Team members

Team Leader

Permanent Researchers

  • Luc Bougé, Professor at ENS Rennes
  • Alexandru Costan, Associate Professor at INSA Rennes
  • François Tessier, Researcher, Inria (starting on November 1, 2020).


PhD Students

Research Engineers

  • Joshua Bowden

Team Assistant

  • Gaelle Tworkowski

Former PhD Students (and where they are now!)

  • Paul Le Noac’h
  • 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 Research Engineer at Criteo.
  • 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)