MAESTRO is an INRIA project-team (created on October 1st, 2003) whose permanent members are located in Sophia Antipolis (Sara Alouf, Konstantin Avrachenkov, Philippe Nain, Giovanni Neglia), in Avignon (Eitan Altman) and in Montpellier (Alain Jean-Marie).
The ambition of MAESTRO is to provide the community with methods and tools for the performance evaluation, optimization and control of networks. More precisely, the objectives of MAESTRO are:
These objectives essentially fall in the first scientific challenge of INRIA, which is "To master digital infrastructures by being capable of programming, computing, and communicating on the Internet and on heterogeneous networks."
Project-team MAESTRO is the successor of MISTRAL (1993-2003).
Konstantin Avrachenkov and Marina Sokol (PhD student in Maestro) received the Best Paper Award (out of 214 accepted papers) of the 8th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2012, Limassol, Cyprus, Sep. 27-31, 2012) for their joint work with Arnaud Legout (Inria, Planete) and Paulo Goncalves (Inria, Reso), entitled "Classification of Content and User in BitTorrent by Semi-supervised Learning Methods".