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Yvan Pointurier

Paris-Saclay, France
Research Engineer

Education

University of Virginia, 2002 – 2006
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisor: Maite Brandt-Pearce

University of Virginia, 2000 – 2002
Master of Science (MS), Computer Science
Advisor: Jorg Liebeherr

Ecole centrale de Lille, 1998 – 2000
Master of Science (MS)



 

Biography

I am with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France near Paris, working on optical networks.

Until September 2009 I was with Athens Information Technology (AIT), where I was technical leader on behalf of AIT of the project DICONET, partially funded by the European commission. In addition to a managerial role, I lead research about routing and wavelength assignment and monitoring in transparent optical networks.

Until August 2008, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University. I worked on various projects, including transparent optical networks, monitoring for IP and transparent optical networks, compressed sensing, machine learning applied to routing and wavelength assignment and TCP traffic classification, car parking assisted by GPS and smartphones.

I gained a Ph.D. in August 2006 under the supervision of Pr. Maïté Brandt-Pearce in the Optical Multiuser Communications group in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Virginia (UVa), where I worked on physical layer impairment modeling in optical fibers, routing and wavelength assignment, and cross-layer optical network modeling. I used to work for the Multimedia Networks Group in the Computer Science department at UVa where I gained a MS in Computer Science in August 2002 about resiliency in MPLS multicast networks. I also hold an engineering degree (Diplôme d'Ingénieur) from Ecole Centrale de Lille, France.

 

Research Interests

  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics of Networks
  • Network Architecture & Design
  • Network Dynamics & Operations
  • Network Machine Learning
  • Optical Communication
  • Optical Devices

Honors and Awards

Best paper award, IEEE ICC 2006.


Selected Articles and Publications

Journals
[13]    Y. Pointurier, B. Ušćumlić, I. Cerutti, and J.-C. Antona
"A comparison of elastic and mixed line rate optical slot switching WDM metro rings", IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 1 August 2013.
[12]    Y. Pointurier, B. Ušćumlić, I. Cerutti, A. Gravey and J.-C. Antona
"Dimensioning and energy efficiency of multi-rate metro networks", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, 15 November 2012.
[11]    M. Angelou, Y. Pointurier, D. Careglio, S. Spadaro, and I. Tomkos
"Optimized Monitor Placement for Accurate QoT Assessment in Core Optical Networks", IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, January 2012.
[10]    S. Azodolmolky, Y. Pointurier, M. Angelou, D. Careglio, J. Solé-Pareta, and I. Tomkos
"A Novel Impairment Aware RWA Algorithm with Consideration for QoT Estimation Inaccuracy", IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, April 2011.
[9]    Y. Pointurier, M. Coates, and M. Rabbat
"Cross-Layer Monitoring in Transparent Optical Networks", IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, March 2011.
[8]    S. Azodolmolky, J. Perellò, M. Angelou, F. Agraz, L. Velasco, S. Spadaro, Y. Pointurier, A. Francescon, C.V. Saradhi, P. Kokkinos, E. Varvarigos, S. Al Zahr, M. Gagnaire, M. Gunkel, D. Klonidis, and I. Tomkos
"Experimental Demonstration of an Impairment Aware Networks Planning and Operation Tool for Transparent/Translucent Networks", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, February 2011.
[7]    N. Sambo, Y. Pointurier, F. Cugini, L. Valcarenghi, P. Castoldi, and I. Tomkos
"Lightpath Establishment Assisted by Off-line QoT Estimation in Transparent Optical Networks", IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, November 2010.
[6]    S. Azodolmolky, M. Klinkowski, Y. Pointurier, M. Angelou, D. Careglio, J. Solé-Pareta, and I. Tomkos
"A Novel Offline Physical Layer Impairments Aware RWA Algorithm With Dedicated Path Protection Consideration", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, October 2010.
[5]    A. Askarian, Y. Zhai, S. Subramaniam, Y. Pointurier, and M. Brandt-Pearce
"Cross-Layer Approach to Survivable DWDM Network Design", IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, June 2010.
[4]    Y. Pointurier, M. Brandt-Pearce, and S. Subramaniam
"Analysis of Blocking Probability in Noise and Crosstalk Impaired All-Optical Networks", IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, November 2009.
[3]    P. Pavon-Mariño, S. Azodolmolky, R. Aparicio-Pardo, B. Garcia-Manrubia, Y. Pointurier, M. Angelou, J. Solé Pareta, J. Garcia-Haro, and I. Tomkos
"Offline Impairment Aware RWA Algorithms for Cross-Layer Planning of Optical Networks", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, June 2009.
[2]    Y. Pointurier, M. Brandt-Pearce, Suresh Subramaniam, and Bo Xu
"Cross-Layer Adaptive Routing and Wavelength Assignment in All-Optical Networks", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, August 2008.
[1]    Y. Pointurier and M. Brandt-Pearce
"Analytical Study of Crosstalk Propagation in All-Optical Networks Using Perturbation Theory", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, December 2005.

