I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Science of the University of York, where I research and teach automated and model-driven software engineering. I am also an active Eclipse Foundation committer, leading the development of the open-source Epsilon platform under the Eclipse Modelling project, and an associate editor of the IET Software journal.

Looking for a PhD in Software Engineering?

I am currently recruiting PhD candidates in the field of software engineering with a (non-exclusive) focus on automated and model-based software engineering. If you have strong object-oriented design and development skills and you would like to join a world-class research group, please read on.

Featured Publications

I have co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal, conference and workshop papers, a few of which are listed below. (more...)

journal Ajit, S., Holmes, C., Johnson, J., Kolovos, D.S. & Paige, R.F. Model-based tool support for Tactical Data Links: an experience report from the defence domain Software and System Modeling, 16(2):559-586, 2017.

journal Kolovos, D.S., García-Domínguez, A., Rose, L.M. & Paige, R.F. Eugenia: towards disciplined and automated development of GMF-based graphical model editors Software and System Modeling, 16(1):229-255, 2017.

conference García-Domínguez, A., Barmpis, K., Kolovos, D.S., Silva, M.A.A.d., Abherve, A. & Bagnato, A. Integration of a graph-based model indexer in commercial modelling toolsIn Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE 19th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, Saint-Malo, France, October 2-7, 2016, pages 340-350, 2016.

conference Ogunyomi, B., Rose, L.M. & Kolovos, D.S. Property Access Traces for Source Incremental Model-to-Text TransformationIn Modelling Foundations and Applications - 11th European Conference, ECMFA 2015, Held as Part of STAF 2015, L'Aquila, Italy, July 20-24, 2015. Proceedings, pages 187-202, 2015.

Research Grants

I have participated as an investigator in the following funded research projects.

CROSSMINER: EC H2020 project on knowledge extraction from open-source software (Principal Investigator, 2017-2019)

SECT-AIR: Project co-funded by InnovateUK and the UK aerospace industry (Co-investigator, 2016-2019)

Technical Obsolescence Management Strategies for Safety-related Software for Airborne Systems: Funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Co-investigator, 2016-2017)

MONDO: EC FP7 STREP project on scalable model-driven engineering (Principal Investigator, 2013-2016)

Innovate UK KTP: Knowledge Transfer Partnership with JC Chapman on applications of MDE technologies in the financial domain (Principal Investigator, 2016-2016)

OSSMETER: EC FP7 STREP project on automated analysis and measurement of open-source software (Co-investigator, 2012-2015)

COMPASS: Eurocontrol/SESAR-JU project on safety management in complex air traffic management systems (Co-investigator, 2012-2014)