Dr Athanasios Zolotas

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

I was born in Greece, but I live in the UK since 2010. I have joined the School of Computer Science and Mathematics as a Lecturer (Software Engineering) in 2022. Previously, I have worked as a Research Fellow at the Computer Science Department, University of York on different EU and UK funded projects. Before moving to the UK for my MSc in Software Engineering I attended a 4-yr BSc course in Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia in Greece.

My research is related to a broad area of systems and software engineering. My main line of research, with more than 10 years of experience is on Model-Driven Engineering (MDE). My first exposure to MDE was through my EngD project titled “Type Inference in Flexible Model-driven Engineering” where I applied different machine learning approaches to classify untyped elements in models. In the different projects I have worked I had the opportunity to explore other domains including distributed processing and big data analytics (TYPHON EU-H2020 project), safety assurance for critical systems (SECT-AIR Innovate-UK project) and robotics (SESAME EU-H2020 project). My research interests revolve around Model-Driven Engineering in general (and how its principles can be applied to other domains), systems safety assurance, robotics, and big-data analytics. Very recently, I have started exploring the possibilities of applying my knowledge on MDE and distributed-parallel processing in sports science.

In my personal life, I like watching football (a lot), cooking and spending time with people discussing about any topic that arises. I am a big fan of Liverpool FC.

Degrees

2016, University of York, United Kingdom, Engineering Doctorate (EngD)
2011, University of York, United Kingdom, Master of Science (MSc)
2010, University of Macedonia, Greece, Bachelor of Science (4yr BSc)

Academic appointments

Research Fellow - SESAME, Computer Science, University of York, 2021 - 2022
Research Fellow - TYPHON, Computer Science, University of York, 2018 - 2021
Research Associate - SECT-AIR, Computer Science, University of York, 2016 - 2018

Journal article

Wei R, Jiang Z, Guo X, Yang R, Mei H, Zolotas A, Kelly T. 2023. DECISIVE: Designing Critical Systems With Iterative Automated Safety Analysis IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, :1-1 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Sanchez BA, Zolotas A, Rodriguez HH, Kolovos D, Paige RF, Cooper JC, Hampson J. 2021. Runtime translation of OCL-like statements on Simulink models: Expanding domains and optimising queries Software and Systems Modeling, 20 :1889-1918 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wei R, Zolotas A, Rodriguez HH, Gerasimou S, Kolovos DS, Paige RF. 2020. Automatic generation of UML profile graphical editors for Papyrus SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS MODELING, 19 :1083-1106 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Zolotas A, Hoyos Rodriguez H, Hutchesson S, Sanchez Pina B, Grigg A, Li M, Kolovos DS, Paige RF. 2020. Bridging proprietary modelling and open-source model management tools: the case of PTC Integrity Modeller and Epsilon Software and Systems Modeling, 19 :17-38 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Zolotas A, Matragkas N, Devlin S, Kolovos DS, Paige RF. 2019. Type inference in flexible model-driven engineering using classification algorithms SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS MODELING, 18 :345-366 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Zolotas A, Matragkas N, Devlin S, Kolovos DS, Paige RF. 2018. Type inference in flexible model-driven engineering using classification algorithms Software & Systems Modeling, :1-22

Williams JR, Zolotas A, Matragkas ND, Rose LM, Kolovos DS, Paige RF, Polack FAC. 2013. What do metamodels really look like? EESSMOD@ MoDELS, 1078 :55-60

Zolotas A. 2012. Domain-Specific Languages for Web Application Development Processes

Conference publication

Almutairi S, Zolotas A, Kolovos D. 2022. Towards round-Trip engineering of code fragments embedded in models Proceedings - ACM/IEEE 25th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MODELS 2022: Companion Proceedings, :529-538 DOI

Wei R, Jiang Z, Guo X, Mei H, Zolotas A, Kelly T. 2022. Designing critical systems with iterative automated safety analysis Proceedings - Design Automation Conference, :181-186 DOI Publisher Url