Peer-reviewed conferences
[37]    B. Ušćumlić,Y. Pointurier, A. Gravey, P. Gravey, L. Alahdab
"Scheduling Aware Dimensioning for Time-Domain Wavelength Interleaved Network," Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Honolulu, HI, USA, 3-6 February 2014.
[36]    Q. Wei, Y. Pointurier, J. Bazzi, and M. Lott
"Multicast in Mobile Backhaul with Optical Packet Ring," Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Selected Topics in Wireless and Mobile computing (STWiMob), Lyon, Japan, 7-9 October 2013.
[35]    F. Vacondio, O. Bertran-Pardo, Y. Pointurier, J. Fickers, A. Ghazisaeidi, G. de Valicourt, J.-C. Antona, P. Chanclou and S. Bigo
"Flexible TDMA access optical networks enabled by burst-mode software defined coherent transponders," Proceedings of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), London, UK, 22-26 September 2013.
[34]    M. Nikolayev, A. Morea, Y. Pointurier and J.-C. Antona
"An Efficient Model for the Multilayer Network Planning of IP-over-WDM Networks," Proceedings of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), London, UK, 22-26 September 2013.
[33]    C. Dorize, Y. Pointurier, F. Vacondio, J.-C. Antona and S. Bigo
"Adaptive power efficiency for chromatic dispersion compensation," Proceedings of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), London, UK, 22-26 September 2013.
[32]    Y. Pointurier and S. Bigo
"Combatting dispersion effects in slotted optical rings," Proceedings of the OptoElectronics and Communications Conference and Photonics in Switching, Kyoto, Japan, 30 June-4 July 2013.
[31]    N. Benzaoui, Y. Pointurier and J.-C. Antona
"Electronic architectures of optical slot switching nodes," Proceedings of the Optical Network Design and Modeling conference, Brest, France, 16-19 April 2013.
[30]    Y. Pointurier and J.-C. Antona
"Dimensioning of elastic optical packet switched metro rings," Proceedings of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Anaheim, CA, USA, 17-21 March 2013.
[29]    Y. Pointurier
"Overlaying rings onto a mesh network," Proceedings of the Optical Network Design and Modeling conference, Colchester, UK, 17-20 April 2012.
[28]    Y. Pointurier, B. Ušćumlić, I. Cerutti, A. Gravey and J.-C. Antona
"Dimensioning and energy efficiency of optical metro rings," Proceedings of the Optical Network Design and Modeling conference, Colchester, UK, 17-20 April 2012.
[27]    F. Vacondio, O. Rival, Y. Pointurier, C. Simonneau, L. Lorcy, J.-C. Antona and S. Bigo
"Coherent Receiver Enabling Data Rate Adaptive Optical Packet Networks," Proceedings of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), Geneva, Switzerland, 18-22 September 2011.
[26]    M. Angelou, Y. Pointurier, S. Azodolmolky, D. Careglio, S. Spadaro, and I. Tomkos
"A Novel Monitor Placement Algorithm for Accurate Performance Monitoring in Optical Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 6-10 March 2011.
Poster JWA053.
[25]    D. Chiaroni, R. Urata, J. Gripp, J.E. Simsarian, G. Austin, S. Etienne, T. Segawa, Y. Pointurier, C. Simonneau, Y. Suzaki, T. Nakahara, M. Thottan, A. Adamiecki, D. Neilson, J.-C. Antona, S. Bigo, R. Takahashi and V. Radoaca
"Demonstration of the Interconnection of Two Optical Packet Rings with a Hybrid Optoelectronic Packet Router," Proceedings of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), Turin, Italy, 19-23 September 2010. Postdeadline paper.
[24]    N. Sambo, Y. Pointurier, P. Castoldi, and I. Tomkos
"Lightpath establishment in distributed GMPLS-controlled dynamic transparent optical networks using Quality of Transmission estimation," Proceedings of the International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Munich, Germany, 27 June - 1 July 2010.
[23]    F. Agraz, S. Azodolmolky, M. Angelou, J. Perellò, L. Velasco, S. Spadaro, A. Francescon, C.V. Saradhi, Y. Pointurier, P. Kokkinos, E. Varvarigos, M. Gunkel, and I. Tomkos
"Experimental Demonstration of Centralized and Distributed Impairment-Aware Control Plane Schemes for Dynamic Transparent Optical Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, 21-25 March 2010. Postdeadline paper.
[22]    S. Azodolmolky, Y. Pointurier, M. Angelou, J. Solé Pareta, and I. Tomkos
"Routing and wavelength assignment for transparent optical networks with QoT estimation inaccuracies," Proceedings of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, 21-25 March 2010.
[21]    Y. Qin, Y. Pointurier, E. Escalona, S. Azodolmolky, M. Angelou, I. Tomkos, K. Ramantas, K. Vlachos, R. Nejabati, and D. Simeonidou
"Hardware accelerated impairment aware control plane," Proceedings of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, 21-25 March 2010.
[20]    N. Sambo, Y. Pointurier, F. Cugini, L. Valcarenghi, P. Castoldi, and I. Tomkos
