Dr Stephan Robert
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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 Information Technologies and Communication at the University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Yverdon (HEIG-Vd), where he is currently a Professor of Comuter Engineering. 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). 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 was also involved in a number of EU projects (Cost 224 and 242, TMA, Eurescom P809 and P919, Pulsers2, Dustbot) for traffic engineering, mobility and wireless communications (UWB) aspects. Now his research interests are on big data (with Xtendsys), performances, smart caching and storage of spatio-temporal data (with the University of Fribourg). He also served as an editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and as a TPC member of many conferences. During six consecutive years he organized a summer university with SJSU, PES-IT, CSULB and ASU.

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