What Happened to the Internet?

By | January 18, 2017

Some weeks ago, I was cockily boasting about 45% of the visits to this website were over IPv6, and nudged the last 54% to join us here in the 21th century. Then came Christmas, and the world (myself included) was off on vacation – and look what happened: IPv6 access dropped considerable, so that now… Read More »

Future Internet: Mark Townsley presenting “IPv6 Centric Networking” to the ACN Students

By | January 16, 2017

ACN students will never look at the 128 bits of an IPv6 address the same way !!! They have discovered that behind IPv6, lies a very active  innovation and research track with applications in many fields (data centers, virtualization, video production and distributions, … ). The presentation was given by Mark Townsley (Cisco & Ecole Polytechnique) who is leading… Read More »

Elite and Boutique: Admissions open for the Polytechnique-Telecom joint Masters in Advanced Communication Networks

By | January 12, 2017

Ecole Polytechnique is, with our colleagues from Telecom-ParisTech, offering the international, English-language, Research-Masters program in “Advanced Communication Networks” – among friends, simply called “ACN”. The ACN  program aims high: to train future technology visionaries, engineers and leaders – in other words, to develop active players in the field of networking technology innovation and research An ACN… Read More »

Future Internet mini-projects

By | January 9, 2017

The Future Internet course has started last December. The course will consists of a few research seminars, and mini-projects, presenting a live demo or recent advances in an area of interest. Here are the list of subjects selected by the students this year: Network Telemetry  & DDOS (with Cisco). CORD (Central Office re-architected as a Datacenter)… Read More »

Masterclass: Julien David Nitlech “After Microsoft, Google, Criteo…Advice from a VC to future ‘Entrepreneurs 5.0’”

By | January 5, 2017

My colleague Bruno Martinaud shared an invitation with me, to a public event that he is organising at Ecole Polytechnique – n event, which looks rather interesting and which (space permitting) is open to anyone interested.   Bruno directs the “Technology Venture Master Program” at Ecole Polytechnique, within which he organises a series of such Master Classes – in partnership with the Direction for… Read More »

Internet Protocol Success

By | January 4, 2017

This semester, I will be co-teaching the course “Internet Protocol Success” with my colleague Mark Townsley, to 3rd year and M1-ACN students at Ecole Polytechnique, and we will be expertly assisted by Jean-Louis Rougier who comes out from Telecom-ParisTech to lend us a hand with this. “Internet Protocol Success” is almost a soft-skills-course: the imperative is… Read More »

Is it odd that they are even? Well Done X14!

By | January 3, 2017

My colleagues and I have finished grading the homework, exams, etc., for a course I teach at Ecole Polytechnique called “Introduction to Concurrent and Communicating Systems. It seems that the “roujes” from X2014 decided to kick some serious a** and completely change the grade distribution from previous years. Well done gals & guys!

The 2016-2017 ACN-M2 scientific project on the way!

By | November 28, 2016

The ACN program includes a major scientific project to allow “learning through real research“: students will be anononducting a real research project, in a part-time apprenticeship with one or more tutors from academia or/and industry. The projects this year range from the “Internet of Things” over “advanced protocol security” to “networks for large data centres” – a few samples  of… Read More »