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INSA Assistant Professor

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+33 2 99 84 22 06


+33 2 99 84 71 71




Short biography

I received my PhD from University of Paris 6 in 2004. During my PhD, I was member of the INRIA project REGAL (REpartition et Gestion d’Applications à Large échelle) on Resources management in large scale distributed systems. Then I was member of the LRI and the INRIA project Grand Large during one year. I am an associate professor at the INSA of Rennes since september 2005.

Research interests

Peer to peer, distributed systems, sensor network

  • Distributed algorithms
  • Consistency Models/Protocols
  • Failure detection
  • Building overlay networks
  • Communication in sensor network

Current research activities

Resource  management in P2P systems:

  • Multi peer to peer overlay network

Sensor networks

  • Topology and power management
  • Data propagation
  • Data aggregation

Former research activities

Failure detection

  • GFD (Grid Failure Detection): GFD is an adaptable failure detection service optimized for large scale systems. The first caracteristic of this service are to be able to adapt its behaviour according to the current state of network and to applications’ needs. The second one is the hierarchical organization which reduces its induced load and allows its use on a great number of nodes.
  • DARX (Dynamic Agent Replication eXtension): DARX is a framework for building applications that provide adaptive fault tolerance.

Mutual Exclusion

  • Hierarchical token based mutual exclusion algorithms. These algorithms are extensions of the Naimi-Trehel’s token algorithm, reducing the cost of latency and the number of messages exchanges between far hosts.


I am assistant professor at INSA Rennes in the computer science department.

  • 1st year

    • Functional programming in Scheme
  • 4th year

    • Operating System
    • Object-Oriented Programming and Design (UML)
  • 5th year

    • Parallel Programming.

Selected publications

Publications list

Book / Book chapters: 2 Transactions and Journals: 3 Conferences: 26 Activity Reports: 8

Book / Book chapters

  • Adrien Lebre, Jonathan Pastor, Marin Bertier, Frédéric Desprez, Jonathan Rouzaud-Cornabas, Cédric Tedeschi, Anne-Cécile Orgerie, Flavien Quesnel, Gilles Fedak. Beyond The Clouds, How Should Next Generation Utility Computing Infrastructures Be Designed?. Mahmood, Zaigham. Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R&D Solutions, Springer, 2014, ISBN 978-3-319-10529-1.
  • Aline Carneiro Viana, Marin Bertier. Data aggregation as an essential paradigm in Wireless Sensor Networks. J. N. Turner and C. S. Boyer. Ad Hoc Networks: New Research, Nova Science Publisher, Inc., pp.45-60, 2008, Ad Hoc Networks: New Research, 978-1-60456-895-0.

Transaction and Journal


  • Marin Bertier, Davide Frey, Rachid Guerraoui, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Vincent Leroy. The Gossple Anonymous Social Network. ACM/IFIP/USENIX 11th International Middleware Conference (MIDDLEWARE), Nov 2010, Bangalore, India. pp.191-211, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-16955-7_10⟩.
  • Marin Bertier, Achour Mostefaoui, Gilles Tredan. Low-Cost Secret-Sharing in Sensor Networks. Sahra Sedigh. 12th IEEE International High Assurance Systems Engineering Symposium (HASE 2010), Nov 2010, San Jose, CA, United States. IEEE, pp.1-9, 2010.
  • Marin Bertier, Yann Busnel, Anne-Marie Kermarrec. Dynamic Computation of Population Protocols. the 17th IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications - Ad-hoc and Sensor Communications track (ICT 2010), Apr 2010, Doha, Qatar. pp.100-107.
  • Xiao Bai, Marin Bertier, Rachid Guerraoui, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Vincent Leroy. Gossiping Personalized Queries. 13th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, Mar 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Marin Bertier, Yann Busnel, Anne-Marie Kermarrec. On Gossip and populations. 16th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity (SIROCCO 2009), May 2009, Piran, Slovenia.

Technical Reports