Yezekael Hayel received his M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics in 2001 and a M.Sc in Computer Science in 2002 both from the University of Rennes 1. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Rennes 1 and INRIA, obtained in 2005. He was member of the Networking group from 2006, this group is part of the computer science laboratory (LIA/CERI) of the University of Avignon. He is now member of the Complex Systems, Operation Research and Networks (CORNET) team at LIA.

His research interests include stochastic models applied to complex systems and networks. Application domains of his research are communication, social and transportation networks. He is also interested in controling and optimizing complex networks. He is involved in several international and national projects.

From September 2014 to August 2015, he was an invited professor in the school of Engineering , Laboratory for Agile and Resilient Complex Systems (LARX) and Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunication (CATT), at New York University.

Between March 2016 and July 2019, he was the director of the School of Computer Science/Engineering (CERI) of the University of Avignon.

Since July 2019, he is the director of Doctoral School 536 "AgroSciences & Sciences" of Avignon University.


  • 02/12/2022: Open internship position for spring 2023 on "Stochastic control for optimizing crowdfunding projects dynamics", followed by a PhD position for september 2023. Contact me (yezekael.hayel@univ-avignon.fr) if interested.

  • 31/10/2022: Congratulations to PhD student O. Tsemogne who got the best paper honorable mention award at GameSec 2022 conference for the paper : A Network Centrality Game for Epidemic Control.

  • 06/09/2022: O. Tsemogne has 2 papers accepted at the International Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, (GameSec), congratulations!

  • 16/08/2022: Recipient of a grant award from US Army for the project "Game Theory and Machine Learning Algorithms for Network Cyber Deception".

  • 29/07/2022: UMICrowd (Understanding, Modeling and Improving the outcome of Crowdfunding campaigns) project has been accepted to be founded by the ANR. Starting date 01/10/2022.


- Nominated director of Doctoral School 536 "AgroSciences & Sciences" in July 2019.

-Elected head of CERI (ceri.univ-avignon.fr) in March 2016.

- Defense of my habilitation (HdR) December 4, 2013.

- Elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior Member since April 2017.