Gwendal Simon received his Master Degree in Computer Science in 2000 and his PhD degree in Computer Science in December 2004 from University of Rennes 1 (France). During his PhD, he worked at Orange R&D Labs, where he developed a distributed shared virtual world, which has received a worldwide attention, including innovation prize, and has turned out to be a start-up.
From 2004 to 2006 he was a researcher at Orange Labs, where he worked on spontaneous networks and social media innovations. Since 2006, he has been Associate Professor at Telecom Bretagne, a graduate engineering school within the Institut Telecom. He has been a visiting researcher at University of Waterloo from September 2011 to September 2012.
His research interests include large-scale distributed networks, peer-to-peer and ad-hoc networks, optimization problems and video delivery systems.
I am a teacher in a "grande école", where education matters. I am a strong advocate of "active learning", as illustrated by my involvement in project-oriented teaching, two academic papers in this area, and my contributions to Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC).
I am a reviewer, typically involved in the Program Committee of well-known conferences, including LCN 2011-2012, Globecom 2012-2013, ICC 2013, ICCCN 2012-2013, Packet Video 2012 and Netgames 2012.
Some other web resources:
Zhe Li and Gwendal Simon. « In a Telco-CDN, pushing content makes sense » IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2013.
Jiayi Liu and Gwendal Simon. « Fast Near-Optimal Algorithm for Delivering Multiple Live Video Streams in CDN » in Proc. of 22nd IEEE ICCCN, 2013
Jiayi Liu and Gwendal Simon. « Fast Near-Optimal Delivery of Live Streams in CDN » in Proc. of Algotel, 2013.
Md Rabbani, Rafael Esteves, Maxim Podlesny, Gwendal Simon, Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville and Raouf Boutaba « On Tackling Virtual Data-Center Embedding Problem », in IEEE/IFIP Int. Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), 2013. (PDF)
Mohamed Faten Zhani, Qi Zhang, Gwendal Simon and Raouf Boutaba « VDCPlanner: Dynamic Migration-Aware Virual Data-Center Embedding for Clouds », in IEEE/IFIP Int. Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), 2013. (PDF)
Sharon Choy, Bernard Wong, Gwendal Simon and Catherine Rosenberg. « The Brewing Storm on Cloud Gaming: A Measurement Study on Cloud to End-User Latency » in ACM Netgames, 2012. (PDF)
Jiayi Liu, Shakeel Ahmad, Eliya Buyukkaya, Raouf Hamzaoui and Gwendal Simon. « Resource Allocation in Underprovisioned Multioverlay Live Video Services » in ACM CoNEXT Capacity Sharing Workshop, 2012. (PDF)