Yann Busnel

Professor – Vice-President for Research and Innovation


Yann Busnel has joined IMT Nord Europe as Vice-President for Research and Innovation from June 2023.
After more than 15 years of experience as a faculty, including 7 years as a full professor at IMT Atlantique, and member of the IRISA laboratory, he now oversees all research and innovation activities in line with Institut Mines-Télécom’s strategy. He contributes closely to the definition of strategic orientations and to the operational management of the institution. He also represents the Executive Board internally and externally with its partners in the research environment.

He holds an Habilitation to Supervise Research and a PhD respectively from the École Normale Supérieure de Rennes and the University of Rennes. After starting his career in Italy (La Sapienza Universita di Roma), he worked at the Nantes Université, then at ENSAI in Rennes, before joining IMT.
As a professor at IMT, he was previously head of department on the Rennes campus of IMT Atlantique, in charge of education and research purposes.

His research topics are mainly related to Models for large-scale distributed systems and networks, with application in Data stream analysis, Cybersecurity, Massive health data and Artificial Intelligence. Recently, his areas of application range from (i) cybersecurity and dependability to (ii) the analysis of medical data, in the context of pharmacovigilance or genomic sequence analysis, and (iii) the self-organized coordination of fleets of drones. He is co-head of the national network of research on Distributed Systems and Networks (GDR RSD and GDR Security). He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has also coordinated several national and international collaborative research projects.