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MASCOTTE Research team

Algorithms, simulation, combinatorics and optimization for telecommunications

  • Leader : David Coudert
  • Research center(s) : CRI Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
  • Field : Networks, Systems and Services, Distributed Computing
  • Theme : Networks and Telecommunications
  • Partner(s) : Université Nice - Sophia Antipolis,CNRS
  • Collaborator(s) : U. NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS (UNS), CNRS

Team presentation

MASCOTTE's main objective is to develop algorithmic methods and tools, with particular emphasis on the design of telecommunication networks. This involves high level research in the fields of simulation, algorithms, and discrete mathematics.

Research themes

  • Algorithms, discrete mathematics and combinatorial optimization.
  • Communication algorithms.
  • Networks design (optical WDM, MPLS, on-board, radio WiFi and WiMax and satellites networks).
  • Simulation of complex systems.
  • Resources sharing and protection.
  • Graph Theory.

International and industrial relations

  • Industrial partnerships
    • Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Belgique (DCR, FP7 EULER) on the design and implementation of compact routing scheme for the Internet (2009-2010).
    • Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France (ADR HiMa) on the network morphing problem in WDM networks (2009-).
    • APRF RAISOM with SMEs 3Roam and AVISTO on the design and management of wireless backhaul networks (2009–2012).
    • Orange labs: Contract CIFRE (2009-2012).
    • Pôle de Compétitivité SCS
  • National collaborations
    • ANR AGAPE on fixed paramererized and exact exponenial algorithms (2009-2013).
    • ANR DIMAGREEN on the design and management of energy-aware network (2009-2012).
    • ANR ECOSCELLS on Efficient Cooperating Small Cells (2009-2012).
    • ANR USS-SIMGRID on Ultra Scalable Simulations with SimGrid (2010-2011).
    • ANR SPREADS on Safe P2P-based REliable Architecture for Data Storage (2008-2010).
  • International collaborations
    • Europe : European project STREP EULER (Experimental UpdateLess Evolutive Routing) (2010-2013)
    • Europe: European project IP AEOLUS (Algorithmic Principles for Building efficient overly Computers) with 20 partners (2005-2010).
    • Brazil : Joint Team EWIN" with Fortaleza University (2009-).
    • Canada : Join Team DISSIMINET with Carleton University, Ottawa (2011-).
    • Czech Republic : PICS CNRS (Charles University Prague) (2009-2011).
    • Germany : PHC Procope (with RWTH Aachen) (2011-2012).
    • Slovenia : PHC Proteus (with Ljubljana) (2009-2010).
    • Taiwan : ANR International Taiwan GRATEL (2010–2012).

Keywords: Discrete event simulation Algorithmics Combinatorics Optimization Parallelism Communication Mapping