François Taïani

Address: IRISA/INRIA Rennes–Bretagne Atlantique
Equipe WIDE, Bureau E308
Campus Universitaire de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes Cedex, FRANCE
Office: E308
Phone: +33 2 99 84 75 04
Fax: +33 2 99 84 71 71

I am a Professor in Distributed Computer Systems at the Université de Rennes 1 (ESIR) and IRISA/INRIA in Brittany, France. Prior to that, I was with Lancaster University (UK) from 2005 to 2012, where I held a Lectureship (roughly tenured Assistant Professor).

I hold a PhD from Université Toulouse III (France) for a work performed at LAAS/CNRS, a Diplom der Informatik from Universität Stuttgart (Germany), and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from Ecole Centrale Paris (France). I enjoy working with the industry and with partners from other disciplines. This includes past visits and placements at major industrial labs (e.g. at Bayer AG and Daimler in Germany, AT&T Labs in the US), and more recently collaborative projects with Anglian Water Ltd and Cefas/Defra in the UK.

For more information on my past activities, you might want to look at my on-line résumé.

Research Interests

  • Large-scale distributed computer systems
  • Programmability of distribution (components, aspects, domain specific languages)
  • Cloud computing
  • Social networks

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