Sebastien Varrette is research associate in the PCOG group1 at the University of Luxembourg (UL).

His main research interests lie in the security and performance of parallel and distributed computing platforms, such as HPC clusters or Cloud Computing infrastructures. Since he joined Prof. Pascal Bouvry in 2007, he is also leading the management of the UL HPC Platform and the associated expert team of system administrators. He’s also active in various scientific committees (IEEE CloudNet, CloudCom, OPTIM, Europar, PCGrid etc.) and technical workgroups (Grid5000, PI or WP leader in various national or EU projects such as LSDEM (UL), Green@Cloud (FNR/CNRS), EvoPerf (UL), ISHOP (FNR/NCBiT/POLLUX) etc.) He takes part and represents Luxembourg for the management committee for several EU projects, such as the COST action IC1305 “Network for Sustainable Ul- trascale Computing (NESUS)”.

Sebastien Varrette received an M.S. in Computer Science from the Telecom department of the Grenoble Institute of Technology (ENSERG/ENSIMAG), together with an M.S. in Cryptology, Security and Information Coding (CSCI with honours in 2003. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science entitled “Security in Large Scale Computing Systems: Authentication and Result Checking” in 2007.

Up to now, Dr. Varrette co-authored four books and more than nine book chapters in Computer Science. He also wrote about 80 research or popularization articles in scientific journals, or international conference proceedings.

More details can be found in his curriculum vitae.

  1. Parallel Computing and Optimization Group, see