RESEARCHERS & CONSULTANTS

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Solange Chavel
Founding Partner of SIRIS Academic
Strategy consultant specialized in higher education and research. I have a strong experience in working with universities and business schools to design their mid- and long-term institutional strategy and manage complex change processes.

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solange.chavel@sirisacademic.com

Sebastian Stride
Founding Partner of SIRIS Academic
PhD, researcher at Barcelona University. I am an experienced strategy consultant with demonstrated track record driving growth, improving operations, and successfully creating solutions for complex business problems at leading Business Schools, Research Institutions and Universities worldwide.

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sebastian.stride@sirisacademic.com

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Bernardo Rondelli
Founding Partner of SIRIS Academic
Research manager with a proven track record of managing and executing complex and multi-method R&D projects. Archaeologist and Computer Scientist by training, with a long experience in data management and analytics, my work focuses on the development of solutions for supporting informed and collaborative strategic decisions in public policies, fostering open government data and evidence-based approaches.

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bernardo.rondelli@sirisacademic.com

Gloria Casanova
Junior Consultant

I hold a MA degree in Sociology and Social Research. I am currently a consultant working in the area of Open Data applied to HE&R with a strong focus on Innovation and Public Policy. Main goal is to help and support over time Public Institutions such as Regional Authorities, Local Governments, and Universities in elaborating innovative and successful strategies which are strongly supported by evidence, data-analysis, benchmarking, and a participatory approach.

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gloria.casanova@sirisacademic.com

Marta Coloma
Accountant
I am an Accountant and Financial Manager, graduated in Administration & Finance with 25 years of expertise and a specialization in financial management and Human Resources.

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marta.coloma@sirisacademic.com

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Alba Echarte Ventura
Office Manager
I am a Junior Project Manager with a background in History and Archaeology, specialized in cultural heritage. My main interests are related to team and project management.

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alba.echarte@sirisacademic.com

Montserrat Estañol
Researcher
I am a Researcher at SIRIS Lab with a background in Computer Science and Software Engineering. My main research interests are modeling and knowledge representation, and how to reason on these models to detect errors.

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montserrat.estañol@sirisacademic.com

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Enric Fuster
Consultant
I am a senior consultant and business developer at SIRIS, where I focus on projects aimed at increasing the socioeconomic impact of higher education and research, in connection with wider regional development strategies. 

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enric.fuster@sirisacademic.com

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Xavi Gimenez
Data Scientist
Software Engineer specialized in Data Visualization. I am interested in the junction of Technology, Human Computer Interaction and Creativity.

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xavier.gimenez@sirisacademic.com

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Luca Giocoli
Consultant
With an MA focused on creativity, strategic communication and new media, and an expertise in European Transnational Cooperation I landed at SIRIS to explore the power of the quadruple helix process, that means run collaboration among universities, administration, industry and civil society.

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luca.giocoli@sirisacademic.com

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Roger Guixé
Software Engineer
Software Engineer specialized on back-end services. I have experience on designing and building solutions in very different sectors. I love using cutting-edge technologies as a way of simplifying, improving, and enriching the developments, and I also like using cloud computing systems as a fast and dynamic way of building infrastructures and deploying applications.

roger.guixe@sirisacademic.com

Matthias Heuser
Consultant
Coming from philosophy, working especially on epistemic and ethical implications of bodily engagement in the world, I joined SIRIS as a consultant mainly in the area of research strategy and more general institutional development in higher education and research.

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matthias.heuser@sirisacademic.com

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Francesco A. Massucci
Senior Researcher
Senior researcher at SIRIS Lab, I work on data science/analysis and mathematical models. My goal is to design mathematical tools to provide a quantitative understanding of how research institutions work. Physicist by training, I hold a PhD in Applied Mathematics.

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francesco.massucci@sirisacademic.com

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Alessandro Mosca
SIRIS Lab Researcher
At some point in life mathematical logic turned me into a computer scientist. I am now a SIRIS Lab researcher working in the area of knowledge representation & reasoning, modal and description logics, conceptual modeling and data management.

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alessandro.mosca@sirisacademic.com

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Èric Pérez
Accounting Assistant
I am an Accountant and Financial Assistant, graduated in Administration & Finance. My main interests are related to implement, manage and analyse accounting costs of the company that serve on the decision-making in the economic and HR sphere.

