Eric Gourdin obtained his Ph.D. in 1994 from Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal. He worked on a TMR Grant from 1996 to 1998 at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) on traffic management problems. He joined Orange (former France Telecom) in 1998 where he has been working on various network optimization problems, with a special focus on IP networks. He has been in charge of OR (Operation Research) for several years and has lead various optimization oriented projects at Orange Labs. He has co-authored many scientific papers and contributed to several books. His latest interest lies in routing problems, Content Delivery architectures and virtual networks. Since nov 2016, he is in charge of the department TRM (Traffic Resource Management).