Brigitte Plateau

Brigitte Plateau


Polytechnical Institute of Grenoble – Grenoble INP
46 Av. Félix Viallet - 38031 Grenoble Cedex – France
Telephone No. : +33 (0)6 71 98 16 42
Mobile No. : +33 (0)6 71 98 16 42
Fax No. : +33 (0)4 56 52 89 00
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Biographical Data

Brigitte Plateau received a Master in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris 6 in 1976, a "Thèse de Troisième Cycle" in Computer Science from the University of Paris 11 in 1980, and a "Thèse d'Etat" in Computer Science from the University of Paris 11 in 1984.
She was researcher at CNRS (France) from 1981 to 1985, Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Maryland from 1985 to 1987. She currently holds a position of Professor at the engineering school Grenoble INP - Ensimag.
She has created and was director of the research lab. LIG (Laboratoire d'informatique de Grenoble) (2007-2010) and director the Engineering school Grenoble INP – Ensimag (2010-2012).
She has been President of Grenoble Institute of Technology since March 1012.
Her research interests include modelling and performance evaluation of parallel and distributed computer systems, numerical solution and simulation of large Markov models.


Former Position


  • Thèse d'Etat (1984), Université d'Orsay, France
  • Doctorat (1980), Université d'Orsay, France
  • Agrégation de Mathématiques (1977), École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay, France


Current Interests

  • Performance evaluation, stochastic modelling (Stochastic Automata Network), numerical solution of Markov chains, simulation of Markov chains
  • Parallel programming, analysis of execution traces, parallel applications (domain decomposition, discrete event simulation)

List of Recent Publications



  • The main objective of PEPS is to facilitate the solution of large discrete event systems, in situations where classical methods fail.


  • Algorithms and Programming (Basic and Advanced course)
  • Operating Systems and Concurrent Programming (Basic course)
  • Parallel Algorithms and Programming (Basic course), Polycopié Parallélisme (1996)
  • Performance evaluation (Advanced course)