7th International Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management
“Discover, learn and share about complex systems engineering.”

Academic members

Academic Chair



Eric Goubault is Ingénieur Général des Mines working as head of the MeASI team at CEA LIST/Ecole Polytechnique. He is also Directeur de Recherche at CEA, Professor at Ecole Polytechnique and INSTN.

His research interests encompass validation, static analysis of programs and systems by abstract interpretation, semantic models for concurrent and distributed systems.

Academic Members


Aleida ALETI

Aldeida Aleti is a lecturer at the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. Her research interests include combinatorial optimisation, fitness landscape analysis, adaptive optimisation, robust optimisation, multiobjective problems, software quality and design, and software testing.

While her work on using adaptive optimisation has had an impact on the research community and industry, it is her recent ideas about understanding what makes problems hard to optimise that seem poised to have the most enduring impact for their opportunity to change research practice.

To further develop these ideas, in 2013, Aldeida was the recipient of a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.



Eric Bonjour is a full professor specialized in systems engineering, at the Université de Lorraine / Graduate School of Innovation and Systems Engineering (ENSGSI).

He has been a mechanical engineer since 1993. He received his PhD degree in Automation and Industrial Engineering in 1996. In summary, his main research interests touch upon the fields of innovation, model-based systems engineering, product architecture, product family, knowledge management, project organization and team building. He has supervised 9 PhD thesis related to these topics. He is an associate editor of high quality journals: Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing and Knowledge-Based Systems.

He is a Vice-chair of the French chapter of INCOSE (AFIS), responsible for “Research – Training” topics (since 2012) and a co-head of the “Knowledge management and competence management in industrial companies” working group, affiliated to the National Research Council GDR MACS/CNRS (since 2007).

He has published more than 80 papers for conferences, journals and books. In 2015, he received the lNCOSE Outstanding Service Award.



Thao Dang obtained her PhD degree in Automatic Control in October 2000 from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), and then spent one year as a postdoctoral researcher at Computer and Information Science Department of University of Pennsylvania (USA).

Since 2002, she works at the Laboratory VERIMAG (Grenoble), first as a researcher (CR) of the CNRS, and since 2014 as a Research Director (DR2) of the CNRS. She is an expert in reachability analysis techniques and verification tools for hybrid systems. She also made important contributions in hybrid systems testing.

She has been the principal coordinators of a number of ANR and industrial projects in model-checking and testing of hybrid systems and cyber-physical systems.

In 2012, she was a program co-chair of the international conference HSCC - Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, the principal conference of the hybrid systems community.



Mike Hinchey is Director of Lero—the Irish Software Research Centre and Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland. Prior to joining Lero, Professor Hinchey was Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory. In 2009 he was awarded NASA’s Kerley Award as Innovator of the Year. Hinchey holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems from University of Limerick, an M.Sc. in Computation from University of Oxford and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. The author/editor of more than 15 books and over 200 articles on various aspects of Software Engineering, at various times Hinchey previously held positions as Full Professor in Australia, UK, Sweden and USA. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Engineering Professional, Chartered Mathematician and Charted Information Technology Professional, as well as a Fellow of the IET, British Computer Society and Irish Computer Society. He is President-Elect of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and will serve as its President from 2016 to 2019.


Daisuke ISHII

Daisuke Ishii is an assistant professor at University of Fukui in Japan since 2015. His research interests include modeling languages and formal methods for hybrid systems and cyber-physical systems.

After received PhD degree in computer science from Waseda University in 2010, he was a research fellow at INRIA/LINA in France from 2010 to 2011, a research fellow at JSPS/NII from 2011 to 2013, and an assistant professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology from 2013 to 2015.



Claire Pagetti is a full time research engineer at ONERA since 2005 and an assistant professor at ENSEEIHT since 2007, working on safety-critical real-time embedded systems.

She is/was involved in several industrial and national/European research projects. After a mathematical education, she defended her PhD thesis in 2004 and her habilitation in 2015.


Antoine RAUZY

Antoine Rauzy is a senior researcher at Ecole Polytechnique (and CNRS) and associate professor at Ecole Polytechnique. He was previously the director of the system engineering R&D department at Dassault Systemes.

He was the founder and CEO of ARBoost Technologies. He published more than 100 articles in international journals and conferences. His main scientific contributions stand in mathematical models and algorithmic tools for safety analyses.



Donna H. Rhodes is a principal research scientist and senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and director of the Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative (SEAri), a research group focused on advancing theories, methods, and practice of systems engineering applied to complex sociotechnical systems.

She teaches, conducts research and consults on innovative approaches and methods for architecting complex systems and enterprises, designing for uncertain futures, and creating anticipatory capacity in enterprises. During her prior industry career Dr. Rhodes held senior management positions at IBM, Lockheed Martin, and Lucent.

She has been very involved in the evolution of the systems engineering field, including corporate education and development of several university graduate programs. She has served on numerous industry, academic, and government advisory boards focused on advancement of systems practice and education, as well as on study panels for issues of national and international importance.

Dr. Rhodes is a Past President and Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). She is a recipient of the INCOSE Founders Award and associate editor of the INCOSE journal Systems Engineering. She received her Ph.D. in Systems Science from the T.J. Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University.



Rafael Wisniewski (M’10) received the Ph.D. de- gree in control mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in pure mathematics from Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 1997 and 2005, respectively. In 1998, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Goddard Space and Flight Center, National Aeronau- tics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, MD, and in 2003–2004, he was a visiting scholar at the Mathematics Department, Rice University, Houston, TX. In the period from 2007 to 2008, he was a Control Specialist in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning with Danfoss A/S. He is currently a Professor in control theory with Aalborg University.