David Simplot

Researcher in computer science :: Professor at Université Lille 1 on leave at Inria :: Scientific advisor to the president of Inria :: Former member of IUF :: Former auditor of IHEST

Short vitae

David Simplot is a professor in computer science at Université Lille 1 currently on leave at Inria where he is scientific advisor to the president. He was nominated as a member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) in 2009 and was scientific head of the Pops project-team (joint project of Inria, Université Lille 1, and CNRS from 2004 to 2011), which was focused on small computing devices like smartcards, electronic tags and sensor networks. After a Ph.D. (1997) in theoretical computer science, he joined the Université Lille 1, where he is full professor since 2004. His research interests include sensor and mobile ad hoc networks, mobile and distributed computing, embedded operating systems, smart objects, and RFID technologies. He is involved in numerous international conferences and workshops (e.g., recently IEEE MASS 2010-2011, IEEE INFOCOM 2011-2014, IEEE WoWMoM 2012-2013), and editorial activities (e.g., special issues of IEEE Network and IEEE Communication Magazine, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and COMNET). Together with his research group, he contributed to the implementation of SensLab sensor network platform, which led to the creation of FIT - Future Internet (of Things) - as part of the EquipEx program. In the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre, he served from 2008 to 2011 as scientific deputy in charge of the development and evaluation of research activities of the research centre and was director of the research centre from 2011 to 2017. In particular, until 2017, he was involved in regional entities like CITC-EuraRFID, Picom or Maud. He is former auditor (2010-2011, Benoit Mandelbrot intake) of the Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologies (IHEST).

Publications and books

See DBLP entry and HAL.


RFID systems : research trends and challenges (2010)  
Réseaux de capteurs : théorie et modélisation (2009)


For professional contact, see this professional web page.

Recent tweets

Most of my posts are in french (sorry) but you can find some nuggets in english... most of them have the #Hiring hashtag ;)