I'm a Professor of Computer Engineering at HEIG-VD. I received my PhD degree in Communication Systems from EPFL.
Stephan Robert was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He graduated as an engineer (BSc) in microengineering from the Ecole d'ingenieurs du Locle, Switzerland , with first honors. He received the ing. dipl. degree (MSc) in electrical engineering (MSc thesis with Prof. Gardiol, Mallefer Award) and the "Docteur ès Sciences'' degree (PhD) with Prof. Jean-Yves Le Boudec, both from EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland). From 1996 to 1998, he has been a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at UC Berkeley with Prof. Jean Walrand. He worked as a researcher, consultant, engineer and projects manager for many companies during 8 years: Swisscom (Bern), Huber & Suhner (Herisau), ABB (Turgi), GDA (Bern) and Cisco Systems (San Jose, California). Since 2001, he has been at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Yverdon (HEIG-Vd), where he is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In 2002 he did take classes in entrepreneurship at CREATE. On the political side he has been a "député" (deputy) at the "Grand Conseil Neuchâtelois"(2005-2009). His research interests are on performances (cloud engineering, smart caching, big data) and stochastic modelling. During his Master's thesis he developed the first prototype of an SSFIP antenna which is manufactured by Huber+Suhner and widely spread over our country. During his PhD, he discovered new models of Markov chains exhibiting self-similarities over a finite timescales. At Swisscom, he was the project leader of "Mobile Unlimited"(which won the highest application distinction, the GSM award in Cannes, March 2005) during the initiation phase (from the idea to the first prototype). He also served as an editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, as a member of the International Program Committee for IASTED-CIIT and as a TPC member for IEEE-ICC. During four consecutive years he organized a summer university with SJSU, PES-IT, CSULB and ASU.