Guillaume Pierre
Univ Rennes, Inria, CNRS, IRISA
Leader of the Myriads research team
Campus universitaire de Beaulieu
263 Avenue du Général Leclerc – Bât 12
35042 Rennes cedex
France
ORCID: 0000-0003-1418-8174
Email: guillaume.pierre@irisa.fr
Tel: +33 2 99 84 25 20
Office: F229
Research
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

DiPET project

The DiPET project investigates distributed data stream processing on fog and edge systems via transprecise computing.

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

Stateful Container Migration in Geo-Distributed Environments. Paulo Souza Junior, Daniele Miorandi and Guillaume Pierre. In Proceedings of the IEEE CloudCom conference, Dec 2020.
An Experimental Evaluation of the Kubernetes Cluster Autoscaler in the Cloud. Mulugeta Ayalew Tamiru, Johan Tordsson, Erik Elmroth and Guillaume Pierre. In Proceedings of the IEEE CloudCom conference, Dec 2020.
Instability in Geo-Distributed Kubernetes Federation: Causes and Mitigation. Mulugeta Ayalew Tamiru, Guillaume Pierre, Johan Tordsson and Erik Elmroth. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Modelling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), Nov 2020.
Voilà: Tail-Latency-Aware Fog Application Replicas Autoscaler. Ali Fahs and Guillaume Pierre. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Modelling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), Nov 2020.
Tail-Latency-Aware Fog Application Replica Placement. Ali Fahs and Guillaume Pierre. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC), Dec 2020.

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Current and former PhD students

Hamid Reza Arkian (since 2018, co-supervised with Erik Elmroth)
Mulugeta Ayalew Tamiru (since 2018, co-supervised with Erik Elmroth)
Mozhdeh Farhadi (since 2018, co-supervised with Daniele Miorandi)
Paulo Souza Junior (since 2018, co-supervised with Daniele Miorandi)
Ali Jawad Fahs (since 2017)
Arif Ahmed (2016-2020, now at Ericsson)
Anca Iordache (2013-2016, now at Docker)
Wei Zhou (2007-2012, now at Stella.ai)
Dejun Jiang (2007-2012, now at the Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Guido Urdaneta (2006-2010, co-supervised with Maarten van Steen, now at Google)
Michal Szymaniak (2002-2007, co-supervised with Maarten van Steen, now at InfraDepot)
Swaminathan Sivasubramanian (2002-2007, co-supervised with Maarten van Steen, now at Amazon Web Services)

Teaching

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

Cloud and Network Infrastructures

I was the coordinator of the international Master's program on Cloud and Network Infrastructures from 2013 to 2020. 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. The new coordinator is Cédric Tedeschi.

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)

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