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

By | July 17, 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 »

WSPLC 2016 Student Challenge Winners – congratulations to Remi Dubaele

By | July 14, 2017

Ecole Polytechnique organised, in partnership with our friends from EDF R&D, the 10th Workshop on Power-Line Communication, in the early fall of 2016. The event was incredibly interesting, scientifically, and a great opportunity to “put a face to the names” that I otherwise knew only from reading their academic papers. We had 80 participants in… Read More »

Today’s Lunch Talk: The Quantum Internet, by prof. Rodney Van Meter, KEIO Univ.

By | June 23, 2017

As you no doubt have seen, some of the “recent news” regarding Quantum Communications includes the launching of the worlds first quantum communications satellite — and (very very recently) the first experimental results coming. To help us make sense of it all, one of the very few experts in this field, professor Rodney Van Meter, has come… Read More »

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 »

One more down: RFC8116 on Security Threats to OLSRv2 just out

By | May 29, 2017

The long-in-the-process RFC 8116 finally hit the repositories last Friday. The abstract of this document goes: This document analyzes common security threats to the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) and describes their potential impacts on Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) operations.  It also analyzes which of these security vulnerabilities can be mitigated… Read More »