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
Email: guillaume.pierre@irisa.fr
Tel: +33 2 99 84 25 20
Office: F229

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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

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

 Docker Container Deployment in Fog Computing Infrastructures. Arif Ahmed and Guillaume Pierre. In Proceedings of the IEEE EDGE conference, July 2018.
An experiment-driven energy consumption model for virtual machine management systems. Mar Callau-Zori et al. Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems vol 18, Elsevier, June 2018.
 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.

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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 (since 2016)
Anca Iordache (2013-2016, now at Oracle)
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 Facebook)
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 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)

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