A few more words about…

… my name

My full name is Abel Gómez Llana. According to Spanish naming customs, it consists of a given name (Abel) followed by two surnames (Gómez Llana). The first one, Gómez, is my father’s first surname; and the second, Llana, my mother’s first surname.

Often, in Spain, the practice is to use only one given name and the first surname only, i.e. Abel Gómez. That is the name I normally use in publications. The full name – Abel Gómez Llana in Spanish, or Abel Gomez-Llana in English-speaking environments to avoid Anglophone confusion – is used only in legal, formal, and documentary matters.

It is also common to use the full name for disambiguation when the first surname is very common (which I should have done to avoid confusion with other researchers in my publications). However, that’s a decission I didn’t take at the begining of my research career and now it’s too late ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

… my career

I’m a senior researcher of the SOM Research Lab at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications, both at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya1.

Before, I have hold other post-doctoral positions: in 2016 I joined SOM with a two-year Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación postdoctoral fellowship, from 2015 to 2016 I was part of the DisCo research team, at the Universidad de Zaragoza2 in the DICE H2020 EU project; and from 2013 to 2015 I was part of Inria3 as postdoctoral researcher in the AtlanMod team, at the École des Mines de Nantes4, participating, among others, in the  ITM Factory and the  MONDO projects.

Between 2004 and 2013, I stood at the ISSI research team, at the Universitat Politècnica de València5, where I hold several undergraduate and predoctoral grants (including the national University Teaching Fellowship6 grant); and other research contracts.

… my research interests

My research interests are mainly focused on the scalability of Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) techniques for model persistence and transformation, and the applicability of MDE to different domains, such as Software Product Lines or Document Engineering. I have participated in the development of several Eclipse and EMF-based tools, such as TemporalEMF, AsyncAPI Toolkit, MOMENT, DPLfw, NeoEMF, ATL on Map-Reduce, CPN Tools toolkit or some core modules of the DICE toolkit, among many others.

You can also find me on SlideShare, GitHub, DBLP and Google scholar.

… my studies

I got my PhD degree in 2012 in the Declarative Programming and Software Engineering doctoral programme7 of the UPV. My advisor was Isidro Ramos, and in my thesis, I addressed variability aspects of Software Product Lines when using model-driven software development processes.

Previously, I also got the Official Master’s Degree (2008) in Software Engineering, Formal Methods and Information Systems8, a Master of Advanced Studies9 (2009) and the Computer Science Engineer Degree10 (2005).

  1. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain
  2. Universidad de Zaragoza (UZ), Zaragoza, Spain
  3. Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (Inria), France
  4. École des Mines de Nantes (EMN), Nantes, France
  5. Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Valencia, Spain
  6. Formación de Profesorado Universitario
  7. Programación Declarativa e Ingeniería de la Programación
  8. Máster en Ingeniería del Software, Métodos Formales y Sistemas de Información
  9. Diploma de Estudios Avanzados
  10. Ingeniero en Informática