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Bad Science: Euh…*Optimistic* Link State Routing Protocol for Adhoc Networks????

The other morning, Google Scholar shot me another email, indicating new citations to my papers. It’s often interesting to see how other people build on what I’ve done in the past, and so it’s become somewhat of a tradition that...
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Final Interoperability Test (& Exam) in the hands-on, applied, networking course at Ecole Polytechnique …

… where the 2nd year engineering students developed and demonstrated a multi-player, Tron-inspired, on-line game. Good job gals and guys …Read More »

Paper: Vulnerability Analysis of the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2)

Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are leaving the confines of research laboratories, to find place in real-world deploy-ments. Outside specialized domains (military, vehicular, etc.), city-wide community-networks are emerging, connecting regular Internet users with each other, and with the Internet, via...
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Christmas in June: We Got Our NetFPGA

After what seemed to be an eternity (but, which really was just short of two months total) we got our first NetFPGA — just in time for us to get familiar with it, before starting a student project (a “PSC”)...
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Today would be the day to take a boat to the office …

Heavy rain for a few days has made getting around the greater Paris region ever so slightly more difficult – this is from just behind Orly airport …Read More »

Today would be the day to take a boat to the office …

Heavy rain for a few days has made getting around the greater Paris region ever so slightly more difficult – this is from just behind Orly airport …Read More »

When the Internet meets a 3D printer: custom dices for IP address assignment …

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Thank you 🙏 Serge Chanchole from X-Tech/X-Up, for hosting the Ecole Polytechnique Executive Education IoT program today

Very interesting to learn about the process “from idea to successful start-up”, as exemplified through numerous success-stories having gone through the Ecole Polytechnique Accelerator / Incubator program. To see the different prototyping and early-stage manufacturing facilities, available to accelerate and...
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PSC Project Pitch day at Ecole Polytechnique

With our partners from Cisco, and Keio University, we’re presenting research projects and fielding questions from 1st year engineering students. Many of whom will join our research teams come September…Read More »

Paper: IPv6 Operation for WAVE – Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments

The IEEE WAVE protocol suite is providing commu- nications services to applications in vehicular networks, by way of promising support for two protocol stacks: the Wave Short Message Protocol (WSMP) and IPv6. While WSMP is developed within the IEEE 1609...
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Paper: IPv6 Operation for WAVE – Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments

The IEEE WAVE protocol suite is providing commu- nications services to applications in vehicular networks, by way of promising support for two protocol stacks: the Wave Short Message Protocol (WSMP) and IPv6. While WSMP is developed within the IEEE 1609...
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That time of the year again …

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Projet Scientifique Collectif (scientific group project) at Ecole Polytechnique, under the watchful eyes of Pierre Pfister from Cisco and prof Juan Antonio Cordero Fuertes

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Time Travel?

Got this in the mail this morning (June 1, 2018) – should I infer that the IEEE subtly is trying to tell me that I missed the IEEE Proceedings Special Issue on Time Travel….?Read More »

Baptiste Desprez live-demo’ing SQL injection attacks to students in the Cybersecurity MODAL at Ecole Polytechnique…

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Something’s brewing at Ecole Polytechnique …

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Paper: Route Optimization in Nested Mobile Networks (NEMO) using OLSR

Internet edge mobility has been possible for a number of years: mobile IP[8], allows a host to change its point of at- tachment to the Internet and NEMO [6] allows the same functionality for a group of hosts along with...
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Prof. Philippe Chassignet Teaching Interactive Protocol Design at Ecole Polytechnique

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Paper: Investigating data broadcast performance in mobile ad-hoc networks

We investigate broadcasting in mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs). We define broadcasting as being the process of delivering one packet, originated at one node, to (ideally) all other nodes in the MANET. We present specific problems related to broadcasting in MANETs,...
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Paper: Combining Temporal and Spartial Partial Topolgy for MANET Routing – Merging OLSR and FSR

In this paper, we propose an extension to the Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) protocol, a proactive link-state routing protocol optimized for mobile ad-hoc networks, in-troducing temporal partial topology as a mechanism for re-ducing control traffic overhead. The extension is...
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Finally it’s Friday: Only in Japan …

This is unequivocally an “only in Japan” situation, and part of why I love visiting that beautiful and interesting country… See how this bike, which was outside a major train station (Shinagawa Station), is “locked” only by a small brown...
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Always a nice break from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo …

…in the middle of a densely packed, and intense, 2-week visit to Japan. A short trip from Tokyo is the lush and green SFC campus of KEIO University — where I’m spending the afternoon visiting professor Rodney Van Meter and...
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Is Elsevier, the academic publishing house, really stuck in the 1990’s?

