Christophe Cérin @ Work

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Oct 27, 2014

Introduction and teaching activities

— Posted by Christophe Cérin @ 9:57 am —

I'am currently a Professor at the university of Paris XIII. My research is with Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris Nord [LIPN].

I'am also involved with teaching activities with IUT de Villetaneuse, département d'informatique. My teaching activity is centered on basic knowledge for fresh students. My principal teaching topics are Operating Systems and Databases.

In the past, I was involved with the following courses: Innovative Technology, PostScript, BSP, Python, SVG [see here] and Introduction to computer architecture [see here], Operating Systems [see here].

Local chair for an Eramus program with Polytech Mons. Local chair for a program with Ambassade de France @ Washington. Chair for a program on Cluster, Grid and Clouds with USPC (Université Sorbonne Paris Cité) doctoral school. Chair of an university program (Diplôme d'université) entitled «Architecte pour les grandes infrastructures de données et leurs services» for employees (Continuing Education -- Oct 2015).

Oct 4, 2015

Research Interests

— Posted by Christophe Cérin @ 10:53 am —

My work is about Parallel Computing in the field of middleware for Grids and Clouds and also in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC). The "Distributed Algorithms, Software and Architecture" research group is working on:

  • Middleware and software architecture of large scale systems; Publication / Subscription paradigm; Cloud, Grid, Cluster Computing;
  • Models of large scale systems; computation of fault tolerant properties on such systems;
  • Numerical parallel algorithms;

In the field of Clouds, we contributed to the FUI n°12-Resilience project (download our flyer) and we produce a ranking of the most available Clouds. Please, read the following contribution from Le Monde Informatique (in french). The umbrella is IWGCR: International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency. We are contributing to the SlapOS framework. SlapOS is a distributed Cloud Computing system designed by Université de Paris 13 and Nexedi. Marketed in Europe, Japan and China, it comprises deployment functions and automatic orchestration used in production by SANEF, Mitsubishi, Airbus Defence... A paper (in french) describing the integration of BOINC into SlapOS is available here. The Resilience project is, in part, described on the Nexedi web site. Paris 13 synthesis is available online. Notice that we have introduced the concept of volunteer cloud for which we have studied some problems related to energy minimization.

In the field of Grids, we build fully distributed middleware based on the Desktop Grid paradigm and the challenges are to coordinate the different entities participating into the computation or into the billing. BonjourGrid is an example of a middleware to coordinate multiple instances of desktop grids that we are developing in my research group in the context of an international collaboration with Tunisia. A paper for HPDC'2011 writing by independent authors is also comparing our work with other projects.


Oct 3rd, 2012

Administration of Research

— Posted by Christophe Cérin @ 10:35 am —

Local chair for the Wendelin (Informatique en nuage – Cloud Computing et Big Data under the framework of Investissements d’Avenir pour le Développement de l’Economie Numérique - 2015-2018) and Resilience (granted as FUI 12 -- 2011-2014) projects.

Chair of SafeScale Project (Security And Fault-tolerance to Exploit Safety ambient Computing in lArge scaLe Environments - 2006- 2008) funded by ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche).

General Chair for the series "International Workshop on High Performance Data Intensive Computing" and CloudPerf'2012. Publication Chair for the 2013 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2013) as well as for SBAC'2014 (Paris). Short paper track Chair for CLOUD'2015 (New York, USA) Program co-chair for DataCom 2015, Chengdu.

Chair of "Rencontres de Vichy" in June 2014. Chair of the High Performance Computing facilities committee at Paris 13, including the SlapOS Cloud.

Talks given in 2014 - 2015: Salzbourg (Austria), Tunis (Tunisia) for ALECSO, and for the Constraint Programming conference in Lyon (France) (workshop on Cloud Computing), Beijing (Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Siences)

September 3rd, 2008

Leisure, Sport...

— Posted by Christophe Cérin @ 6:54 pm —

If you are asking for nice cycling tours between "Cap Nègre" and "Fort de Brégançon" (Var - France), please contact me. I can make special arrangements for you (thanks to Michel) in order to pass along "Col du Babaou", close to "Collobrières" village. If you are looking for tours in the Var region, please follow this link

I have also an experience of cycling in "Bois de Vincennes" (Paris) until Créteil and "bords de Marne". Don't hesitate to contact me on this matter.

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