The Parallel Computing & Optimisation group led by Prof. Pascal Bouvry is conducting research on parallel computing, search and optimization techniques, in particular new research topics include decentralized optimization techniques that nevertheless lead to a good global behavior of the system. The team is specialised in large-scale discrete/combinatorial problems.

The main application domains of the team match SnT priorities:

  • Security, trust and reliability, for example, cryptology, intrusion detection, and reliable scheduling and routing on new generations of networks such as p2p, ad-hoc, and hybrids.
  • Unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAV), Smart Cities
  • Sustainable development, for instance, Energy Efficient Data Centers
  • Systems biomedecine, for example, genomic sequencing, protein folding, genomic modeling