Prof. Guy Pujolle

Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6


Palestra: Dia 12/11/2014 das 13:00 às 14:30 – Sala H - 301


The evolution of the Internet from Aloha to the Ethernet Carrier Grade

Biography: Guy Pujolle is a computer science professor at Pierre et Marie Curie University - Paris 6 during 1981-1993 and from 2000 to the present day, a member of the Institut Universitaire de France from 2009, and a member of The Royal Physiographical Academy of Lund, Sweden. He is also an invited professor at the University Federal of Rio de Janeiro (2013-2016). He was appointed by the Education Ministry to found the Department of Computer Science at the University of Versailles, where he spent the period 1994-2000 as Professor and Head. He was Head of the MASI Laboratory, University Pierre et Marie Curie, 1983-1993, Professor at ENST (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications), 1979-1981, and member of the scientific staff of INRIA (Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et Automatique), 1974-1979. Dr. Pujolle is the French representative at the Technical Committee on Networking at IFIP. He is an editor for ACM International Journal of Network Management, Telecommunication Systems, and Editor in Chief of “Annals of Telecommunications”. He was an editor for Computer Networks, Operations Research, Editor-In- Chief of Networking and Information Systems Journal, WINET, Ad Hoc Journal and several other journals. Guy Pujolle is a pioneer in high-speed networking having led the development of the first Gbps network to be tested in 1980. Among first steps in different technologies, he achieved the first pre-ATM prototype in 1981, first prototype of a networking piloting system using a knowledge plane in 1996, first patent and prototypes on DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) in 2000, first prototype of a Wi-Fi controller in 2000, first patents on network virtualization (migration and opening virtual networks on the fly) in 2005. He is also the inventor of Virtual Access Points with the corresponding patent. He was also a European expert involved in the development of IP over ATM for European high-speed networks. He was chairman of the French Research Network REUNIR from 1987 to 1991, one out of the three members of the Wisdom Committee (Lars Backstrom, Brian Carpenter, Guy Pujolle) to decide on the future of TCP/IP in the European research network (decision January 22, 1990 to choose TCP/IP as the technology to be used for Europe instead of ATM). Chairman of the expert committee of the Ministry of Telecommunications for Telecommunication regulation (1992-1998). Guy Pujolle was Technical Chairman of the WLANSmartCard consortium for normalizing security and mobility in wireless LANs using a smartcard (2002-2006). He has monographs in these areas. He is a Professor Honoris Causa of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications published widely in the area of computer systems modeling and performance, queueing theory, high-speed networks, intelligence in networking, wireless networks, and Post-IP networks. He has published 19 influential texts and since 1988, and Invited Professor of several Universities: NCSU, Stanford, Rutgers, UQAM, POSTECH, UFRJ. He was awarded the Special Seymour Cray Award in 1991 for his research, Silver Core from IFIP in 1995, and Grand Prix of French Academy of Sciences, 2013 ($40 000 award). Also in 1995 his book « les Réseaux » was awarded the Roberval Prize in France for the best scientific book of the year (130 000 copies sold January 2013). Guy Pujolle is co-founder of QoSMOS (, Ucopia Communications (, EtherTrust (, Virtuor ( and Green Communications (