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, Stefano Vissicchio, Pascal Merindol, Pierre Francois and Jean-Jacques Pansiot. Computing Minimal Update Sequences for Graceful Router-wide Reconfigurations. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 23(5):1373 - 1386, Oct 2015. bibTeX  pdf 


Francois Clad, Pascal Merindol, Jean-Jacques Pansiot, Pierre Francois and Olivier Bonaventure. Graceful Convergence in Link-State IP Networks: A Lightweight Algorithm Ensuring Minimal Operational Impact. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, to appear, 2013. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6512633 or contact Olivier Bonaventure for a preprint. bibTeX 

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