Dr. Benoit Donnet

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Benoit Donnet was born in Soignies, Belgium, in 1980. He received a degree (with Distinction) in Economics from the Facultés des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion of the Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame De La Paix (Namur - Belgium) in 2000. He received a master degree (with Grande Distinction) in computer science from the Institut d'Informatique of the Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame De La Paix (Namur - Belgium) in 2003. In 2002, he had the opportunity to go working in the Computing Science Department of the Lancaster University, under the supervision of Laurent Mathy.

In 2003, Mr. Donnet joined the Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Laboratoire d'Informatique Paris VI (Network & Performance Analysis Group), as Research Assistant.

Benoit Donnet received, in the context of his traceroute@home researches, in October 2004 the SATIN grant provided by the E-Next Network of Excellence. This grant implies a strong collaboration with Olivier Bonaventure's team in the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

During the 2005 fall term, Mr Donnet was invited at CAIDA (Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis) in the Super Computer Center at San Diego, in California. He was working under the supervision of Bradley Huffaker and kc claffy on topology discovery problems.

Mr. Donnet received his Doctoral degree in Science, specialization in Computer Science, from the Université Pierre & Marie Curie in 2006. The title of his thesis is: Algorithms for Large-Scale Topology Discovery.

benoit.donnet (at) uclouvain.be
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Current affiliation

Université de Liège

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Florentin Rochet, Emery Assogba, Maxime Piraux, Korian Edeline, Benoit Donnet and Olivier Bonaventure. TCPLS: Modern Transport Services with TCP and TLS. The 17th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT ’21), December 2021. See http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/240267. bibTeX 


Luca Cittadini, Stefano Vissicchio and Benoit Donnet. On the Quality of BGP Route Collectors for iBGP Policy Inference. IFIP Networking, June 2014. bibTeX  pdf pdf 


Damien Saucez, Luigi Iannone and Benoit Donnet. A first measurement look at the deployment and evolution of thelocator/id separation protocol. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 43(2):37 - 43, apr 2013. bibTeX 

Gregory Detal, Benjamin Hesmans, Olivier Bonaventure, Yves Vanaubel and Benoit Donnet. Revealing Middlebox Interference with Tracebox. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGCOMM conference on Internet measurement conference, October 2013. ACM. bibTeX  pdf 


Damien Saucez and Benoit Donnet. On the Dynamics of Locators in LISP. IFIP Networking 2012, 2012. Dataset available at http://inl.info.ucl.ac.be/content/locator-reachability-dataset See also http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/bitstream/2268/112567/1/paper.pdf. bibTeX 


Ingmar Poese, Steve Uhlig, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Benoit Donnet and Bamba Gueye. IP Geolocation Databases: Unreliable?. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 41(2), April 2011. bibTeX  pdf 

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 


Benoit Donnet, Bamba Gueye and Mohamed Ali Kaafar. A Survey on Network Coordinates Systems, Design, and Security. IEEE Communication Surveys & Tutorials, 12(4), October 2010. bibTeX  pdf 

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