I qualify myself as a research and development computer scientist, for what it is worth.
I am an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at INSA Lyon Telecom, a leading engineering school in France. I am conducting my research work as part of the CITI-INRIA laboratory where I focus on a combined approach of programming languages, virtual machines and middlewares, which probably sounds more complicated than it really is. I am the scientific co-advisor of the INSA-Lyon / Spie ICS chair on the Internet of Things.
I have a long tradition as an opensource enthusiast, with a prominent anchorage in the Java™ community. This greatly expanded my horizons by doing talks, blogs, community management and distributed project management. I also worked with Oracle by writing technical articles for the Oracle Technology Network and Oracle Java Magazine.
I am an Associate Director of the CITI Lab in charge of the Relations with Industrial Partners and the Civil Society. I am in charge of the development of relationships with big industries, SMEs as well as with members of the Civil Society. This includes identifying potential partners, collaboration frameworks, as well as scientific popularisation. This is great fun to be in a laboratory that does not want to be in the Ivory Tower.
I hold a joint French / Australian PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Université Blaise Pascal and the University of New South Wales. You can call me “Doctor” if you like, but all I can cure is your software, really.
Formal and boring third-person professional bio
Sometimes in life people need a third-person bio. I suggest this one for me:
Dr Julien Ponge is an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at INSA de Lyon, a leading engineering school in France, and delegated consultant to Red Hat in the Vert.x team. He teaches in the Telecommunications Department while he does his research as part of Dynamid team of the CITI-INRIA laboratory. Originally from the information systems field, his current research interests lie in a combined approach of programming languages, virtual machines and middlewares. Prior to joining INSA-Lyon, he obtained a joint French / Australian PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Université Blaise Pascal and the University of New South Wales.