Guillaume Pierre
IRISA / Myriads team
Campus universitaire de Beaulieu
263 Avenue du Général Leclerc – Bât 12
35042 Rennes cedex
Tel: +33 2 99 84 25 20
Office: E209

My research activities take place within the Myriads team in the INRIA/IRISA lab.

I am the coordinator of the H2020 FogGuru project which aims at training the next generation of European Fog computing experts. We will design application resource management technologies, middlewares for easing the development of innovative applications and application blueprints, thereby providing tangible benefits to the European citizens.

Main research topics

 Cloud computing
 Fog computing
 Large-scale distributed systems
 Scalable web application hosting
 Peer-to-peer systems

Older projects

 HARNESS (2012-2016): heterogeneous cloud platforms
 ConPaaS (2010-2017): integrated runtime for elastic cloud applications
 Contrail (2010-2013): an open-source Cloud computing platform
 CloudTPS (2008-2012): scalable transactional data stores
 Resource provisioning (2008-2012) for complex Web applications in the Cloud
 Decentralized Wikipedia (2008-2011): a better way to host Wikipedia

Recent publications

 The HARNESS Platform: A Hardware-and Network-Enhanced Software System for Cloud Computing. Jose G.F. Coutinho et al. In Software Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud. Elsevier, June 2017.

 MEC-ConPaaS: An experimental single-board based mobile edge cloud. Alexandre Van Kempen et al. In Proc. of the IEEE Mobile Cloud conference, April 2017.

 High performance in the cloud with FPGA groups. Anca Iordache et al. In Proc. of UCC conference, December 2016.

 Heterogeneous Resource Selection for Arbitrary HPC Applications in the Cloud. Anca Iordache et al. In Proc. of the DAIS Conference, June 2015.



My teaching takes place at ISTIC, the department of Computer Science and Electronics of the University of Rennes 1.

Cloud Computing and Services

I am the coordinator of the international Master's program in Cloud Computing and Services. This program – delivered entirely in English – prepares future professionals and researchers with an advanced course program on Cloud Computing and related technologies, together with a unique hands-on experience in technological innovation and entrepreneurship.

My courses

 SYS: systèmes d'exploitation (L3 info)
 SINF: systèmes informatiques (L3 MIAGE)
 ST: service technologies (M1 CCS)
 DS: distributed systems (M1 Info+CCS)
 TLC: Développement logiciel pour le cloud (M2 IL)
 ASI: Advanced Cloud Computing Infrastructures (M2 CCS+SINF)