Jonatha Anselmi

INRIA researcher, CQFD


INRIA Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest
Bureau B430
200 av. de la Vieille Tour, 33405 Talence cedex, France

email: jonatha.anselmi ∈
tel: +33 5 24 57 41 71

Short bio

Jonatha Anselmi is a permanent researcher at INRIA-Bordeaux (France), working in the team CQFD. He has received a PhD degree in computer engineering (Ingegneria dell'informazione) from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2009, where he also received a BSc degree in 2003 and a MSc degree in 2005 cum laudem. He has held research positions at BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (Spain), INRIA-Grenoble (France), and he has held visiting positions at Caltech (US) and IBM T.J. Watson (US).

Prospective PhD students

If you are a prospective PhD student interested in stochastic control and resource allocation algorithms for large-scale distributed systems, feel free to contact me.
A PhD position is currently available (application deadline: 24/05/2018)


I'm interested in stochastic operations research applied to the performance optimization of distributed systems and in particular to the development of robust large-scale designs able to achieve a better exploitation of resources. Problems under investigation are:
  1. Randomized load-balancing, open- and closed-loop control of distributed multi-server queueing systems;
  2. Bottleneck analysis and optimization of communication and computer networks;
  3. Impact of rational behavior on the performance of communication networks.
For further details, see below some selected publications or the complete list of publications.

Selected/recent publications

  1. J. Anselmi and F. Dufour Power-of-d-Choices with Memory: Fluid Limit and Optimality (submitted), [show abstract]
  2. J. Anselmi Asymptotically optimal open-loop load balancing, Queueing Systems, Vol. 87, 3-4, pp. 245–267, 2017 [show abstract]
  3. J. Anselmi, D. Ardagna, J. C.S. Lui, A. Wierman, Y. Xu, Z. Yang The economics of the cloud: price competition and congestion, ACM Trans. Model. Perform. Eval. Comput. Syst. 2, 4, Article 18 (August 2017) [show abstract]
  4. J. Anselmi, F. Dufour, T. Prieto-Rumeau Computable approximations for continuous-time Markov decision processes on Borel spaces based on empirical measures, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 443 (2), 1323–1361, 2016 [show abstract]
  5. J. Anselmi, N.S. Walton Decentralized Proportional Load Balancing, SIAM J. Appl. Math., 76(1), 391–410, 2016 [show abstract]
  6. J. Anselmi, B. Gaujal, T. Nesti Control of parallel non-observable queues: asymptotic equivalence and optimality of periodic policies, Stochastic Systems, Vol. 5 No. 1, (2015), 120–145 [show abstract]
  7. J. Anselmi, B. Gaujal Efficiency of simulation in monotone hyper-stable queueing networks, Queueing Systems, 76(1):51-72, 2014 [show abstract]
  8. J. Anselmi, B. D'Auria, N. Walton Closed queueing networks under congestion: non-bottleneck independence and bottleneck convergence, Mathematics of Operations Research, 38:3, 469-491, 2013 [show abstract]

Industrial experience

  1. [06/2015-current] DCNS: Trajectory control of submarine with passive sonar techniques. [show more]
  2. [01/2011-12/2012] C.D. Fortuna K.E., San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain): Capacity planning and congestion minimization of the Behobia-San Sebastian half marathon. [show more]
  3. [01/2011-09/2012] INGETEAM Traction S.A., Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain): Minimization of electrical energy on rail routes. [show more]
  4. [01/2007-12/2007] Neptuny (now part of BMC), Milano (Italy): Data-center consolidation via integer programming. [show more]