Isabelle Rouvellou is leading a department conducting research in distributed systems and middleware. Current research focuses on cloud computing. Specific areas of research include 1) platform as a Service (her team is currently collaborating with GTS to define, architect and build the IBM's platform as a service offering, IBM SmartCloud Application Services, http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/39133.wss), 2) end-to-end management of applications spanning horizontal boundaries (across autonomous domains such as in hybrid on-premise/public cloud deployment or in cross enterprise federated SOA) and vertical boundaries (Hardware-> Hypervisor/IaaS-> Middleware/PaaS-> Application), and 3) new opportunities offered by cloud environment such as collaborative development (in 2009, her team was core to a small cross division effort that defined and built the SaaS offering BPM Blueworks), leveraging social networking concepts for cloud services development and management, creating and leveraging large ecosystems of services, controlled data sharing for collaborative intelligence and business analytics.
Isabelle received several awards for the contributions she made to IBM's Websphere family of products over the years. She is a co-author of more than 40 papers in the field of distributed systems, service-oriented computing, messaging and software engineering. She also holds several US and international patents in those fields. She has a Ph.D from Columbia University.
When she is not working, Isabelle enjoys spending time with her husband Jean-Francois, and her three sons, Eric, Thomas and Xavier.