Dr. Vadim Zaytsev, also known in the social media as @grammarware, is the Chief Science Officer of Raincode, a Belgian company specialising in modernisation of software legacy systems. He has acquired PhD in 2010 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the field of software language engineering with a focus on grammar(ware) technology. He has done research in that direction at Universität Koblenz-Landau in Germany (2008–2010), Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in the Netherlands (2010–2013), as well as at University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands (2013–2016) where he also was extensively involved in teaching many graduate-level courses, supervising student projects, maintaining and expanding the network of university relations with the industry. Prior to that, he received MSc cum laude degrees from Rostov State University in Russia (applied mathematics, model checking) and from Universiteit Twente in the Netherlands (telematics, grammar-based testing) while working part-time as a research technician in electro-technical and power-supply labs of Rostov State Transport University (electrical engineering, railway engineering). Besides hardcore software language engineering with grammar(ware) technology, his interests and research activities tend to invade such topics as software quality assessment, source code analysis and transformation, modelling, metamodelling and megamodelling, programming paradigms, declarative and functional programming, maintenance and renovation of legacy systems and others. He is also actively practising open science and open research, contributing to a range of open data and open source projects, co-organising and presenting at (mostly academic) events.
More information on his publications can be found at http://grammarware.net and on his projects at http://grammarware.github.io.
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