Group Members

We are often looking for new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team (see openings) !

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Prof. Etienne Rivière


Raziel Carvajal Gómez

PhD student

  • B.S. & M.Sc Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México
  • Research engineer at LINA and Inria, France
  • Involved in the DIONASYS collaborative project.
  • Topic: adaptive overlay networks in wireless and geo-distributed cloud systems.

Carole Djeumo Noucti

PhD student

  • Dipl-Eng. Institut Africain d'Informatique de Libreville, Gabon
  • M.Sc. University of Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Involved in the RAINDROP collaborative project.
  • Topic: Adaptation of stateful micro-services applications in the edge-cloud continuum.

Colin Evrard

PhD Student

  • M.Sc UCLouvain, 2022
  • Topic: high-performance networking for security applications.
  • Co-supervised by Pr. Tom Barbette
  • In the context of the CyberExcellence project

Matthieu Pigaglio

PhD Student

  • M.Sc ENSEIRB, France
  • Topic: performance and scalability of blockchain infrastructures.

Donatien Schmitz

PhD Student

  • M.Sc UCLouvain, 2021
  • Topic: resource management for cloud computing and big data applications.
  • Involved in the GEPICIAD collaborative project.

This could be you !

See openings for more info


Dr. Vikas Jaiman

April to December 2018
Role: Researcher, involved in the EBSIS H2020 and DIONASYS projects. Research on performance in key value stores under heterogeneous workloads. Now a research scientist at Lisk | Lightcurve, Berlin, Germany.

Dr. Ayham Kassab

December 2019 to November 2021
Role: Post-doctoral researcher, involved in the FairBCaaS project.

Dr. Michał Król

June 2019 to July 2020
Role: Post-doctoral researcher. Now a lecturer at City, University of London, UK.

Paolo Laffranchini

Role: Researcher in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Distributed Computing.

Dr. Guillaume Rosinosky

Role: Post-doctoral researcher. Now an assistant professor at IMT Atlantique, France.

Dr. Clay Palmeira Da Silva

March 2021 to December 2021
Role: Post-doctoral researcher

Dr. Viet-Hoang Tran

February 2020 to November 2021
Role: Post-doctoral researcher, involved in the FairBCaaS project. Now at Nokia, Belgium.

Dr. Igor Zavalyshyn

January 2021 to January 2023
Role: Post-doctoral researcher, involved in the SSHC project. Now at Centrica, Belgium.

Current Master Students

Badri-Eddine Aji

Master student, ‘High-availability HPC clusters based on Kubernetes’

Simon Arys and Romain Carlier

Master student, ‘Heterogeneous Rack-Scale Computing’

Shraddha Bhojane

Master student, ‘Adaptive large-scale overlays using Gossip-based construction’

Camille Caulier

Master student, ‘Optimizing stream processing engines placement’ (temporary title)

Romain Claessens

Master student, ‘Trusted blockchain miners’

Silya Rachik

Master student, ‘Live migrations algorithms for NoSQL databases’

Elliot Verstraelen

Master student, ‘Content-based routing for event-sourced applications in multi-site deployments’

Graduated Master Students

Valentin Baillieux and Antoine Dumoulin

Master students (2023), ‘Data leaks and suspicious behavior detection in smart home using Taint Analysis

Brandon Ngoran Ntam and Mathieu Cosyns

Master students (2023), ‘A social network around the elderly in home care scenarios

Adrien Giot and Maxime De Neuville

Master students (2023), ‘RDMA-powered proxy communication

Stanislas Gorremans

Master student (2023), ‘The democratic smart home

Colin Evrard and Julien Lienard

Master students (2022), ‘Anomaly detection on edge, A federated learning approach’ (in collaboration with Dr. Sarah Klein, SIRRIS, Brussels)

Nicolas Gennart

Master student (2022), ‘Access control in the OpenHAB smart home environment

François Genon and Sébastien Pierre

Master students (2022), ‘An Eclipse attack on content availability in IPFS, a large-scale decentralized storage service’ (in collaboration with Dr. Michał Król, City, University of London, UK) - document under embargo

Hugo Lloreda Sanchez and Sophie Tysebaert

Master students (2022), ‘AuditTrust, Blockchain-Based Audit Trail for Sharing Data in a Distributed Environment’ (in collaboration with Dr. Annanda Rath, SIRRIS, Brussels) - paper published at SERENE 2022.

François Froment

Master student (2021), ‘High performance computing for simulation of proton therapy treatments’

Stanley Goffinet and Donatien Schmitz

Master students (2021), ‘Controlling security rules using natural dialogue, An application to smart home care’ - paper published at UbiComp-ISWC 2021

Samir Marini Mohamed and Edgar Gevorgyan

Master student (2021), ‘ErasMail, un outil open source pour aider les citoyens à évaluer et à réduire l’impact environnemental de leurs courriers électroniques dans le cloud’ -

Guillaume Ortegat

Master student (2021), ‘Leveraging edge proximity and diversity in interactive stateful applications’ - paper published in ACM Proceedings on Human-Computer Interaction, 2022.

Alexandre Moueddene and Maxime Clement

Master student (2021), ‘DAVE, Deterministic, Adaptive, Verifiable and Efficient transaction placement for sharded UTXO blockchains

Laritza Cabrera Alba

Master student (2020), ‘Predicting records size with neural networks in key-value stores under heterogeneous multiget workloads

Maxime De Streel

Master student (2020), ‘Temporary infrastructures and Ah-Hoc networking for Mars explorers’, in collaboration with the UCL to Mars project.

Antoine Denauw and Nicolas Sauvenée

Master students (2020), ‘Adding new features to an account management web application at CISM’

Aurélien Widart

Master student (2020), ‘Scalable and extensible social networks

Laurent Desausoi

Master student (2020), ‘A Secure and Auditable Dropbox using Intel SGX

Gary Lovisetto

Master student (2019), ‘A foundation for extensible and decentralized social networks

Samuel Monroe & Rémy Voet

Master students (2019), ‘Integrated platform for distributed systems training

Alessandra Rossaro & Corentin Surquin

Master students (2019), ‘Supporting the portability of profiles using the blockchain in the Mastodon social network’

Jérome Navez & Xavier Pérignon

Master students (2018), ‘Development of a cross-platform mobile application using cloud computing

Jean-Baptiste Macq & Emilio Gamba

Master students (2018), ‘Parallelization of a hydrogeology simulation tool