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Pierre Kuonen

Computer Sciences
University of Fribourg


"Pierre Kuonen is born the 23th of July 1958. He obtained the Master degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in January 1982. From April 1982 to June 1983 he worked as the Field Engineer with Schlumberger Overseas S.A. in Africa in the petroleum industry. From October 1983 to December 1987 he was Engineer at the R&D department of the company Charmilles Technologies S.A. He was involved in the development of CAD tools and expert systems. From 1988 to 1993 he has been assistant at the Computer Science Department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in the Computer Science Theory Laboratory. He was involved in teaching and research on parallel programming and Computer Science Theory. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in 1993. From 1994 to 2000 he has been a scientific collaborator at the Computer Science Theory Laboratory making researchs in the fields of parallel languages and massively parallel computing. During this period he was leader of Parallel Computing Research Group (GRIP) and managed several european projects (STORMS and EuroTOPS-RiskPro) as well as national research projects (LEOPARD, PERFO, PARCEL and ADOOC). He was senior lecturer of the course Parallelism for students in the third and the fourth year of study at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and he became member of the executive office of CAPA (Centre for Advanced and Parallel Applications) and is strongly involved in the SwissTx project. Since 2000 he is full professor at University of Applied Sciences, Valais (HEVs). Since March 2002 he is also professor at University of Applied Sciences of Fribourg (EIA-FR). From March 2003 he is full time professor at University of Applied Sciences of Fribourg where he is heading the GRID and Cloud Computing Group. He is teaching Software Engineering (UML) and parallel and distributing programming. He is involved in several national and internationals research projects. From 2004 to 2009 he was strongly involved in the CoreGRID Network of Excellence. Since 2013, he co-directs the Institute of Complex Systems (iCoSys)."

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