Jonatha Anselmi

Researcher at INRIA


LIG - Bâtiment IMAG, Bureau 445
791 rue des Résidences, Domaine Universitaire
38401 St Martin d'Hères, France

Email: jonatha.anselmi ∈
Phone: +33 4 57 42 16 15

Short bio

Jonatha Anselmi is a permanent researcher at INRIA (France) -- team POLARIS (2019-today) and CQFD (2014-2019). He has received a PhD degree in computer engineering 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 (2010-2014), INRIA-Grenoble (2009-2010), and he has held visiting positions at Caltech (2011) and IBM T.J. Watson (2008).


I'm interested in the formulation/application of mathematical models/methods from applied probability and operations research for the performance evaluation and optimization of large-scale distributed systems [list of publications] [Google scholar profile].

Job offers

Openings for PhD or internship positions are available. If you are a prospective PhD student interested in applied probability or operations research, please contact me.

Selected publications

[Complete list of publications]

  1. J. Anselmi and N. Walton Stability and Optimization of Speculative Queueing Networks, IEEE Transactions on Networking (to appear).
  2. J. Anselmi and F. Dufour Power-of-d-Choices with Memory: Fluid Limit and Optimality, Mathematics of Operations Research, 45, 3, 862-888, 2020.
  3. J. Anselmi Combining Size-Based Load Balancing with Round-Robin for Scalable Low Latency, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 886-896, 2019.
  4. J. Anselmi and J. Doncel Asymptotically Optimal Size-Interval Task Assignments, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 30, no. 11, pp. 2422-2433, 2019.
  5. J. Anselmi Asymptotically optimal open-loop load balancing, Queueing Systems, Vol. 87, 3-4, pp. 245-267, 2017
  6. J. Anselmi, D. Ardagna, J. C.S. Lui, A. Wierman, Y. Xu, Z. Yang The economics of the cloud: price competition and congestion, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems, Vol. 2, 4 (18), 2017
  7. 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
  8. J. Anselmi, N.S. Walton Decentralized Proportional Load Balancing, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 76(1), 391-410, 2016
  9. 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


  1. RICM4: Probabilité et Simulation
  2. RICM4: Évaluation de Performance

Industrial experience

  1. [06/2015-12/2018] DCNS: Trajectory control of submarine with passive sonar techniques [p1, p2]. In collaboration with F. Dufour, H. Zhang, Dann Laneuville.
  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 [report]. In collaboration with: Urko Anton (BCAM) and Urtzi Ayesta.
  3. [01/2011-09/2012] INGETEAM Traction S.A., Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain): Minimization of electrical energy on rail routes [p1, p2]. In collaboration with Maialen Larrañaga, Urtzi Ayesta, Peter Jacko.
  4. [01/2007-12/2007] Neptuny (now part of BMC), Milano (Italy): Data-center consolidation via integer programming [p1, p2]. In collaboration with: Paolo Cremonesi and Edoardo Amaldi.