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Laurent MassouliéDirector, INRIA- Microsoft Research Joint Centre
Laurent Massoulié is director of the Microsoft Research INRIA Joint Centre. Laurent graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1991, obtained his PhD thesis from Université Paris Sud in 1995 and his Habilitation thesis from Université Paris 7 in 2010. From 1995 to 1998 he was a researcher at France Telecom R&D, where he developed mathematical models of data transport over the Internet. He joined Microsoft Research Cambridge in 1999, where he worked on distributed algorithms for Peer-to-Peer systems, and in particular on “epidemic” methods for information propagation. In 2006 he joined Technicolor, then known as Thomson. His research there dealt with design of Peer-to-Peer systems for media streaming and analysis of social networks for information dissemination. At Technicolor, Laurent held positions of Director of the Paris Research Lab and Distinguished Scientist, and was elected as a Technicolor Fellow in 2010. He is the co-author of over 80 scientific papers and 16 patents. He has co-authored the Best Paper Award-winning papers of IEEE INFOCOM’99, ACM SIGMETRICS’05 and ACM CONEXT’07 conferences.
Laurent Massoulié Director, INRIA- Microsoft Research Joint Centre - 13 Dec. 2012
A six year research project leads to a major result for mathematics and computer science, highlighting the benefits of academia-industry partnership.