Hervé Rivano is an INRIA researcher (Chargé de Recherche). He is an elected member of the Section 07 of the Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique (CoNRS).
Since september 2009, Hervé Rivano is a member of the SWING project-team which belongs to the INRIA Rhône Alpes and the CITI Lab (INSA Lyon). Until december 2011, he is vice-head of the SWING project-team.
He is the head of the UrbaNet team which focuses on wireless networks for digital cities.
From october 2004 to august 2009, he was a member of the Mascotte project-team which belongs both to the INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée and the I3S Lab (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS).
He obtained his PhD in november 2003 from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. He was supervised by Afonso Ferreira (CNRS) and Jérôme Galtier (Orange Labs). He graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. He has been hired as a CNRS researcher (Chargé de Recherche) in october 2004 and is on an INRIA temporary position (détaché) since january 2011.
His research interests include combinatorial optimization and approximation algorithms applied to network design and provisioning. He focuses on Wireless Mesh Networks optimization, and energy efficient backhauling networks design. He also focuses on multicommodity flow algorithms, graph coloring in telecommunication network settings, and Shared Risk Groups fault tolerant networks
He co-supervises the PhD of Anis Ouni with Fabrice Valois. Anis has started early october 2009 at CITI lab on capacity and energy consumption issues in wireless backhauling networks (supported by the ECOSCells ANR project).