Dr. Olivier Le Goaer received his master degree in Distributed Software Architecture from Ecole Polytechnique of the University of Nantes in 2005. Afterwards, he joined AeLoS research team (formerly MODAL team) at LINA where he received his Ph.D in Computer Science in 2009. He is currently associate professor at the University of Pau and member of the LIUPPA.
My scientific background is related to the software evolution, an important sub-area of the software engineering field. After suggesting the idea of evolution style in my thesis, I am investigating how model-driven technologies can improve software maintenance and software adaptation processes. Thus, my current research interests are twofold:
Model-driven modernization of legacy systems
This research is concerned with the OMG-compliant (ADM|MDA) transformation of a old system into a renewed version. To that purpose, I co-advise an on-going Phd. thesis on model-driven reverse engineering with the industrial partner Netfective Technology, involved in the european project ReMICS.
Executable models for adaptable systems
It is all about the ability to consider that a model is a full-fledged program. Direct execution of models reduces the gap between modeling and programming, and thereby provides a basis for easier adaptations, especially at runtime. To that purpose, my colleagues and I aim to further develop the PauWare platform. A dedicated Phd. thesis started on september 2012 (see the subject here).