This other day, when trying to mark-up a final proof of a paper that my colleagues and I had accepted to an Elsevier journal, I had a flash-back to the 1990’s – you know, the good old days when not...
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Cold season, warm welcome

While Paris is suffering from one of the coldest winters in the decade (Yesterday was pretty – today was pretty hard…), we are welcoming new members in the team. In the beginning of 2018 Wen Congmin, joins us for her...
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If only Slashdot used 6LB …

During my lunch break today, I tried to glean what “news for nerds – stuff that matters” had happened lately —  but, when trying to access slashdot.org, I was met with this: While I, admittedly, do not know what infrastructure...
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It’s tomorrow: deadline for 2nd admission round for Ecole Polytechnique Graduate Degree programs.

The second round of admissions for the Ecole Polytechnique Graduate Degree programs in IoT, AI, Big Data for Business, Cybersecurity, Energy Management, Economics, and Smart Cities, is coming up on March 18. With limited space in each of the programs,...
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Three reasons to go to Hawaii in April: It’s Hawaii, INFOCOM2018 is there, and Marceau and colleagues will present an exciting paper…

Marceau Coupechoux, professor at Telecom-ParisTech, and adjunct professor at Ecole Polytechnique – and, thus, in addition to being a good friend, also a good colleague – has conspired with two of his collaborators (A. S. Bedi, K. Rajawat) from IIT...
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Coming up in May: Ecole Polytechnique Executive Education certification program in IoT: Sign Up now!

The IoT – the Internet of Things – is among the focus areas at Ecole Polytechnique, and one where we offer various educational programs, as part of our (traditional, and very French) engineering curriculum, and as a 2 year international,...
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Baby, it’s Cold Outside …

Winter has not quite left Ecole Polytechnique yet – though weather isn’t hitting as hard as 2 weeks ago, it’s still keeping campus looking pretty…Read More »

Last Reminder: deadline for applications for faculty positions at Ecole Polytechnique is tomorrow!

One final reminder: Tomorrow is the last chance for submitting your candidature for a faculty position at Ecole Polytechnique: two professor position, one assistant professor position, and one (tenure-track) assistant professor position are available, as well as a couple of...
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Teaser: dr. Jiazi Yi presenting NSx & LoRA – looking promising.

One of our research activites is “quantifying and improving LoRa”, and we’ve published some interesting results in the past on that topic, based on some analytical — and, a lot of experimental — data. We love experimental work, but sometimes...
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Use ’em or Lose ’em: On Unidirectional Links in Reactive Routing Protocols

My colleagues Jiazi, Juan, and I, just finished the final editorial bits of process on a new paper “Use ’em or Lose ’em: On Unidirectional Links in Reactive Routing Protocols”, published in Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks – and with the paper...
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One Week left to Apply: Faculty Positions in Cyber-Security, Cyber-Physical Systems, AI at Ecole Polytechnique

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for applying for faculty positions in Cyber-Security, Cyber-Physical Systems, and AI, is coming up in one short week. Here’s the direct link for submitting your candidature. Here’s a description of the different positions,...
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6LB: Scalable and Application-Aware Load Balancing with Segment Routing In IEEE Transactions on Networking

Saturday morning, after a long (and, very constructive) process, came the long-awaited email from the IEEE: our paper “6LB: Scalable and Application-Aware Load Balancing with Segment Routing” was definitely accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Networking.  The paper is...
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’tis the end of the recommendation-writing season….and you’ve gotta love the English…

….maybe that title needs a wee bit of an explanation. To enrol in the the Engineering program at Ecole Polytechnique, candidates first suffer through a gruelling delightful “Classe Préparatoire” — roughly 2 or 3 years of “undergraduate maths, physics, and...
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Open Faculty Positions in Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique 2018 – Answering Some More Questions

