Disclaimer: This short bio is written at the 3rd person as it is meant to be reused in projects proposals.

Dr. Sebastien Varrette is Research Scientist within the Parallel Computing and Optimization Group (PCOG) group at the University of Luxembourg (UL). He obtained his joint Ph.D. degree with great distinction in Computer Sciences between the University of Luxembourg (UL) and the University of Grenoble (Grenoble Computer Science Laboratory, (LIG), France) in 2007. Afterwards, he joined Prof. Pascal Bouvry within the PCOG group. Expert in the deployment and management of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, he is leading since that time the development of the University’s HPC platform1, as well as the associated expert team of system administrators managing and supporting it.

His main research interests lie in the domains of the security and performance of parallel and distributed computing platforms, such as HPC or Cloud Computing infrastructures.

Dr Varrette is active as general chair, track chair or as scientific committee member for various reference conferences and technical workgroups within his area of expertise (IEEE CloudCom, CloudNet, IPDPS, Europar, Big Data Congress, Optim, PCGrid, ICPADS, HPCS, CLUS, J. Supercomputing etc.). He is also involved in several technical workgroups (Grid5000, national ICT standardization delegate within ISO/TC 307: Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies etc.) and act as Principal Investigator or as Work Package leader in various national or EU projects. Finally, he takes part for the management committee and represents Luxembourg within multiple EU projects, such as PRACE (acting Advisor), ETP4HPC or several COST actions (for instance IC1305 “Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing (NESUS)”). He has also concrete contributions in several strategic projects linked to HPC developed with multiple key decision makers in the Luxembourg context, either from the private sector or at the governmental level.

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. High Performance Computing facility of the University of Luxembourg (UL HPC), see https://hpc.uni.lu