New team member : André Nusser

André Nusser

Welcome to our new team member: André Nusser.

André Nusser studied computer science at the University of Stuttgart, received his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken (, where he was supervised by Karl Bringmann, then went to the University of Copenhagen ( for a two year postdoc, and finally joined the the I3S laboratory and the COATI team as a CNRS researcher.

While his research interest is broadly in the field of algorithms, he has mainly focused on geometry, sprinkled with a little bit of graph algorithms, in the areas of classical algorithmics, fine-grained complexity theory, and algorithm engineering. He’s particularly interested in covering the whole spectrum from theory to the development of practically fast algorithms.

When he’s not doing research, you can find him climbing walls, playing music, highlining, juggling, or making poor attempts at acrobatics.

New team member: Chuan Xu

Chuan Xu

Welcome to our new team member: Chuan Xu.

Chuan Xu received her PhD in Computer Science, titled ‘Power-Aware Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks’, from University of Paris Saclay in Dec. 2017. After three years of postdocs in project-team NEO, at Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée and Nokia (2018-2021), she joined Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) as an associate professor (“maître de conférences”) in Sept. 2021 and became a member of the I3S laboratory and of project-team COATI. Her main research interests are distributed machine learning, federated learning, population protocols, self-stabilizing distributed algorithms, energy problems in mobile wireless sensor networks and chance constrained program (stochastic optimization).

New team member: Małgorzata Sulkowska

Małgorzata Sulkowska

Welcome to our new team member: Małgorzata Sulkowska.

Małgorzata Sulkowska got her M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2007 from Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Poland). The thesis, written jointly with Michał Przykucki, won second award in the Polish Mathematical Society contest for the best M.Sc. thesis in probability theory and applied mathematics. Małgorzata got her Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2013 from Wrocław University of Science and Technology under the supervision of prof. Michał Morayne. She got the assistant position at the same university already in 2012 and since 2014 she is an assistant professor in the Department of Fundamentals of Computer Science. In years 2015-2016 she spent 5-months as a postdoc at Federal University of Ceara (Fortaleza, Brazil) under the supervision of prof. Fabricio Siqueira Benevides. In years 2016-2020 she conducted a series of shorter research visits, among others, at University of London (Great Britain), Vienna University of Technology (Austria), University of Louisville (USA) and Inria Sophia-Antipolis (France). Since 2018 she has been a mentor of the Student Research Group Solvro at Wrocław University of Science and Technology. In 2019 Małgorzata was awarded a Miniatura3 grant from Polish National Science Center for research on stopping algorithms for graphs. In September 2020 she started a one-year postdoc position at Universite Cote d’Azur as a member of COATI team at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis. Her main research interests are optimal stopping problems, lying on the crossroads of graph theory, combinatorics and probability theory.

New team member: Ramon Aparicio-Pardo

Ramon Aparicio-Pardo

Welcome to our new team member: Ramon Aparicio-Pardo.

Ramon Aparicio-Pardo received a MEng in Telecom. and a Ph.D. from Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Spain, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. His Ph.D. thesis, titled ‘Optimization and Planning of WDM Transparent Optical Networks,’ was distinguished with TELEFÓNICA Award for Best Thesis in Networking.
After two postdocs, at Orange Labs on optical switching networks (2012-2013) and at IRISA, in former IMT-Telecom Bretagne, on adaptive streaming (2013-2015), he joined Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) as an associate professor (“maître de conférences”) in Sept. 2015 and became a member of the SigNet group of the I3S laboratory. His main research interest is the optimal design and management of communication networks.

In September 2020, he joined obtained a “délégation Inria” to work with COATI on the design of AI-based methods for network optimization.

New team member: Emanuele Natale

Emanuele Natale

Welcome to our new team member: Emanuele Natale.

Emanuele Natale got his B.Sc. in Mathematics in 2011 and M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2013, from University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2017 from Sapienza University of Rome under the supervision of Andrea Clementi and Riccardo Silvestri.
During his Ph.D. he was a visiting student at IRIF (LIAFA) in Paris, hosted by Pierre Fraigniaud, and at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing of U.C. Berkeley, hosted by Luca Trevisan.
During his graduate studies he has been awarded the Best PhD Paper in CS at Sapienza 2015 (ex-equo), the Best Student Paper at the European Symposium of Algorithms (2016), the Outstanding PhD Student of Year 2015-2016 Award of the CS PhD School of Sapienza (ex-equo), and the Best PhD Thesis Award by the Italian Chapter of EATCS (2017).
After his Ph.D. he joined Kurt Mehlhorn’s Algorithms and Complexity Department at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, and was again at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in 2018 as a holder of Simons Fellowship.
In January 2019, he started his position as a permanent CNRS researcher joining the I3S laboratory, as a member of the COATI team jointly with INRIA.

New team member: Alexandre Caminada

Alexandre Caminada

Welcome to our new team member: Alexandre Caminada.

Alexandre Caminada holds an engineering degree from ESIEA-Paris (1987), a M.Sc. in artificial intelligence from Paris XIII (1987) and a PhD in computer science from University of Montpellier (1993). He joined the National Center for Telecommunications Studies (CNET now Orange Labs) in 1993 to lead a European project and a research unit on mobile network optimization. In 2003, he joined University of Technology Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM) as a university Professor where he held several responsibilities: head of the optimization research team, director of the training department of computer engineers, then director of the training and pedagogy of the institution. In 2017, he became the director of engineering school Polytech Nice Sophia. In September 2018 he joined Université Nice – Sophia Antipolis as a university Professor and is now a member of COATI. He has already supervised 22 PhD theses and has published numerous scientific publications (see dblp and google scholar).