Prof. Laurent Mathy Visited Our Group

Prof. Laurent Mathy from Lancaster University visited the Network Technology Research Center at ICT. On 8 June 2011, he gave a research talk titled “Virtualization and Software Networking”. In this talk, he reviewed performance issues related to software network processing workloads on commodity hardware, and illustrated the intricate relationship between the mapping of software network modules onto hardware elements and overall resulting system performance, with a view to outline the major principles of constructing viable software virtual routers.

Prof. Laurent Mathy graduated in Electrical Engineering (Computer Science) from the University of Liège, Belgium, in June 1993 and received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Lancaster University, England, in January 2000. In November 1993, he joined the Research Unit in Networking (RUN) of the University of Liège as a research engineer. From November 1995 till August 1996, he was a visiting researcher in the Center for Integrated Computer Systems Research (CICSR), the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He joined the Computing Department in Lancaster in September 1996, where he has since established a research group, and was awarded a Personal Chair, in Networked Systems. Laurent was on sabbatical leave in 2006-2007, and spent time as a visiting research director at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, France, and as a visiting professor at the University of Liège and the University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium. He was the Director of Studies for the Advanced MSc Programme in Computer Science and the MSc in Networking and Internet Systems at Lancaster University, UK. Laurent has many refereed publications and has extensively been serving the research community. In particular, he is a founding and steering committee member for the ACM CoNEXT conference, has served on the Technical Programme Committees (TPC) of top conferences in his field (e.g. ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE Infocom, ACM Multimedia, IFIP Networking, etc), and was the TPC co-chair for IMC 2009 and ICCCN 2010. He has enjoyed many invitations to give seminars, talks and tutorials, and serve on expert panels, and was the recipient of the Young Researcher Award of CFIP'99.