MoU between Ecole Polytechnique and Hebrew University of Israel

Last week, Ecole Polytechnique was hosting a  delegation of dignitaries from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (HUJI), comprising Professor Asher Cohen, Rector, and Professor Oron Shagrir, vice rector – as well as representatives from the association “French Friends of HUJI”.

 From left to right: Professor Oron Shagrir (vice rector, HUJI), Professor Asher Cohen (Rector, HUJI) - and, representatives from

From left to right: Professor Oron Shagrir (vice rector, HUJI), Professor Asher Cohen (Rector, HUJI) – and, representatives from “French Friends of HUJI

With my colleagues Gaëlle Le Goff, Bernadette Charron Bost, Mark Townsley, and Bertrand Remy, I had the pleasure of visiting HUJI in the spring more “inofficially”, meeting notably with Michael Schapira and his colleagues – with whom we discussed science. Michael observes (as has many others) that TCP congestion control is having (& causing) troubles. MIchael has (contrary to many others) developed  an interesting approach to solving this problem, called PCC. While Michael has been interested in TCP in a different domain from the one that I study (“across the Internet” as opposed to “across wireless multi-hop networks”), we had a lot to talk about.

While in Jerusalem, we also had a pleasant lunch with professor Oron Shagrir, and it was a pleasure to meet with him again – this time on the Ecole Polytechnique campus.

The delegation from HUJI had come to Ecole Polytechnique to formalize an institutional relationship, both regarding teaching (student exchanges).

From right to left: Professor Frank Pacard (VP Academic Affairs and Research, X), Gaëlle Le Goff (International Affairs, X), Jacques Biot (President, X)

MoU’s were signed between our two institutions – now, for us to add actual academic, and scientific content. Here’s the press-release.

Signature of MoU between Ecole Polytechnique and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Signature of MoU between Ecole Polytechnique and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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