Olivier Poitou

French nationality
Address: 9 enclos de la Prairie Phone: (+33)
59300 Valenciennes Cell.: (+33)
France email: poitou@free.fr

Researcher in computer science

Objective: to work on challenging projects and to share the results with a wide community

Major Skills

Technical skills and knowledge General skills
  • Distributed systems and algorithms
  • Modelling: UML, ADT, Petri networks
  • Programming: C, Java, C++, Lisp, prolog ...
  • System architecture
  • System Administration
  • Networks
  • Language theory
  • Computer architecture
  • Numerical optimisation
  • Oral and written communication: public demonstration, conference and teaching.
  • Team work and team management
  • Experience in European project proposal and management

  • French: mother tongue
  • English: working knowledge
  • Spanish: conversational

Research experience

Leader of the WeGRID research team
CETIC, Web Mining and Grid Application Team, Charleroi, Belgium.
  • Grid and Peer-to-peer research
  • Security aspects in distributed environment (Grid/P2P) research
  • Contribution to Scientifical direction of the team and the research center .
  • Member of the CoreGRID European Network of Excellence
  • Leader of the "Visualization & Virtual Reality" experiment of the BEinGRID European project
CETIC, Web Mining and Grid Application Team, Charleroi, Belgium.
  • Grid and Peer-to-peer research
  • Member of the CoreGRID European Network of Excellence
  • Conception and development of a peer-to-peer filesystem
  • Coordinator of the CoWFS European Project proposal (Hewlett-Packard, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, RHEA and Zeus Consulting).
  • Leader of the "distributed filesystem" task of the DESSERT European Project Proposal (coordinator: Bertin Technologies).
  • Leader of Technical and Scientifical aspect of the BEinGRID European project proposal.
Doctoral Student Researcher1999-2003
ONERA-Toulouse Laboratory, computer science department, France.
  • Measurements of impact of isolated cluster machine’s characteristics on global efficiency.
  • Guidelines to efficiently distribute irregular applications.
  • Lazy algorithm approach to distribute data in irregular cases.
  • Dynamic recursive task splitting approach to distribute irregular applications.

Pre-Doctoral Student Researcher1998-1999
ONERA-Toulouse Laboratory, computer science department, France.
  • Evaluation of several consistency protocols for distributed shared memory.
  • Distribution and optimisation of a lazy ray-tracing algorithm.

Teaching experience

Engineering training instructor1999-2002
Institut de la Promotion Supérieure du Travail (School of Engineering for working people), Toulouse and Albi, France.
  • "Data structures and algorithm complexity", first year level, 1999-2002
  • "Modelling languages", last year level, 2000-2001

Supervisor of research initiation projects2000-2001
Supaero (School of Engineering of Toulouse), second year level, France.
  • Evaluation of a new 2D DFT algorithm adapted to distributed computation.
  • Evaluation of LZO compression algorithm to improve data transfer.


Ph.D. in computer science with highest honours 2003
Supaero (School of Engineering of Toulouse), Toulouse, France.
Thesis (only in french): Une algorithmique adaptée à la distribution pour la résolution de problèmes irréguliers
(How to efficiently distribute irregular applications on cluster machines)

Pre-doctoral studies in computer science with honours 1999
EDIT (Doctoral school of computer science and telecommunication), Toulouse, France.
Majors: Systems and networks

Additional Trainings

Software optimisation
Three days training on sequential and distributed software optimisation
University of Namur, Namur (Belgium).
CoreGRID Summer School
One Week training on Grid middlewares and Grid theory
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (Swiss).
Sun N1 Grid Engine - Advanced Administration
Sun Training on the Sun Grid Engine product
Sun training centre, Brussels (Belgium).



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More about me

I am 32 years old. Attracted by oriental wisdom, I practice Tae kwon do (Korean martial art), but I keep my French touch learning oenology (Wine story and identification). Loving wide areas and mountains, I also practice snowboarding. Finally, I keep developing my team spirit playing volley ball, I was manager of the Supaero-CERT volley ball team from 2000 to 2002

References available upon request

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