Biography

I am currently 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 the University Nice - Sophia Antipolis (UNS). 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 Research Director.

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Research interest:
  • Algorithmics, combinatorial optimization, graph theory
  • 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
Projects:
  • The complete list of projects I am (was) involved in can be found here
  • Active projects: EA AlDyNet (2013-2018), ANR MultiMod (2018-2021).
2018
Organise Summer School RESCOM 2018 of pôle RESCOM of GDR RSD on Apprentissage et fouille de données dans les réseaux -- Porquerolles, France -- June 18-22, 2018.
Attend the 20ème Rencontres Francophones sur les Aspects Algorithmiques des Télécommunications (AlgoTel 2018) -- Roscoff, France -- May 29 - June 1, 2018. See the online proceedings in HAL.
I will present the paper Modèle d'optimisation pour la défragmentation de la capacité.
CoRes 2018 Attend the 3ème Rencontres Francophones sur la Conception de Protocoles, l'Evaluation de Performance et l'Expérimentation des Réseaux de Communication (CoRes 2018) -- Roscoff, France -- May 28-29, 2018. See the online proceedings in HAL.
Seminar On the Flinders Hamiltonian Cycle Problem Challenge -- Sophia Antipolis, France -- April 3, 2018.
Attend the Journées non-thématiques RESCOM of GDR RSD -- Toulouse, France -- January 18-19, 2018.
MULTIMOD Kickoff meeting of ANR project MultiMod -- Sophia Antipolis, France -- January 10, 2018.
2017
Article le défi des 1001 graphes by Nathann Cohen and myself published in Interstices (in french) -- December 12, 2017.
Seminar on the Hamiltonian Cycle Problem at the seminario del Doctorado en IngenierĂ­a de Sistemas Complejos -- Santiago, Chile -- November 30, 2017.
Visit at UAI and DIM/Univ. Chile in the context of Inria associated team AlDyNet -- Santiago, Chile -- November 17 - December 2, 2017.
Course on the Hamiltonian Cycle Problem for students of Master MDFI -- Sophia Antipolis, France -- October 31, 2017.
Steering committee meeting of GDR RSD of CNRS -- LIP6, Paris, France -- October 17, 2017.
Guillaume Perez Attended (Examinator) the PhD defense of Guillaume Perez: "Decision Diagrams: Constraints and Algorithms" -- Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis -- September 29, 2017.
Nicolas Huin Attended the PhD defense of Nicolas Huin -- Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis -- September 28, 2017.
Attend the joint ACP and GdR RO Summer School on Constraints and Operational Research -- Porquerolles, France -- September 18-22, 2017.
I gave a presentation on the Flinders Hamiltonian Cycle Problem Challenge, a challenge we won together with Nathann Cohen in 2016. The slides of the presentation are available here.
This summer, I'm co-mentoring students in the context of Google Summer of Code. The goal is to implement modular decomposition algorithms for (di)graphs in Sagemath.
Visit Concordia University, Montréal Canada, July 1-14, 2017.
Attended the Green Days @ Sophia -- Sophia Antipolis, France -- June 26-27, 2017.
Attended the Journées Scientifiques Inria -- Sophia Antipolis, France -- June 14-16, 2017.
Attended the 19ème Rencontres Francophones sur les Aspects Algorithmiques des Télécommunications (AlgoTel 2017) -- Quiberon, France -- May 30 - June 2, 2017. See the online proceedings in HAL.
Attended the 17th Journée Combinatoire et Algorithmes du Littoral Méditerranéen (JCALM) on Designs -- Sophia Antipolis, France -- Mai 4-5, 2017.
Attended (referee) the PhD defense of Lorenzo Severini, L'Aquila, Italy - April 20, 2017.
I gave a seminar on the design of reliable fixed microwave backhaul networks at the MAORE team weakly seminar -- LIRMM, Montpellier, France -- January 20, 2017.
We organize the 2017 edition of the Journées non-thématiques RESCOM of GDR RSD -- Sophia Antipolis, France -- January 11-13, 2017. The first day is dedicated to communications in smart cities.