New Faculty Members Spring/Fall 2023

The Faculty of Engineering welcomed two new professors this Spring and Fall:


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jessie Galasso-Carbonnel
Assistant Professor

Prof. Jessie Galasso-CarbonnelProf. Jessie Galasso-Carbonnel’s research focuses on extracting knowledge from existing software systems to support software maintenance and evolution. She relies on knowledge discovery techniques with strong mathematical foundations to design verifiable and reproducible approaches.

She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from l'Université de Montpellier (France) in 2018. Prior to joining McGill, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at l'Université de Montréal.

Areas of research: Software engineering and reverse-engineering, knowledge extraction and representation

Courses you teach/will be teaching: Introduction to Software Engineering

Things you’re excited to get started at McGill: Mentoring and working with students. Building a welcoming research group.

Research/career highlight you’re most proud of: When my previous students contact me to tell me about their achievements. That’s when I truly feel that I have an impact.

Last book you read: The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

What’s on your work/research/lab playlists? Music from video games! A lot of them are designed to keep you motivated without breaking your concentration.


Mechanical Engineering

Guillaume Durandau
Assistant Professor

Prof. Guillaume DurandauProf. Guillaume Durandau is interested in interfacing humans and robots for rehabilitation, and his work focuses on creating virtual humans though neuromusculoskeletal system simulations.

He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Twente (Netherlands), a Master’s from l'Université de Sherbrooke (Canada), and an Engineering Diploma at ISEN Toulon (France).

Areas of research: Biomechanics and wearable robotics

Courses you teach/will be teaching: MECH 220: Mechanics 2

Things you’re excited to get started at McGill: Starting my own lab on one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada

Research/career highlight you’re most proud of: Seeing patients get excited about using a new prosthesis/exoskeleton

Favourite aspect of your work: Talking about research

Last place you lived: Enschede, the Netherlands

Something you like to do during your time off: Walking with my dog (see picture on below)

What’s something you can’t live without? The cuteness of my dog (see picture below)

What’s on your work/research/lab playlists? Supertramp, Queen, Pink Floyd

Prof. Guillaume Durandau's dog

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