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Ludovic Noirie

Paris-Saclay, France




Ludovic Noirie is a senior researcher within the Networks, Algorithms, Analytics, Control and Security research lab in Nokia Bell Labs France. He joined Alcatel in 1997 as a researcher on optical networking after receiving his engineer diplomas (Ecole Polytechnique, France, 1995, and Telecom ParisTech, France, 1997). Along his career within Alcatel, Alcatel-Lucent and now Nokia, Ludovic Noirie provided multidisciplinary contributions with technical and scientific content spanning from optical sub-systems and optical networking to general networking solutions.

One of the major contributions is the work he carried out on mixed TDM and packet switching systems: architecture, scheduling, traffic engineering, and traffic modeling for network evaluation. He started and led the “byte-switch” concept in Alcatel Research & Innovation, focusing on an agnostic matrix that indifferently switches TDM and packets. This innovative concept was included at that time in the Alcatel 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS) product line, which received the “Best New Product” awards by Light Reading in 2005 and InfoVision Europe (IEC) in 2006.

Ludovic Noirie also introduced the concept of Semantic Networking mixing flow-based, traffic-aware and autonomic networking. He was co-leader of the corresponding activity within the joint research lab between Nokia and Inria. He is now member of the scientific committee of this common lab.

Ludovic Noirie joined the Laboratory of Information, Network and Communication Sciences (LINCS, http://www.lincs.fr) in Paris to represent the interests of Nokia Bell Labs when the company joined the LINCS in 2011. He is member of the executive committee of the LINCS. He is currently working with researchers from the various academic institutions of the LINCS. He is also member of the scientific committee of the Inria - Nokia Bell labs common lab.

His current research activities include Internet of Things topics and the application of SDN/NFV principles to the control and management of connected objects ans services using them in smart environments (homes, offices, buildings, cities...), with an evolution towards self-management of IoT services.

Ludovic Noirie is author of about 50 publications and he is inventor of about 30 patents.

Research Interests

  • Distributed Systems & Controls
  • IoT/M2M
  • Network Architecture & Design

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished member of the Alcatel Technical Academy in 2006.
  • Member of the “1850 TSS” team who won the “2006 Bell Labs President’s award”. Previously a Lucent-internal award, it was the first time this award was given after the merger between Alcatel and Lucent.
  • One of the 4 finalists of the “Prix de l’Ingénieur-Inventeur, Prix Chéreau-Lavet 2007”, for the “Universal Switch”. Each year, the jury selects few French engineers’ inventions that have been implemented in the industry and recognized as major inventions by technical experts. See http://lavet.fr/vii-edition/ (in French).

Professional Activities

  • Researcher in the IoT-Control department within the Networks Algorithms, Analytics, Control and Security research lab, at Nokia Bell Labs, in Paris-Saclay.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Laboratory of Information, Networking and Communication Sciences (LINCS), see http://www.lincs.fr/about-us/organization/executive-committee/.

Selected Articles and Publications

Full list of my publications available here (HAL database)


About 30 patents.