Nicolas Herbaut is an associate professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. His research interests are in the domain of Network Softwarization, Blockchain and Software Engineering. Before earning his PhD from Bordeaux University in 2017, he worked for 10 years in the software industry in startups and large groups. He participated in several European and National collaborative research projects, and coordinated the creation of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative local group in France. He publishes in venues such as IEEE Globecom, ICC, Communication Magazine and Multimedia Magazine.