MDENet is led by a team of four funded by EPSRC:
- Dr Steffen Zschaler is the director of MDENet. He is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at King’s College London, where his research focuses on software engineering and model-driven engineering in particular. His focus has long been on modularity in model-driven engineering, including foundational support for modular and reusable models and transformations. More recently, he has been working on integrating search-based optimisation approaches with model-driven engineering and applying MDE in the context of simulation engineering. He is on the Editorial Board of Software and Systems Modelling and a regular PC member for conferences such as MODELS.
- Prof Perdita Stevens is the co-director of MDENet. She is Professor of Mathematics of Software Engineering in the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh. She works on mathematical aspects of software modelling and model-driven development, including foundations of bidirectionality: this is about how to maintain consistency between different data sources, such as models of different aspects of a software system. She wrote the first textbook on UML (Using UML) and more recently How to Write Good Programs: a guide for students. She is on the Editorial Boards of journals including Theoretical Computer Science, Software and Systems Modeling, and Journal of Object Technology, and has chaired conferences including UML (now MODELS), TACAS, FMOODS and FASE.
- Nuno Ferreira da Silva is the network coordinator of MDENet and will be leading on most activities of the network. With a background in social sciences, Nuno has been working for the last years on project and network management, alumni relations and content building for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Portugal. He is also a PhD student in Political Sciences and International Relations.
- Coline Morin is the MDENet network administrator. She works with experts in their field for a greater impact of research and innovation via the implementation of network and communication activities. Previously, she was Dissemination Officer at University College London, where she coordinated the H2020 research project “Science 4 Clean Energy” communication and dissemination activities. She has experience in the education and charity sector.