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MAESTRO Research team

Models for the performance analysis and the control of networks

  • Leader : Alain Jean-marie
  • Research center(s) : CRI Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
  • Field : Networks, Systems and Services, Distributed Computing
  • Theme : Networks and Telecommunications

Team presentation

The project-team is concerned with the modeling, performance evaluation, optimization and control of stochastic Discrete-Event
Dynamical Systems (DEDS), with a particular emphasis on networks and their applications. The scientific
contributions are both theoretical, with the development of new modeling formalisms, and applied, with: a)
the solution of specific problems arising in one of our application domains, b) the development of software
tools for the performance evaluation of DEDS , and c) the patenting of new methods jointly with industrial
partners.

Research themes

The research activities are organized around the following themes:

  • Network Science (complex networks, social media, ... )
  • Wireless communication networks (5G, ad-hoc, delay tolerant, ... )
  • Content-Oriented systems (peer-to-peer networking, content distribution systems, multimedia delivery, mobile applications, caching, ...)
  • Network Engineering Games (fairness, theory of cooperative games, competition between agents, ...)
  • Green IT and Smart Grids
  • Methodological tools (stochastic modeling, queueing theory, Markov decision theory, Game theory, ...).

International and industrial relations

The members of MAESTRO have long lasting collaborations with several groups at Orange Labs and Nokia (Bell Labs). MAESTRO is a member of Inria's joint laboratory with Alstom.

Keywords: Performance evaluation Stochastic processes Queueing theory Markov decision theory Game theory Networks (IP Wireless Ad hoc Peer-to-peer Etc.)