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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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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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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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Interns from Polytechnique hard at work Cisco France …

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Recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique symposium: "The future of Infrastructures: Exceeding the Limits"

Nathalie has posted a nice narrative recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique symposium, over at the Cisco France blog, with detailed articles on the four major topics which were addressed and discussed: ICN, the infrastructure of tomorrow? Artificial intelligence: its impact...
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Recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique Symposium

Unsurprisingly, the second annual networking innovation and research symposium, jointly organized by Cisco and École Polytechnique, held March 20-21, 2017, was a fantastic success. Bringing together in excess of 100 interesting engineers, researchers, and students, discussions were livid and extremely interesting,...
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Recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique symposium: “The future of Infrastructures: Exceeding the Limits”

Nathalie has posted a nice narrative recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique symposium, over at the Cisco France blog, with detailed articles on the four major topics which were addressed and discussed: ICN, the infrastructure of tomorrow? Artificial intelligence: its impact...
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On "The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing"

Today, and at this very moment (assuming that they stick to the agenda, and I did time-zone computations correctly), our own Yoann Desmouceaux (X11), along with Mark Townsley, are in Atlanta Georgia presenting the paper “SRLB: The Power of Choices in Load...
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On “The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing”

Today, and at this very moment (assuming that they stick to the agenda, and I did time-zone computations correctly), our own Yoann Desmouceaux (X11), along with Mark Townsley, are in Atlanta Georgia presenting the paper “SRLB: The Power of Choices in Load...
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Good sign when amphitheater becomes too small during a guest lecture ...

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Why many Ecole Polytechnique students join the Corps d'Armement (corps DGA)?

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Good sign when amphitheater becomes too small during a guest lecture …

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Cybersecurity: This Is Not Just Theory - by Jean-Charles Griviaud, Cisco France

Today, Jean-Charles Griviaud from Cisco France is at Ecole Polytechnique, where he is giving a talk about Cybersecurity at Ecole Polytechnique – and, is bringing an industrial perspective to what we have been treating “academically” only, so far. One of his...
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Why many Ecole Polytechnique students join the Corps d’Armement (corps DGA)?

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Cybersecurity: This Is Not Just Theory – by Jean-Charles Griviaud, Cisco France

Today, Jean-Charles Griviaud from Cisco France is at Ecole Polytechnique, where he is giving a talk about Cybersecurity at Ecole Polytechnique – and, is bringing an industrial perspective to what we have been treating “academically” only, so far. One of his...
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Thanks for visiting, Michela Meo

Last Wednesday, Michela Meo from Politecnico di Torino paid a visit to Ecole Polytechnique – she was in town for, in her own words, “one of the small research-related things I still get to do” … a somewhat intimidating statement, given...
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Thanks for visiting, Michela Meo

Last Wednesday, Michela Meo from Politecnico di Torino paid a visit to Ecole Polytechnique – she was in town for, in her own words, “one of the small research-related things I still get to do” … a somewhat intimidating statement, given...
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One more down: RFC8116 on Security Threats to OLSRv2 just out

The long-in-the-process RFC 8116 finally hit the repositories last Friday. The abstract of this document goes: This document analyzes common security threats to the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) and describes their potential impacts on Mobile Ad...
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One more down: RFC8116 on Security Threats to OLSRv2 just out

The long-in-the-process RFC 8116 finally hit the repositories last Friday. The abstract of this document goes: This document analyzes common security threats to the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) and describes their potential impacts on Mobile Ad...
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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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Recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique Symposium

Unsurprisingly, the second annual networking innovation and research symposium, jointly organized by Cisco and École Polytechnique, held March 20-21, 2017, was a fantastic success. Bringing together in excess of 100 interesting engineers, researchers, and students, discussions were livid and extremely interesting,...
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Cool: Sentient Sections and Academic Writing ...

On the long list of things in academic writing that make me cringe is – of course – the use of active form, incorrect use of insufficient biographies, and frivolous acknowledgements. I’m currently reviewing a paper for a journal, which brings...
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Cool: Sentient Sections and Academic Writing …

On the long list of things in academic writing that make me cringe is – of course – the use of active form, incorrect use of insufficient biographies, and frivolous acknowledgements. I’m currently reviewing a paper for a journal, which brings...
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Enjoy WiOpt 2017 at Telecom-ParisTech this week.

Our friends at Telecom-ParisTech organises IEEE WiOpt 2017 this week, in central Paris. I’ve attended a couple of WiOp’s over the years, and it tends to be excellent – albeit with a somewhat theoretical leaning – and definitely worth attending. This...
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