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Nelly Bencomo


    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    PhD projects

    I have several PhD Research Project are available in different areas related to Decision-making Under Uncertainty for Autonomous Intelligent Systems, among other I have the following as examples: - Autonomous Decision-making Under Uncertainty using Bayesian Learning - Self-explanation of Decision Making based on Machine and Bayesian Learning and using Historical Data - Optimization of Rewards using Evolutionary Computation - Digital Twins Using Runtime Models


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    Personal profile


    I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in Aston University (since May 2013). At the moment I am the PI of the EPSRC Project Twenty20Insight (2020-2023)(

    In 2019 I was granted  the Leverhulme Fellowship "QuantUn: quantification of uncertainty using Bayesian surprises to be developed in Aston and Inria (Rennes and Paris, France). Before joining Aston, I was a Marie Curie Fellow at INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt , France (May 2011- May 2013) under the  EU Marie-Curie Fellowship (Grant) called Requirements@run.time: Requirements-aware Systems. I am also a Visiting Researcher at Lancaster University (May 2011 – May 2015). Before, I was lecturer and researcher in the Computing School at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. More info can be found at 

    Research Interests

    I am interested in all aspects of software modelling and specially the application of model-driven techniques, during the development and operation of intelligent autonomous systems. I am particularly interested in what I call models@run.time, the use of models and model-driven techniques during runtime. Specific topics:

    • intelligent autonomous and self-adaptive systems
    • decision-making under uncertainty
    • models@run.time
    • model-driven engineering

    Teaching Activity

    Currently, I am teaching

    •  (2017-18 CS3360, CS4860) Software Project Management - Both Undergraduate and Master Level
    •  (2017-18 CS1410) Java Program Development


    • PhD in Computing, Lancaster University, March 2008
    • MSc in Software Engineering, Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), (honourable mention) 1998
    • Five-year Bachelor in Computing Science, Computing School, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1993


    • 2013 May – Present, Lecturer in Computer Science, Aston University, UK
    • 2011 May – May 2013, Marie Curie Fellow, INRIA, Paris-Rocquencourt, France
    • 2008 April – April 2011, Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University
    • 2006 – March 2008, Research Associate, Lancaster University
    • 2003 – 2006, Teaching Assistant, Lancaster University
    • 1997 – 2003,  Lecturer, Computing School, Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV)

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • ACM (since May 2008)
    • ACM SIGSOFT, IEEE (since 2008)

    Contact Details

    Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3392

    Email: or

    Room Number: MB211M

    Education/Academic qualification

    Award Date: 11 Nov 2016

    External positions

    Visiting Researcher

    1 Sep 201930 Sep 2020


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