Dr. Anthony SIMONET's webpage

Post-doctoral Associate at Rutgers University

I obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Lyon and the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Lyon, France, as part of the Avalon project team of the LIP laboratory.

Before that, I obtained a Master's degree from the University of Bordeaux.

View more details in my résumé.

Research activities

I am a member of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute at Rutgers University where I conduct research in the fields of Distributed Systems, Data Management, Cloud Computing and Energy.

Previously I was part of the Discovery initiative. In this project that federated researchers from multiple industries and Inria labs, I worked on massively distributed cloud computing infrastructures. In particular, I studied the energy model of these platforms and the management of data (virtual appliances and user data) in a context where the infrastructure is dynamic (datacenters may appear and disappear at any time) and users are mobile.

My research focuses on data management for distributed data-intensive applications, and in hybrid distributed infrastructures. I aim at providing means of using large and heterogeneous computing and storage ressources in a transparent way for the users, providing abstractions and models to ease the development of dava-intensive and high performance applications.

Ph.D work

During my Ph.D. I developed Active Data. Active Data is a meta-model for representing the end-to-end life cycle of data distributed across multiple systems and infrastructures. Active Data is also a programming model and an implementation that helps developing managing the life cycle of distributed data. The idea borrows from event programming while relying on data transition events. The resulting programming model is data-centric and implicitly parallel. To learn more about Active Data you can visit the brand website at http://active-data.gforge.inria.fr.