Prof Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA/IRISA Rennes, France
Anne-Marie Kermarrec is a research director at INRIA Rennes since 2004 and chief scientist of the project team ASAP (As Scalable As Possible) on the foundations of dynamic large scale systems. She conducts her work in the field of distributed systems of peer to peer and epidemic algorithms. Before joining INRIA she was a researcher since 2000 at Microsoft Research, Cambridge (United Kingdom). She received her Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Rennes in the field of fault tolerance in distributed memories. In 2002 she obtained the accreditation to supervise research in the field of broadcasted applications. She also conducted a post-doctorate in 1997 at Vrije University where she worked with Maarten van Steen and Andrew. S. Tanenbaum.