Research grants

Find here a summary of the main research grants in which I have a leading position since 2006, when I've start to focus on wireless networks.

H2020 BugWright 2 (2020-2023)

This european H2020 project is lead by Georgia Tech Lorraine and funded for ~9M€. It focuses on autonomous robotic systems for inspection and maintenance on ship hulls and storage tanks. In particular, we are involved in the networking infrastructure of a fleet of drones that support both the service and management traffics and geo-localization using wireless transmissions. The consortium gathers CNRS/Georgia Tech Lorraine, CTIM, Universidate do Porto, Universitat de les Illes Balears, INSA Lyon, Rheinish=Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Universitaet Klagenfurt, NTNU, Universitat Trier, World Maritime University, Lakeside Labs GMBH, Roboplanet, Blueye Robotics, AS, Rina Services SPA, Glafcos Marine EPE, APDL, Arsenal Do Alfeite SA, Trondheim Havn IKD, In extenso Innovation Croissance, Danaos Shipping Company Limited, Star Bulk Shipmanagement CO.

InterReg Med eSmartCity (2018-2020)

This european InterReg MED project was lead by Regione Abruzzo (Italy) with a 2.5M€ funding. It focuses on smart buildings and smart lightning projects developped in several mediterranean local governements (Abruzzo and Milano in Italy, Granada in Spain, Sarajevo in Bosnia, Arrabid in Portugal, and Patras in Greece). The Athena Research and Innovation Center (Patras, Greece), Agora (INSA Lyon), and Politecnico di Milano (Italy) were contributing from a research and evaluation standpoint, while Capenergies (France) was contributing on community involvement.

PPAIR LoRa platform (2018)

INSA Lyon has funded the CITI Lab for designing and deploying a LoRaWan infrastructure on the La Doua Villeurbanne Campus. Since then we are providing the coverage of The Things Network LoRaWan service on the campus as well as collecting traffic data for research purposes. The platform is the support for several research and pedagogic projects on the campus. It has also fostered the opportunit to collaborate with the city of Villeurbanne that decided to provide a similar and coordinated coverage on the city.

IMU 3M'Air (2018-2021)

This project is funded by the Labex IMU (Intelligence du Monde Urbain). It deals with the use of wireless sensor networks (WSN) for crowdsourced air pollution and urban heat island monitoring. Walid Bechkit of Agora team is leading this project which involves : CIT-Agora, LMFA-Air, EVS, Métropole de Lyon, Ville de Lyon, ATMO AURA, Météo France, Lyon Météo (see the IMU site for more details in french). This project support the PhD of Anis Fekih. Ichrak Mokhtari works also in the settings of this project.

ANR Maestro5G (2018-2022)

Maestro5G is an ANR project lead by Orange labs. It focuses slicing management for 5G infrastructure, including Smart Cities verticals. The consortium gathers Orange labs, Nokia Bell labs, UAPV, Inria, CNAM, Telecom Sud Paris, Central Supélec.

IMU Veleval (2017-2019)

This project is funded by the Labex IMU (Intelligence du Monde Urbain). It deals with the use of wireless sensor networks (WSN) for crowdsourced air pollution and urban heat island monitoring. Nathalie Ortar from LAET was leading this project which involved the Agora team, LIRIS, EVS, LLSETI, Métropole de Lyon, Agence d'Urbanisme de St Etienne, Fédération des Usagers de la Bicyclette, Pignon sur rue, OCI Vélo St Etienne (see the IMU site for more details). This project support the PostDoc of Matthieu Adam who is now researcher at CNRS, EVS Lab.

IMU UrPolSens (2015-2018)

This project, funded by the Labex IMU (Intelligence du Monde Urbain), ran from October 2015 to October 2018 (~200 K€). It deals with the use of wireless sensor networks (WSN) for fine grained air pollution monitoring. Walid Bechkit of Agora team is leading this project which involves five partners: CIT-Agora, LMFA-Air, IFSTTAR, EVS and TUBA (see the IMU site for more details in french).

ANR Idefix (2014-2017)

IDEFIX is an ANR project lead by Orange labs. It aimed at proposing intelligent network and service control mechanisms that ensure constancy of QoS in time and space, while maintaining energy consumption at reasonable levels. To achieve this goal, the project combines insights from various disciplines such as queuing theory, learning algorithms, optimal/stochastic control theory, game theory and economics.

IMU Priva'Mov (2013-2016)

The Priva'Mov project was lead by Sonia Ben Mokhtar (LIRIS). We have developed and deployed a crowdsensing platform to collect mobility traces from a sample of real users equipped with android smartphones while carrying research on privacy preservation issues. Priva'Mov was a multi-disciplinary project, and data collection was orchestrated around three use-cases coming from three different fields :

Privacy issues that were investigated in the project include: privacy preserving data collection, privacy preserving data dissemination and privacy preserving dataset sharing.

Inria/Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs common lab ADR Green (2012-2017)

The common lab between Inria and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs has started its second phase. At this occasion, an ADR has been launched on "Green Future Cellular Infrastructure". Urbanet is part of this ADR, working on leveraging the self-* techniques developed for multihop wireless sensor networks to an efficient management of small-cell infrastructure; optimizing the trade-off between service coverage, energy consumption, electromagnetic pollution and signalization costs.

Rhône Alpes ARC-7 project (2012-2015)

This grant provided by the Rhône-Alpes region supports the PhD of Trista Lin on "measurement and analysis of the urban mobility for a cartography of citizen services". It is a collaboration among the Urbanet and DynaMid teams and the UrbaLyon urbanism agency.

ANR ECOSCells (2009-2011)

This project has been selected by the 2009 VERSO call of ANR. I am the representative for INRIA in the consortium which gathers the 2 mains industrial groups in the telecommunication domain, together with 3 leading SME and 6 research institutes. The project aims at developing the algorithms and solutions required to allow Small Cells Network deployment. The theoretical studies will define the models needed to understand the behaviour of radio channels, and will define the algorithms which will allow to exploit the diversity (user, spatial, interferences, etc.) of such networks.
This ANR grant has supported the PhD of Anis Ouni.

ARC CARMA (2007-2008)

I was the leader of this « Collaborative Research Action » which has been funded by INRIA for investigating on the Capacity of Radio Mesh Networks. It was gathering the INRIA EPIs Mascotte, ARES and POPS as well as the University of Grenoble team Drakkar.

ANR OSERA (2006-2008)

The project OSERA which was dealing with the « Optimization and Simulation for the Study of Ambiant Networks » and has been funded by the ANR under the Young Researcher call. I was leading this project with David Coudert and Olivier Dalle. A specific focus was put on modelization, algorithm development and simulation tools for ambiant radio networks. These networks face challenges yielded by their size, dynamics and radio technology.