I finished my studies of computer science at the University of Mannheim in 1996 with a Master Degree. I continued as a graduate student and received the Ph.D. degree at INRIA Sophia Antipolis from the University of Nice. I did most of my thesis work on Internet QoS mechanisms at INRIA, but was also technical staff member of Lucent Bell-Labs Research, Holmdel, USA and worked fr SPRINT in the Sprintlabs, in Burlingame, USA.
Until beginning of 2000, I continued my research as a post-doctoral member of the research staff at Sprintlabs. In 2000, I co-founded a start up company in France in the field of Content Networking. After selling the company end of 2003, I went back to academia where I joined the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) as a lecturer and senior research associate where I founded and let the research group working on Future Internet Architectures and opportunistic networing, and worked also with multiple students on network measurements and network security.
In 2008, I joined the Technicolor Research Lab in Paris (formally known as Thomson). I became a Distinguished Scientist for networked systems and worked on next generation home networking products and remote device management (Management as a Service). Since 2013, I am Director of Technology Strategy assuring technology transfers from Research & Innovation to the Business Units. On top of my transversal function for Technology Transfer, I am also Director of the Data Processing Research Lab in the Rennes research center. In this new lab, we will develop technologies for efficient data collection from a multitude of sensors in combination with tools for data processing and data analysis.
I am a Technicolor Fellow, and a member of the IEEE, ACM, and the Internet Scociety. I served as an area editor for the ACM Computer Communication Review and the Computer Communication Journal published by Elsevier.