Agora team

Agora (for « AlGorithme et Optimisation des Réseaux Autonomes ») is a common team between Inria and the CITI Lab of Insa Lyon. We focus on the networking problems fostered by the urban environment and digital cities services running over wireless capillary networks. The team gathers 6 Inria and INSA Lyon faculties and 10 PhD students.

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Short biography

Hervé Rivano is an INRIA researcher (Chargé de Recherche). He is the head of the Agora team which focuses on wireless networks for digital cities. He is « Habilité à Diriger les Recherches » since june 2014.

Prior to that, he has been hired as a CNRS researcher in october 2004 and as an Inria researcher since january 2011. From october 2004 to august 2009, he was a member of the Mascotte project-team which belongs both to Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée and the I3S Lab (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS). In september 2009, he moved to the CITI lab of INSA Lyon. He has then created the Inria/INSA Lyon CITI Urbanet team. Agora is the follow up of Urbanet. He was an elected member of the Section 07 of the Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique (2008-2012).

He obtained his PhD in november 2003 from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. He was supervised by Afonso Ferreira (CNRS) and Jérôme Galtier (Orange Labs). He graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

His research interests include combinatorial optimization applied to network design and provisioning. He focuses on capacity/energy tradeoff for urban cellular and mesh networks design and low cost and dense wireless sensor networks for environmental sensing.

He co-supervises the PhD of