Luc Bougé


Professor of Informatics at ENS Rennes

KerData Team at IRISA and INRIA Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique Research Center.

Contact details

IRISA, ENS Rennes and INRIA Rennes Bretagne – Atlantique
Campus Universitaire de Beaulieu
35042, Rennes
Office: F425 Rouge (extension: 72 02)
Mobile Phone: + 33 6 88 76 xx xx
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Research Interests

  • Programming Languages
  • Parallel Programming
  • High-Performance Programming
  • Clusters, grids and clouds programming platforms

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Short bio

I studied pure mathematics at École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, and then turned to Informatics for my PhD Thesis defended in 1982 under the supervision of Marie-Claude Gaudel. After a post-doctoral year in Aarhus, Denmark, I joined CNRS as a researcher, working at University Paris 7 and then at ENS Paris with Krzysztof Apt on the semantics of parallel programming languages (Hoare’s CSP), which was the subject of my State Thesis in 1987.

I got a full professor position at ENS Lyon in 1990, where I chaired the teaching department and the Informatics department of the doctoral school. There, I worked on the semantics of high-performance data-parallel languages (C*, HPF) and their implementation on distributed clusters, and on high-performance multithreading (PM2) and zero-copy communication (Madeleine) libraries.

I moved to ENS Cachan in 2001 to found the teaching department of Informatics at its Brittany extension in Rennes, now a self-running school called ENS Rennes. I joined the IRISA laboratory and the local INRIA Research Center in the team of Thierry Priol. In 2009, I co-founded with Gabriel Antoniu the KerData team to work specifically on the management of very large-scale data on distributed platforms as clusters, grids and clouds.

A list of publications can be found on DBLP

A comprehensive list of all my publications since 2009 is available on the HAL Open Archives Library, sorted by year or type.

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