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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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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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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Alejandra Chávez

I am an economist specialized in International Cooperation & Development and in Migration Studies with professional experience in managing national and international higher education projects within the third sector in Latin-America. I joined SIRIS to be involve in research and consulting activities aimed to support French academic institutions and privates organizations on their strategic decisions related to higher education and research.

Annamaria Donnarumma
I’m an astronomer by training, with a background in academic research and in technical consulting. In SIRIS I work on consultancy projects for higher education, research and public institutions, combining evidence-based and qualitative approaches.

Nicolau Duran Silva
Data Scientist & Research Assistant
I’m completing a degree in Computer Science at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. I’m specialized in Natural Language Processing, Pattern Recognition and their applications in data analysis. In SIRIS I explore new approaches to semantic information retrieval and data analysis, by combining techniques of machine learning, deep learning and linguistic analysis. My interests in this field are the implementation of NLP in minority languages, sentiment analysis and opinion identification in informal texts..


Enric Fuster
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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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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Luca Giocoli
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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Cesare Grigoletto
Software Engineer
I’m a software developer with an interest in big data and artificial intelligence. I graduated at the university of Trento with a thesis on the use of NLP to detect duplicate sentences. Here at Siris I work on reading, cleaning and processing data in order to make the integration easier.


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.

Matthias Heuser
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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Mauricio Iriarte
Visual Designer
I am a Graphic Designer with an MA in Design of Branding and Packaging. My main interests are aspects such as brand management for both online and offline supports, as well as the generation of interactive data visualizations.


Francesco A. Massucci
Researcher at SIRIS Lab
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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Sabine Plaud
Researcher & Consultant
I am a consultant in Higher education, research and innovation policies. My expertise covers in particular institutional academic strategies, academic rankings and their methodology, new trends in higher education. I have an extended experience of the French and Italian sectors.I have in-depth knowledge of French regulations regarding public procurement. I am an expert of quality processes, and I am in charge of managing the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System at SIRIS Academic. I hold a PhD in philosophy from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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

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Marga Sirera
Office Manager
I work as the Office Manager and Accountant at Siris, Graduated in International Business. I’m in charge of the office day to day maintenance as well as the Accountant duties. My goal is to achieve accurate information for the Finance Department as well as try to ensure a nice, comfortable and enjoyable office enviroment.

Alba Velasco
I am a biochemist specialized in behavioural aspects of human biology and cognitive
neuroscience. Thanks to my analytical background and experience working at European level, I
currently help SIRIS to develop its consultancy work to give strategic support to higher
education and research institutions.

Sonia Veiga
My background is on Health and Life-Sciences Research, with a PhD in Biomedicine. After working in academic and clinical environments, I accepted SIRIS challenge to use my insight at a higher level. At SIRIS I conduct evidence-based analysis and strategic consulting in topics related to Health Research Policy.