Louis Pétiniaud

PhD in Geopolitics, specialist in the lower and middle layers of cyberspace in territorial conflicts in Ukraine and Georgia

Louis Pétiniaud holds a PhD from the French Institute of Geopolitics (Paris 8 University). He is a post-doctoral researcher in the geopolitics of Internet infrastructures and digital data routing at GEODE, an associate researcher at the Observatoire de l’Infosphère Russophone (OIR), and teaches geopolitics of cyberspace in the Bachelor of Science program at Ecole Polytechnique.

His research focuses on the geography and geopolitics of logical (digital data routing) and physical infrastructures and their role in issues of territoriality and digital sovereignty. He is particularly interested in the role of these infrastructures in the territorial conflicts in Ukraine and Georgia, and in the connectivity of Central Asia. He is also working on mapping and visualization methods of digital data transit.

His research has been financially supported by IHEDN and RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens), and has been awarded a prize by IHEDN.

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