Prosper Chemouil is retired of Orange Labs, the R&D Unit of the Orange Group, where he was a Research Director and Chief Scientist on Future Networks. In his last position, he was the Expert Program Leader on Future Networks for the whole Orange Group. He is remaining active in the networking community, mostly steering research at global level.
His research interests are with the design and management of new networks and technologies and their impact on network architecture, traffic engineering and control, and performance, with significant involvement in standardization at ITU-T for 25 years.
For several years, he has been then focusing on cognitive management and network softwarization. In 2016, he has become the Co-Chair of the IEEE SDN Initiative and is now a member of the IEEE ComSoc Industry Communities Board and Industry Outreach Board, representing the SDN/NFV/Cloud area. Within the IEEE SDN Initiative, he launched NetSoft, the IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization, in 2015. He has been involved as the general or TPC co-chair in many events dealing with network performance and management. He has also served as a Board Member, an Associate Editor, and the Guest Editor of various journals, including IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications, IEEE Networks, and Annals of Telecommunications.
Prosper received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in control theory from École Centrale de Nantes, in 1976 and 1978, respectively.
He was a recipient of several awards, such as the Blondel Medal in 1996, the Ampère Medal in 2003, the Salah Aidarous Memorial Award in 2014, and Arne Jensen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He was a nominee as French Senior Engineer of the Year in 1995 and became a Fellow of France Telecom R&D in 1998. He is a Fellow of SEE, the French Society of Electrical and Electronical Engineers.