Head of INRIA Project-Team MAESTRO
Philippe Nain 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 he received the
Doctorat d'Etat in Applied Mathematics from the University Pierre and
Marie Curie (Paris 6), Paris, France.
Since december 1981 he has been with INRIA where he is currently
director of research and head of the project-team MAESTRO
devoted to the modeling of computer systems
and telecommunications networks.
He has held visiting appointments at the University of Massachusetts
(1993-94), at the University of Maryland (1987) and at North Carolina
State University (1988).
He is interested in modeling, performance evaluation and control
of communication networks.
He is an Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking,
Performance Evaluation and Operations Research Letters,
and a past Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
He was a co-program chair of the ACM Sigmetrics 2000 conference, the general
chair of the Performance 2005 conference, and he is a member of IFIP Working Group 7.3 on
Computer System Modelling.
Since 2000 he has been in charge of the Master program on Networking and Distributed Systems at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. For over twenty years he has been teaching courses in
modeling and performance evaluation of discrete-event systems and in operations research in various graduate schools.
Until the end of January 2017 I will be visiting the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.