Inria

Partner description: 
The National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria) is a public science and technology institution  placed under the supervision of the French ministries of research and industry. Inria consists of 8 research centers located  throughout France (Rocquencourt, Rennes, Sophia Antipolis, Grenoble, Nancy, Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay) and a head office  in Rocquencourt, near Paris. About 4300 researchers (including 1300 permanent researchers) are organized in approximately  200 research teams. Inria research is divided into five fields of research: Applied Mathematics, Computation and Simulation;  Algorithmics, Programming, Software and Architecture; Networks, Systems and Services, Distributed Computing; Perception,  Cognition, Interaction; Computational Sciences for Biology, Medicine and the Environment. Inria stresses the transfer of technology  from its research to industry. This process has a strong impact on the economy and on society generally. To encourage early industry  involvement in research, the institute sets up joint laboratories with longstanding partners such as Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft.    Inria is represented with two teams Maestro and D-Net team. Maestro team is concerned with modelling, performance evaluation,  optimization and control of discrete-event dynamical systems, with a particular emphasis on networks and their applications. And D-Net team works on complex dynamic networks, in particular, social networks and internet of things.
Responsibile person: 

Konstantin Avrachenkov received the M.S. degree in control theory from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Russia, in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, in 2000. Currently, he is a Director of Research at INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France. 

His main research interests are Markov chains, Markov decision processes, game theory, singular perturbation theory and the performance evaluation of networks.