Dr. Gerardo Rubino

Dr. Gerardo Rubino is a senior researcher at INRIA (the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control) where he leads of the DIONYSOS group, working on the analysis and design of networking technologies. He is also a Board Member of the Media & Networks Cluster, Brittany, France. Among his past responsibilities, he has been Scientific Delegate for the Rennes unit of INRIA for 5 years, Research Director in Networking at the Telecom Bretagne engineering school for 5 years, Associate Editor of the Operations Research international journal “Naval Research Logistics” for 9 years, former member of the Steering Board of the European Network of Excellence EuroFGI and its coordinator for industry collaborations during 4 years, and INRIA’s representative at the SISCom Brittany Research Cluster. He has also been the head of the International Partnership Office at INRIA Rennes. He is a member of IFIP WG 7.3 on performance evaluation, and has served in the Steering Committee of QEST (www.qest.org) during several years. He is interested in the quantitative analysis of complex systems using probabilistic models, in networking, in statistical learning, and in other engineering areas. He presently works on performance and dependability analysis, and on perceptual quality assessment of audio and video applications and services built on top of the Internet. In particular, he is the author of the PSQA (Pseudo-Subjective Quality Assessment) technology for automatic perceptual quality real-time evaluation. He also works on rare event analysis, and he is a member of the Steering Committee of RESIM, the only workshop dedicated to the topic,. He co-authored the book “Rare Event Simulation Using Monte Carlo Methods” (Wiley, 2009). He is the author of more than 200 publications in applied mathematics and computer science. He recently (2014) co-authored the book “Markov Chains and Dependability Theory”, published by Cambridge University Press.