I am a Professor in Distributed Computer Systems at the Université de Rennes 1 (ESIR) and IRISA/Inria in Brittany, France. Prior to that, I was with Lancaster University (UK) from 2005 to 2012, where I held a Lectureship (roughly tenured Assistant Professor).
I hold a PhD from Université Toulouse III (France) for a work performed at LAAS/CNRS, a Diplom der Informatik from Universität Stuttgart (Germany), and a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from Ecole Centrale Paris (France). I enjoy working with the industry and with partners from other disciplines. This includes past visits and placements at major industrial labs (e.g. at Bayer AG and Daimler in Germany, AT&T Labs in the US), and more recently collaborative projects with Technicolor and Mediego, a startup company focusing on personalization.
I have served on a number of program committees in my field, and contribute regularly to the organisation of research events in my area. This includes Shadow PC Co-Chair of Eurosys'19, PC Co-Chair of the 15th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2014), PC Co-Chair of 13th International IFIP Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS 2013), PC Chair of the 8th European Dependable Computing Conference (2010), and Tutorials Chair of the 10th ACM/IFIP/USENIX Int. Conf. on Middleware (2009).
You will find more detail on my research interests here.
For more information on my past activities, you might want to look at my résumé.