. Phu Nguyen
    • PhD Title: Model-Driven Security With Modularity and Reusability For Engineering Secure Software Systems
    • Funding: FNR CORE MITER project
    • The official supervisor was Prof. Le Traon
    • Currently Research Scientist at SINTEF, Oslo, Norway
  • From Oct. 2011 to Oct. 2015: Dr. Kevin Allix
    • PhD Title: Challenges and Outlook in Machine Learning-based Malware Detection for Android
    • Funding: UL structural funding
    • Supervision done in collaboration with Dr. Bissyande (the official supervisor being Prof. Le Traon)
    • Currently Research Associate at the SnT, University of Luxembourg
  • From Sept. 2013 to Nov. 2016: Dr. Li Li
    • PhD Title: Boosting Static Security Analysis of Android Apps through Code Instrumentation
    • Funding: FNR CORE ANDROMAP project
    • Supervision done in collaboration with Dr. Bissyande (the official supervisor being Prof. Le Traon)
    • Currently Lecturer at Monash University, Australia
  • From Jan. 2015 to Jan. 2018 : Dr. Daoyuan Li
    • PhD Title: Transforming Time Series for Efficient and Accurate Classification
    • Funding: Paul Wurth Partnership
    • Supervision done in collaboration with Dr. Bissyande (the official supervisor being Prof. Le Traon)
    • Currently working at Travelsify

I was partially involved in the supervision of the following PhD thesis:

  • From Oct. 2011 to May 2015: Dr. Christopher Henard
    • PhD Title: Test of Large Scale Software Product Line
    • Funding: Cetrel Partnership
    • PhD student mainly advised by Prof. Y. Le Traon and Dr. Mike Papadakis
    • Currently working at QuanoX
  • From Nov. 2013 to Oct. 2016: Dr. Assaad Moawad
    • PhD Title: Towards ambient intelligent applications using Models@run.time and machine learning for context-awareness
    • Funding: FNR CORE COPAIN Project
    • PhD student mainly advised by Prof. Y. Le Traon and Dr. Francois Fouquet
    • Currently working at DataThings
  • From Nov. 2013 to Oct. 2016: Dr. Jabier Martinez
    • PhD Title: Mining Software Artefact Variants for Product Line Migration and Analysis
    • Funding: AFR from FNR
    • PhD student mainly advised by Prof. Y. Le Traon, Prof. Tewfik Ziadi and Dr. Tegawende Bissyande
    • Currently working at TECNALIA Research & Innovation
  • From Aug. 2013 to Nov. 2016: Dr. Thomas Hartmann
    • PhD Title: Enabling Model-Driven Live Analytics for Cyber-Physical Systems: The Case of Smart Grids
    • Funding: AFR and the CREOS partnership
    • PhD student mainly advised by Prof. Y. Le Traon andDr. Francois Fouquet
    • Currently working at DataThings

(Very) short bio:

Previously (from 2009 to 2010), I was a full time project manager at the Public Research Center Gabriel Lippmann in Belvaux, Luxembourg, where I worked on several IT research projects on software engineering.

From 2007 to 2008, I was Post-Doc at the University of Luxembourg.

From October 2003 to December 2006, I was a PhD student at IRISA, Rennes, France, in the Triskell team (thesis title: Weaving and Behavioural Aspects) under the supervision of Prof. J.M. Jézéquel and L. Hélouët.