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Marc-Olivier Killijian, Project Manager

Dr. Marc-Olivier Killijian received an Engineer degree from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse in 1996, and a PhD in computer science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse in January 2000. His main interest at LAAS during this period concerned reflective computing, metaobject protocols and fault tolerance in distributed systems. Then he was working in the Trinity College of Dublin as a Research Fellow in the Distributed Systems Group, where he was involved in the definition and implementation of a new paradigm for location-aware group communication in ad-hoc mobile networks. He joined in 2001 the Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerance Group at LAAS-CNRS as Chargé de Recherche. His research interests concern resilience issues in mobile and ubiquitous system : the impact of mobility at large, fault-tolerance and geo-privacy applied to various mobile systems (robots, automobiles, and other mobiquitous systems).
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Christophe Bidan

Christophe Bidan is Doctor of Computer Science of the University of Rennes 1 (1998). After his PhD thesis, he spent one year as a post-doc at the Imperial College of London, then worked for 18 months as a security architect in Gemplus, a smartcard manufacturer. Since 2000, he has been an associate professor at Supélec Rennes, where he teaches computer science, mainly computer security. He defended his HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in 2010. His main research interests focus on security solutions in self-organized networks and ubiquitous systems. More specifically, he is interested in providing security solutions that do not require intensive skills to be deployed.

Yves Deswarte

Mr. Yves Deswarte is a Research Director at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, France. His main research interests are related to dependability, security and privacy. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 international publications on intrusion tolerance, quantitative security evaluation, dependability evaluation criteria, protection of safety-critical systems, flexible security policies for critical infrastructure protection, and privacy-enhancing technologies.
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Sylvain Gaudan

Sylvain Gaudan received an Engineer degree from the University of Bordeaux (France) and a PhD in bioinformatics from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2008. His PhD work was mainly focused on text mining and data mining applied to biomedical databases. The last couple of years, Sylvain has been involved in various projects focused on Geographical Information Systems, mainly for the spatial industry and in the challenge of mobility.

Sébastien Gambs

Sébastien Gambs is currently holding a joint Research chair in Security of Information Systems between INRIA and Université de Rennes 1 since September 2009. Prior to that, he was a CNRS postdoctoral researcher at LAAS-CNRS and did his graduate studies at the Université de Montréal under the supervision of Gilles Brassard and Esma Aïmeur. His main research program deals with the Protection of Privacy in different settings, where the exact meaning of the expression “protection of privacy” is dependent of the specific context considered. For instance, his research interests encompass subjects such as privacy-preserving data mining, privacy issues in socials networks, geoprivacy as well as privacy-enhancing technologies in general. In the past, he has also worked on a quantum analogue of the task of anonymous communication as well as on the interactions between quantum information processing and machine learning.

Gilles Guette

Gilles Guette is an assistant professor at the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Rennes (university of Rennes 1). His research activities take place at the IRISA laboratory. His main research areas are security and privacy in MANET. He essentially studies mobile network security with an application to the vehicular networks (VANET). He has also worked on key management and key rollover in the DNS security extension (DNSSEC).

Jérémie Guiochet

Dr. Jérémie Guiochet is an assistant professor in University of Toulouse, France. His research activities take place at LAAS-CNRS. He received an Engineer degree in electronics and computer sciences at ENSEIRB, Bordeaux, and a Ph.D. in 2003 from the INSA, Toulouse, France. He provides courses in Computer Science, Industrial Computing, Dependabilty and Risk Management. His research work is conducted in the Lab. LAAS-CNRS in the dependable computing and fault tolerance group (TSF) and relates to safety assessment and fault tolerance in safety critical autonomous systems.
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Marie-Jo Huguet

MJ Huguet is an associate professor at INSA. Her research work is conducted at the LAAS-CNRS lab (team MOGISA) and relates to combinatorial optimization and constraint satisfaction for the resolution of scheduling and transportation problems. More particularly, she focuses on tree search methods, constraint propagation, heuristics and meta-heuristics. She provides courses in Algorithmic, Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization.
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David Powell

David Powell is Directeur de Recherche at CNRS. His most recent degree dates from 1981, when he became Docteur ès-Sciences at the Toulouse National Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include dependability in the face of accidental and intentional human faults, fault-tolerant distributed systems, and dependability assessment. His current focus is mobile computing and autonomous robot systems. Dr. Powell is a member of IEEE, ACM, SEE and the IFIP 10.4 working group on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance.
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Nicolas Prigent

Nicolas Prigent is an assistant professor at Supélec - Campus de Rennes, France. His main research area lies in the security of self-organized networks (ad hoc and peer-to-peer) and in the applications of visualization to security.

Matthieu Roy

Matthieu Roy has been CNRS researcher in the Dependable Computing group in LAAS-CNRS since 2004. His research interests include distributed algorithms, mobile systems, on-line verification of systems and privacy concerns in ubiquitous systems. He serves in many PC in the domain (PRDC, ICDCN, SSS, ...), has participated to several projects related to mobile, privacy-aware applications and dependable systems (European Projects PRIME, ASSERT, HIDENETS). He holds a MSc from ENS Lyon (2000) and a PhD from Université of Rennes (2003).

Frédéric Schettini

Dr. Frédéric Schettini, 43 years old, got an engineer degree from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique Electricité Informatique Hydraulique of Toulouse (ENSEEIHT) » in 1994, and a PhD in computer science from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (SUPAERO)” in Toulouse-France 1998. He is an expert in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Intelligent Transport System (ITS), Data Fusion for traffic monitoring and user’s information, and Operation Research. He worked for over 6 years in the ESRI group, the world leader in Geographic Information System, as head of transport and logistics activities in France and then in charge of GIS software development for Transport application in the United States. In 2007, Dr. Frederic Schettini, founded MobiGIS an innovative Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) composed of world-class experts in Intelligent Transport System and GIS. MobiGIS is a software and services company expert in GIS and involved in the Environment and Sustainable Development, People Mobility, ITS and Crisis Risk Prevention and Management.

Gilles Tredan

Gilles Tredan obtained a PhD degree in computer science from University of Rennes 1 in November 2009. From January 2010 to September 2011, he worked as a postDoc in the FG Inet group , Berlin. Since November 2011 he is full time researcher in the TSF group of the LAAS/CNRS lab. His current research interests include (but are not limited to...) interaction networks, especially dynamic ones, and graph topological properties estimation.
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