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
ORCID: 0000-0003-1418-8174
Tel: +33 2 99 84 25 20
Office: F229
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 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

AdapPF: Self-Adaptive Scrape Interval for Monitoring in Geo-Distributed Cluster Federations. Chih-Kai Huang and Guillaume Pierre. In Proceedings of the IEEE ISCC symposium, July 2023.
Acala: Aggregate Monitoring for Geo-Distributed Cluster Federations. Chih-Kai Huang and Guillaume Pierre. In Proceedings of the ACM SAC Conference, March 2023.
VioLinn: Proximity-aware Edge Placement with Dynamic and Elastic Resource Provisioning. Klervie Toczé, Ali J. Fahs, Guillaume Pierre and Simin Nadjm-Tehrani. ACM Transactions on Internet of Things, In press.
Good Shepherds Care For Their Cattle: Seamless Pod Migration in Geo-Distributed Kubernetes. Paulo Souza Junior, Daniele Miorandi and Guillaume Pierre. In Proceedings of the ICFEC Conference, May 2022.
LivingFog: Leveraging fog computing and LoRaWAN technologies for smart marina management (experience paper). Davaadorj Battulga, Mozhdeh Farhadi, Mulugeta Tamiru, Li Wu and Guillaume Pierre. In Proceedings of the ICIN Conference, March 2022.
Towards automated privacy compliance checking of applications in Cloud and Fog environments. Mozhdeh Farhadi, Guillaume Pierre and Daniele Miorandi. In Proceedings of the FiCLOUD conference, Aug 2021.


Current and former PhD students

Govind KP (since 2023, co-supervised with Romain Rouvoy)
Khaled Arsalane (since 2022)
Chih-Kai Huang (since 2021)
Paulo Souza Junior (2018-2022, co-supervised with Daniele Miorandi, now at Ansys)
Hamid Reza Arkian (2018-2021, co-supervised with Erik Elmroth, now at Darewise)
Mozhdeh Farhadi (2018-2021, co-supervised with Daniele Miorandi, now at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Mulugeta Ayalew Tamiru (2018-2021, co-supervised with Erik Elmroth and Johan Tordsson, now at Wise)
Ali Jawad Fahs (2017-2020, now at ActiveEon)
Arif Ahmed (2016-2020, now at Ericsson)
Anca Iordache (2013-2016, now at Docker)
Wei Zhou (2007-2012, now at Ingenovis Health)
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 Google)
Swaminathan Sivasubramanian (2002-2007, co-supervised with Maarten van Steen, now at Amazon Web Services)


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)