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.


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. 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]