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. In 2013, he received an Habilitation à diriger des Recherches from Université Toulouse 3 and was appointed Directeur de Recherche in 2014. Since then he is Chargé de Mission at the Institut de l'Informatique et de ses Interactions of the CNRS. 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).


Marc-Olivier Killijian published more than 70 articles in (peer-reviewed) international journals and conferences and was among the main developers for several software and platforms.


Marc-Olivier Killijian co-supervised 8 PhDs:

  1. Taha Bennani, now Lecturer in Tunisia

  2. François Taïani, now Lecturer at Lancaster University

  3. Juan-Carlos Ruiz-Garcia, now Lecturer at Technical University de Valencia

  4. Thomas Pareaud, now with Astrium-EADS

  5. Ludovic Courtès, now Research Engineer at INRIA

  6. Benjamin Lussier, now Lecturer at Université Technologique de Compiègne

  7. Caroline Lu, now with Elektrobit

  8. Hoang Nam Chu on critical robotics

  9. Miguel Nunez del Prado Cortez on GeoPrivacy, now with Intersec

  10. Moussa Traore on GeoCryptography, now with Cahors group


He is currently co-supervising:

  1. Joris Barrier on Lattice-based crypto and PIR and

  2. Ulrich Aivodji on Privacy-preserving carpooling


He is teaching fault-tolerance, fault-injection and object orientation in various engineering schools (INSA, SupAero, ENSEIRB, EMN, ENSEEIHT).


Marc-Olivier Killijian participated in a number of European FP5-6-7 projects (DSOS, DeVa, ResIST, Hidenets) and national projects (Num@tec, DIGITIP, MoSAIC, SCARLET). He was involved in several industrial contractual projects with France Télécom, Astrium, Renault. He managed the ACI'SI MoSAIC project and currently manages the LAAS ARUM project and is the Principal Investigator for the AMORES ANR project.


Marc-Olivier Killijian was in the laboratory council from 2005 to 2009 and in some recruitment councils for INSA and UPS. He was, from 2008 to 2012, the scientific secretary for the section 7 (Computer Science, Signal and Image processing, Robotics and Automatics) of CoNRS (national evaluation board). He was an external expert for the French ANR and for the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. He refereed for the following conferences: EuroPar, SRDS, ISADS, Reflection, SafeComp, EDCC, DCCS and the following journals : IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers special issues on Reliable Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computers. He was general chair of APVP2011, chairman of the FA track of IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) in 2008, publicity chair for IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS) IN 2008. He will be Program Chair for EDCC 2014. He was in the program committee of the the DCCS symposium of the DSN conference in 2005, and was in the organizing committee and/or program committee of several conferences and workshops such as Autonomics, DATE, SAC, WADS, ICDCS, WHADS, MPAC, Majec'STIC, USE, POMC, Radicals, OPODIS, etc.