Biography

Philippe Owezarski is a full time researcher of CNRS (the French center for scientific research), working at LAAS (Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems), in Toulouse, France. He got a PhD in computer science in 1996 from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III and a habilitation for advising thesis (HDR) in 2006. His main interests deal with high-speed networking and more specifically IP networks monitoring, and Quality of Service and security enforcement based on measurements.

During year 2000, he spent 9 months working for Sprint ATL in Burlingame, California. There he has been working on the Sprint monitoring IPMON project, and focused mainly on actual TCP flows analysis. Back to LAAS, Philippe Owezarski has been one of the main contributors of a monitoring project in France – METROPOLIS, has been leading a French steering group on IP networks monitoring, and has been leading the French MetroSec project aiming at increasing the robustness of the Internet against DoS and DDoS attacks. He has also been contributing to the European COST-TMA and ECODE projects which proposed to use monitoring as the main support for enforcing QoS optimization and security mechanisms in networks (in particular by using machine learning techniques for improving routing and anomaly detection). He is now continuing this work in the framework of the European ONTIC project that aims at designing autonomous unsupervised analysis of traffic and anomaly detection mechanisms for big traffic data. Philippe Owezarski also uses monitoring and honeypots for studying malicious traffic in the Internet and assessing the threads on the network and its users. Last, Philipe Owezarski started working on the deployment of SDN technology on IXP networks for improving flexibility, scalability and security. This is done in the framework of the H2020 ENDEAVOUR project, and on the TouIX IXP.

Philippe Owezarski is the author of more than 80 papers in international journals and conferences, and he contributed to the writing of 7 book chapters. He is also the editor of 7 books, a associate editor of the IEEE TNSM journal, JNSM journal, and was a member of the TMA steering committee. Philippe Owezarski has also been and still is the advisor for 11 PhD thesis and two post-docs. Philippe Owezarski was also the TPC chair for 17 conferences, including the recent CNSM’2012 conference, and ACNS’2014 congress.

Since January 2016, Philippe Owezarski is the head of the “Network and Communication” department at LAAS, and as such member of the LAAS direction council. He is also since September 2016 a member of the section 6 (related to computer science) CNRS national council.