Michel Dagenais is professor at Polytechnique Montreal in the department of Computer and Software Engineering. He authored or co-authored numerous scientific publications as well as free documents and free software packages in the fields of operating systems, distributed systems and multicore systems, in particular in the area of tracing and monitoring Linux systems for performance analysis. Most of his research projects are in collaboration with industry and generate free software tools among the outcomes. Trace Compass, developed at Ericsson, in collaboration with Polytechnique Montreal and a wider community, is used throughout the world.
The target audience is software engineers working on software development, system monitoring or system performance, especially in performance sensitive areas such as Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing, and Real-time embedded systems.