Patrick MAILLE

Poste

Enseignant-chercheur

Localisation

Rennes

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Tél.

+33 2 99 12 70 28
Biographie

Biographie

I graduated from Ecole polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech in 2000 and 2002, respectively. I have been with IMT Atlantique since 2002, where I obtained my PhD in applied mathematics in 2005, and my habilitation (HDR, Rennes 1 university) in 2015.

I have held visiting scholar appointments at Columbia University (June-December 2006) and UC Berkeley (academic year 2014-2015).
My research interests are in all economic aspects of telecommunication networks, from pricing schemes at the user level, to auctions for spectrum and regulatory issues (net neutrality, search neutrality).

My other interests include sports (playing tennis once a week when not injured) and music playing (striving to master a few flamenco pieces on the guitar, and discovering jazz piano...). 

           

Actualités

 am now officially with the Dionysos team at IRISA

TPC co-chair for the ICQT 2017 workshop (co-located with theCNSM conference in Tokyo, Japan, Nov 26-30)

I'm a Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Network Economics and Regulation in the Internet of Things in Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (call for papers)

Oct 2016: our paper "Revenue-Maximizing Rankings for Online Platforms with Quality-Sensitive Consumers" (coauthors: Pierre L'EcuyerBruno TuffinNicolas Stier-Moses) got accepted for publication in Operations Research

Sept 2016: Wenjing Shuai successfully defended her thesis on "Management of electric vehicle systems with self-interested actors". Congrats to her!

April 2016: our paper "Content Providers Volunteering to Pay Network Providers: Better than Neutrality?" (joint work with Galina Schwartz) received the best paper award at IEEE SDP 2016

I am a TPC co-chair for the NetGCOOP 2016 conference (Avignon, France, Nov 23-25)

I'm a Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Net Neutrality of the Journal of Communications and Networks (call for papers)

Oct 7, 2015: Habilitation (HDR) defense in Telecom Bretagne, Rennes
Committee: 

Oct 2015: Our paper "Users facing volume-based and flat-rate-based charging schemes at the same time" (joint work with Bruno Tuffin) received the best short paper award at LANOMS

Jul 2015: back to Telecom Bretagne after an amazing year with the Network Economics group at EECS, UC Berkeley

Nov 2014: Vladimir Fux successfully defended his thesis and is now starting a post-doc at Technical University of Munich

Sept 2014: I'm now at UC Berkeley for the academic year, working in the EECS department with Jean Walrand and his team.

May 2014: The book Telecommunication Network Economics (co-written with Bruno Tuffin) has appeared!

Telecommunication Network Economics

Activités de recherche

  • Game theory in networks
  • Network routing games
  • Auctions for network resource
  • Network pricing
  • Incentive mechanisms for resource sharing
  • Economics of smart grids

Ongoing collaborations and projects

  • 2013-2016: EGUISE (Ecosystème de Gestion Universelle et Intelligente de Services et de l'Energie des véhicules électriques et hybrides rechargeables) - Funded by the French ``Environment and Energy Management'' agency (ADEME)

