Fabien Hermenier

Member of Technical Staff

Associate professor
University Nice Sophia Antipolis

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Since 2017, I am a member of the technical staff of the entreprise cloud company Nutanix, working on resource management.

I am on a leave-of-absence from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis where I was an associate professor, member of the Scale project inside the Comred team of the CNRS laboratory I3S. As a researcher, I worked on cloud computing and resources management. As a teacher, I gave lectures at the Polytech Nice engineer school.


I am interested in resource management inside hosting platforms. This covers of course modeling, implementing and evaluating objective specific schedulers but also defining user friendly and robust solutions that are easy to use and to extend by non-expert users.

I joined Scale in September 2011. Between March 2011 and September 2011, I was on a postdoctoral position at Flux, where I worked on the Emulab testbed (see my blog about this period). Prior to that, I was a Phd. student (2006-2009) then a postdoc (2009-10) at Ascola.

I defended my Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Online Management of Jobs in Clusters using Virtual Machines", in November 2009 at the University of Nantes under the supervision of Gilles Muller and Jean-Marc Menaud.


Prix de la croissance verte numérique (2009) The French Business Confederation rewards the development of ITs for sustainable development. I have received a prize with Jean-Marc Menaud for the development of Entropy, the former version of BtrPlace.

Best thesis of the University of Nantes (2009) Doctoral schools reward three thesis that are considered as the best with regards to their associated publications and valuations. For this promotion, 20 thesis were competing.


PhD. students Dimitra Politaki (2016-2019), Corentin Dupont (2013-2016), Vincent Kherbache (2013-2016),

Postdoc Pedro Velho (2015-2016)

Master students Huynh Tu Dang (2013), Alexandros Tsantilas (2015), Wafa Khlif


Teaching (2011 - 2017)