Julien Bourgeois

Julien Bourgeois


Professor of Computer Science
University of Franche-Comte
Visiting Professor at Emory University (2011)

Address: 400 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322
Office: Mathematics and Science Center #E414
Email: julien.bourgeois@emory.edu
Homepage@UFC: http://lifc.univ-fcomte.fr/~jbourgeo

Brief Bio
Julien BOURGEOIS is professor of computer science at the University of Franche-Comte (UFC) in France. He is part of the computer science laboratory (LIFC) of UFC where he leads the OMNI team. His research interests are in distributed intelligent MEMS, P2P networks and security management for complex networks. He has worked in the Centre for Parallel Computing at the University of Wetsminster (UK) and in the main research institution in Italy, the Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (CNR) in Genova. He collaborated with several other institutions (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Emory University, Carnegie Mellon University, etc.). He has worked for more than 10 years on these topics has co-authored more than 40 international publications and communications. Appart from its research activities, he acts as a consultant for the french government and for companies.

Research Projects
  • Smart Surface project
    Project leaders: Julien Bourgeois - Nadine Piat
    Website : http://www.smartsurface.cnrs.fr
    The objective of the project concerns the design, development and control of a distributed microrobotic system for conveying, fine positioning and sorting of parts at meso-scale. In the framework of micromanipulation or automated micro-assembly of small products, parts feeding and conveying constitute an important challenge linked to the parts dimensions. In this context, we propose the concept of a distributed and integrated micromanipulator called smart surface, based on an array of smart micromodules in order to realize an automated positioning and conveying surface. Each micro-module will be composed of a micro-actuator, a micro-sensor and a control unit. The cooperation of these micromodules will allow to recognize the parts and to control micro-actuators in order to move and position accurately the parts on the smart surface.
  • Distributed Computing over P2P Networks (CIP)
    Website: http://www.laas.fr/CIS-CIP/
    The CIP project aims at providing tools for implementing high performance computing on a new type of general purpose innovative architecture: peer to peer networks. This project is based on three complementary projects requiring skills in various scientific domains such as applied mathematics and computer science: simulation of large scale P2P high performance computing, implementation of a peer to peer distributed computing environment and high performance computing demonstrators for the solution of operations research problems, financial problems and chemical problems.
  • Managing security in complex networks
    Our objective is to define a family of Security Operation Centre (SOC) which allows to manage the security of complex networks. The idea is to gather all security data and events in a network to have a global view of the supervised network.
    The following SOC have been proposed:
    cSOC : mono-site wired networks
    dSOC : multi-sites wired networks
    gSOC : grid networks
    hdSOC : hybrid ad hoc networks