We are the Navigators, a research team on
distributed systems, their architectures, their algorithms, in their
several skins: fault tolerance, real-time, security, and combinations
We also pursue the quest for the right balance
between science and technology. Some people say that Informatics (a mix
of computer science plus computer engineering) belongs to a new breed,
of what are called techno-sciences. We believe that techno-scientists
should know their environment - computer technology - as well as
astro-physicists know the sky, or marine biologists know the sea.
We study new theories to explain distributed systems, and new algorithms to take advantage from them. But we also like to do proof-of-concept experiments about the theory we work on. We try that our papers
and theses tell a good story as clearly as possible. We work hard for
our demonstrations to be convincing and captivating. Because we believe
science is made for others.
Our greatest riches are our culture, and our researchers and students. If you believe in the former, you can become one of the latter. Welcome!