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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

Yoran Beldengrün
Consultant
At SIRIS I aim at contributing with fresh thoughts, insights, assistance and solutions to complex problems or advancement of strategic goals in higher education, research and innovation. This is based on the combination of my academic background in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a PhD in Nanomedicine and international working experience in Science Diplomacy for government institutions, a UN specialised agency and an NGO. Moreover, I have been engaged in increasing the social and political impact of science, as a grassroots activist and as a science populariser.

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yoran.beldengruen@sirisacademic.com

Josep Bosch
Junior Consultant
I am an economist with a background in Applied Economics and Quantitative Methods. I joined SIRIS to perform strategy-oriented data analysis and evidence-based policy evaluations. Being a junior consultant in SIRIS enables me to improve both my consulting abilities and strategic mindset.

josep.bosch@sirisacademic.com

Hermes Carretero
Front End & Data Visualization developer
Doing websites and interactive applications from the 90’s and with a postgraduate in data visualization at UPF I’m front end developer enthusiastic on user interaction and visual exploration of data. I joined SIRIS with the aim of learning from a scientific and specialized team and the commitment to help in exploring and developing clear and hopefully funnier ways to show data.

hermes.carretero@sirisacademic.com

Ruggero Cortini
Data Scientist and Consultant
My goal is to make difficult data analysis simple to understand. I enjoy spending time both on extracting and analyzing information from complicated data sets, and then making meaningful visualizations that help clients understand trends, challenges, and opportunities. I was trained as a theoretical physicist, and I spent ten years doing research on biological physics. I work at SIRIS since October 2019, and I now found my place here as a data scientist and consultant, working on all sorts of data analysis, on presenting their results, and providing clients with strategic guidance and support with their decision-making

ruggero.cortini@sirisacademic.com

Annamaria Donnarumma
Consultant
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.

annamaria.donnarumma@sirisacademic.com

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..

nicolau.duransilva@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 Visualization Engineer
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

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.

mauricio.iriarte@sirisacademic.com

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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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francesco.massucci@sirisacademic.com

Nahtalie Meo Evoli
Researcher & Consultant

Francesco Multari
Data Scientist
I am Data Scientist with a strong background of computer science and statistics. I love “playing” with data, starting with understanding the law that governs them and ending with the prediction of a phenomenon.

I am mainly interested in Deep Learning,Pattern Recognition and Outlier Detection.

francesco.multari@sirisacademic.com

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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sabine.plaud@sirisacademic.com

Arnau Quinquillà
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

Tristan Thommen
Consultant

Strategy consultant specialized in higher education, research and innovation. I believe that people are the source of value creation, and have an evidence-based, behavioral, and cognitive approach to institutions and policy making. I hold a PhD in cognitive science from the École Normale Supérieure and an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs

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tristan.thommen@sirisacademic.com

Chiara Toietta
Junior Consultant

With a strong background in Economics, I am interested in using my quali-quantitative skills to analyse data, draw insights, explore the implications and communicate the findings. Working at SIRIS as an junior consultant gives me the chance to develop a more critical and strategic thinking.

chiara.toietta@sirisacademic.com

Sonia Veiga
Analyst
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.

sonia.veiga@sirisacademic.com

Alba Velasco
Analyst
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.

alba.velasco@sirisacademic.com