"Lightpath establishment in distributed transparent dynamic optical networks using network kriging," Proceedings of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), Vienna, Austria, 20-24 September 2009.
[19]    Daniel Nechay, Y. Pointurier, and M. Coates
"Controlling False Alarm/Discovery Rates in Online Internet Traffic Flow Classification," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19-25 April 2009.
[18]    S. Azodolmolky, Y. Pointurier, M. Angelou, J. Solé Pareta, and I. Tomkos
"An Offline Impairment Aware RWA Algorithm with Dedicated Path Protection Consideration," Proceedings of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, 24-26 March 2009.
[17]    Y. Pointurier, M. Coates, and M. Rabbat
"Active Monitoring of All-Optical Networks," Proceedings of the International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Athens, Greece, 22-26 June 2008.
Invited and peer-reviewed paper.
[16]    A. Askarian, Y. Zhai, S. Subramaniam, Y. Pointurier, and M. Brandt-Pearce
"Protection and Restoration from Link Failures in DWDM Networks: A Cross-Layer Study," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Beijing, China, 19-23 May 2008.
[15]    A. Askarian, Y. Zhai, Y. Pointurier, S. Subramaniam, and M. Brandt-Pearce
"QoT-Aware RWA Algorithms for Fast Failure Recovery in All-Optical Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, 24-28 February 2008.
[14]    J. He, M. Brandt-Pearce, Y. Pointurier, and S. Subramaniam
"QoT-Aware Routing in Impairment-Constrained Optical Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference, 26-30 November 2007, Washington, DC, USA.
[13]    M. Coates, Y. Pointurier, and M. Rabbat
"Compressed network monitoring for IP and all-optical networks," Proceedings of the ACM/Usenix Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 23-26 October 2007, San Diego, CA, USA.
[12]    Y. Pointurier and F. Heidari
"Reinforcement Learning Based Routing in All-Optical Networks with Physical Impairments," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems (Broadnets), Raleigh, NC, USA, 10-14 September 2007.
Invited and peer-reviewed paper.
[11]    M. Coates, Y. Pointurier, and M. Rabbat
"Compressed network monitoring," Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP), Madison, WI, USA, 26-29 August 2007.
[10]    Y. Zhai, Y. Pointurier, M. Brandt-Pearce, and S. Subramaniam
"Performance of Dedicated Path Protection in Transmission-Impaired DWDM Networks ," IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Glasgow, UK, 24-28 June 2007.
[9]    J. He, M. Brandt-Pearce, Y. Pointurier, and S. Subramaniam
"Adaptive Wavelength Assignment Using Wavelength Spectrum Separation for Distributed Optical Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Glasgow, UK, 24-28 June 2007.
[8]    Y. Pointurier, M. Brandt-Pearce, and S. Subramaniam
"Analysis of Blocking Probability in Noise and Crosstalk Impaired All-Optical Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Anchorage, AK, USA, 6-12 May 2007.
Short paper.
[7]    Y. Zhai, Y. Pointurier, S. Subramaniam, and M. Brandt-Pearce
"QoS-aware RWA algorithms for path-protected DWDM networks," Proceedings of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Anaheim, CA, USA, 25-29 March 2007.
[6]    Y. Pointurier, M. Brandt-Pearce, and B. Xu
"Reduction of crosstalk in WDM networks with Optional coding," Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Optical Communication Systems and Networks (OCSN), Banff, Alberta, Canada, 3-5 July 2006.
[5]    Y. Pointurier, M. Brandt-Pearce, T. Deng, and S. Subramaniam
"Fair QoS-Aware Adaptive Routing and Wavelength Assignment in All-Optical Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Istanbul, Turkey, 11-15 June 2006.
Optical Systems and Networks Symposium Best Paper Award.
[4]    T. He, B. Blum, Y. Pointurier, C. Lu, J. Stankovic, and S. Son
"MAC Layer Abstraction for Simulation Scalability Improvements in Large-scale Sensor Networks," Proceedings of the International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS), Chicago, IL, USA, 31 May-2 June 2006.
[3]    Y. Pointurier, M. Brandt-Pearce, T. Deng, and S. Subramaniam
"Fair Routing and Wavelength Assignment in All-Optical Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Anaheim, CA, USA, 5-10 March 2006.
[2]    Y. Pointurier and M. Brandt-Pearce
"Study of Crosstalk Propagation in All-Optical Networks using Perturbation Theory," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Gammarth, Tunisia, 11-14 Dec. 2005.
[1]    Y. Pointurier and M. Brandt-Pearce
"Routing and Wavelength Assignment Incorporating the Effects of Crosstalk Enhancement by Fiber Nonlinearity," Proceedings of the Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Baltimore, MD, USA, 16-18 March 2005.

