Michel Raynal, born in 1949, is a French computer scientist, active in the field of distributed computing. His main contributions concern the design of distributed algorithms, fault-tolerance of distributed computing systems (mainly focusing on the consensus problem), and distributed computability. He has been a professor at the University of Rennes (France) since 1984. He has co-authored numerous research papers on distributed computing, and has written 11 books. Since 2013, Michel Raynal has been "Adjunct Professor" at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong.
- 2010: Senior Member, Institut Universitaire de France
- 2015: Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing (SIROCCO award)
- 2015: Member of Academia Europaea
- Michel Raynal's personal page on IRISA's website
- Michel Raynal's bibliography on DBLP
- Raynal, Michel (2012). Concurrent Programming: Algorithms, Principles and Foundations. Springer. p. 515. ISBN 978-3-642-32026-2.
- Raynal, Michel (2013). Distributed Algorithms for Message-passing Systems. Springer. p. 510. ISBN 978-3-642-38122-5.
- Raynal, Michel (2010). Communication and Agreement Abstractions for Fault-Tolerant Asynchronous Distributed Systems. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. p. 251. ISBN 978-1-60845-293-4.
- Raynal, Michel (2010). Fault-Tolerant Agreement in Synchronous Message-Passing Systems. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. p. 165. ISBN 978-1-60845-525-6.
- Honorary and Adjunct Professors of Hong Kong Polytechnic University on the website of Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Michel Raynal's page on the website of the Institut Universitaire de France
- SIROCCO 2015 website
- Michel Raynal's page on the website of Academia Europaea