Stephan Robert

Rue de Galilée 15
1400 Yverdon-les-Bains
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Stephan Robert was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He graduated as an engineer (BSc) in microengineering from the Ecole d’ingénieurs du Locle, Switzerland, with first honors. He received the ing. dipl. degree (MSc) in electrical engineering (MSc thesis with Prof. Gardiol, Maillefer Award) and the « Docteur ès Sciences » degree (PhD) with Prof. Jean-Yves Le Boudec, both from EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland). From 1996 to 1998, he has been a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at UC Berkeley with Prof. Jean Walrand. He worked as a researcher, consultant, engineer and projects manager for many companies during 8 years: Swisscom (Bern), Huber & Suhner (Herisau), ABB (Turgi), GDA (Bern) and Cisco Systems (San Jose, California). Since 2001, he has been a Professor at the Department of Information Technologies and Communication at the University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO), Yverdon. In 2002 he did take classes in entrepreneurship at CREATE. On the political side he has been a « député » (deputy) at the « Grand Conseil Neuchâtelois« (2005-2009). During his Master’s thesis he developed the first prototype of an SSFIP antenna which is manufactured by Huber+Suhner and widely spread over our country. During his PhD, he discovered new models of Markov chains exhibiting self-similarities over a finite timescales. At Swisscom, he was the project leader of « Mobile Unlimited » (which won the highest application distinction, the GSM award in Cannes, March 2005) during the initiation phase (from the idea to the first prototype). He was also involved in a number of EU projects (Cost 224 and 242, TMA, Eurescom P809 and P919, Pulsers2, Dustbot) for traffic engineering, mobility and wireless communications (UWB) aspects. Now, his research interests are mostly on Machine Learning, Fraud and Anomaly Detection in presence of Imbalanced Data, Big Data, Probability, Scheduling, Social Networks and Crypto-Currency. He also served as an editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and as a TPC member of many conferences. During ten consecutive years he organized a summer university with SJSUPES-ITCSULBASU and now with SNU (South Korea).