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TSSG student Julien Mineraud successfully defends his PhD

By 14th May 2013 No Comments

TSSG PhD student Julien Mineraud successfully defended his PhD dissertation “Bio-Inspired Routing and Resource Management for Future Networks” in Waterford on May 3rd. Julien was supervised by Dr Sasitharan Balasubramiam. For the PhD defense his internal examiner
was Dr Brendan Jennings and his external examiner was Dr Pietro Lio’ from the Computer Laboratory in the University of Cambridge, UK.

Pictured (L-R) are Dr Ken Thomas (viva voce chairman); Dr Brendan Jennings (internal examiner); Dr Sasi Balasubramaniam (supervisor), Julien Mineraud, Dr Dmitri Botvich (co-supervisor) and Dr Pietro Lio' (external examiner)

Julien began in TSSG in 2008, initially as a research assistant, before registering as a PhD student to pursue his research interests in bio-inspired computing—taking inspiration from biology and nature to develop inherently scalable, adaptable and resilient algorithms to solve difficult distributed optimisation problems. As part of his work Julien developed a new approach for routing for future networks that takes it’s inspiration from the manner in which chemical gradients influence the motility of bacteria in biological systems.

Julien will continue his research career as a post-doctoral researcher in University of Helsinki, Finland. Everyone in TSSG wishes him well for his future endeavours.