Prof Michel Raynal, INRIA/IRISA, Rennes, France
Michel Raynal has been a professor of computer science since 1981. At IRISA (CNRS-INRIA-University joint computing research laboratory located in Rennes), he founded a research group on Distributed Algorithms in 1983. His research interests include distributed algorithms, distributed computing systems, networks and dependability. His main interest lies in the fundamental principles that underly the design and the construction of distributed computing systems. He has been Principal Investigator of a number of research grants in these areas, and has been invited by many universities all over the world to give lectures on distributed algorithms and distributed computing. Michel Raynal has published more than 100 papers in scientific journals. He has written seven books and served in program committees for more than 100 international conferences all over the world. He is the European representative in the IEEE technical committee on Distributed Computing.