After a PhD in Physics at the University of Mons and a CERN fellowship in Geneva, I turned to Computer Science, first in system administration, then also in teaching. I am currently an associate professor at the Computer Science Department (Computer Networking Lab), at the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Mons (UMons) in Belgium. Until January 2012, I also worked at the Computer Center at the same University, mostly in free software/open source technologies.

Short CV


Oct 2001 -     Senior research and teaching associate (UMONS)
Oct 1996 - Sep 2001     Research and teaching associate (UMH)
Mar 1996 - Sep 1996     Research and teaching assistant (UMH)
Dec 1993 - Feb 1996     Fellowship (European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN)
Dec 1986 - Nov 1993     IIHE Research grant in Particle Physics (UMH)
Dec 1985 - Nov 1986     Researcher under contract (Computer Science Dept, UMH)
Oct 1984 - Nov 1985     Teaching Assistant (Statistical Physics and Probability Dept, UMH)


Dec 1986 - Sep 1992     PhD in particle physics (UMH)
Sep 1984 - Sep 1986     Degree in computer science ("certificat approfondi") (UMH)
Sep 1980 - Jun 1984     Degree in Physics (UMH)


Particle Physics (Mostly in French) (pdf)

List of my publications from the UMONS publications site (UMONS/UMH publications only).


Contact Address

Dr. Alain Buys
Computer Science Department, Faculty of Sciences
University of Mons - UMONS
Building "Da Vinci", Room 2.16
Avenue Maistriau, 15
7000 Mons, Belgium
Tel: +32 65 37 3362