I am an seasoned R&D professional, with over 15 years experience. I have participated in and led a large number of large-scale R&D projects, both commercial and academic, at the national and European levels. My main field of expertise is Quality of Experience (QoE), and I am conversant on a number of other topics, such as Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software-defined Networks (SDN), Network Management, Data Analysis, and Predictive Models.
Recent Work Experience
At EXFO, I have been guiding the transition of its Service Assurance (SA) product line to virtualized environments. This work revolved around the virtualization of network probes and their associated support infrastructure, and their integration into NFV architectures, notably ETSI NFV MANO. There were also performance issues to be addressed, due to moving the probes from specialized hardware to a COTS-based cloud context.
I spent over ten years at VTT (first as a post-doc, then as a Senior Scientist, and later as a Principal Scientist). I was the lead for research in the QoE domain. Besides the traditional work on quality assessment for media services, I have also worked on other aspects of QoE, most notably QoE management, and the business and economic aspects of QoE. Beyond my research on QoE, I did some work on Unified Communications, and Network Performance Monitoring.
In 2008, we decided to create a spin-off from VTT, aiming at developing a novel, avatar-based, teleconferencing system with high-quality VoIP and secure document sharing and storage as its key defining features. The company was founded in early 2009. I was responsible for the overall architecture of the system, as well as the voice and document sharing functionality, as well as implementation work. We never made it to launch due to funding issues, but the work done at MOS4 was a very valuable learning experience.
Below is a short list of some of the projects I have worked on. For a full list, please refer to the Full CV link on the sidebar.
Skills & Proficiency
I am familiar with a number of technologies, tools and programming languages. In my daily work, I use mostly Ruby, Haskell, git, R, LaTeX, C, Bash/Zsh, sed/awk, ex, SQL, gnuplot, and Lisp (mostly Emacs lisp, but I also dabble in Clojure and Common Lisp). While I don’t consider myself an expert in any of those, I am sufficiently fluent so as to be productive. I also have (very distant in time) experience in C++, Java, x86 and Sparc assembler, some Python and Perl, but at this stage I would require some focused work for them to be useful.
Sales & Research Funding
Dissemination & Publications
NFV & SDN
Below is a small selection of my scientific publications. For a full list, please refer to the Full CV link in the sidebar