Category Archives: Polytechnique

Recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique symposium: “The future of Infrastructures: Exceeding the Limits”

By | June 7, 2017

Nathalie has posted a nice narrative recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique symposium, over at the Cisco France blog, with detailed articles on the four major topics which were addressed and discussed: ICN, the infrastructure of tomorrow? Artificial intelligence: its impact on networking Media production makes its transformation to IP IPv6-centric networking, a crucial rollout for… Read More »

Recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique Symposium

By | June 7, 2017

Unsurprisingly, the second annual networking innovation and research symposium, jointly organized by Cisco and École Polytechnique, held March 20-21, 2017, was a fantastic success. Bringing together in excess of 100 interesting engineers, researchers, and students, discussions were livid and extremely interesting, presentations were of an exceptionally high quality. Thanks to ALL the speakers, participants – and,… Read More »

On “The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing”

By | June 6, 2017

Today, and at this very moment (assuming that they stick to the agenda, and I did time-zone computations correctly), our own Yoann Desmouceaux (X11), along with Mark Townsley, are in Atlanta Georgia presenting the paper “SRLB: The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing” at the aspirational 37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems. Network… Read More »

Cybersecurity: This Is Not Just Theory – by Jean-Charles Griviaud, Cisco France

By | June 2, 2017

Today, Jean-Charles Griviaud from Cisco France is at Ecole Polytechnique, where he is giving a talk about Cybersecurity at Ecole Polytechnique – and, is bringing an industrial perspective to what we have been treating “academically” only, so far. One of his first points was: in the past, Cybersecurity has been a challenge for network engineers –… Read More »

Thanks for visiting, Michela Meo

By | May 30, 2017

Last Wednesday, Michela Meo from Politecnico di Torino paid a visit to Ecole Polytechnique – she was in town for, in her own words, “one of the small research-related things I still get to do” … a somewhat intimidating statement, given that she was in Paris for ICC, one of the major conferences in my field of… Read More »

WiFi: too much of a hassle – Alleviating Pain with Constellation

By | May 26, 2017

Any business traveler will recognise this: you arrive, tired after a long flight…take a shuttle to your hotel, where you queue to check in, and do all sorts of formalities including most commonly showing picture ID, having your credit card swiped to cover the hotel rate and incidentals, sign various pieces of paper, make sure,… Read More »

Point Gamma at Polytechnique: The Hacker Experience?

By | May 13, 2017

This evening, students at Ecole Polytechnique organize “Point Gamma 2017” – a gigantic party for students and others, with music, entertainment, – and, according to the flyer, something special this year…. I cannot help but wonder if this is related to a class I teach (and, taught, just this Friday) entitled “Cybersecurity – the Hacker… Read More »

UUCP Bang Paths Live!

By | May 12, 2017

We’re doing pretty much everything electronically at Ecole Polytechnique these days, having over the past couple of years introduced electronic signatures on traditional paperworks (Convention de Stages, for example …) But, the other day, I actually got a physical letter, addressed to me. The reasons above makes this is a “blast from the past” in and by… Read More »