am Kunal, I am passionate about creating new knowledge and applying technology to help in solving real world problems. I enjoy good conversations with people on topics related to technology and philosophy.

Short Biography 

I am a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at the Telecom SudParis (French: Télécom SudParis), and the LIST institute within the French Alternative Energies and Atomic EnergyCommission (CEA), Paris-Saclay.  I completed a joint Masters program (2011-2013) in European Union (Germany, Greece, the Netherlands) under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarship. I hold a Masters (2013) in computer science from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and an M.Sc. (2013) in Information Management from the Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Before beginning my current Ph.D. program, I worked as an R&D engineer (2013-2015) at the Xerox Research Centre Europe, France (Acquired by Naver Labs Europe since 2017) where I was involved in authoring several patent applications.  My research interests are in Business Process Management (BPM), Internet of Things (IoT), and Industry 4.0 with a focus on process modeling and variability management.

Detailed Biography 

I am doing my Ph.D. in computer science at the CEA LIST, Paris-Saclay, France and Telecom SudParis (TSP).  TSP is a part of the Institut Mines Télécom (IMT) and is an prestigious engineering schools (French: Grande école d'ingénieurs) in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)  and Telecommunications. As a part of  TSP, my lab belongs to the SAMOVAR (UMR 5157) , which has researchers working on various domains in computer science.   Moreover, as both CEA Paris-Saclay and TSP are the founding members of Université Paris-Saclay,  thus I am enrolled at the doctoral school of the Université Paris-Saclay (English: University of Paris-Saclay)

Further, at CEA LIST, our teams works towards development of an Eclipse based open-source framework called as Papyrus. This tool is a well known and used extensively both in the industry and academia.

In general, I like my work as a researcher and to develop and use technology to solve real world problems.

Industry Experience


Organization, Place

Official Role

Jan. 2016 – till present

Paris Saclay, France

PhD Candidate/ Research Assistant (FrenchThésard)

Oct. 2013 – Dec. 2015

Grenoble, France

Research and Development (R&D) Engineer

Feb. 2013 – Aug. 2013

Grenoble, France

R&D Internship

Jan. 2011 – June 2011

Delhi-NCR, India

Pre-release Program Associate

Aug. 2008 – Dec. 2010

Bangalore, India

Assistant Systems Engineer/ Software Engineer



 University, Country

Academic Degree

Jan. 2016 – Till present

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2013

Masters in Computer Science

Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2013

Tilburg University, Netherlands

MS.c. in IT Management

Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2013

(A joint master degree)

July 2004 – Aug. 2008

VIT University, Vellore, India

B.Tech. in Computer Science

Last updated: 12th July 2018