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Researcher at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - National Centre for Scientific Research)

LAAS-CNRS (Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems of CNRS)

SARA team

7, Avenue du Colonel Roche

31077 Toulouse Cedex 4


Phone : +33 (0)5 61 33 63 17

Fax : +33 (0)5 61 33 64 11

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Research topic:

IP networks monitoring and Next Generation Internet



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. His main interests deal with high speed and multimedia networking and more specifically on 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 contributor 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. Now, he is contributing to the European COST-TMA and ECODE which propose 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 also uses monitoring and honeypots for studying malicious traffic in the Internet ant assessing the threads on the network and its users.

BIBLIOGRAPHY (Main publications)


·         ECODE (European Cognitive Distributed Engine)

·         RESCUE

·         COST-TMA Action

·         Monitoring and Measurements : French monitoring and measurement platform and Internet traffic characterization and analysis tool: Zoo)


Experimental platform in networking

·         MetroSec: Monotoring for security and QoS


Contact : Philippe OWEZARSKI
7, avenue du Colonel Roche
31077 Toulouse Cedex 4