Dr. Pascal Mérindol

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I come from the University of Strasbourg (UdS) where I received my Doctoral degree in Computer Science. Currently, I am Research Assistant at the Université Catholique de Louvain in the INL group.
My research interests include intra- and inter-domain routing,
multipath routing, load balancing and distributed algorithms for fast rerouting. I am also interested in network topology discovery mechanisms using passive and active measurements (take a look to our mrinfo data set).
Currently, I am involved in the Trilogy project, and I investigate routing and transport protocol interactions to provide a general multipath forwarding scheme (take a look to our multipath work).

pascal.merindol (at) uclouvain.be
Former member
Current affiliation

Université de Strasbourg, France

Personal website



Francois Clad, Pascal Mérindol, Stefano Vissicchio, Jean-Jacques Pansiot and Pierre Francois. Graceful Router Updates in Link-State Protocols. ICNP, 2013. bibTeX  pdf 

Gregory Detal, Christoph Paasch, Simon van der Linden, Pascal Mérindol, Gildas Avoine and Olivier Bonaventure. Revisiting Flow-Based Load Balancing: Stateless Path Selection in Data Center Networks. Computer Networks, 57(5):1204–1216, April 2013. bibTeX  pdf 


Pascal Mérindol, Pierre Francois, Olivier Bonaventure, Stéphane Cateloin and Jean-Jacques Pansiot. An efficient algorithm to enable path diversity in link state routing networks. Computer Networks, 55(1):1132-1149, April 2011. See http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2010.11.005 or technical report at http://clarinet.u-strasbg.fr/~merindol/uploads/Research/TBFH_TR2010-01.p.... bibTeX 

Pascal Mérindol, Benoit Donnet, Jean-Jacques Pansiot, Matthew Luckie and Young Huyn. MERLIN: MEasure the Router Level of the INternet. Proc. 7th Euro-nf Conference on Next Generation Internet (NGI), June 2011. bibTeX  pdf 

Pietro Marchetta, Pascal Mérindol, Benoit Donnet, Antonio Pescapé and Jean-Jacques Pansiot. Topology Discovery at the Router Level: A New Hybrid Tool Targeting ISP Networks. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication, Special Issue on Measurement of Internet Topologies, 2011. to appear. bibTeX 


Jean-Jacques Pansiot, Pascal Mérindol, Benoit Donnet and Olivier Bonaventure. Extracting Intra-Domain Topology from mrinfo Probing. In Arvind Krishnamurthy and Bernhard Plattner, editor, Proc. Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM), pages 81-90, April 2010. Springer Verlag. bibTeX  pdf 

Pascal Mérindol, Benoit Donnet, Olivier Bonaventure and Jean-Jacques Pansiot. On the Impact of Layer-2 on Node Degree Distribution. Proc. USENIX Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), pages 179-191, November 2010. bibTeX  pdf 


Pascal Mérindol and Antoine Gallais. Diversité des Chemins de Collecte dans les Réseaux de Capteurs Economes en Energie. Poster (& short paper) Colloque Francophone sur l'Ingénierie des Protocoles (CFIP 2009), Strasbourg, October 2009. bibTeX  pdf  pdf 

Pascal Mérindol, Jean-Jacques Pansiot and Stéphane Cateloin. Low Complexity Link State Multipath Routing. Global Internet Symposium 2009 (GIS09, Infocom workshop), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2009. bibTeX  pdf 

Pascal Mérindol and Antoine Gallais. Path Diversity in Energy-Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks. In IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2009 (PIMRC 2009), Tokyo, Japan, September 2009. bibTeX  pdf