Ana Lucia Varbanescu and Jurgen Vinju at ICT.OPEN2017

We are pleased to announce that Ana Lucia Varbanescu and Jurgen Vinju have confirmed to be chairmen at ICT.OPEN2017. They both have a strong connection to the ICT field and are very motivated to be able to contribute to ICT.OPEN2017.

Ana Lucia Varbanescu

Ana Lucia Varbanescu Ais an assistant professor at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She obtained her BSc and MSc from POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, Romania. In 2010 she received her PhD from Delft University of Technology. She continued as a PostDoc researcher at VU University Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology, positions partially funded by a NWO IsFast grant. In 2012, she received a STW VENI grant. Since 2013, she is a MacGillavry fellow at University of Amsterdam. She is an active participant in the ASCI doctoral school, ICT.Open, and ICT with Industry.

 From 2007 till 2014, she was a visiting researcher at IBM T.J.Watson (USA), NVIDIA (USA), BSC (Spain), and Imperial College of London (UK).

Her research interests include high performance computing, parallel programming, performance analysis and prediction, and big data analytics.


Jurgen Vinju

 Jurgen Vinju is research group leader of the Software Analysis and Transformation (SWAT) group at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), and part-time full professor at TU Eindhoven in the Model Driven Software Engineering (MSDE) group. His research is focused on metaprogramming and applications thereof in (domain specific) language engineering and software reverse engineering. His goal is learning how to control software complexity; in order to be able to better understand software such that we can maintain and extend it more efficiently and with better quality guarantees. Jurgen contributes as designer and programmer to open-source software projects, such as the Rascal Metaprogramming Language ( His education experience is from the joint Master Software Engineering program of UvA, VU and HvA. For more information, please visit