Jean Bolot - Director Research Center

Jean Bolot

Lab Director

Location:Los Altos

Laboratory:Personalization Lab

Short Bio:

I am the director of the Technicolor research center in Palo Alto. The goal of the lab is to create and develop the next generation of personalized experiences, starting with TV and movie experiences.

Prior to Technicolor, I ran the research lab of Sprint where I led and conducted research in large scale cell phone data mining, focusing in particular on mining social network and location data. Before Sprint, I was a founding team member of Ensim, a Silicon Valley startup in the area of virtualization and data center automation software. Before Ensim, I was a visiting professor in Computer Science at UC Berkeley and a researcher at INRIA in France.

My specific research interests center around networks, their users, and the data they generate. Most recently, my work has focused on the economics of user data, on advertising and on opinion formation in the presence of recommendation systems.


Latest publications


Anonymization of location data does not work

Hui Zang, Jean Bolot

ACM Mobicom 2011
September 21, 2011

Modeling the economic value of location and preference data for mobile users

Francois Baccelli, Jean Bolot

IEEE Infocom 2011
April 13, 2011


Mining and modeling large scale cell phone data

FOMC - Foundations on Mobile Computing workshop
June 09, 2011