Biography

My complete Curriculum Vitae could be found here.

I have been at LAAS-CNRS since 1988 where I currently hold a position of "Directeur de Recherche CNRS", heading the Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance Group since april 2013. From March 1997 to February 1998, I was a Visiting Research Assistant Professor the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Coordinated Research on High Performance Computing Group, IL, USA.

My research addresses the dependability, security and resilience of computer-based and cyberphysical systems addressing both the assessment and protection of such systems taking into account accidental as well as malicious threats. I have published more than 160 papers on these topics in International Journals and Conferences, and co-authored two books on dependable computing.

I have been involved in several national and European research projects and acted as a consultant for companies in France and as an expert for the European Commission. In particular, I have contributed to the ESPRIT projects PDCS, PDCS-2, DeVa, to the ACTS project SQUALE, and to the IST Projects DSoS, ASSERT and ReSIST funded by the European community. In particular, I have been the scientific coordinator of LAAS partnership in the IST FP6 projects HIDENETS and CRUTIAL funded by the European Commission, and in the DALI and the SVC national projects. Also, I have contributed to several contracts with major industrial partners in critical embedded systems (e.g., EADS-Airbus, Renault, Thales, etc.). I am also involved in the Aerospace Valley Cluster in Toulouse, co-ordinating in particular the Strategic Activity Domain on Air Transportation Safety and Security.

I have served on program and organization committees of several international conferences (more than 110). I was General co-Chair of DSN-2016 “the 46thIEEE/IFIP Int. Symposium on Dependable Systems and Networks”, (Toulouse, France, 2016). I was Program co-Chair of PRDC-2004, the 10th International Symposium Pacific Rim Dependable Computing (Tahiti, French Polynesia, 2004),  Program Chair of EDCC-5, the 5th European Dependable Computing Conference  (Budapest, Hungary, 2005), Program Chair of DSN-PDS 2010, the 40th IEEE/IFIP International conference on Dependable Systems and Networks - Performance and Dependability Symposium (Chicago, USA, 2010), and Program Co-Chair of LADC-2011,the 5th Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing (Sao José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011), and SAFECOMP-2013, the 31st Int. Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (Toulouse, France, 2013). Additionally, I have served on the steering committee of DSN and LADC conferences since 2011, and I am co-Editor of the « It All Depends/Resilient Security » Department of the IEEE Security & Privacy magazine. I am currently Vice-Chair of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (TCFT) (2017-2018) and I will be the chair of this TCFT  during the period 2019-2020.

I received my Certified Engineer degree from ENAC, the National School for Civil Aviation, Toulouse, France, in 1987, the PhD in Computer Science and the “Habilitation à diriger des recherches” degrees from the Toulouse National Polytechnic Institute, in 1992 and 1999, respectively. 

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