Biography


U.S.-Style Biography

J.P. Martin-Flatin is an External Scientific Collaborator at the Network Architecture Lab at EPFL, where he works on multi-cloud troubleshooting, distributed diagnosis algorithms, and privacy-compliant diagnosis. From 2011 to 2015, he was an Academic Guest at the same lab, working on cloud management and big data analytics.

He is an expert in Integrated Management, i.e., the management of networks, systems, and services in a federated/integrated manner. During his career, he has worked successively on distributed management, Web-based management, Grid management, very large-scale systems management, self-managing systems, and cloud management.

He is or was a Member of the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), Journal of Network and Systems Management (JNSM), IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine, EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems (ToCS), and International Journal of Web Services Research. He was a Guest Editor of six special issues of journals and magazines, including "Recent Advances in Autonomic Communications" for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and "Self-Organizing and Self-Managing Networks, Systems, and Services" for IEEE TNSM.

He co-founded the SASO conference series (IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems), chaired the Steering Committee of its first edition from 2005 to 2007, and remained a Member of the Steering Committee until 2012.

He co-chaired SASO-biz 2008, SelfMan 2006, ECOWS 2005, SelfMan 2005, GNEW 2004, and PFLDnet 2003. The International Grid Networking Workshop (GNEW 2004) that he co-organized at CERN was the event of the year in Grid networking in 2004.

He is or was on the Steering Committees of five conferences and workshops. He is or was on the Program Committees of dozens of conferences and workshops, including IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), IEEE/IFIP Network Operations & Management Symposium (NOMS), and IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData).

Throughout his career, he has worked alternatively in research and the "real world", often acting as a bridge between academia and industry. He has a keen interest in technology transfer and took part in a startup in cloud computing in 2012-2013.

Prior to that, he worked in several organizations. At CERN, he was Technical Manager of the European FP5 DataTAG research project in Grid networking and middleware (budget of €4M, 50 FTEs in 10 research teams and 5 countries, of which 25 FTEs were fully funded). At AT&T Labs - Research at Florham Park, New Jersey, USA, he worked on management information modeling as Principal MTS. At the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Reading, UK, he designed and put into production one of the first Web-based intranets in Europe.

In 2005, he received an Accreditation to Supervise Research (HDR) in Computer Science from LIP6, University Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris 6), France. In 2000, he received a Ph.D. in Communication Systems (at the crossing of Computer Science and Networking) from EPFL, Switzerland.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, and a Member of IFIP WG6.6.


Education


European-Style Biography

J.P. Martin-Flatin is an External Scientific Collaborator at the Network Architecture Lab at EPFL, Switzerland, where he works on multi-cloud troubleshooting, distributed diagnosis algorithms, and privacy-compliant diagnosis.

From 2011 to 2015, he was an Academic Guest at the same lab, working on cloud management and big data analytics.

From 2012 to 2013, he was Co-Founder, CEO ad interim, and CTO of LakeMind, a startup that developed a cloud service to perform cross-provider diagnosis in public clouds.

From 2010 to 2011, he was a Scientist at the Operating Systems Lab at EPFL, where he cooperated with Katerina Argyraki. In 2010, he received an innovation grant from EPFL to work on cross-provider diagnosis in public clouds.

From 2006 to 2009, he was a Senior Consultant in Business Organization and IT with NetExpert, Switzerland, primarily working in Business Process Modeling (technical competence management), project management, and IT/network service guarantees. He also did some independent research in Self-Managing Networks, Autonomic Systems, and Self-Adaptive Services.

From 2005 to 2006, he was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Canada, advising for two Grid projects.

From 2004 to 2005, he was an external Lecturer with the School of Computer & Communication Sciences at EPFL. He taught Information Systems and Middleware to M.S. students, and C and Java Programming to B.S. students.

From 2002 to 2004, he was the Technical Manager of the European FP5/IST DataTAG Project (Grid Networking and Middleware for data-intensive transoceanic Grids). Based at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, he coordinated the R&D activities of 50 people spread over five countries (France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, and UK) and 10 teams. He was the liaison to related U.S. projects at Caltech, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Stanford University (SLAC), etc. These projects led the foundations for the networking infrastructure that made it possible to distribute all over the world the huge amount of data generated by the LHC accelerator at CERN. These fast long-distance networks played an important role in the quest for the Higgs boson and its discovery in 2012.

From 2000 to 2001, he was a Principal Technical Staff Member with AT&T Labs - Research in Florham Park, New Jersey, USA. He did some research on Web-Based Management, Push Technologies, and Management Information Modeling. He also consulted internally to business units in Network and Service Management.

From 1996 to 2000, he went back to university for his doctorate and worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant with the Laboratory for Communications & Applications at EPFL. An enhanced version of his Ph.D. dissertation ("Web-Based Management of IP Networks and Systems") was published as a monograph by Wiley.

From 1990 to 1996, he was an Analyst at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Reading, UK, which homes one of the largest civilian data archives in the world. He took part in Network and Systems Management, Security, and Software Development activities in a high-availability 24/7 environment. From late 1993, he initiated and generalized the use of Web technologies at ECMWF. In early 1995, he put into production one of the first fully operational intranets in Europe.

From 1988 to 1990, he worked as a Systems Engineer and Software Developer on the Geographic Information System of Grand Lyon, a large urban area in France.