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I am currently a post-doctoral fellow at CNRS, working with Prof. Guillaume Urvoy-Keller within the SigNet group at the I3S Lab (UMR7271), University Nice Sophia Antipolis. My main research topic is BGP prefix hijacking, on which I have actively been working since late 2010. More generally, I am interested in the security of core and edge infrastructure and protocols of computer networks, particularly the Internet. I also focus on network architecture, measurements, performance, and softwarization/virtualization. My research is currently funded through the H2020 project PrEstoCloud. Prior to that, it was possible thanks to a grant from Labex UCN@Sophia.
I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from Télécom ParisTech/Institut Mines-Telecom in October 2015. As a PhD student, I was part of the Networking and Security department at Eurecom, under the supervision of Prof. Ernst Biersack and Prof. Guillaume Urvoy-Keller. My doctoral work focused on ways to differentiate intentional prefix hijacking (i.e. a malicious attack against the Internet routing infrastructure) from accidental prefix hijacking (i.e. due to a router misconfiguration) and intentional route changes (e.g. due to traffic engineering). I was involved in the European FP7 project VIS-SENSE, from which a close and durable collaboration with Symantec Research Labs matured. I also worked with Prof. Georg Carle's group at the Technische Universität München; our collaborative work receiving the Best Paper Award at TMA 2015.
Beforehand, I was a student at the EECS department of the University of Liège, from which I graduated, in September 2011, with a Master in Computer Science, Research Focus. My master's thesis focused on the detection of prefix hijacking from the control plane and was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Marc Dacier.