Jean Bolot

I study mobile and home networks, their users, and the data they generate

I am the director of the Technicolor Research Lab, which we just opened in downtown Palo Alto, steps from the Stanford University campus. The goal of the lab is to create and develop the next generation of personalized TV, movie and human experiences. Until recently, I led the Research Group of Sprint, located in the San Francisco Bay Area at the northern tip of Silicon Valley, working with a wonderful group of colleagues and academic collaborators. At Sprint, our goal was to understand the performance and the economics of the mobile Internet, and the behavior of its users. In general, my research focuses on areas at the interface of data mining, mobile and home networking, and economics.

Before Sprint, I was a founding team member of Ensim, a Silicon Valley startup in the area of virtualization and data center automation software. Before Ensim, I was a visiting professor in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, visiting professors Randy Katz and Steve McCanne, and a researcher at INRIA in France.

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What's New

Research - Papers and Talks

My main areas of research include mobile networking, data mining, and economics. My approach throughout my career has been to combine measurements (both active measurements e.g. using probes, and passive measurements e.g. using Call Details Records CDRs in cellular networks) with mathematical modeling.

Mining large scale cell phone data: social networks, location and mobility, spectrum usage

Network measurement: theory and practice

Economics of networked systems

Economics of security

Wireless security

Resource allocation in the Internet

Application-level resource allocation: adaptive voice and video over IP

Current research collaborators

  • Francois Baccelli (ENS Paris/Inria): Economics of the mobile Internet, stochastic geometry, sampling
  • Hao Chen (UC Davis): Security of cellular networks
  • Christos Faloutsos (CMU): Data mining, social networks
  • Marta Gonzalez (MIT): Mining of cell phone location data
  • Matthias Grossglauser (EPFL)
  • Marc Lelarge (ENS Paris): Economics of security, epidemics, diffusion models
  • Jure Leskovec (Stanford): Data mining, social networks
  • Sridhar Machiraju (Google): Data mining, cognitive radios, wireless security
  • Bruno Ribeiro (UMass): Fisher information, theory of network measurement
  • Mukund Seshadri (A9/Amazon): Data mining
  • Ashwin Sridharan (Sprint): Data mining
  • Don Towsley (UMass): Information theory, Fisher information, theory of measurement
  • Darryl Veitch (Melbourne University): Information theory, performance modeling
  • Adam Wolisz (TU Berlin and UC Berkeley): Dynamic spectrum management, cognitive radio
  • Daniel Willkomm (TU Berlin): Dynamic spectrum management, cognitive radio
  • Tao Ye (Pandora): Information theory, deletion channel, wireless security
  • Hui Zang (Sprint): Mobility modeling, triangulation and localization

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