Past collaborations and projects

  • 2011-2012: INNIS - Impact of Network Neutrality on the Internet Stakeholders (within the EuroNF Network of Excellence).
  • 2011-2012: MENEUR - Network Economics and Net Neutrality Modeling (INRIA Cooperative Research Action).
  • 2010-2012: ETICS - Economics and Technologies for Inter-Carrier Services (7th Framework Programme of the European Union)
  • 2008-2012: CAPTURES - Competition Among Providers for Telecommunication Users: Rivalry and Earning Stakes (French Research Agency project).
  • 2008-2011: COST IS0605 Econ@tel - A Telecommunications Economics COST Network
  • 2010: AMESA - Adword auctions in search engines (within the EuroNF Network of Excellence).
  • 2008-2011: FLUOR - Convergence of Flow and Usage Controls in Organizations (French Research Agency project).
  • 2008-2009: PRECO: Competition Among Telecommunication Providers (within the EuroNF Network of Excellence).
  • 2007 : DisPairSe: Secure peer-to-peer disk (GET project).
  • 2007 : CAP: Competition Among service Providers in networks (within the EuroFGI Network of Excellence).
  • 2007 : IFANY: InFormAtioN theorY: New challenges and new interdisciplinary tools (INRIA Cooperative Research Action).
  • 2006 (June-December): Visiting Scholar at Columbia Business SchoolColumbia university, New York, USA. Collaboration with Nicolás Stier-Moses on network routing games.
  • 2005 : EcoMESH: collaborative extension of a MESH network (GET project). 
    Goal: study of different incentive mechanisms to enforce cooperation in cellular multi-hop networks.
  • 2005 : AUCTIONS: comparison and definition of auction mechanisms adapted to inter-domain routing (within the EuroNGI Network of Excellence).
  • 2003-2004 : PRIXN€T: study, modelling and optimization of pricing methods for communication networks (INRIA Cooperative Research Action).

Academic service

Guest Editor

Special Issue on Network Economics and Regulation in the Internet of Things in Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (call for papers)

Special Issue on Net Neutrality of the Journal of Communications and Networks (call for papers)

Program co-chair

ICQT'17 9th International ICQT Workshop on Advanced Internet Charging and QoS Technology

NetGCOOP 2016 conference on Network Games, Control, and Optimization  (Avignon, France, Nov 23-25)

ICQT'11 7th International ICQT Workshop on Advanced Internet Charging and QoS Technology

Technical Program Committee member:

2019: WiOptICC NGNI, Algotel

2018: MobiHocWiOptIFIP PerformanceNetEconAdHocNow

2017: WiOptNetEconAlgotel

2016: NetEcon

2015: NetEcon

2014: GlobalSIP (Game Theory for Signal Processing and Communications)W-PIN+NetEconWNC3

2013: W-PIN+NetEconICQTGreenCom (ESAEI)IFIP NETWORKINGRAWNET/WNC3ICCCN (NAPE Track)

2012: ValueToolsNGIW-PINICCCN (NAPE Track)

2011 and before: NGI'11NGI'10NGI'09ICCCN'09 NAPE TrackICQT'09WNC3'08ICCCN'08NET-COOP 2007ICQT'06IBC'06IBC'05

Reviewer for journals

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Computer Networks, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE JSAC, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Transportation Research Part B, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Performance Evaluation, Automatica, Netnomics, Operations Research, Telecommunications Policy, Telecommunication Systems, Computer Communications, Annals of Telecommunications...

PhD students

Ahmed Ayadi (2008-2012)

Transport protocols and energy consumption in sensor networks and delay-tolerant networks 

Co-advisor: David Ros, Director: Xavier Lagrange

Thesis defended in June 2012. Now R&D engineer at Worldline


Jean-Marc Vigne (2009-2012)

Competition among wireless network service providers

Director: Bruno Tuffin

Decided not to defend his thesis. Now computer engineer


Vladimir Fux (2011-2014)

Optimization of load repartition in heterogeneous networks

Director: Jean-Marie Bonnin

Now Post-doc student at Technical University of Munich


Wenjing Shuai (2013-2016)

Management of electric vehicle systems with self-interested actors

Co-advisor: Alexander Pelov

Wenjing has just defended her thesis and is on the job market!

Enseignement

Coordinator of the last-year specialization in networks (Rennes campus)

Curriculum of about 360 hours per student 
3 main options:

  • Internet of Things and of Services
  • Mobile networks
  • Security in networks

Coordinator/lecturer for the courses

  • Network techniques and models (1st year)
  • QoS and network engineering (2nd year)
  • Queueing systems, network performance and reliability (2nd year)
  • Performance evaluation (3rd year)
  • Game Theory and applications (2nd-3rd year)
Publications HAL