I am an associate professor at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences of EPFL, Switzerland.
I received an electrical engineering degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, USA, and the PhD degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), in 1996.
I did my PhD in the Circuits & Systems group (now Laboratory of Nonlinear Systems) of EPFL. My PhD advisor was Prof. Martin Hasler. In 1996, I joined the Communication Networks Laboratory of the same institution. This lab later became part of the Laboratory for Computer Communications and their Applications (LCA), where I became an adjunct professor (professeur titulaire) in 1998. I was with Sprint Advanced Technology Labs in Burlingame, California, in the IP group, in 2000-01. I became an assistant professor at EPFL in 2002 and an associate professor in 2006.
I served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems from July 1997 until July 1999, and I currently serve as an associate editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking since 2006. I also serve(d) in the Technical Programm Committee of various conferences in Networking including ACM Sigcomm, Sigmetrics, IMC, CoNext, Mobihoc and IEEE Infocom. I am a Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation. I received the 1996 EPFL Doctoral Prize and the 2008 Crédit Suisse Teaching Award.
Florence Benezit, PhD student, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in France. She is co-supervised by Prof. Martin Vetterli and myself
PhD student, graduated in Communication
Systems from EPFL. Thesis
topic: Spatial reuse and MAC protocols in multi-hop wireless
Maciej Kurant, PhD student, graduated in Telecommunication from Gdansk University of Technology in Poland, and in Communication Systems from EPFL pre-doc school.
PhD student, graduated in Electrical Engineering from University of Adelaide in
and in Communication Systems from EPFL pre-doc school. Thesis
topic: failure location and network tomography.
Frédéric Worm, PhD student, graduated in Communication Systems from EPFL, and joined LAP-EPFL (Processor Architectures Laboratory). He is co-supervised by Prof. Paolo Ienne and myself. Thesis topic: Low-power transmission schemes for on-chip networks.
Dr Olivier Dousse, graduated in Physics from EPFL. He obtained his PhD degree in 2005, for which he was awarded the 2005 Honorable Mention for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. Thesis topic: Asymptotic properties of wireless multi-hop networks. He is now a senior resercher at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, in Berlin.
Dr Carmen Mas was my first PhD student. She graduated in Telecommunication Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. She obtained her PhD degree in 2000. Topic: Fault location algorithms for Optical Networks. She then joined the Development Programmes Department of Intracom, and she is now an assistant professor with the Athens Information Technology Center of Excellence for Graduate Research and Education AIT, Greece.
Dr Chadi Barakat came as a Postdoc in 2001-02. He holds his PhD degree in Networking and Distributed Systems from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. He is now a permanent researcher in the PLANETE group at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France.
Dr Can Emre Koksal, postdoc, holds his PhD degree in EECS from MIT, USA. He came as a post-doc in 2004-06, and is currently an assistant professor at Ohio State University.
Dr Petteri Mannersalo came as a Postdoc, under an ERCIM/SARIT Fellowship, in 2003-04. He holds his PhD degree in EECS from the Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo. He is a Research Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Information Technology Telecommunications.
Franceschetti, was a visiting professor during summer 2005. He is an assistant
professor at UC San Diego, USA.
Dr Claudio Serpico was a visiting PhD student in the Circuits & Systems group in 1995, working with me on Cellular Neural Networks. He got his PhD from University Federico II of Napoli in 1998, and is now a permanent researcher (Ricercatore) at the same university in Italy.
Prof Gianluca Setti was a visiting PhD student in the Circuits & Systems group in 1994-95, working with me on Cellular Neural Networks. He got his PhD from University of Bologna in 1997, and is now an associate professor at University of Ferrara, Italy.
Christina Tavoularis, was a visiting PhD student in 2004-05, from Cornell University, USA.
[J2] T.Roska, T. Boros, A.Radvanyi, P. Thiran and L.O. Chua, "Detecting moving and standing objects using cellular neural networks", International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, vol. 20, pp.613-628, September 1992.
[J3] P. Thiran, "Influence of the Boundary Conditions on Behaviour of Cellular Neural Networks", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Part I, Vol. Cas-40 Part I, pp.207-212, March 1993.
[J4] P. Thiran, V. Peiris, P. Heim and B. Hochet, "Quantization Effects in Digitally Behaving Circuit Implementations of Kohonen Networks", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol. NN-5, pp. 450-458, May 1994.
[J5]P. Thiran, M. Hasler, "Self-Organization of a One-Dimensional Kohonen Network With Quantized Weights and Inputs", Neural Networks, vol. 7, 1994, pp. 1427-1439.
[J6] P. Thiran and M. Hasler, "Study of Kohonen network with a discrete state space", Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), vol. 38, pp. 189-197, 1995.
[J7] P. Thiran and M. Hasler, "Information storage using stable and unstable oscillations: an overview", International Journal of Circuits Theory and Applications, Vol. 24, 57-67, 1996.
[J8] P. Thiran and G. Setti, "Information storage and retrieval in an associative memory based on one-dimensional maps" , International Journal of Electronics, vol. 79, pp. 815-821, 1995.
[J9] P. Thiran, K. R. Crounse, L. O. Chua and M. Hasler, "Pattern formation Properties of Autonomous Cellular Neural Networks", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Part I, vol. CAS-42 (I), vol CAS 42, pp. 757-774, October 1995.
[J10] T. Cornu, P. Ienne, D. Niebur, P. Thiran and M. Viredaz, "Design, Implementation, and Test of a Multi-Model Systolic Neural Network Accelerator", Scientific Programming, Vol. 5, pp. 47-61, 1996.
[J11] K. R. Crounse, L. O. Chua, P. Thiran and G. Setti, "Characterization and Dynamics in Cellular Neural Networks", International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, vol 6, pp. 1703-1724, September 1996.
[J12] P. Ienne, P. Thiran and N. Vassilas, "Modified Self-Organizing feature Map algorithms for efficient hardware implementation", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol. NN-8, pp. 315-330, March 1997.
[J13] P. Thiran, G. Setti and M. Hasler, "An Approach to Information Propagation in Cellular Neural Networks, Part I: Local Diffusion", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Part I, vol CAS-45(8), pp. 777--789, August 1998.
[J14] G. Setti, P. Thiran and C. Serpico "An Approach to Information Propagation in Cellular Neural Networks, Part II: Global Propagation", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Part I, vol CAS-45(8), pp. 790--811, August 1998.
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