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 CR1 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 or apply online before May 31, 2017. Inria offers competitive conditions.


Stochastic operations research applied to the performance optimization of distributed systems. In particular, the development of robust large-scale designs to achieve a better exploitation of congestible resources. Problems under investigation are:
  1. Load-balancing, open-loop control of parallel congestible resources,
  2. Bottleneck analysis and optimization of communication/computer systems,
  3. Impact of rational behavior on the performance of communication networks.
For further details, see below the most recent works or the complete list of publications.

Selected/recent publications

  1. 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]
  2. J. Anselmi, D. Ardagna, J. C.S. Lui, A. Wierman, Y. Xu, Z. Yang The economics of the cloud: price competition and congestion, (submitted) [show abstract]
  3. J. Anselmi, N.S. Walton Decentralized Proportional Load Balancing, SIAM J. Appl. Math., 76(1), 391–410, 2016 [show abstract]
  4. 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]
  5. J. Anselmi, B. Gaujal Efficiency of simulation in monotone hyper-stable queueing networks, Queueing Systems, 76(1):51-72, 2014 [show abstract]
  6. 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]

Last update: May 3, 2016