I am an associate professor at CentraleSupélec (Rennes, France) in the CIDRE research team. I have various areas of interest, most notably:

  • developing and applying machine learning and data mining techniques to security problems, such as malware analysis, anomaly detection, and data generation
  • the application of formal languages theory on system and protocol security, especially on injection-based vulnerabilities

Ongoing collaborations

Inria’s Principal Investigator of SecGen (2023-2025)

SecGen is an associated team (“Équipe Associée”) between Inria and CISPA (Saarbrücken, Germany). Security datasets are essential for research, but their quality is disputed: age, lack of diversity, human errors, etc. We propose to generate synthetic data to alleviate such issues. We plan to use data mining to generate network traces with proper temporal dependencies to generate more faithful data with less training data. This dataset will be evaluated with the performances of a network intrusion detection system.

Superviz (2022-2028)

Superviz is a project of the PEPR Cybersécurité. It addresses the following challenges: (i) the increase in the number and diversity of objects, (ii) the complexity of interconnected systems, (iii) the existence of increasingly complex and silent targeted attacks, and (iv) the treatment of massive attacks which rapidly affect a significant number of victims.

REV (2023-2028)

REV is a project of the PEPR Cybersécurité. It addresses the following challenges: (i) holistic vulnerability analysis, from hardware to software to communications, (ii) characterization and understanding of the degrees of exploitation and the ability to circumvent modern protections, and (iii) vulnerability analysis’s legal aspects (ethical issues, fairness of digital evidence).

Other collaborations

I regularly work with researchers from:

  • DGA (Bruz) on intrusion detection
  • Institut Mines-Télécom (Palaiseau) on intrusion detection and data generation
  • IRIT (Toulouse) on data mining
  • LAAS-CNRS (Toulouse) on formal language theory applied to security
  • NICT (Tokyo, Japan) on XAI for security

Recent publications


Bureau 506
CentraleSupélec – Campus de Rennes
Avenue de la Boulaie
35510 Cesson-Sévigné – France