Founded in 1817, the University of Liège (ULG) is the only public Community-sponsored university in the French-speaking part of Belgium, which offers a complete range of university courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. In this project, ULG will participate via the RUN (Research Unit in Networking) group of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Research in RUN bears on measurements, traffic engineering, resilience, application of machine learning to computer networks, as well as network system design and virtualization. RUN has been involved in European projects since the outset in 1983, successively in ESPRIT, RACE, ACTS and IST. RUN was a partner in the EU FP6-ANA project on Autonomic Networking, EU FP7 E-Code project on cognitive networking, EU FP7-ResumeNet project on resilient networking ,in the E-NEXT European network of excellence, in 5 COST actions and is currently involved in the EU FP7 mPlane project on intelligent measurement plane for the Internet.
Prof. Laurent Mathy is a Professor in the EECS department of the University of Liège. He graduated in Electrical Engineering (Computer Science) from the University of Liège, Belgium, in June 1993 and received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Lancaster University, England, in January 2000, where he was a Professor until February 2012. He also holds a Chinese Academy of Sciences invited Professorship, and visits their postgraduate and research Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) in Beijing. His main focus is on applied and experimental research in networked systems. Laurent has many refereed publications (over 2000 citations and a h-index of 25) and has extensively been serving the research community. In particular, he was a founding and steering committee member for the ACM CoNEXT conference, has served on the Technical Programme Committees (TPC) of top conferences in his field (e.g. ACM SIGCOMM, ACM CoNEXT, IEEE Infocom, ACM Multimedia, IFIP Networking, etc), and was the TPC co-chair for ACM IMC 2009 and IEEE ICCCN 2010. While at Lancaster University, he participated in many national and EU research project (for a total research income over €3M), including the EU FP7-CHANGE project on flow-based processing.