Ernst Biersack studied Computer Science at the Technische
Universität München and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He
received his Dipl. Inform. (M.S.) and Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) degrees in
Computer Science from the Technische Universität München, Munich,
Germany, and his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from the
University of Nice, France.
From March 1989 to February 1992 he was a Member of Technical
Staff with the Computer Communications Research Group
of Bell Communications Research, Morristown, US.
From March 1992 to mid 2014 he was a Professor at
Eurecom, in Sophia Antipolis, France.
While being with Eurecom, Ernst Biersack has made numerous contributions to the design and the analysis of large scale systems. The most notable ones are:
Demonstration of the superior performance and scalability of forward error correction for reliable multicast (with J. Nonnenmacher and D. Towsley)
Optimal feedback suppression in large scale reliable multicast (with J. Nonnenmacher)
Parallel download for load balancing and latency reduction (with P. Rodriguez)
Dissecting BitTorrent: First long term study that demonstrates the superior performance of BitTorrent (with M. Izal, G. Urvoy-Keller, P. Felber, A. Al Hamra, and L. Garces-Erice)
LAS (least attained service) scheduling in routers to improve loss and latency performance of short TCP flows (with I. Rai, G. Urvoy-Keller and M. Vernon)
High performance crawler for the
KAD peer-to-peer system to explore the entire KAD system with several
million peers in less than 10 minutes (with M. Steiner)
Debunking myths about Second Life (with M. Varvello and Chr. Diot)
Hierarchical codes for efficient repair in peer-to-peer systems (with A. Duminuco)
Making regenerating codes practical for peer-to-peer systems (with A. Duminuco)
Use of the inframetric model to design a highly accurate distributed nearest server selection protocol (with Y. Fu and Y. Wang)