Other events/publications
[6]    D. Chiaroni, Y. Pointurier, and J.-C. Antona
"Packet Optical Add/Drop technology for a green metro network," European Conference on Optical Communication, Turin, Italy, 19-23 September 2010.
Workshop presentation.
[5]    Y. Pointurier, S. Azodolmolky, M. Angelou, and I. Tomkos
"Issues and Challenges in Physical-Layer Aware Optically Switched Network Design and Operation," Photonics in Switching Conference, Pisa, Italy, 18-20 February 2009.
Invited presentation.
[4]    N. Sambo, Y. Pointurier, F. Cugini, P. Castoldi, and I. Tomkos
"Lightpath establishment in PCE-based dynamic transparent optical networks assisted by end-to-end Quality of Transmission estimation," Proceedings of the International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal, 28 June - 2 July 2009.
Invited paper.
[3]    I. Tomkos, Y. Pointurier, S. Azodolmolky, M. Eiselt, T. Zami, R. Piesiewicz, C.V. Saradhi, M. Gunkel, U. Mahlab, M. Chen, Y. Ye, M. Pickavet, M. Gagnaire, E. Varvarigos, J. Solé Pareta, R. Nejabati, Y. Qin, and D. Simeonidou
"DICONET: future generation transparent networking with dynamic impairment awareness," Book chapter, distributed to the attendees of the Future of the Internet Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 11-13 May 2009.
Book chapter.
[2]    S. Azodolmolky, Y. Pointurier, M. Klinkowski, E. Marin, D. Careglio, J. Solé Pareta, M. Angelou, and I. Tomkos
"On The Offline Physical Layer Impairment Aware RWA Algorithms in Transparent Optical Networks: State-of-the-Art and Beyond," Proceedings of the IEEE/IFIP Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), Braunschweig, Germany, 18-20 February 2009.
Invited paper.
[1]    Y. Pointurier and M. Brandt-Pearce
"Effects of Crosstalk on the Performance and Design of All-Optical Networks with Fiber Nonlinearities," Proceedings of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Monterey, CA, USA, 7-10 November 2004.
Invited paper.

Books and Chapters

Y. Pointurier and J. He    
"Analytical models for QoT-aware RWA performance," chapter in "Cross-Layer Design in Optical Networks", 2013.
Book chapter; ISBN 978-1-4614-5670-4 (Springer).