IRIT, University Toulouse Jean Jaurès

31100 Toulouse France

I am currently an assistant professor at the University of Toulouse - Jean Jaurès. I teach at the UFR SES DMI and I am a member of SM@RT research team, which is part of the IRIT laboratory. My research is centered around bridging the knowledge gap between software/system engineers and security experts in order to develop trustworthy systems. More precisely, I’m particularly interested in security-by-design, model-driven engineering, threat/attack modeling, risk analysis and DevSevcOps. I was a student volunteer at MODELS 2018 and ICPE 2021, PC member of RE’22 Artifacts and one of the organizers of DevOps workshop of MODELS 2022 conference.

Since the first October 2017, I have begun my thesis at the University of South Brittany (UBS) in Vannes, France, within the ArchWare research team. My official supervisors are Régis Fleurquin and Nicolas Belloir. Besides, Salah Sadou, Vanea Chiprianov and Jamal El Hachem have also participated and contributed in my thesis. I defended my thesis on 7th January 2021 and obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science.

My research interests include, but are not limited to: Software/System Engineering, Cyber-Security, Security-by-Design, Model-Driven Engineering, Cryptography, Systems-of-Systems, IoT, Threat Modeling and Risk Analysis.

During my PhD, I have had a special interest on how to bridge the gap between architects and security experts to integrate the security since the early design phase of software and system development.

Prior to my PhD, I received a Master’s degree of “Content, Network, Telecommunications and Systems Security” (SeCReTS) from the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ).


Nov 22, 2022 Scientific project SSbD is accepted by ICO for 2023 and 2024, 10k€
Sep 1, 2021 Starting my assistant professor position at UT2J/IRIT
Feb 19, 2021 Obtaining of the qualification
Jan 7, 2021 PhD defense
Sep 1, 2020 The beginning of the position ATER (temporary research and teaching assistant) at the University of Rennes 1.

Selected publications

  1. Asset-Oriented Threat Modeling
    Messe, Nan, Chiprianov, Vanea, Belloir, Nicolas, Hachem, Jamal El, Fleurquin, Régis, and Sadou, Salah
    In 19th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2020, Guangzhou, China, December 29, 2020 - January 1, 2021. Core rank A. 2020
  2. An Asset-Based Assistance for Secure by Design
    Nan, Messe, Nicolas, Belloir, Vanea, Chiprianov, Jamal, El-Hachem, Régis, Fleurquin, and Salah, Sadou
    In 2020 27th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC). Core rank B. 2020