Raymond A. MARIE is an Emeritus professor at the University of Rennes I (France). He has a PhD (1973) and a Doctorat d'Etat es-Sciences Mathématiques (1978) from the University of Rennes I (France).
In 1975, he joined the research institute Inria on a "Research Director" position. Prior to this, he was managing national maintenance weapon systems for four years. He spent the 1981- 1982 academic year as a Visiting Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. In 1983, he joined the University of Rennes I (France) as a full professor.
From 1977 to 1999, R. Marie was the Research Manager of an INRIA group in modeling. The main goal of this project was the extension of analytical tools for computer and network systems modeling. The group mainly investigates the possibilities of queuing models and Markov models with tractable solutions. In particular, research was carried out on the transient analysis of Markov processes. Studies were conducted on fault tolerant systems (sojourn time problems) and on the reliability of large networks. The project also has an activity in the simulation of computer networks and production workshops.
R. Marie had directed nine research grants from national industries or institutions; he was a subcontractor in two European projects. From 1988 to 1993 he was co-manager of the french Cnrs working group on Discrete Event Systems Evaluation. He spent his 94-95 academic year in sabbatical visiting several research laboratories from industry such as IBM/Zurich (3 months), ATT/Murray Hill, and from universities in The USA and in Italy.
His teaching activities were in the field of applied probabilities for computer science (Markov processes, queuing networks,...), modeling and evaluation of computer systems and communication networks, and also linear and nonlinear optimization techniques.
In addition to the management of his research group, R. Marie has had several administration activities in education like the responsibility of the Management and Computer Science program and latter the responsibility of a Master degree in Computer Science. For 4 years, from 1990 to 1994, he was Deputy of the President of the University for the relations between the university and the companies. A main part of this work was dealing with the valorization of the research activities. He was vice-president of the Board of Directors of the University from 2003 to 2008.
R. Marie was a program committee member for leading conferences on modeling and performance evaluation of discrete event systems and had been co-organizer of several International Conferences. The last main one was in June 2006 : he was general chair of the joined ACM SIGMETRICS and IFIP Performance International Conference, in Saint-Malo, France.
He is now a member of the INRIA DIONYSOS team at the IRISA laboratory of Rennes.
Active research interests
His active research interests include performance evaluation of computer systems and quality of service of telecommunication networks. He also works on dependability for highly reliable complex systems. He is also consulting in industry for reliability and industrial logistic problems.