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