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Ernst W. Biersack

Networking and Security Department
06904 Sophia Antipolis

Telephone: +33 (0)4 93 00 81 11
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 00 81 27

Short Biography

Ernst Biersack studied Computer Science at the Technische Universität München and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Dipl. Inform. (M.S.) and Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) degrees in Computer Science from the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, and his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from the University of Nice, France.

From March 1989 to February 1992 he was a Member of Technical Staff with the Computer Communications Research Group of Bell Communications Research, Morristown, US.

Since March 1992 he has been a Professor in Telecommunications at Eurecom, in Sophia Antipolis, France. His current Research is on

    • Peer-to-Peer Systems
    • Network Tomography



Synchronization in Video Servers (1996) : Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Conference on Multimedia Computing & Systems (together with W. Geyer).

Reliable Multicast (1999) : 1999 William R. Bennett Price Paper Award of the IEEE for the best original paper published 1998 in the ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking (together with J. Nonnenmacher and D. Towsley).

Scalable Content Distribution in the Internet (2000) : Prix de la Recherche 2000 de L'Association Telecom Valley for outstanding research in the field of scalable Internet technologies (together with P. Rodriguez)

Peer-to-Peer Networks (2003) : NGC/ICQT Best Paper Award for the best paper of the Networked Group Communication Conference (together with L. Garces, K. Ross, P. Felber and G. Urvoy-Keller).

Overlay Networks (2006) : Best Student Paper Award for the best paper of the IEEE Globecom 2006 (together with D. Carra and R. Lo Cigno).

Peer to Peer Backup Systems (2008) : Best Paper Award for the best paper of the IEEE International Conference in Peer-to-Peer Computing 2008 (together with A. Duminuco).

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