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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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Finally: MP-OLSR becomes RFC8218

After ten years of hard work (well… not that hard), 20 revisions, MP-OLSR, the Multipath Extension for the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2)  finally gets its RFC number: 8218 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8218). MP-OLSR is my major work of my PhD … Read More »

WiFi: too much of a hassle – Alleviating Pain with Constellation

Any business traveler will recognise this: you arrive, tired after a long flight…take a shuttle to your hotel, where you queue to check in, and do all sorts of formalities including most commonly showing picture ID, having your credit card...
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WSPLC 2016 Student Challenge Winners - congratulations to Remi Dubaele

Ecole Polytechnique organised, in partnership with our friends from EDF R&D, the 10th Workshop on Power-Line Communication, in the early fall of 2016. The event was incredibly interesting, scientifically, and a great opportunity to “put a face to the names”...
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WSPLC 2016 Student Challenge Winners – congratulations to Remi Dubaele

Ecole Polytechnique organised, in partnership with our friends from EDF R&D, the 10th Workshop on Power-Line Communication, in the early fall of 2016. The event was incredibly interesting, scientifically, and a great opportunity to “put a face to the names”...
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When prof. Rodney Van Meter asks if Ecole Polytechnique students have had a class in Quantum Mechanics ...

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Today's Lunch Talk: The Quantum Internet, by prof. Rodney Van Meter, KEIO Univ.

As you no doubt have seen, some of the “recent news” regarding Quantum Communications includes the launching of the worlds first quantum communications satellite — and (very very recently) the first experimental results coming. To help us make sense of...
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Today’s Lunch Talk: The Quantum Internet, by prof. Rodney Van Meter, KEIO Univ.

😉As you no doubt have seen, some of the “recent news” regarding Quantum Communications includes the launching of the worlds first quantum communications satellite — and (very very recently) the first experimental results coming. To help us make sense of...
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Yay! Bibliometrics - a 20 citations-in-8-months paper

I have previously written about how while bibliometrics may pretend to be “quantifying impact” of a scientist, they really do not. That said, it made me smile the other morning when I got a Google Scholar alert that our paper...
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Yay! Bibliometrics – a 20 citations-in-8-months paper

I have previously written about how while bibliometrics may pretend to be “quantifying impact” of a scientist, they really do not. That said, it made me smile the other morning when I got a Google Scholar alert that our paper...
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Stupid Mug !!!

A friend of mine handed me some corporate merchandise that he’d been given – a mug. Which came with an instruction manual – which was, in itself, odd enough….only beaten by what was written in the manual…for, I insist, a...
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Stupid Mug !!!

A friend of mine handed me some corporate merchandise that he’d been given – a mug. Which came with an instruction manual – which was, in itself, odd enough….only beaten by what was written in the manual…for, I insist, a...
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I guess my students are right....I'm old....

The mail-man came, today, with a plaque from the IEEE making official that I now am a senior citizen member… I guess there’s now no more denying what my students, and former students (I am looking at especially you, Ulrich Herberg!)...
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I guess my students are right….I’m old….

The mail-man came, today, with a plaque from the IEEE making official that I now am a senior citizen member… I guess there’s now no more denying what my students, and former students (I am looking at especially you, Ulrich Herberg!)...
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X12: A very special day at Ecole Polytechnique

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Paper on-line "SRLB: The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing"

In waiting for the final version to appear at IEEExplorer, and on (surprisingly) popular demand, a preprint of the paper “SRLP: The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing”, which Yoann presented at ICDCS’37 earlier this week, is on-line for your...
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Paper on-line “SRLB: The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing”

In waiting for the final version to appear at IEEExplorer, and on (surprisingly) popular demand, a preprint of the paper “SRLP: The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing”, which Yoann presented at ICDCS’37 earlier this week, is on-line for your...
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Interns from Polytechnique hard at work Cisco France ...

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