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Dr. Fabrice Saffre

Chief Researcher

Dr. Fabrice Saffre was awarded his Ph.D. in theoretical biology from the Université libre de Bruxelles in 2000. Since joining BT Research on that same year, he has been leveraging his knowledge and understanding of complex systems modelling, distributed intelligence (natural and artificial) and autonomics to develop innovative solutions in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With over 25 patents and twice as many peer-reviewed publications to his name, he is an internationally recognised expert and took a leading role in several major conferences and collaborative projects in his field. Since the late 2000’s, Fabrice’s interests have also included energy management and sustainability. He launched and led the “Green ICT” research effort at EBTIC in Abu Dhabi, UAE , from 2010 to 2013, with a special focus on promoting Demand-Side Management of climate control appliances. For the past two years, after returning to the UK, he has been in charge of BT's “Energy and Carbon” strategic research theme, developing a new methodology and control tools to accurately measure and minimise the end-to-end environmental footprint of emerging technologies such as Cloud Services, IPTV and Long-Term Evolution (LTE).

From October 2015 to October 2018, Dr. Saffre has returned to Abu Dhabi as a BT Chief Researcher on international assignment at EBTIC, where he and his team were focusing on innovation at the interface of sustainability and the Internet of Things (IoT). He has since returned to BT.