Date : April 2, 2020, 1 p.m. - Room :Visio-conférence

Optimization of routing and resource allocation in communication networks


This talk will first show my research activities related to routing and resource allocation in different communication networks (optical networks, wireless ad-hoc networks, and content delivery networks).

In wireless sensor networks (WSNs), we studied the problem of maximizing the network lifetime for data gathering tree. To this end, we considered several data aggregation modes, and proposed an integer linear program to obtain the optimal data gathering tree in each mode respectively.

Then, I will present our work on the service provisioning against disaster failures in optical datacenter networks, where we considered the survivability of both the service content and the provisioning path. To solve this problem efficiently, we proposed a column generation based method.

Bio. Since September 2018, Fen Zhou is working as an Associate Professor at the Institut Supérieur d'Electronique de Paris (ISEP, on leave from Univ. Avignon). Before that, he has been an Associate Professor at the LIA lab of Avignon University, from 2012 to 2018. He obtained the HDR degree from Avignon University in 2018 and his PhD from INSA of Rennes in 2010.

Dr. Zhou is a Senior Member of IEEE. He has served as the TPC co-chair of IEEE BMSB 2020, symposium co-chair for IEEE ICNC’18 and WCSP’14, publicity co-chair for IEEE Wimob’15/19 and NetgCOOP’16, etc. He has also served on
the program committees for several international conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, and IEEE IWCMC.

For 2016-2020, he is
awarded the French Research Bonus (PEDR).