Born in France, Sébastien Soudan  received his Diplôme d’Ingénieur from École Centrale de Lyon, France, in 2005. He completed a M.Sc. in Computer Science, with honors, from École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France, in 2006 and a PhD under the supervision of Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet in the INRIA RESO team  in November 2009. His thesis is entitled “Bandwidth Sharing and Control in High-Speed Networks: Combining Packet- and Circuit-Switching Paradigms”. He has research interests in resource sharing in networks, network scheduling, optical networks, network economics, and game theory.
Sébastien holds a post-doctorate position at INRIA  and participate in the EU FP7 research project named GEYSERS . GEYSERS aims to qualify optical infrastructure providers and network operators to enhance and complement their traditional set of business models. The goal of the project is to define and develop a prototype for a Future Photonic Network that can support an IT-services oriented Future Internet architecture which will enable and foster the emergence of novel domains of distributed applications.
Sébastien will also co-found a start-up company, LYaTiss , and will be the initial CTO. The company is a spin-off of INRIA. LYaTiss will propose innovative software enabling network operators and service providers to provide infrastructures as a service (IaaS).