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Christine Morin

Scientific coordinator

Christine Morin received the engineering degree in computer science from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA), of Rennes (France), in 1987 and Master and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Rennes I in 1987 and 1990, respectively. In 1998, she got the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in computer science from the Université de Rennes 1. She holds a senior research position at INRIA and leads the Myriads research team on the design and implementation of autonomous distributed systems. She is the coordinator of the Contrail project on cloud computing funded the European Commission. Her main research interests are in operating systems, distributed systems, fault tolerance, cluster, grid and cloud computing.

Yvon Jegou


Yvon Jegou got his engineering degree from Institut
National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) of Rennes (France) and then
his PhD degree from the University of Rennes in 1979. He is full time
Inria researcher and he is working in the Myriads research group of
Inria-Rennes. His research activities are centered on architecture,
operating systems and compilation techniques for parallel and
distributed systems.
He is currently involved in the Contrail IP project and is the leader
of two work packages: virtual execution platform and testbeds.

Roberto Cascella


Roberto Cascella is currently working at Inria Rennes as technical manager of the FP7 Contrail project. Before this, he was a postdoc at Inria Sophia Antipolis and a research scientist at University of Trento. He obtained his Ph.D. (2007) in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Trento. Prior to that, he received the Laurea (2003) in telecommunication engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and the M.Sc. (2003) from KTH (Sweden) in the framework of a double degree exchange program. His research interests include cloud computing, Internet measurements, trust and reputation management, and security for autonomic systems.

Piyush Harsh

Researcher / Lead Developer / Development Coordinator

Piyush Harsh received his Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee and then received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida. He is currently working as a researcher in team Myriads at INRIA Bretagne-Atlantique Research center in Rennes, France. He is the development coordinator of Virtual Execution Platform (WP5) software being developed as part of European project Contrail. He is joint coordinator of OpenNebula interoperability working group. His research interests include distributed systems, cloud computing, nature inspired smart systems, network protocols, etc.

Filippo Gaudenzi

R&D Engineer

Filippo Gaudenzi is working as R\&D Engineering at INRIA – Bretagne Atlantique in Rennes for the FP7 Contrail project since May 2012. He is part of the VEP (Virtual Execution Platform) development team. He received his master’s degree in Informatic Engineering (2012) at the Polytechnic University of Ancona with a thesis about Clouds federation for collaborating organizations. The thesis was developed in collaboration with Wright State University in Ohio – USA where he had worked for 6 month. He received his bachelor’s degree in Automation and Informatic Engineering at the same university in 2009.

Florian Dudouet

R&D Engineer

Florian Dudouet received his master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Caen in France in September 2009 and then went on to work as a Research Engineer at Inria Rennes Bretagne-Atlantique. He worked for two years on the topic of interoperability between heterogeous softwares mostly in the context of software forges and since September 2011 has been working as an Engineer on the Contrail European project, specifically on the VEP component. His interests include cloud computing, distributed systems, interoperabilty and programming languages research.