Gwendal Simon

Visiting Scientist - Senior Video Researcher

BigData Experience Lab, San Jose

Gwendal Simon is Full Professor at IMT Atlantique, an elite technological university in France and currently visiting scientist at Adobe Research.

Gwendal is graduated from University Rennes 1 (France). From 2001 to 2006, he was a researcher at Orange Research Labs in Paris (France) Since 2006, he has been Associate Professor, and then Full Professor at IMT Atlantique, a technological university within the Institut Mines Telecom (IMT). He was a visiting researcher at University of Waterloo (Canada) from September 2011 to September 2012. He is a visiting research scientist at Adobe since August 2018.

His research interests include multimedia delivery systems (video and gaming) and network management. His work focuses on the scalability of multimedia applications by the means of delivery optimization. He was the main designer and developer of Solipsis, a peer-to-peer infrastructure for a massive virtual world in the early 2000s. He has extensively worked on the architecture of Content Delivery Network (CDN) for live video streaming. He has also studied delivery systems for omnidirectional videos and architecture for distributed game engine. He has published more than 80 papers in the most prestigious journals and conferences in the area. His papers have been cited more than 2,200 times and he got four best paper awards in ACM and IEEE conferences.

Gwendal is in the board of IEEE MMTC R-letters and a core member of the IEEE Multimedia Cloud Computing Interest Group (MCCIG). He led the ACM chapter related to multimedia (SIGMM) for the promotion of reproducibility of results in scientific publication. He implemented the ACM reproducibility badge for the first time in SIGMM conferences. He is in the Program Committee of well-known conferences, including IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, Packet Video, ACM Netgames, ACM MMSys, ACM Nossdav, and ACM Multimedia.

Gwendal is also a pioneering teacher, who is a strong advocate of “active learning”, as illustrated by two academic papers in project-oriented teaching and his contributions to Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC). He has been promoted as chevalier of the Palmes Académiques.

A full list of his publications and other duties is given in his personal homepage.