I received the Maîtrise Es-Sciences (B.S. degree) in Mathematics in 1978, the Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (M.S. degree) in Statistics in 1979, and the Doctorat de 3ème cycle in Modeling of Computer Systems in 1981, all from the University of Paris XI, Orsay, France. In 1987 I received the Doctorat d'Etat in Applied Mathematics from the University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6), Paris, France. Since December 1981 I have been with Inria where I am currently a senior research scientist (Directeur de Recherche) and a member of the project-team MAESTRO devoted to the modeling of computer systems and telecommunications networks. I held visiting appointments at the University of Massachusetts (1993-94), at the University of Maryland (1987) and at North Carolina State University (1988). I am interested in modeling, performance evaluation and control of communication networks.
I am Editor-in-Chief of Performance Evaluation (Elsevier) and past Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Performance Evaluation, Operations Research Letters and Journal of Applied Mathematics. I was a co-program chair of the ACM Sigmetrics 2000 conference and the general chair of the IFIP Performance 2005 conference. Since 1997 I have been a member (treasurer from 2002 to 2007, vice-chair from 2008 to 2014) of the IFIP Working Group 7.3 on Computer System Modelling, and I am a past member of the ACM Sigmetrics Executive Committee (2007-2011).
From July 2007 to June 2010 I was the scientific deputy (Délégué Scientifique) of the Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée Research Centre and chair of its scientific board (Comité des Projets). From September 2012 to August 2015 I was the chairman of the Inria Evaluation Committee.
I am currently on sabbatical leave at MIT in the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS).
Last update: October 15, 2015