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eric.perez@sirisacademic.com

Sabine Plaud
Researcher & Consultant
I have a training in philosophy with a French PhD on the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. My theoretical concerns regard philosophy of language and in particular, the link between pictures and discourses, with a focus on the notion of modelization. In my activities at SIRIS Academic, I am thrilled by issues regarding research strategies and management of teaching and education policies.

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sabine.plaud@sirisacademic.com

Arnau Quinquillà
Junior Developer
I graduated in theoretical physics at the University of Barcelona. During the last two years I have been working on the analysis and visualization of the co-authorship structure of the University of Barcelona researchers, at the same institution. Currently working on front-end development: Building web applications, visualization tools and database endpoint integration.

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arnau.quinquilla@sirisacademic.com

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Philipp Reichmuth
Strategy Consultant
Senior specialist in organizational development and founding partner of SIRIS Academic. I have extensive experience working in international development, implementing projects mostly in organizational development and governance first as M&E expert, then as project manager.

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philipp.reichmuth@sirisacademic.com

Guillem Rull
Researcher
Computer scientist, postdoctoral researcher at SIRIS Lab, expert on Databases, Information Systems, Conceptual Modeling, Ontologies, and Information Integration.

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guillem.rull@sirisacademic.com

Joulia Smortchkova
Research Consultant
I am a research consultant working in higher education and research, helping universities elaborate new research and education policies in an international and interdisciplinary context. I studied philosophy and cognitive science, because I wanted to understand how (and why) people think, feel, and act as they do. I hold a PhD in philosophy of cognitive science on social cognition, the study of how we perceive and come to know about other people’s thoughts and feelings.

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joulia.smortchkova@sirisacademic.com

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Maria Yubero Gómez
Data Analyst
I am a qualitative data analyst working in the Data Analytics department. I’m interested in data analysis applied to Higher Education and Research, bibliometrics, university rankings and valorisation strategies for Social Sciences and Humanities.

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maria.yubero@sirisacademic.com

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Cholpon Aitakhunova
Consultant
I’m a specialist in Politics and Security of Central Asia. My main interests are related to research and development projects in Central Asian region.

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Jyldyz Alymbaeva
Consultant
I am a senior development specialist. In September 2015 I joined SIRIS as a National Coordinator for Kyrgyzstan and responsible for coordination of ongoing activities and developing of partner network in the country, as well as for developing and implementing projects in capacity building, knowledge management and organizational development.

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Florian Amon
Researcher & Consultant
My main interests are on the education sector and on international development cooperation. I have been working in both fields and I like to link experience from practice on a micro level with supporting change processes as a consultant. Currently, I am focussing on my work as an educator.

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Axel Borasino
Research Assistant
Coming from a pure scientific background such as Physics, I am working as a SIRIS Lab researcher. My SIRIS internship is focused on unstructured data mining, specifically in topic modelling algorithms applied to science datasets. My areas of interest are science knowledge dissemination, pattern discovery & machine learning algorithms.

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Eva Grolíková
Internship
I am currently completing my Master Thesis at the Palacky University Olomouc (Czech Republic) on International Cooperation. My SIRIS internship focused on the sustainability analysis for knowledge platforms used in third countries, in the context of the ongoing SIRIS project K-Link.

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Johannes Keil
Consultant Assistant
After completing the master’s degree in Professional Public Decision Making, my main working topics are related to analyses of stakeholder-networks and complex decision finding/making situations.

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Valentine Labouheure
Research Assistant
I am a student of the Erasmus + programme Euroculture, doing an internship at SIRIS as a Research Assistant. I am involved in different projects, mainly French ones. My main tasks consist of benchmarking academic practices, data analysis and representation.

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José Luis Mateos
Internship
I am a social scientist currently studying a master in Social Research Methods at Durham University in collaboration with SIRIS. My main interests are how welfare policies intertwine with international student mobility, music and cricket.

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Anna Terraza Rovira
Research Assistant
With a background in sociology, I work as a research assistant in several SIRIS projects on Higher Education & Research and manage SIRIS Lab blog. I’m also interested in gender studies and in exploring links between university and public space.

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Víctor Pascual
Data Scientist
I  am a computer scientist expert in Data Visualization. My main interests are related to the study, application and dissemination of visualization and interaction techniques to assist the generation of insight from large and complex datasets.