Yoann Desmouceaux, PhD
Affiliated researcher, Cisco Research Engineer, PhD student (graduated)
After his studies at École Polytechnique (X11) where he followed the Network/Security track, Yoann Desmouceaux completed his MSc in Advanced Computing at Imperial College London. His Master’s research focused on bringing zero-copy deserialization capabilities to a userland TCP stack
Dr. Desmouceaux obtained his PhD at Ecole Polytechnique, under supervision by Thomas Clausen, in collaboration with Cisco France, on the topic high-performance networking, IPv6-centric protocols and protocol verification.
He successfully defended his PhD on April 10, 2019, before a jury presided by professor Marceau Coupechoux, and composed from dr. Walid Dabbous (rapporteur), professor Olivier Bonaventure (rapporteur), dr Pascale Minet, dr. Sonia Vanier, and mr. Mark Townsley.
Mohammed Hawari, PhD
PhD student (graduated)
After his engineering studies at École Polytechnique (X12) where he followed the Network/Security track, Mohammed Hawari completed the elite Masters degree in Advanced Communication Networks, jointly offered by Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom-ParisTech. undertaking an industrial PhD under joint supervision of Andre Surcouf (Cisco) and Thomas Clausen (École Polytechnique).
Dr. Hawari successfully defended his PhD on July 6, 2021, before a jury presided by professor Nadia Boukhatem, and composed from with prof. Laurent Toutain (rapporteur), dr. Lars Eggert(rapporteur), and prof. Colin Perkins.
After his studies on Aircraft Design and Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhiyuan Yao completed his MSc&T in Internet of Things at École Polytechnique, where he focused on computer networking and distributed systems. His Master’s research focused on applying machine learning techniques and distributed algorithms to resource allocation optimisation in data centre networks.
Zhiyuan did his PhD under the joint supervision of Mark Townsley (Cisco) and Thomas Clausen (École polytechnique), and successfully defenced his thesis on May 17, 2023.