I hold a Chercheur qualifié (tenured scientist) position with Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS, Brussels, and am Honorary Associate Professor with the Department of Business Administration and Department of Computer Science, University of Namur.
My research focuses on understanding and changing how people and machines discover, collect, represent, and use data, information, and knowledge to recommend and make decisions when solving distributed and unstructured problems. I do this research within the broad area of systems engineering, where distributed and unstructured problems are common. Research outputs are theories, models, and methods of and for decision making and problem solving. This interest falls within the various research fields concerned with the transfer, preservation and automation of knowledge.
I am the author of “Analysis and Design of Advice” (Springer, 2011) and “The Design of Requirements Modelling Languages” (Springer, 2015), and have published over 80 research papers on these topics within the fields of requirements engineering, business analysis, and conceptual modeling of information systems. I serve on scientific committees of the International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE) and the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER). I initiated and chair the series of International Workshops on Modeling and Reasoning for Business Intelligence (MORE-BI), held in Brussels in 2011, Florence in 2012, Stockholm in 2015, and Gifu in 2016.
I was an invited researcher at the Institute for Robotics, at Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, at University of Trento, and the Department of Computer Science at University of Toronto.
I was and still am involved with several startups as founder, investor and/or advisor, and have held lead roles in product design for digital services that today serve more than 500.000 people every day.