Florian Simatos Wins 2014 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award

ACM SIGMETRICS is pleased to announce that Dr. Florian Simatos of INRIA has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award. Florian has made significant contributions to the area of performance evaluation of communication networks, in particular the design of efficient algorithms for cognitive radio networks and for constrained queueing networks. He has also provided methodological contributions for establishing heavy traffic approximations.

Florian obtained a bachelor's degree at the Ecole Polytechnique in 2004, followed by a master's degree at Stanford in 2005 and a PhD at INRIA in 2009. He then completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) and at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In January 2014, he returned to INRIA as a researcher, investigating branching processes and conducting performance analysis of distributed algorithms for medium access in wireless networks.

Florian's research sits at the boundary of the performance evaluation and applied probability, and he is an active member of both the ACM SIGMETRICS and INFORMS Applied Probability communities. Thus far in his career, Florian has published six conference papers (four at ACM SIGMETRICS) and 11 journal papers. He was a co-author on the best paper at ACM SIGMETRICS 2010. He has served as a reviewer for numerous top quality journals and conferences. He has given over 20 invited talks on his research. In 2011, he co-organized a meeting of the Young European Queueing Theorists.

For more information about Dr. Simatos, please visit http://www.di.ens.fr/~simatos/.

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