Prof. Pascal Bouvry

• Prof. Pascal Bouvry - Principal Investigator (SnT-UL)

Dr. Bouvry earned his undergraduate degree in Economical & Social Sciences and his Master degree in Computer Science with distinction ('91) from the University of Namur, Belgium. He went on to obtain his Ph.D. degree ('94) in Computer Science with great distinction at the University of Grenoble (INPG), France. His research at the IMAG laboratory focussed on Mapping and scheduling task graphs onto Distributed Memory Parallel Computers. Next, he performed post-doctoral researches on coordination languages and multi-agent evolutionary computing at CWI in Amsterdam.

Dr Bouvry gained industrial experience as manager of the technology consultant team for FICS (belonging to S1 corp) a world leader in electronic financial services. Next, he worked as CEO and CTO of SDC, a Saigon-based joint venture between SPT (the second telecom operator in Vietnam), Spacebel SA (a Belgian leader in Space, GIS and Healthcare), and IOIT, a public research and training center. After that, Dr Bouvry moved to Montreal as VP Production of Lat45 and Development Director for MetaSolv Software, a world-leader in Operation Support Systems for the telecom industry (e.g. AT&T, Worldcom, Bell Canada, etc).

Dr. Bouvry is currently "Chargé de Mission auprès du Recteur" in charge of the University High Performance Computing, heading the PCOG (Parallel Computing and Optimization Group), directing the doctoral programme DP-CSCE, directing the certificate SmartICT for Business innovation, and serving as Professor. Pascal Bouvry is also faculty of the Interdisciplinary Center of Security, Reliability and active in various scientific committees and technical workgroups (IEEE CIS Cloud Computing vice-chair, IEEE TCSC GreenIT steering committee, ERCIM WG, ANR, COST TIST, etc.).

Pascal Bouvry is also member of the editorial boards of  IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine, Springer journal on Communications and Sustainable Computing, and Elsevier journal in Swarm and Evolutionary Computation.

The team of Pascal Bouvry, PCOG, is researching on parallel computing and optimisation techniques. The application domains include new generations of distributed environments (cloud, p2p, ad-hoc, and hybrids) and bioinformatics (protein folding, knowledge organization and exploration, etc). The required mathematical foundations include Algebra, Graph Theory, Operations research, Game Theory.

“This program provides a hollistic view on huge technological challenges faced by companies nowadays from an academic, industrial and standardization point of views. We believe this will bring not only a way to be proactive but also new business opportunities”

Prof. Pascal Bouvry, Principal Investigator