Team members

Permanent Members

Gabriel Antoniu
Team leader
Inria, Senior Researcher, HDR
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François Tessier
Inria, Researcher
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Alexandru Costan
INSA Rennes, Associate Professor, HDR
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Guillaume PallezGuillaume Pallez
Inria, Researcher, HDR
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Silvina Caino-Lores
Inria, Researcher
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Research Scientist (fixed-term)

Jakob Luettgau
Inria, Starting Research Position
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Technical Staff

Joshua C. Bowden
Inria, Research Engineer
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Daniel Rosendo
Inria, Research Engineer
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PhD Students

Thomas Bouvier - doctorant - équipe KERDATA / Centre Inria de l’Université de RennesThomas Bouvier
“Supporting Continual Learning across the Computing Continuum”
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Julien Monniot
“Dynamic provisioning of intermediate storage resources across hybrid HPC/Cloud infrastructures”
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Cédric Prigent
“Supporting Online Learning and Inference in Parallel across the Computing Continuum”
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Robin Boëzennec
“Towards a New Representation of HPC Workloads”

Mathis Valli
“Dynamic Adaptation of Machine Learning Workflows across the Cloud-Fog-Edge Continuum”
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Théo Jolivel, M2 INSA Rennes “An Abstraction Layer for I/O Characterization of Large-Scale Applications”

Administrative Assistant

Laurence Dinh
Team assistant

Former Interns

  • Malvin Chevallier, L3 INSA Rennes
  • Juliette Fournis d’Albiat, ENS Paris-Saclay, >> web page
  • Hugo Chaugier, M2 INSA Rennes
  • Matthieu Robert, M2 ESIR/ISTIC Rennes
  • Valentin Haudiquet, M1 ENS Rennes

Former Members

Former Postdoc Fellows

Former PhD Students (and where they are now!)

  • Nathanaël Cheriere (2016-2019). Subject: Towards Malleable Distributed Storage Systems: From Models to Practice. Now a Postdoctoral Fellow at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK.
  • Paul Le Noac’h (2016-2018). Now a Big Data Engineer Mynewsdesk, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Ovidiu Marcu. Subject: KerA: A Unified Ingestion and Storage System for Scalable Big Data Processing. Now a Postdoctoral Appointee at University of Luxembourg.
  • Pierre Matri (2015–2018). Subject: storage for converged HPC-Big Data systems. Now a Postdoctoral Appointee at Argonne National Lab, USA.
  • Mohamed Yacine Taleb (2015–2018). Subject: optimizing in-memory distributed storage systems. Now a Software Engineer at AWS.
  • Tien Dat Phan (2014–2017). Co-advised (30%) with Luc Bougé (40%) and Shadi Ibrahim (30%). Subject: green Big Data processing in Clouds. Now a Big Data Software Architect at Dassault Systèmes.
  • Orçun Yildiz (2014–2017). Subject: energy-efficient Big Data management in HPC systems. Now a Postdoctoral Appointee at Argonne National Lab, USA.
  • Luis Eduardo Pineda Morales (2013–2016). Subject: data management for distributed cloud workflows. Now a Big Data/cloud Specialist at Activeeon.
  • Matthieu Dorier (2011–2014). Subject: I/O Variability in Post-Petascale HPC Simulations. Accessit to the 2015 Gilles Kahn Honorary PhD Thesis Award of the SIF and the Academy of Science (second prize). Now a Software Development Specialist (permanent position) at Argonne National Lab, USA.
  • Radu Tudoran (2011–2014). Subject: Big Data management across cloud dataceners. Now a Senior Research Engineer at Huawei Technologies, Munich, Germany.
  • Bunjamin Memishi (2011–2015). Subject: reliable MapReduce processing. Now a postdoctoral researcher at DLR (the German Aerospace Center).
  • Houssem-Eddine Chihoub (2010–2013). Subject: data consistency in the cloud. Now a Postdoctoral Researcher at Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.
  • Viet-Trung Tran (2009–2012). Subject: storage for HPC systems. Now a Lecturer at the School of Information and Communication Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam.
  • Alexandra Carpen-Amarie (2008 – 2011). Subject: using the BlobSeer approach for self-adaptive cloud data management. Now a Postdoctoral researcher at TU Wien, Vienna, Austria.
  • Diana Moise (2008 – 2011). Co-advised (70%) avec Luc Bougé (30%). Subject : using the BlobSeer approach for efficient MapReduce processing. Now a Big Data Application Analyst at Cray, Inc., Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Bogdan Nicolae (2007 – 2010) – Second Gilles Kahn/SPECIF PhD Thesis Award in 2011. Subject: the BlobSeer approach to large-scale data management for data-intensive applications. After 18 months as a postdoc at UIUC, Bogdan was hired as a Research Scientist at IBM Research Dublin in 2012. He subsequently joined Huawei Technologies as a Principal Research Scientist (Munich, Germany). He is now a Research Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.
  • Loïc Cudennec (2005 – 2009). Subject: grid application deployment. Now a Research engineer at CEA (LIST lab), Saclay, France.
  • Sébastien Monnet (2003 – 2006). Sébastien was hired in 2007 as an Associate Professor (MdC) at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, a member the REGAL team  (LIP6 – INRIA Rocquencourt). He is now a Professor at Université Savoie Mont Blanc (Polytech’ Annecy-Chambéry/LISTIC), Annecy, France.
  • Mathieu Jan (2003 – 2006).  Subject: grid application deployment. Now a Research engineer at CEA (LIST lab), Saclay, France.

Former Research Engineers

Former Invited Postdoc fellows and Ph.D. students

  • Elena Apostol, MSR-INRIA Postdoc fellow, Romania (2013-2014: 6 months)
  • Florin Pop, postdoc fellow, UPB, Romania (2012: 2 months, 2011: 1 month)
  • Ciprian Dobre, postdoc fellow, UPB, Romania (2012: 2 months, 2011, 1 month)
  • Daniel Higuero, PhD student, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain (2011, 3 months)
  • Bunjamin Memishi, PhD student, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain (2012: 1 month, 2011: 6 weeks)
  • Catalin Leordeanu, PhD student, UPB, Romania (2012: 1 month, 2010: 3 months)
  • Elena Apostol, PhD student, UPB, Romania (2012: 3 months, 2011: 3 months)
  • Kohei Hiraga, University of Tsukuba, Japan (2011, 3 weeks)
  • Eliana Tirsa, PhD student, UPB, Romania (2010, 3 months)
  • Jesus Montes Sanchez, PhD student, UPM, Spain (2009, 3 months)
  • Alexandru Costan, PhD student, UPB, Romania (2009: 1 month, 2010: 3 months)

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