Cristel Pelsser holds a chair in critical embedded systems at UCLouvain. From 2015 to 2022 she was a full professor at the University of Strasbourg (France) where she led a team of researchers focusing on core Internet technologies. She spent nine years as a researcher working for ISPs in Japan. Her aim is to facilitate network operations, to avoid network disruptions and, when they occur, pinpoint the failures precisely in order to quickly fix the issues, understand them in order to design solutions to prevent recurrence. Cristel received the PhD degree from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium.
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PhD in Computer Science, 2006
UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
MSc in Computer Science, 2001
UNamur (Namur, Belgium)
Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) granted at IETF-104 in 2019 for our work on attacks using BGP communities.
Florian Streibelt, Franziska Lichtblau, Robert Beverly, Anja Feldmann, Cristel Pelsser, Georgios Smaragdakis, and Randy Bush. “BGP Communities: Even more Worms in the Routing Can”. IMC 2018.
Best paper award at Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN 2016).
Antoine Fressancourt, Cristel Pelsser, Maurice Gagnaire. “Kumori: Steering Cloud Traffic at IXPs to Improve Resiliency”. In Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN 2016), Paris, France, March 2016.
Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) granted at IETF-87 in 2013 for the framework on seamless BGP reconfigurations.
Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever, Cristel Pelsser, Luca Cittadini, Pierre Francois and Olivier Bonaventure. “Improving Network Agility with Seamless BGP Reconfigurations”. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, October 2012.
Best presentation Award at Colloque Francophone sur l’Ingénierie des Protocoles (CFIP 2005).
Steve Uhlig, Cristel Pelsser (Presenter), Bruno Quoitin and Olivier Bonaventure. “Vers des réflecteurs de routes plus intelligents”. Colloque Francophone sur l’Ingénierie des Protocoles (CFIP 2005), March-April 2005.
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RACI Award (RIPE80).
Clemens Mosig, Randy Bush, Cristel Pelsser, Thomas C. Schmidt, Matthias Wählisch. “Route Flap Damping in the Wild”. RIPE 80, May 2020.
RACI Award (RIPE77).
Florian Streibelt, Franziska Lichtblau, Robert Beverly, Anja Feldmann, Cristel Pelsser, Georgios Smaragdakis, Randy Bush. “BGP Communities: Even more Worms in the Routing Can”. RIPE 77, October 2018.
RACI Award (RIPE75).
Juan Brenes, Marcelo Bagnulo, Alberto García-Martínez, Andra Lutu, Cristel Pelsser. “Power Prefixes Prioritization for Smarter BGP Reconvergence”. RIPE 75, October 2017.
RACI Award (RIPE74).
Julien Gamba, Romain Fontugne, Cristel Pelsser, Randy Bush, Emile Aben. “BGP table fragmentation: what & who?”. CoRes, Quiberon, France, Mai 2017.
Cristel Pelsser et al. “System and method for designing iBGP Route Reflection topologies with Next-Hop diversity in the BGP routers.” Patent Registration No. 4809824 (P2009-147457A), Issued in November 2011.
Cristel Pelsser et al. “Method and system for the scalable management of routing information.” Patent Registration No. 5022412 (P2011-35686A), Issued in February 2011.
Cristel Pelsser et al. “Method for the scalable management of routing information.” Patent Registration No. 5001966 (P2010-199800A), Issued in September 2010.
The original patents are in Japanese. The translated titles are given for information.
Occasional reviewer for magazines such as Transactions on Networking (ACM), Communications Magazine (IEEE), Computer Networks, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, and IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management …