Philippe GRAVEY was born in Caen, France, in 1956. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau – France) in 1978, from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris – France) in 1980 and received a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in Optics (Orsay – France), also in 1980.
He then joined the CNET (now France Telecom R&D) in Lannion to work on holographic techniques and materials applied to optical interconnections. Between 1993 and 1997, he was in charge of the “Photonic Switching Processors” department, and then conducted a project on Optical Cross-connects. During that period he was also involved in the COST 216 action on Photonic switching (1986-1991) and in the ACTS KEOPS project on optical packet switching (1995 -1998). In 2000, he joined the Optics Department of TELECOM Bretagne and co-founded the Optogone company in 2001, which developed liquid crystal based devices or sub-systems for WDM applications. He returned to Telecom Bretagne in 2005 and contributed to the creation of the PERDYN platform addressing monitoring technologies and optical access networks. His present research interests include optical networks, optical switching and optical performance monitoring. He is (or has been) involved in many RNRT or ANR projects in these fields: CRISTO (liquid crystal-based optical switching, 1999-2002), ROM (optical packet switching for core networks, 2000-2003), ROM-EO (hybrid O/E optical packet switched network, 2004-2006), RYTHME (partly transparent networking, 2004-2006), ECOFRAME (transparent WDM optical packet ring, 2007-2010). He is a member of the evaluation committee (“CSV”) of the Images & Networks cluster. He is author or co-author or more than 90 international publications or communications and of 8 patents.