Biography

I'm senior researcher (Directeur de Recherche) at Inria and the scientific leader of COATI, a joint project-team between the research center of Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée and the I3S laboratory which itself belongs to the CNRS and Université Côte d'Azur (UCA). I received a Master degree in Computer Science from ENS Lyon and UCBL in 1997, a PhD in Computer Science from UNS in 2001, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in 2010. I did a post-doc in 2002 at Universitat Polytècnica de Catalunya (UPC), DMA4, Barcelona, Spain. In September 2002, I became Chargé de Recherche at Inria Sophia Antipolis. I was a member of the joint project-team Mascotte between INRIA and the I3S laboratory(CNRS/UNS) till December 2012. I was team vice-leader of Mascotte from July 2006 till March 2011, and then the scientific leader of the team till December 2012. In January 2013, we started the new joint project-team COATI. In 2016, I have been promoted Directeur de Recherche (Senior Researcher), first class since 2021.

Data: CV, CV HAL, IdRef, ORCID 0000-0002-3306-8314

Research interest:
  • Algorithmics, combinatorial optimization, graph theory
  • Algorithm engineering
  • WDM networks: traffic grooming, routing and wavelength assignment, protection, reconfiguration
  • Wireless Backhaul networks: design, configuration, routing
  • Design of fault tolerant networks: shared risk resource groups and various kind of protection mechanisms
  • Transportation networks: routing, planning, multi-modal

I'm an active contributor of the open source project Sagemath and in particular of its graph module (tickets written and reviewed).

Projects:
  • The complete list of projects I am (was) involved in can be found here
  • Active projects: EA EfDyNet (2019-2021), ANR MultiMod (2018-2023).
PhD students: Research administration (ongoing)
  • Head of project-team COATI, since Jan. 2013
  • Head of research (Délégué Scientifique) of Inria centre at Université côte d'Azur, since Sep. 2022.
  • Head of the executive board of Project-Team Committee at Inria centre at Université côte d'Azur, since Sep. 2022.
  • Nominated member for Inria at the steering committee of Département Disciplinaire Informatique of Université Côte d'Azur, since Sep. 2020
  • Nominated member for Inria at the steering committee of QuantAzur, since March 2022
  • Member of the steering committee of seminar Forum Numerica of Académie 1 RISE, since Feb. 2018
Research administration (past)
  • Head of the Comité de Suivi Doctorale of Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, Dec. 2019 - Aug. 2022, and member 2009 - Aug. 2022.
  • Inria representative at the executive board of doctorale school ED STIC, in charge of "spécialité informatique", Sep. 2017 - Aug. 2022.
  • Member of the executive board of Project-Team Committee at Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, Sep. 2018 - Aug. 2022.
  • Co-chair of Pôle RESCOM of GDR RSD of CNRS June 2017 - June 2022, and member of the steering committee 2005 - Jul. 2022.
  • Nominated member for Inria at the steering committee of Académie 1: Réseaux, Information Société Numérique of IDEX UCAJEDI, Feb. 2018 till Aug. 2022
  • Nominated member for Inria at the steering committee of EUR DS4H, Feb. 2018 till Aug. 2022
  • Nominated member for Inria at the steering committee of Labex UCN@Sophia, Feb. 2018 till Aug. 2022
  • Member of the scientific council of Académie 1 RISE, Jan. 2017 - Jan. 2018.
  • Vice-Head of project-team Mascotte, Jul. 2006 - Mar. 2011, and then Head till Dec. 2012
Member of Editorial Boards: Sterring committee:
  • Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA), since July 2022
Program committee member: Organisation committee member: Softwares:
  • Sagemath open-source mathematical software system (Personnal contribution: patches written and reviewed).
  • A collection of algorithms for the k shortest simple paths problem, in C++.
  • Algorithms for computing the hyperbolicity of graphs, in C++.
  • DRMSim, a network simulator for the investigation of routing schemes (no longer maintained).
  • Grph, a portable Java graph library tailored to network simulation and graph analysis (no longer maintained).