J. Harbin , S. Gerasimou , N. Matragkas , A. Zolotas , R. Calinescu . 2021. Model-Driven Simulation-Based Analysis for Multi-Robot Systems 2021 ACM/IEEE 24th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), 2021 ACM/IEEE 24th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS) :331-341 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Zolotas A, Barmpis K, Medhat F, Neubauer P, Kolovos D, Paige RF. 2021. An Architecture for the Development of Distributed Analytics Based on Polystore Events Gadepally V, Mattson T, Stonebraker M, Kraska T, Wang F, Luo G, Kong J, Dubovitskaya A. Heterogeneous Data Management, Polystores, and Analytics for Healthcare :54-65 DOI Publisher Url

B. Sanchez , A. Zolotas , H. Hoyos Rodriguez , D. Kolovos , R. Paige . 2019. On-the-Fly Translation and Execution of OCL-Like Queries on Simulink Models 2019 ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), 2019 ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS) :205-215 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

H. Hoyos Rodriguez , A. Zolotas , D. Kolovos , R. F. Paige . 2019. On the Challenges of Model Decorations for Capturing Complex Metadata 2019 ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems Companion (MODELS-C), 2019 ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems Companion (MODELS-C) :347-353 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

D. Kolovos , F. Medhat , R. Paige , D. Di Ruscio , T. Van Der Storm , S. Scholze , A. Zolotas . 2019. Domain-Specific Languages for the Design, Deployment and Manipulation of Heterogeneous Databases 2019 IEEE/ACM 11th International Workshop on Modelling in Software Engineering (MiSE), 2019 IEEE/ACM 11th International Workshop on Modelling in Software Engineering (MiSE) :89-92 DOI Publisher Url

Zolotas A, Wei R, Gerasimou S, Rodriguez HH, Kolovos DS, Paige RF. 2018. Towards Automatic Generation of UML Profile Graphical Editors for Papyrus European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications, :12-27 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Zolotas A, Rodriguez HH, Kolovos DS, Paige RF, Hutchesson S. 2017. Bridging Proprietary Modelling and Open-Source Model Management Tools: The Case of PTC Integrity Modeller and Epsilon Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), 2017 ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on, :237-247 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Zolotas A, Clarisó R, Matragkas N, Kolovos DS, Paige RF. 2017. Constraint programming for type inference in flexible model-driven engineering Computer Languages, Systems & Structures, 49 :216-230 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Paige RF, Zolotas A, Kolovos DS, McDermid JA, Bennett M, Hutchesson S, Hawthorn A. 2017. SECT-AIR: Software Engineering Costs and Timescales–Aerospace Initiative for Reduction Federation of International Conferences on Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations, :403-408

Zolotas A. 2016. Type inference in flexible model-driven engineering DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Zolotas A, Matragkas ND, Kolovos DS, Paige RF. 2015. Flexible Modelling for Requirements Engineering. FlexMDE@ MoDELS, :32-41

Zolotas A, Matragkas ND, Devlin S, Kolovos DS, Paige RF. 2015. Type Inference Using Concrete Syntax Properties in Flexible Model-Driven Engineering. FlexMDE@ MoDELS, :22-31

Zolotas A, Matragkas N, Devlin S, Kolovos DS, Paige RF. 2015. Type inference in flexible model-driven engineering European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications, :75-91

Matragkas ND, Kolovos DS, Paige RF, Zolotas A. 2013. A Traceability-Driven Approach to Model Transformation Testing. AMT@ MoDELS,

Zolotas A, Kolovos DS, Matragkas N, Paige RF. Assigning Semantics to Graphical Concrete Syntaxes XM 2014–Extreme Modeling Workshop, :12-12

Chapters

Paige RF, Zolotas A, Kolovos D. 2017. The Changing Face of Model-Driven Engineering Present and Ulterior Software Engineering :103-118 Springer, Cham

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