As I’ve posted earlier, there are some Open Faculty positions in Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique with a deadline coming up February 28, 2018. As a reminder, two professor positions, one assistant professor positon, and one “tenure-track assistant professor” position,...
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This week under the snow: interviews with prospective graduate degree students

With heaps of snow outside the windows, I and my colleagues are spending our days going through heaps of applications for the Ecole Polytechnique Graduate Degree program “IoT: Innovation and Management”. This week: interviews with prospective students. A competent engineer...
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Yesterday was pretty – today was pretty hard…

It started snowing yesterday, making the Ecole Polytechnique campus look pretty – but the unprecedented 20cm or so of snow in Paris and suburbs made it quite an ordeal to get to the office this morning. I spent almost 3h on the...
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….and finally it’s winter at Polytechnique

…after many months of what feels like continuous rain, Mother Nature decided to delicately powder campus this morning. I am looking forward to seeing what Jeremy Barande, our excellent staff photographer, will make of campus today…Read More »

2nd Admissions Round for the Ecole Polytechnique Graduate Degrees opening today – get your seat before it is too late.

Wow, the first admissions round for the Ecole Polytechnique Graduate Degree programs was daunting: an avalanche of truly excellent applicants to evaluate. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining on being on the admissions jury of a program attracting...
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Fool me once: shame on me – Fool me twice: never buy another panic.inc app …

Just this week, panic.com announced the discontinuation of Transmit for iOS. Here’s how Panic Inc. still presents that app on their website: “Give iOS a super power: the power to upload and download stuff using your FTP, SFTP, WebFAV or Amazon S3...
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Open Faculty Positions in Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique 2018 – Answering Some Questions

Last week, I posted an announcement of “Open Faculty positions in Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique” with a deadline coming up February 28, 2018. As a reminder, two professor positions, one assistant professor positon, and one “tenure-track assistant professor” position, are...
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From Fundamentals to Reality: How The Internet Really Work — and, how to make it better

Tomorrow is a very special day: in the spring semester, I’ll be helping my colleague, Mark Townsley, with his graduate level course at Ecole Polytechnique entitled “From Fundamentals to Reality: How The Internet Really Work — and, how to make...
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Open seminar by Leo Liberti on “Distance Geometry in Data Science”

I just got word that my good friend, on-again-off-again-on-again colleague, and habitual co-conspirator, Leo Liberti, is giving an open seminar on “Distance Geometry in Data Science”, on January the 18, from 14h to 15h30 at SystemX (here’re access directions) at Palaiseau...
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It’s Tomorrow: deadline for 1st Admissions Round for Ecole Polytechnique Graduate Degrees

The first admissions round for the Ecole Polytechnique Graduate Degree programs in IoT, AI, Big Data for Business, Cybersecurity, Energy Management, Economics, and Smart Cities, is tomorrow. These coveted programs are filling up fast, so don’t linger and get your...
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Remembering the X2012 ….

Part of the “fun” of the winter break is, that it gives an occasion to do some “digital housekeeping” –  make space on harddrives and memory cards, but also rediscover moments from the year gone by. In this case, the...
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But….this is a weird bibliography?

As many (most, I suspect?) scientists, I have Google Scholar set up to sent me email-alerts. For example, I get an email when publications matching certain keywords are released, or when whatever fuzzy (or rather, “dizzy”, since it sometimes, seems...
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Faculty positions in Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique (Deadline Feb. 28, 2018)

Just a heads up that Ecole Polytechnique has a few full-time faculty positions open in computer science, specifically two professor positions, one assistant professor position, and one tenure-track assistant professor position (denoted “Gaspard Monge Assistant Professor” in the Ecole Polytechnique nomenclature)....
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First Application Round for Ecole Polytechnique Graduate Degree applications in 1 week …

The first admissions round for the Ecole Polytechnique Graduate Degree programs in IoT, AI, Big Data for Business, Cybersecurity, Energy Management, Economics, and Smart Cities, is coming up on January 7 – in just one short week. With limited space...
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